When I first started to decorate cookies, there were no online tutorials, I learned everything the hard way. First I was using piping tips and piping bags, mostly Wilton tips size 3,2,1. At the end of 2009 I started to decorated my cookies using sandwich bags. I know what you are thinking, but it is possible. It really is.
I’m considering going back part time to using tips especially when outlining and flooding the cookies, but for piping delicate patterns I like the close control sandwich bag provides.
Before September 2010 I used to decorate cookies while holding them in my left hand and I piped with the right hand, it is pretty hard to do actually, pipe and hold a cookie at the same time. I haven’t thought for a second of putting the cookie down on a table!
Anyhow, thanks to several Cookie Queens that I met on Flickr I learned to decorate a cookie on a steady surface. This was a really important cookie decorating breakthrough for me in 2010, it also saved me from going bald.;-)
I’ve been asked many times about my sandwich bag decorating technique and today I decided to show a really very simple cookie design, using sandwich bags in my video tutorial.
I’m hoping to show you more complex designs in the future, I was pretty nervous with camcorder rolling, usually I’m behind the lens not in front of it.
I use a 10 Second Rule when making my flood icing.
I’m also big on using luster dust on cookies, either dry or wet, here is a detailed photo tutorial on Luster Dust