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What is a Kopykake Projector, how do you use it, and where do you buy it?
A Kopykake projects an image downwards, sideways etc. so that cakes, cookies or any item can be easily traced onto. It is unique in that the light isn’t underneath the baked goods, but hangs above so as not to melt the icing etc. Click here for more information.
If I can’t buy the projector, are there other options for decorating more difficult designs without it?
Yes, there are other options. I now use a Pico projector. See this post for some information. Also check out the Kopykake How-To and more info. by clicking here for other options. Scroll down to close to the bottom of the tutorial for your answers.
Watch a how-to video on outlining and flooding cookies here.
Do you use the same icing to outline and fill in cookies?
Yes, I do. There are many different ways to decorate cookies. Using the same icing for outlining and filling in generally works for me, as it saves time in preparing two icing consistencies for each icing colour. Watch a how-to video on how I outline and flood cookies here.
What is flooding a cookie? How do you do it?
Watch a how-to video on how I outline and flood cookies here.
Help! My icing colors keep bleeding into each other! How do I stop that from happening again?
Find information on preventing your icing from bleeding here.
What recipe do you use for your cookie base?
You can find my favorite recipes in the recipe tab at the top of this web site. Here’s a link for you as well.
Do you use the squeeze bottles to decorate your cookies?
For some reason, I find filling the decorating bottles harder than filling a piping bag, so would rather use a piping bag. You can find a video on all my favorite cookie decorating tools by clicking here.
How do you get your icing to look so shiny?
Check out the bottom half of this post for an experiment on shiny royal icing. Besides the information here, some cookie decorators have shared that some people like to use a gentle fan on the cookies while the icing is drying. Apparently that helps with the shine, although when I’ve seen cookies which have dried under a fan, I don’t see the difference than ones which have dried without the fan.
I’m new to cookie decorating, do you have any tutorials you would recommend first.
I don’t do cookie orders, as I work full-time as a culinary arts teacher, and don’t have the time. There are some very talented cookie decorators which you can find here on Sweetopia’s Decorator Directory, who do sell their cookies.