Yes… I know it’s December and I’m a bit behind to be posting Halloween cookies during the Christmas season. Ops, oh well. Perhaps these techniques can help you out with some Christmas silhouette cookies 🙂
As much as I enjoy using lots of color in my cookie decorating, I sometimes forget how simplistic, minimalist designs can give a really cool vibe too. I was reminded of that when I made some silhouette cookies for my halloween potluck at work a few months ago.
Thanks to my kopykake projector and a few images from the internet, it made decorating a breeze and I was able to do all the silhouette images in one evening. No need to wait for icing to dry in between or nothing.
Before decorating, I flooded the cookies with white royal icing the day before and let them dry overnight.
After mixing my black royal icing, I filled my piping bag and used a #2 wilton tip for pretty much all of the cookies. With the haunted house I switched to a #1 wilton tip to make it easier to do the fence and window lines.
A handy tip I used was for the really fine work (like the hair on the cat, or the feathers of the crow, or the stringiness of the zombie hand, I would use a toothpick (or you can use a scribe tool) while the icing was still wet to drag and manipulate the icing.
Give these a try with any image or silhouette, it’s a fairly easy way to get some bold looking cookies for any occasion in a lot less time than decorating with different colors of icing!