I told you when I posted the New Home cookie collection that I'd be back with the tutorials for the rest of the cookies. Well, it's been a week and a half, but I'm back. Time really does fly, huh?
- picket-fence* & rectangle sugar cookies
- royal icing, divided and tinted with AmeriColor Bright White, Egg Yellow, Turquoise, Deep Pink, Electric Pink, and Leaf Green
- disposable icing bags
- couplers and tips, #2, #3, #1
- squeeze bottles
*First, you're going to need a template for the picket fence. This shape was the very first cookie shape I ever made from a template. I remember about 10 years ago, standing at Michael's, looking at their wooden cut-out and thinking, that would make a really cute cookie.
Alrighty, now that we have the picket fence cookies ready, let's decorate...
Thin the white icing with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin. Count of 2-3 is good. Cover with a damp dish towel and let sit for several minutes.
Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed. Pour into a squeeze bottle.
Let the cookies sit for 1 hour.
Have you ever made cookies from a template?