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Amounts of icing for cookies

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Hi, New to the board, somewhat new to cookie icing, but I have been doing cakes for several years now.

My question is: I have trouble figuring out how much royal icing to make for outlining and filling cookies. I often make a batch, outline my cookies and then thin the remaining to fill in. I get about half-way through filling and come up short on icing. Since it is nearly impossible to match color, it is very frustrating at this point!! icon_mad.gif

Any tips on how to appropriately guesstimate icing amounts, or am I simply going about this all wrong to begin with??

Thanks so much!

Gretel
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Originally Posted by CakeCrazyinNJ

Hi, New to the board, somewhat new to cookie icing, but I have been doing cakes for several years now.

My question is: I have trouble figuring out how much royal icing to make for outlining and filling cookies. I often make a batch, outline my cookies and then thin the remaining to fill in. I get about half-way through filling and come up short on icing. Since it is nearly impossible to match color, it is very frustrating at this point!! icon_mad.gif

Any tips on how to appropriately guesstimate icing amounts, or am I simply going about this all wrong to begin with??

Thanks so much!

Gretel



Then make a double or a triple batch. No guess work needed. It's better to have more than to have less.
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post #3 of 4
I always make way more than I need. Usually a triple batch.

Sherry
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post #4 of 4
You might want to try just outlining a few, then filling them in, then doing a few more, rather than outlining all of them before filling.

I use Antonia's method of outlining and filling with the same icing, so I do one complete cookie at a time.

That way, if I do run out of icing and have to make more (which happens from time to time icon_redface.gif ) I don't have to match the color exactly.

Laura.
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