As we all know that Christmas is a festival of fun and celebration, there are many things you can do to make the occasion even more exciting. A good way to make the event memorable is to make use of unique and creative decorations. In this article, I am going to show you some of the things you can do to have some very creative and unique decorations for your home during the holiday season. One thing you can consider is to use royal icing to decorate Christmas cookies. There are many recipes online on how to decorate such cookies and here are the steps you need to follow:
Prepare the ingredients necessary for piping. For the piping job, you are going to need to brown, white, and clear piping bags with tips. You can also get them from the market if you don’t have any at home. Make sure you wash them before use them for your cooking or baking task. If there is still oily feeling on your hands after washing, then you need to wait until the water dries up.
For your first try with decorating Christmas cookies, you are advised to use a double boiler or microwave oven to boil half a pound of icing, four cups of milk, and one tablespoon of vanilla essence. When you are done boiling the mixture, you need to let it cool down for ten to fifteen minutes before you use the piping bag. Then, you are recommended to pipe icing on the cookies or cupcakes with a leaf tip. Here are some tips for piping that you can follow:
o Use a royal icing cone to pipe icing on the cookies or cupcakes. You can get these from the store or online. If you are using an already prepared royal icing cone, you should pour enough royal icing into the cone so that all sides of the cone are covered with it. Wait for about fifteen minutes before you remove it from the oven. This will make the icing smoother and will prevent it from sticking on the cookies and the edges of the cupcakes.
o You need to know how to use the flour, sugar, and baking powder to mix your cookie recipe. It is important to have these ingredients ready in your hand before you start baking. However, if you are using a pre-baking recipe, you are not supposed to change it into a baked treat right before baking. Just scoop out the dough and use a cookie cutter to cut it.
o Finally, make sure that you plan on watching the live stream event. There is nothing better than getting to see your favorite recipe creator making beautiful sugar cookies in front of you. Be sure to take along your camera so you can capture the moment and the expertise of the online expert.