I have a cookie decorating question. This is the first time I've been on this website and I have found it very helpful.
I decorate cakes for family, and my only daughter is getting married this fall. She wants the bride & groom cookies on cupcakes like in the Wilton Yearbook.
I'm probably making too much out of how they decorated them, but I want to practice.
Thank you for any help you can give me. Debbie from Iowa
Answer: Hi Debbie, If you are decorating cookies as in the photo above then you would use a royal icing. On that same page you will find a video tutorial from my Wedding Cakes For You Channel on Youtube, on how to make royal icing.
I am still searching for the actual picture of the Wilton cookies on cupcakes for you. In the meantime I can make some suggestions. If anyone reading this post has that link or any other suggestions, please feel free to join in.
From the basic royal icing recipe on my recipes page you can outline your cookies. Once dried the outline is filled or flooded with a thinned out icing.
Here is a basic video tutorial on basic outlining and filling from cookies350 on Youtube.
I hope this helps. You are right to practice. This isn't a terribly difficult method but getting the consistency of the icing is the tricky part.
If at all possible, can you scan the photo of the Wilton bride and groom on cupcakes and send it to me via email? Or tell me what the directions, if any, are asking for as far as type of icing?
This info below is from Cookie Swap by Julia M. Usher:
For outlining start by adding 1 Tablespoon of water to your icing. You may need 2 Tablespoons. The icing should hold a thin line with no or minimal spreading when piped.
For flooding a.k.a. top coating, start by adding 2-3 Tablespoons of water and gradually increase to 3-5 Tablespoons if needed to improve spread-ability on larger cookies.