The first step in decorating is to outline the cookie. I add my icing into a piping bag or a bottle with a narrow tip and I trace around the cookie. This icing needs to be a little thicker so it holds it shape and doesn't run. This acts as a dam for when you add the flooding icing. Save this thicker icing for your details. Let the outline dry for a couple minutes and then add your icing to the middle of the cookie. This is called flooding icing. You want your flooding icing to spread easily and level out on its own. Ice the cookie and let it dry completely. This takes about 30 minutes. Then go back and pipe on the details and add sprinkles. I tinted the icing for the details with a tiny bit of cocoa powder just to give it a little contrast. I love the look of the little pearl dragees on this one.
On this one I just piped on the decorations and then sprinkled on the fine crystal sprinkles.
This one is a combination of sprinkles and candy pearls.
And here are the three designs I decided on. I love how they turned out! Maybe they'll ask me to make them for the wedding!
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