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{Video} How to Marble or Swirl Royal Icing

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I finally dipped my toe into video blogging; here’s a how-to on marbling, swirling , or feathering royal icing on cookies:

Click here if you can’t see the video.


If you’d like to see more images and information on marbling, click here.


If you’d like to try making these, here’s what you’ll need…


What you’ll need to make marbled decorated cookies:


And it’s about time I made my first video tutorial for the University of Cookie!

I was honored and pleased as punch (yes, I did say pleased as punch), to be invited by Bridget to be a “professor” there.  If you haven’t seen U of C, It’s full of all kinds of super cookie decorating tips from other U of C professors; I recommend you check them out here!

For those of you prefer images to my video, here’s a step-by-step of how cookies are marbled:







Now that I’ve dipped my toes into the video blogging world, I’ll be doing videos here and there.  Please leave me a comment below letting me know:

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  1. June 2, 2015 at 2:40 am | Permalink

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  2. Sherry reilly
    September 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Marian, thank you so much! You are an awesome teacher. Your ideas have helped me in the past and I just refreshed today before decorating cookies for my daughter’s shower. I’m looking for decorating ideas for wedding dress and cake cutouts. Also doing some hearts, some larger for wedding dress too and smaller ones that are plain.

  3. Annie
    January 17, 2018 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I want to thank you so much for your blog. I have so many cookie cutters and only from your blog is that I think I’m ready to start baking and decorating. My son and his wife are going to have a August baby and I want to make cookies for baby shower. My other 2 kids are getting married this year so oh my gosh it’s going to be busy. Can I say thank you again.

    • marian
      January 17, 2018 at 11:06 am | Permalink

      Wonderful Annie! I’m so glad to hear it!

  4. October 30, 2018 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I would love to see tie dyed icing tricks and what the consistency would be.


    • marian
      November 2, 2018 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      Okay Dawn, I will add that one to my tutorial list.

  5. Amy
    December 11, 2018 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I have avoided using piping nozzles with RI because I work so slowly and I am afraid of the RI setting up inside. Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent this?

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