Making beautiful cookies doesn’t have to take hours. Royal icing marbling is one of those easy and effective techniques you can use when you don’t have a whole day to create stunning cookies.
Have you tried this technique? No? Let me show you how.
To make Christmas Ornament Cookies you need :
15 second consistency
Before we jump in the tutorial let me explain what 15 second consistency means?
What is 15 Second Consistency Royal Icing?
To make royal icing more fluid you need to add little bit of water. To add water I use a spray bottle, this helps to eliminate adding too much at once. Make sure you stir royal icing well after each addition. Once you reach 15 second consistency you can test it by running a spatula, knife or a spoon through royal icing. Immediately start counting. Once you see the separation line comes together in about 15 seconds you got your 15 second consistency flood royal icing.
I colored my icing with variety of colors to show you different color combinations. I really like pink blue and white and then traditional green, red and white is always super festive, too. Which one is your favorite?
When creating the designs by dragging a needle tool through icing it is important to work fast so icing doesn’t start crusting. I also like to wipe the tip of the tool after each time I run it through the icing.
Once the icing crust you can then add the hook part with medium stiff consistency ivory royal icing.
Edible luster dust is great for shimmery gold details, you can mix with just a little bit or lemon extract to make paste like paint. I used a small paint brush to paint dry royal icing.
Looking for more royal icing marbled designs? Check out my 50 Shades of Purple Cookies.