Ballerina Silhouette Cookies
Make Royal Icing : Stiff, Flood(video tutorial) and Outline consistency. I used 2 shades of wilton teal color. Lighter is used as a base and darker shade(flood consistency only) is used to pipe filigree rolls(video tutorial by Sweet Ambs)
Fill the cookies with the icing, immediately followed by piping filigree rolls. This is a wet on wet technique so don’t let the flooded cookie crust or you won’t be able to do this. You can make filigree as simple as you like or as complicated. I made the filigree pattern very simple.As you see I only piped filigree on half of the cookie. I wanted to created a different look by leaving one half blank. Let the cookies dry completely before applying the stencil.
traced the outline of the shape onto a stencil blank and then using a stencil cutter,
using a fine tip and following a traced image I cut out a stencil. Bear
in mind that stencil cutter gets very hot, I use an old wooden cutting
board underneath when I’m working with it. You can also use an Xacto X3601 N0. 1 Precision Knife With Safety Cap
to make the stencil.
How to use a stencil with royal icing
cookie, holding gently in place with one hand, using your other hand
apply royal icing with a small angled spatula. Make sure you apply
icing in one direction.
You will need to wash the stencil several times while stenciling your
cookies, this is normal, it helps to get the clean stenciled design onto
Using a clean artist’s brush dipped in Disco Dust lightly dust tops of each stenciled ballerina.Let dry.
Simple and Pretty