{Video} How to Outline and Flood Cookies with Royal Icing

Posted on February 6th, 2012 in Decorated Cookies, Icing, Tutorials, Videos

Outlining and Filling Cookies with Royal Icing {Video Tutorial}


If you can't see the video, click here.

Decorating cookies is often called flooding because you can essentially create a dam, border, wall or outline of royal icing on the edge of your cookie, and then  flood or fill in that dam with icing.

It's one of the first techniques I once struggled to get right… Either my icing was too thick or too runny. When I first began decorating, it definitely wasn't as easy as it is now.

The good news is, is that there are a few key tips, which will help make flooding cookies easy and fun. {And would have helped me had I known about them!}.

I should mention first that this is what works for me – it's what I've figured out I like best - you may prefer a runnier or even thicker icing. It's all personal preference, and after playing around and decorating a bit, you'll figure out what works for you too!

Here's how I flood my cookies with royal icing… (This is the same video as what's at the beginning of the post, which I’ve put it here again in case you missed it. Sometimes the page takes a while to load):

 

{Video} Outlining and Flooding Cookies with Royal Icing


If you can't see the video, click here.

If you'd like to try the recipes I used in the video, you can find my royal icing here, and the shortbread cookie recipe, here.

 

Sweet News:

A few more "sweet" things I'd love to share with you:

LIVE Streaming Event this Wednesday, February 8th, 8pm EST

  • I'll be at a live Cookie Decorating Event with Redpath Sugar this coming Wednesday, February 8th, at 8pm EST. Click here to see the details and to find us on Wednesday! It's basically a live video streaming where you can either phone, skype, facebook, twitter or email your questions in, and myself and the Redpath Sugar girls will chat with you on the spot! Come join us for some Valentine Cookie Decorating, to ask questions or just chat. I'd LOVE to 'see' you there and will do my best to answer your cookie decorating questions, if you have any!
  • Redpath is hosting a contest for these prizes as well:

Sweet of the Month

The new Sweet of the Month is up and running… You can vote for your favorite sweets here and enter your own treats in a new contest, soon after Valentine's Day.

Pinterest

It's pretty, it's stress-relieving, it's inspiring, it's addictive, it's Pinterest, and I *heart* it. It took me a little while to get going (I didn't see how I'd have time to try even one more thing), but I'm happy I finally did. I fit it in here and there… even for 10 minutes or so before I go to bed and actually find it relaxing and fun. I'd love to see what you're pinning as well and if you'd like to find me, here I am.

Instagram

Random but wanted to share with you… I'm loving the Instagram app on my iPhone. It's an instant and fun way of capturing what you're doing through photos and sharing with family and friends and seeing what others are up to as well. A great way to stay in touch!

And last, but not least, I'd like to leave you with some sweet sentiments ;-) so thought I'd share some of my favourite Valentine quotes with you.

 

Favorite Valentine Quotes

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.  ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670

We're all a little weird.  And life is a little weird.  And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.  ~Robert Fulghum, True Love

Grow old with me!  The best is yet to be.  ~Robert Browning

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.  ~Rose Franken

For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard

Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever.  ~Author Unknown

What I need to live has been given to me by the earth.  Why I need to live has been given to me by you.  ~Author Unknown

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.  ~Latin Proverb

Without Valentine's Day, February would be… well, January.  ~Jim Gaffigan

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.  ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights.  If you hear bells, get your ears checked.  ~Erich Segal

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.  ~Robert Browning

Thank you to Terri Guillemets of The Quote Garden, for a snippet of her amazing array of Valentine quotes!

 

What are you up to for Valentine's? Making sweets for your loved ones? Eating lots of chocolate? Drop me a line and let me know!

Happy Valentine decorating to you!

xo,

Marian
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