Wednesday, May 19

Basic Outlining & Flooding for Decorating Cookies: a video tutorial

If you're new to cookie decorating and just want a peek at how to do a basic outline and fill, here ya go...


For a vlog post on making royal icing, click here.

And, for a post on how to thin icing for flooding, click here.

Don't forget....you can always visit Bake at 350 for decorating ideas and recipes! See you there!

{PS...do these vlog posts help?}

43 comments:

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for this post. I'm making royal icing cookies for the first time in a few days. I took down some notes!

vanillabeanbaker said...

Another good video tutorial Bridget. Was happy to see that you have to pop air bubbles too sometimes. Thought it was just me! Love the chaulkboard message on the wall in the background LOL. Keep doing these tutorials. I know that youou and your *professors* are helping countless baking bloggers.

Kate said...

i love these vlog post. They are so helpful :)

Lori said...

Thank you so much for the vlog posts. My 15 yo daughter and I were not flooding the cookies correctly. Now we know just how to do it. Our plans for summer, to work on our cookie skills!

Kate said...

This is a great tutorial!!! I watched it with my nose practically pressed against my screen so I wouldn't miss a thing.

I wish I was kidding.

Question for you... When the cookie is filled, how long do you let it dry before you start decorating on top of it? Will the icing even out to make a flat surface?

I love it when you do videos because you're just so stinkin' adorable.

Kate said...

I forgot to add - I loved your apron!

Amy S. said...

Yes they do- thanks so much!!! Bookmarking this page!

Amy Matthews said...

I love the vlogging. I am a brand new cookie decorator. I am baking some cookies for a friends bake sale to rais emoney for Autism this weekend. I bought a puzzle piece cookie cutter and am going to try to outline and flood the cookies like you showed. Since these are for a bake sale I was hoping that the icing would look super yummy and shiny. Should I use more corn syrup to make them shinnier? Is shinnier even a word?

Yael said...

Do they help? You better believe it! Thank you so much for what you are doing. I have been decorating cookies for a few years now and can never learn enough. Even if it is something I already do, it's good to see how someone else does the same thing and learn new tricks and ideas. Keep up the great work!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Kate...Yes, that icing will smooth out. You can even jiggle the cookie back and forth to make it smooth out faster, but don't worry...it will.

I wait about an hour before adding any other piping on top of that wet flood icing.

Amy...you know, I'm not sure about adding more corn syrup. I'm afraid it might make the cookies sticky and then they would be hard to stack and/or package. If you try it, let me know. :)

I run for cake! said...

Great tutorial! I have been teaching myself how to decorate royal icing cookies...and after watching your video I now know that I haven't been squeezing enough of the flood icing on my cookies as I'm always having to spread it out a lot more than you did and have been using a spatula rather than a toothpick. Thanks for the great tips...I bet next time I decorate cookies this will be a lot easier!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Yum! DEcorating cookies seems like a TON of fun!! Esp. since I LOVE love baking cookies...

Michaela said...

OH I LOVE SEEING YOU DO THIS~YOU LOOK GREAT AND I LOVE SEEING ALL THE WORK THAT GOES INTO YOUR BEAUTIFUL COOKIES ;)

Linda said...

I'm lovin' these vlogs....I'm a visual person and so new with cookie decorating....

thanks so much

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I love all of your vlogs (I can type that word, but don't ask me to say it outloud... I can never get it out right!)... You do a great job with them. Now I want to make some cookies tomorrow. :)

Brittany@twocrazycupcakes said...

Bridget Love the videos! They are very helpful. It is nice to see the decorationg in action. I made your royal icing recipe around easter following the Bake@350 recipe and now after watching all of your vlogs realize some mistakes I was making! Thanks for taking the time to share and help other cookie lovers out there ;)

TidyMom said...

Bridget that was fantastic!!
I never thought to raise my cookies up! I like to stand too, but then my back is killing me from bending over the cookies!! raising them up is a great idea.....as longs as I'm not a klutz and know them over LOL

These videos are SOOO helpful!! I now see that I'm not using nearly enough flood icing...that may be part of my problem!

