Royal Icing Recipe

Hi everyone!

I know I know…it’s been awhile and I promise I will get better at scheduling this in.  Running a business alone and being a mom is not an easy task.  With that said, I wouldn’t change for anything else!  I have so many ideas of what to write about.  I really wanted to share a tutorial I did for some wafer paper feathers and I have spent the last 4 hours looking for the file without any luck.

Here is my update Royal Icing Recipe. Let me tell you why ….

1. Doesn’t separate like my old recipe.

2. Less Meringue Powder used… SAVE $$$

3. I can make 2lbs. at a time 🙂

Ingredients

2lbs of Powdered Sugar.

1/2 to 3/4 of Warm Water

2 to 3 T. of Meringue Powder ( I prefer CK.)

Flavor of choice!

Instructions

Mix your Meringue with your Powdered Sugar with mixer.

Add your wet ingredients.

Mix until you reach stiff icing.

Add more water as needed.

I usually leave it at stiff consistency and in white unless I will be using it all in one color and consistency.

Let me know what you think when you give it a try!20140527_111527 20140530_112349

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Cookie Dough

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday evening and getting ready to start the work week. My usual Sunday consists of making cookie dough. You will get to see how my week  usually is below.  I love using a basic but, yummy sugar cookie recipe. I will post the link below. I love testing out new recipes and sharing them. At the moment this one by “Rosie” from Sweetapolita is my fave! I was using a shortbread recipe but, was having to make too many batches. I needed a recipe that made more cookies.  This week I am working on some Pink Ribbons that will be donated to a bake sale to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Go Pink!

Sunday-Prepare Cookie Dough and refrigerate. Go ahead and freeze what you know you will not be using within a week.

(Tip-Roll your dough out to your desired thickness.  This avoids having to handle the cookie dough and helps with spreading.)

Monday-I usually bake early (6am) before the kiddos wake up and before it gets too hot. I place them on paper towels until I come back from work usually around 6pm. I then place them in my a sealed container with parchment paper in between.

Tuesday– Start decorating.  Allow to completely dry and place back in container.

Wednesday-Continue to add details as needed. Allow to dry and place back in container.

Thursday– Some cookies are usually done if not  I continue to add the details.

Friday– I usually package the cookies by heat sealing the tops and then adding a matching ribbon.  If the customer will be placing them in a platter I usually heat seal them in a large bag to keep them fresh.  This allows the customer to place them on the platter as desired and at the same time keeps them fresh and secure.

Saturday-FREE DAY! Usually plan designs for the next week 🙂

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you have any questions feel free to ask. I hope this helps you 🙂

-Cynthia

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http://sweetapolita.com/2011/03/steps-to-making-the-perfect-sugar-cookie-and-cookie-pop/