Well, I could keep this one until next year, but I'm sure I'll have something else to share by then, so it's now or never!
This idea crept into my mind that I should do an end-of-year cookie for all the kids in my son and daughter's classes at school.
And despite being
So I decided on a simple snowflake cookie:
|Inspired by a Wilton design|
Once they were baked, I thought - uh, oh ... not so simple.
But actually, in the end they were.
Once outlined, I flooded and did some simple colour-flow / wet-on-wet techniques to finish them off.
Here's a step-by-step guide:
Wet-on-Wet Snowflake Cookies
- Outline with detail-consistency royal icing.
- Flood a thick outline with flood-consistency royal icing in white.
- Repeat with a thick outline of pale blue.
- Then with a deeper blue / aqua.
- Finish with more white flood-consistency icing in the centre.
- Use a cocktail stick or scribe-tool to drag the icing outwards from the centre of the snowflake to the tips of the spokes of the snowflake.
- Then pull the icing inwards from the V in between the spokes.
- Then end result will be a delicate star-like shape in the centre of the snowflake.
- Experiment with different arrangements of colours and different directions of pull.
The cookie dough used was this chocolate and ginger recipe.