Color Flow Technique for Cookies

Color Flow Technique for Cookies


hello my name is Valerie from the decorating
room and today I want to talk to you about the color flowing technique used to
decorate your cookies the color flowing technique is a really
simple and easy way to make your cookies more
professional-looking giving them seamless flat look but
still adding lots of drama and lots of detail to your cookies with the
holiday season just around the corner I thought this would be the best time to
show you just how simple and easy it is to do today I will tell you
about the simple basic way of color
flowing and by doing that then you can add detail once the cookie is dry and then
also I’ll show you a few other techniques that you can do that you can see in these cookies I have here
you can swirl them add different colors give more detail things like that so the first thing I
want to show you is the tools that you will need and it’s
very simple all you need is disposable piping bags scissors and tip
2 or 3 I like to use a tip 2 but whichever you prefer and the most
important thing is toothpicks and I’ll show you
why in just a minute so the first thing you want to do is
prepare your icing the icing I have here I used the color
flow mix that Wilton provides just follow the instructions on the back
you will need both full strength and thinned down in order to do color flowing so the first thing I have
here is my baked and cooled cookie and using my
full strength icing I have yellow icing here you want to have a tip number two or
three whichever you prefer and you’re going to outline your cookie and I have it here one that’s outlined already now this
helps to form a dam for your color flow here I have thinned
down yellow of the same color I’m just going to snip the end and then
you’re going to pipe in your icing and then if you want to know you can use your
toothpick and help to guide the icing to the
edges so once you have all that done I have one right here this one has dried completely it’s been about 8
to 12 hours so it’s very firm and dry now and at this point you can follow up by piping more detail on top if you’d like
to if you want to add sprinkles or things like that you could still do it
while the icing was wet or just keep them just like this so
to take it one step further we have a cookie here and I did the same
thing I iced I outlined it with the full strength
green and then I just color floated in with the same color now I’m going to show you the dragging
method sort of like the cookie that we have here so here I have thinned down a lighter shade
of green I’m going to snip off the edge and I’m just going to
pipe lines from end to end going across the cookie you want to do this when the icing is still
very wet pretty much immediately after you
color flow your cookie now taking that toothpick you want to drag from and end to end top to bottom pulling straight
through all the way down and that’s how simple and easy it is to give
your cooking a dragging effect and now the last
technique I’m going to show you is just another way to add a little more
design and also color to your cooking so again I had just color flowed this one
freshly and now I’m going to take green color and this is also thinned down and I’m just going to
drop dots into my icing like this and now you could just keep it like that so you just have a more of a polka
dot kind of effect or you can also take your toothpick again and drag it out just to form little swirls any kind of design that
you want and then if you wanted to add just
another color to your cookie you could take any other
color here I have thinned down yellow icing then you can just drop
different sizes you can do smaller polka dots just to give it a little more and that’s it so for more great ideas and tips on how
to color flow your cookies please go to wilton.com

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