How to Decorate the O Shape for Valentine's Day
Prepare the following items:
3 Tipless Piping Bags
Super Red Food Coloring
Bright White Food Coloring
Spatulas & pint glasses to fill your piping bags
Step 1: Bake and cool cookies before decorating. Make sure cookies are fully cooled. If they are warm, the icing will run off of them. Make royal icing. Learn how to mix different consistencies of royal icing here>>
Prepare the following icing colors:
Step 2: Using piping consistency red icing, outline the inner O as shown.
Step 3: With piping consistency red icing, outline the outer O as shown
Step 4: With your piping consistency red icing, make a squiggle in the O area that you are about to fill. The center of the O will remain uniced.
Step 5: Use your red flood consistency to fill in the O, leaving the center bare. Use a scribe tool or toothpick to gently move the icing around. This will ensure full coverage of the cookie and will also get rid of any air pockets in your icing.
Step 6: Using your white flood consistency icing, pipe small dots on the O while the flood icing is still wet. This will help the dots blend in with the red. If you want more dimension between the red base and white dots, wait for the red flood icing to dry 30-60 minutes until it is just crusted over before piping the white dots.
Everyone will be delighted to receive these festive cookies for Valentine's or Galentine's Day! If you make the X shape, you can even play tic-tac-toe with your sweetheart.
Cookies decorated by Julia Perugini of @juliascookiesaz