It can be frustrating to see a pretty little billow of icing get that indented look (like the leaves on these cookies); a perfectly full and bloated (in a good way!), pillow of icing sinking in the middle. The cookies are still lovely, and of course, they’re a treat so they’re not wasted, but wouldn’t it be nice to avoid that problem altogether? I thought so, so I began a little quest to experiment and eliminate the issue. Although most of the time I’ve had success with my icing “billows”, sinking has still snuck up on me now and then, and I’m happy to share that I’ve found solutions. They involve icing thickness, humidity and about five other factors, fortunately fairly easy to do. It’s just a matter of knowing them and putting them into play.
New Digital Download
I’m ready to share all my findings with you in my new digital download section, along with the video tutorials on these cookies, and the basics on different icing consistencies. If you’ve ever experienced that sinking icing, have ever wondered if there was something you could do to avoid it, and if you want to know just how to prevent it from happening in the future, then the download is for you. You can find it HERE.
These cookies are the result of that quest to work on my icing puffiness, and on the personal side, were a wedding gift to my beloved and beautiful friend, Nina of Niner Bakes and to her husband Carrio. Congratulations to them on their wedding! God bless you and your union. Wishing you all the best as you begin your lives together and may God’s love be the bond that holds your love together.
A huge thank you to Julia of Postreadicción for the cookie cutters, the designs and for the helpful templates she has for the people cookie cutters! You can find the boy here and the girl here. Julia has a beautiful site with all sorts of cookie goodies and cutters which she ships all over the world, and also has online tutorials.
The image source for the flower cookies is Rifle Paper Co.; these botanical labels and stickers. Love their designs!
I hope you enjoy the inspiration I’ve shared here, that you enjoy one of the first new digital tutorials, and that you put the ideas into practice and find them useful. If you do, I’d love to hear from you about it, so please let me know how it goes in the comment section.
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