Friday, June 13, 2008

Decorating Cookies



I am now doing course 2 of my cake decorating classes and I am loving it! The first course was using buttercream icing, this second course is all about royal icing and I have signed up for course 3 in September which is fondant icing.





Last night we did the flooding method which is something I have done before when decorating biscuits, but it is good to be shown the proper way of doing it and most importantly the proper consistency of the icing. We did some little butterflies that I can use to decorate cupcakes, but I also took these cookies to ice. I need to get a bit of a steadier hand with the outlining, but I think if I took my time (being in a class is always a bit rushed) and with practice I will be able to build on these skills.



We also started making royal icing flowers which is almost the whole reason why I did the class. I am excited about decorating my cupcakes etc with these. Here is a sneak preview (bad photo – sorry) of some of the flowers I made. I might make some cupcakes over the weekend and decorate them with these.

6 comments:

chelley325 said...

Your cookies look wonderful! This is a technique that I'd love to learn and practice with! I think they make adorable favors!

Anonymous said...

Oh Tammy - these are so cute. Be VERY proud. Have just been reading your latest contribution to Foodlovers. Can see a few more of Tammy's treasured recipes coming out of my oven. That Banana Loaf, Gingerbread and Madiera Loaf are sure starters. Hugs Raewyn

Morven said...

I can see why you'd want to learn how to do those flowers - they are very cute.

Cakelaw said...

These cookies are just gorgeous Tammy - you made cute ones before, so with your new skills, the sky is the limit!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh were my first thoughts Tammy, they are ever so cute & would grace any little girls plate.Well done, you certainly are getting very good. Lyn

Linda F said...

Loving those flowers!!!! I searched everywhere to buy them ready made, couldn't find them so ended up teaching myself how to do them- yours look so much better!