Royal Icing
Professionally-made cookies always seem to look smooth, seamless and gorgeous. But there's no magic involved, and you can totally make equally flawless cookies in your own kitchen. All you need are a few basic tips to help you perfect basic cookie decorating techniques and you'll be well on your way.
Bakers, put down your piping bags! There are ways to decorate with royal icing that don't require you to break out the piping tips, and they still result in a totally gorgeous sugar cookie. Whether you dip, spread, brush, splatter or drizzle, these techniques are all fun ways to achieve a batch of totally stunning treats.
Erin Gardner
Instead of paper place cards at your wedding, picture greeting your guests with something a little sweeter — like mini tiered cakes made from sugar cookies. On top of being elegant, these goodies are simple to make en masse, so they're perfect for your big day or bridal shower.
Felicity and Krystle
With one easy method, you can give your sugar cookies that smooth, unblemished look you see in bakeries. The secret is flooding, and it's all about mastering your royal icing. Here's how to get yours onto a cookie in a sleek, flawless style.
Felicity and Krystle
Even if you don't drink Earl Grey — or any other kind of tea — these adorable teapot cookies are perfect for baby and bridal showers, Mother's Day, or just a run-of-the-mill Saturday afternoon. They'll be just as fun to make as they are to eat!
Felicity and Krystle
Truth: turning plain sugar cookies into gorgeous works of art can feel a bit daunting. But with the right tools, a little wisdom and a fun-focused game plan, decorating with royal icing can get a whole lot easier. Here are some tips to get you started.
Felicity and Krystle
The Lambeth method is a classic cake design that uses a royal icing over-piping technique that creates intricate depth using lots of layers of icing.
There's no better way to say "I love you" than with sugar cookies — especially ones decorated to look this good. This Valentine's Day, celebrate your special someone with beautiful sugary treats.
Callye Alvarado
When decorating sugar cookies, color is key. But it's not always easy to find the perfect shade, so knowing how to color royal icing is a must. With a few tips and the correct supplies, it's easy to color red and green for Christmas cookies, or perfect more subtle shades for pumpkin pie sugar cookies, flip-flops and heart-shaped Valentine's Day treats.
Lisa Snyder
If you're not ready to commit to a full-on gingerbread village, get started with a mini gingerbread house cake topper. It's a quick project that will add a festive touch to your favorite cake recipe.
Felicity and Krystle
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