Sparkly Snowflake Gingerbread Friends
This team of gingerbread treats is happily showing their winter spirit with Wilton Royal Snowflake Icing Decorations. Simple lines, dots and swirls of royal icing give each treat a personality of its own.
Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies
Icing Colors Tinted
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:
Pastel Pink: 2 cups white royal icing + 1P Reserve remaining royal icing white
Oneday in advance, prepare gingerbread cookie dough. Roll out 1/8 in thick; cut gingerbread boys and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Position snowflake icing decoration on cookie, centered between the arms; fold arms over snowflake.
Prepare royal icing. Tint 2 cups pink following formula above; thin with 1 teaspoon water. Place pink and white icing in separate decorating bags fitted with tip 1.
Pipe outline facial features using white icing. Pipe dot cheeks with pastel pink; pat down if needed with finger dipped in cornstarch. Pipe white outline accents on arms and legs. Let dry 4-5 hours.
Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.
Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.