Sunday, February 05, 2012
Attempting pretty cookies.
This is my first attempt at using royal icing on cookies. I whipped up some nice looking icing, however I am having two problems with it. When the icing for piping dries, it can be smooshed easily, crumbly almost. When the icing is diluted, it takes FOREVER to dry. This is problematic. I fear I may have whipped too much air into it. The cookie is delicious. It is my Aunt Cindys roll out cookie recipe. Best. Cookie. Evah.
This is what happens when my husband says: "Is this dry?" and TOUCHES IT. No bueno.
So, what have I learned? I need to practice my piping skills. Srsly. Also, I need to master making royal icing. I did find a great tutorial on easy clean up of piping bags etc. The video is here and if you are interested, It has great ideas. I think I can use it for cake decorating too.
So I am going to keep on trying...My kids are super cool with eating my rejects.