Saturday, April 25, 2009

Flood Warning!

Even though (or maybe because) I'm stuck in the quicksand of job applications, curiosity got the best of me tonight.

I made some plain-o-plain sugar cookies and iced them with royal icing.

This was my first time working with the royal stuff, and let me just tell you that it is so super easy. With royal icing, you begin by piping a stiff outline around your cookie. Then you add a little bit of water to the remaining icing so that it's thinner and easy to spread. Then you drop it on the lined (now set) cookies and "flood" them to the piped edges.

It's crazy easy and the result is perfectly smooth shiny iced cookies.

I didn't dye the icing tonight because I was really icing out of desperation. I was (and still am) dead tired, but I just had to try my hand at this sugar cookie business. Sick, right? I know...

See what happens when I bake while slightly off my game?

Oh. Right. I guess those things happen anyway. :D


Evan said...

Hmm... I hadn't even heard of royal icing, but it looks amazing. Well done.

Kate said...

Yum yum! :)

Casey's Wifey said...

I SEE MY NAME IN THE COOKIES! I feel honored! lol.

Amanda said...

Evan: Royal icing is pretty funny. In the descriptions of the stuff, I kept reading that it was gorgeous and perfect for detail work but not tasty. Ah... there is a catch to everything.

Kate: Indeed!

Casey's Wifey: Haha! You should feel honored. My current roommate's name is Beth too, but I don't think that makes it any less special. :)

Anonymous said...

Good job - I think I need to make some cookies soon and test out my flooding abilities.

Casey's Wifey said...

Aw yay! You have another Beth? That's so exciting! Do you do yoga in her bedroom while watching Golden Girls? I hope not. That's OUR thing.

Miss you!

Amanda said...

Casey's Wifey: Don't worry, I have a completely different relationship with this Beth. Golden Girls and yoga are all yours!

We should definitely have a Bea Arthur marathon this summer. I'll bring the cheesecake! :)

TheRedDeer: Maybe your "F" cupcake could be a French Vanilla cupcake topped with a Flooded Farm Animal? Okay... why do I make such ridiculous suggestions for this project? :)