How to Decorate with Royal Icing

You've baked some delicious biscuits and now you want to personalise and decorate them, but how? We show you the easiest way to decorate your biscuits with royal icing...let's get creative! 

For a basic biscuit recipe, click here

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Method

  1. Mix up the royal icing as shown on the packet

  2. Add any food colouring you wish if you want to achieve a particular colour

  3. Put the royal icing in a piping bag with a fine writing tube for best results. 

  4. Clamp the piping bag between your finger and thumb and use th epressure of your palm to start piping

  5. Anchor the icing on a point of your biscuit. Lift your hand and with even pressure, guide the icing into the shape - you shouldn't need to touch the biscuits

  6. Pipe the outline of your biscuits and let it set. Once all the outlines have been piped, add some water to the royal icing in the piping bag until it is the consistency of thick cream

  7. You can then use this to flood the biscuit if you wish. Tap the biscuits lightly on the worktop until the icing levels out on the biscuit

  8. If you want to add more icing in a pattern or different colour, let the bottom layer dry before attempting to pipe over it. 

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