Decorating with royal icing is a learned art. There are hundreds of blogs dedicated to cookie icing and decorating. I, by no means claim to be a master of royal icing cookie decoration, but I want to show you how easy it is if you break down the process. The most important element to master, and to remember before you start, is that the consistency of the icing is most important. If the royal icing is too thin, it can run off the cookie, blend with other colours etc, or if it is too stiff you won’t get the smooth, uniform appearance that a flooded cookie should have.
In this video, I show you how find the proper consistency of the icing for flooding, how to flood it, and how to fill in any gaps that might be left.
In the following posts, I will be covering three different ways to use royal icing to decorate the sugar cookies I showed you how to make in a previous post found HERE. How to make Royal Icing can be found HERE and you will need one batch of it, coloured in any colour that you want. If you intend to make the Santa belly cookies, you will need to colour your flooding icing red.
Santa’s Belly Sugar Christmas Cookies