True Blood, Don’t Cry! It’s Back! Part 2
- 1 Recipe Red Velvet Sugar, I used I am Baker (http://iambaker.net/red-velvet-sugar-cookies) recipe, they are excellent
- 1 Recipe Royal Icing
- 3.25 round cutter
- Red Gel Food Coloring ( I used Wilton Red-red)
- Black Gel Food Coloring
Create a base layer of black Royal icing with out outling by using a slightly thicker consistency and spoon the icing on to the cookie and spread. The icing should be thick enough not to run but thin enough so that when you spread and gentle shake the cookie it levels out. You may want to let cookies with a dark base set over night before applying light colored icing on top as the dark color may bleed.
(see True Blood Part 1 for pictorial on applying a base layer without outling)
- Start with 2 cups of thick icing
- Add 1 teaspoon vodka
- Add ½ teaspoon water
- Continue to add water a few drops at a time until the desired consistency is reached
- Using a shallow spoon, spoon icing onto cookie pushing the icing towards the edges
- Spread icing as evenly as possible with spoon quickly
- Gently shake or tap the cookie to further even out the icing
Create the Title
I do not have a projector so I free hand my cookies. I find if I have a print out of what I am wanting to pipe in the correct size, right next to my cookie, I can free hand pretty well. You can also use edible markers to pre-draw your design onto the cookies and then pipe over. If you have errors simply remove the piped outline error with a tooth pick and reapply your outling.
The desired consistency for outlining is pretty thick. You want the icing to stay put and be able to act as a dam when you fill. But it needs to flow smoothly out of the bag as you pipe.
To see a full posting on how to make and outline with Royal Icing check out Royal Icing Outline and fill.
I used a size 1 round tip to out line following the True Blood Logo of white for “true” and red for “Blood”.
After outlining the logo I filled in the letters after allowing the outline set for about 15 minutes.