Our talented contributor, Marian from Sweetopia is sharing step by step instructions with us today on how to make edible image cookies! Enjoy!
Celebrating Halloween in sweet treat style is easy with The TomKat Studio’s Halloween Cupcake Party Collection! Besides using the images as fun cupcake toppers, they also turn into adorable edible-image cookie party favours.
- If you’d like to make these, you’ll need a cookie recipe of your choice, such as gingerbread or sugar cookies. I used gingerbread.
You’ll also need:
- Royal Icing Recipe and food gel colouring (white, green & orange)
- Piping bags
- Piping Tips (#2 and #16)
- Fluted, square cookie cutters
- The TomKat Studio Halloween Cupcake Printables
- Edible ink printer, food coloring cartridges and frosting sheets *(or ask your local bakery to print them for you)
Making Halloween Image Cookies:
Once you’ve made your cookies & made and colored your royal icing, you’re ready to decorate:
Step 1: Outline cookie with white royal icing using a #2 piping tip.
Step 2: Fill in or flood your cookie using the same piping tip.
You can outline and fill in right away, or do all your outlines first, then go back and flood the cookie.
Step 3: Let your icing dry (12-24 hours).
Step 4: Cut the edible ink image out right before you’re ready to use it.
Step 5: With a paintbrush only used for this purpose, apply a thin layer of clear corn syrup to the surface of the dry icing.
Step 6: Peel the backing from the frosting sheet and place the Halloween image onto the cookie.
Step 7: Adhere image to cookie by gently pressing from the centre and outwards.
Step 8: Thicken your white royal icing by adding icing sugar. You’re looking for the icing to form a peak when you put a spoon in it and pull upwards.
Step 9: Colour some of the icing green and some orange.
Step 10: Use a #16 star tip to pipe a shell border.
That’s it! Serve as is or let them dry and package in a cellophane bag tied with ribbon.
Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us, Marian!
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