You are too cute!♥

Everything is Ranunculus said...

I love the newest post!!! I also like the *Disclaimer* section...ha! I love these videos. Keep them up!!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Wow - thanks!! I am learning so much from your blog!

XOXO
Jen

Peg said...

I'm fairly new to your site and LOVE these video demos!

Thanks so much, keep up the great work!

~peg

LeeAnn said...

Love watching the cookie decorating...and sneaking little peeks at your house! Watch out Giada!

The Heaps said...

This is an awesome tutorial. I am new to cookie decorating and have gleaned so much from your videos! Thank you thank you!

Amanda said...

Fantastic job girl!! I loved every little bit of it!!! You are amazing girl. My baking hero!!

Renee said...

The tutorials are excellent and so useful for a real beginner like me. Thank you!

Lora Joy said...

Ooooh you make it look SOOOOO easy!!! Thanks for the video! they really DO help!

meeks said...

Thank you for sharing your tips with us! I think I might be able to do it now!!

Karenpie said...

I love your tutorials! I want to make Nerf inspired cookies for my son's BD - any ideas?

Evelyn said...

Love your vlog posts. Great tutorial ... thanks for all you share.

Bri said...

YES YES YES!!! I love your vlogs!

Karyl said...

Thanks so much. You do a great job describing techniques in your Bake at 350 blog, but the videos really help. And remember, for some of us, there is nothing too basic to explain!

Berk'sGirl said...

This is awesome! Thank you so much for posting these vlogs. Extremely helpful! I follow Bake at 350 religiously and am attempting my first "real" try at decorating cookies. (Normally cupcakes are my thing) My first couple attempts at cookie decorating were a disaster.

Thank you again and thank you for helping me "not fear the cookie."

LMC502 said...

Thank you so much for these vlogs! I love baking and I love to decorate cookies, cupcakes and more. My cookies never looked as professional as I would like them to, however. I can't wait to try a new batch with these tips you've shared! Keep them coming :)

Lucy said...

The vlogs are so handy. I am just starting out with cookie decorating so I love the beginner basic guides.

Thanks,
Lucy
www.doublethesugarblog.com

{something sweet} said...

thanks so much for the great tutorial! i will definitely use these suggestions.

F3 said...

thanks for the vlog!
You have inspired me to start to take on cookie making.

I have just made my 1st patch today, but the icing is kinda "wrinkly"... rather smooth/shiny like yours?

any tips? did I over mix the icing? too much water when I made my flood icing? not letting the flood icing sit enough for the air to raise??


here is a pictures:
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/kliu119/food/IMG_8985-2-1.jpg

once again, thank you for the inspirations!

Kate for f3
http://f3style.blogspot.com

bridget {bake at 350} said...

F3....hi! I just clicked on your pics. Yep, it looks like your flood icing was a little too watery. It's happened to me, too. Next time, just add less water. :)

F3 said...

Thanks Bridget!
I will def. roll up my sleeves and give it a try again!
xoxo

Jami said...

This post is so helpful. I am just getting started so I really need the step by step. Thanks for being willing to show the very basics!

Desert Drivel said...

This is great! I have always wanted to do this and now am so happy to see that I can! Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much Bridget!

JeMaSiDi said...

Yes! These videos helps SO much! Thank you to all the professors at the University of Cookie for giving such great tips! I am falling in love with cookie-making and it's so nice to have some visual guidance! :D Most of the road-blocks I run into as a newbie are things that are just easier to learn by watching...like consistency of icing and how to create certain shapes and designs. This site ROCKS!

Megan said...

The tutorial on flooding is amazing for a beginner like me. Now I'm off to practice!

fabieri said...

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Muchísimas gracias por fin pude decorar una gallleta. El glas me quedo perfecto, en su punto, y pude aligerarlo para relleno....

Que emoción!

Bendiciones para todassssssssssss

Graciasssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Holly Denman said...

I might actually start baking cookies again. This is the part that always made my "cookie esteeem" plummet! Thank you, thank you, ever thanks.