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If you can’t see the video click HERE. If you prefer watching videos on Vimeo, click HERE. Hi there! Hope all of you are having a good start to 2012 and hope this year is filled with lots of sweet things for you. {Video} How to Dry Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing {Video} How to Dry Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing
O’ Harry Potter… so many possibilities O’ Harry Potter… so many possibilities As a children’s lit academia nut, of course I adore Harry Potter. I gobbled up every one of the books as they hit the stands, starting way back when in—sheesh, ’98 was it? And I’ve done many a Harry Potter cookie over the years, for the cookie possibilities are many. Gryffindor shields, Hedwig, the Sorting Hat, broomsticks, Potions books, cauldrons, castles, Dementors, wands, Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, The Daily Prophet, Bertie Bott’s… And so, narrowing down my choices to just a few for this post was near impossible. I may add more later, but for now, here are some tips to making Harry’s glasses, a lightning bolt and a broomstick. For the glasses, I used a bikini top cookie cutter. Should I start a cake business? If you’re wondering whether the world of professional baking is for you here are five questions to ask yourself before you start out. So you love baking and cake decorating, you find it fun, relaxing and you are probably pretty passionate about it. But does that mean you should take the next step and turn your beloved hobby in to a business? Having a good hard think about the questions below will give you a good idea if ... How to Price Your Products; Part 1
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Okay, so this isn’t really a hard sell. I mean let’s face it … cake dressed up as cute baby carrots is way more fun than the real vegetable version, right?! I think so. But, I guess I could start drawing faces on raw carrots to make me want to eat them more. Maybe.
University of Cookie's Bridget here! Miracle of miracles, we have a video today!!! A missing camcorder charging cord, Flip software that wouldn't work, and well, general busyness have kept me away for awhile. Sunday, I broke down and bought an iPhone (oh, how I love it)....and Monday, I tested out the video camera.Short and sweet today: this tip is one I picked up from Julia Usher's new book, Ultimate Cookies. Now, Julia uses this technique when she is constructing 3D cookie masterpieces (think gingerbread houses), but I used it this week when I wanted to be sure my cookies were cut to the exact same size as my edible images. If anyone is still here, thanks for watching!!! University of Cookie
Whether you use disposable or reusable bags, parchment cones or sandwich bags, the decorating bag is a very important part of cookie decorating, and knowing how to use one is critical to your success. Here are some tips for preparing all kinds of bags. Disposable Bags: Disposable bags are a great invention! Decorating Bags: Preparing Decorating Bags: Preparing
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How to Decorate Cookies with Royal Icing - Top 10 Tips

How to Decorate Cookies with Royal Icing - Top 10 Tips I’ve had many questions regarding decorated cookies since I began 7-ish years ago, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite decorating tips I’ve learned over time. By no means am I an expert, but I hope you find my top 10 suggestions helpful. There are so many ways of decorating cookies; you can cover them with fondant, rainbow sprinkles, delicious melted chocolate… I could go on, but one of my favorite ways is to flood a cookie with royal icing (flood icing). To basically cover the cookie with a smooth, glossy, sugary coating; piped in such a way that your icing becomes a design – instant sugar art! My tips today refer to decorating cookies with flood icing.
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