Sunday, March 6

Icing Consistency

Hi there!


Finding the right consistency of icing for decorating was one of the key things that helped alleviate frustration and helped me improve when I first began this obsession, I mean, uh hobby, of mine. ;-)


Every decorator seems to have their own preference for how they like their consistency, and how they find their icing's 'happy place', so what I'm about to show you is just what works for me.



Hope you enjoy this video and (hopefully), the last little bit of winter this year.



Click HERE if you can’t see the video.


Happy decorating!





19 comments:

Sue said...

Very informative! So nice to see how the experts do it at the university:)

my cup of tea said...

Very nice demo! I would love to see how you actually transferred the snowman to the cake, that was a wonderful idea!
Thanks for all you do!
~Donna~

Loni said...

Luv the video! I'm new to your blog but I'll bet you have a LOT of experience. Piping the outline (or letters, a name, etc.) must take quite a bit of practice. I have a hard time with a paintbrush! Thanks for the wonderful eye candy. A little louder in the intro would be good but you already figured that one out, right? xox

notyet100 said...

thnks for this,..i never get mine right

ByTheSea said...

Great video - I wondered how people got theirs so smooth.

Valerie Gardner said...

Very helpful! thank you!

sweetopia said...

Thanks!
I will have to show how I transferred the transfer (hehee) in another video.
Loni, practice does help! A few key tips such as just letting your icing fall, (as much as you can), and consistency of course, helps in a big way as well.
I was using my iphone for the intro., sorry! ;-)

Suguna said...

that was a nice video. would have loved to see how you actually transferred the icing on the cake.the 10 sec rule was a nice lil thing to learn. thank u.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Such a great video... And, great tips! I had trouble with icing consistency at first, and these would have been very helpful for me.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Marian! I love this! I love seeing your techniques and how you work! :)

And that snowman? Adorable!

Callye said...

This is GREAT Marian! I am so glad I have a perfect go to video! I will be sending LOTs of people your way! Its so much easier to watch than EXPLAIN! ♥

Amanda said...

Amazing Marion is at it again!! AWESOME video!

mad.amyt said...

thats cool, and so helpful! thank you! ~ A

Mrs. King said...

I am new at this and want to know how you transferred the snowman to the cake....and I wasn't sure if you transferred the image to the cookie as well.

Heleen said...

Thanks so much for that video, that was very helpful. I still need to learn to let my outlines 'fall' onto the template, and you show it very nicely.
I do have one question: do you let the green sections dry completely before filling in the white sections? I always do as the colors tend to bleed into eachother if I fill in all different colored sections right away...

sweetopia said...

Thanks everyone!

Heleen, I do let one color dry first before I add the next (if I have time!). The two icings can mix together if one of them accidentally flows over the line, so letting one of them dry even a few hours helps.

For the cookies, I piped the icing right onto them, but you could make a royal icing transfer and 'glue' it to the cookie with small dabs of royal icing on the back of the transfer.

For those of you who asked about transferring the snowman; I'll have to make a video on that. Thanks for the suggestions!

Rowaida said...

Love your video Marian and looking forward to another one, you are amazing, my favorite.

Missy V said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

vegetariankitchen said...

Thanks for the video. When I make my royal icing I have found that when I pipe it on my cookie it dimples...I don't know how else to explain the look. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance for your opinion.