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“Achieving the right royal icing consistencies is the hardest yet the most important part of cookie decorating. It’s also quite difficult to describe in words how royal icing consistency should be. That’s probably the main reason I’ve put off writing about it for so long.”
SemiSweetDesigns.com has a great visual article on the consistency of making Royal Icing.
So what exactly does it mean to “Flood” a cookie?
“Covering (also known as “flooding”) a cookie with thinned icing is one of the basics of cookie decorating. It might look intimidating, but it’s easy enough for beginners It involves outlining the shape of the cookie to create a dam and covering the surface with thin consistency royal icing.
If you are new at making and using Royal Icing then this blog post is for you!
This post is going to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about working with Royal Icing, including,
1 – Can I use Royal Icing to decorate a cake?