When it’s time to make cookies for the holidays, I always use Color Flow icing to decorate them. It gives a clean, smooth finish and it dries hard, making it perfect for shipping your cookies as a holiday gift.
Color Flow technique is also known as “run sugar,” “flood work,” and “flow-in.” Whatever you call it, the first thing to do is outline your cookie using full strength Color Flow icing and decorating tip 2.
Use thinned Color Flow and tip 3 to fill it in. If your design requires tinted Color Flow, add the icing color of your choice a toothpick at a time until you reach the desired color. The icing should be tinted before being thinned down.
There are lots of different ways to give your cookies a special touch by using Color Flow icing. For example, this tree was done by piping thinned light green Color Flow into freshly piped thinned dark green Color Flow. Use a tip 2 to pipe the design in the tree. Start at the top and work from the outside in and finish with the trunk.
To achieve the starburst effect on this mitten, pipe white dots using thinned Color Flow and a tip 2 immediately after filling it in with red. Use a toothpick to drag the white icing outward.
Repeat the process on each dot.
To finish the mitten, fill in the cuff with white Color Flow and sprinkle it with Sparkling Sugar. I like to let color flow cookies dry for at least 8 hours or overnight before handling them.
I hope you have fun experimenting with different ways of using Color Flow to decorate your cookies. Happy Holiday Baking!