An Expression of Art

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Color Flow Icing Technique: How to Decorate Your Cookies


**Use full strenght color flow to outline pattern.**

  1. Fill a decorating bag with tip 2 with full strength color flow.

  2. Touch surface, sqeeze and lift your decorating bag filled with full strength color flow icing and drop icing string to form pattern outline. Stop, touch the surface and pull away. Blend lines using a damp decorators brush softly.
  3. Let outline dry a few minutes until it crusts.

If using a different outlining color than the filling color, let the outlinign dry for 1-2 hours to prevent bleeding of colors.


**Use thinned color flow (Click here for "Thinning Color Flow" directions)**

  1. Use a brand new decorating bag (or parchment bag), that means, no whole or coupler.
  2. Fill the bag with thinned color flow.
  3. Push the icing to the tip.

  4. Cut a small opening at the tip of the bag.

  5. Begin filling along the outlines first and let the icing blend by itself. Do not stop filling before completing the piece.

  6. Once you finish filling, very quickly push icing to the unfilled edges with a toothpick.


  7. Pierce bubbles with toothpick.
  8. Color flow dries very quickly with a shiny pillow effect.

  9. Let decoration air dry thoroughly at least 48 hrs. If this is used on top of cookies, it will dry overnight.

Cookie pictures: Halloween Bouquet

Links to:
Cookie Recipe and step-by-step instructions
Color Flow Icing Recipe
: Cookies Glaze
Thinning Color FlowRoyal Icing as Color Flow: Coming Soon


Becky B said...

Thanks! I hope you are still doing your blog b/c I appreciated your simple steps.

The Cake Stylist said...

HI Becky,

Thank you for stopping by. Yes, I'm still working on this blog... I just have been a little slower. Promise to try and keep up. Please come by soon :)

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

I just found your blog and I love it. Just now trying to teach myself some cupcake and cookie decorating and your tutorials are very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing.

The Cake Stylist said...

Hi Seams to Sew and Quilt,

Thank you!!! I'[m glad you like this site. Please visit us soon and share your creations with us.