Cookie Basics - Outlining & Flooding

Updated: Mar 19

Hey Bakers!


Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately, I was busy getting married....then going on a honeymoon.....and then coming back and starting school. All valid excuses in my book. Regardless, I am back now and armed with a new video stand and better lighting! What this means is more videos and tutorials!


To break in my new Arkon Mount, I have gone back to the very beginning of cookie decorating by bringing you the video below that instructs you how to outline and flood a cookie the way I do. This video is meant for you to be able to follow along so if you have the following materials, park your booty in front of a screen and watch away.


For this tutorial, you will need the following items:


A cookie ( or notta cookie)

A scribe tool <-- The one in the video is from LilyScribes

A couple piping bags

Scissors

Royal Icing (in both piping and 20-sec consistencies) - recipe here and consistency post


The notta cookie and scribe tools can be bought at Yoli's Yummies

The Piping bags are from Grunderfully Delicious. I think they also may carry scribes and notta cookies but I'm not sure


And I believe that's it. All you have to do is watch the video below.


Some things to note before you start outlining and flooding:

- Be patient. Don't expect to get the hang of it right away.

- When you flood, don't be afraid to apply pressure and make sure you're moving your icing on your cookie in a way that doesn't leave a bunch of gaps

- When you use the pointy tool, use it straight up and down not vertically. It'll smear your icing otherwise.

- Remember to breathe. A lot of people hold their breath while decorating. BREATHE!


Otherwise, have fun and if you're really struggling, message me and I'll come help.

-Ashley






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