These festive tree cookies are far from ordinary and sure to bring cheers to your holiday celebration. Use brightly colored icings, White Sugar Pearls, Gold and Bronze Pearl Dust to decorate this enchanted forest of cookies.
Prepare and roll out dough. Cut using straight-sided cutter. Bake and cool.
Outline with tip 3 and full-strength icing; flow in with thinned icing.
For blue tree, add Sugar Pearls immediately after flowing in. For violet tree with dots, pipe tip 2 green branches immediately after flowing in. Let dry. Decorate all trees using full-strength icing.
For violet scroll tree, pipe tip 1 white scrolls; let dry. Paint with bronze Pearl Dust/vanilla mixture. For violet tree with green branches, pipe tip 2 dot ornaments
For green tree, pipe tip 2 zigzag garland; let dry. Pipe tip 2 dot ornaments; use fingertip dipped in cornstarch to flatten large top dot.
For red scroll tree, pipe tip 2 white center line and scrolls; let dry. Paint with gold Pearl Dust/vanilla mixture. Pipe tip 2 dot ornaments; use fingertip dipped in cornstarch to flatten large top dot.
For leaf tree, outline leaves and pipe center branch with tip 2; flow in leaves with thinned icing. Pipe tip 2 pull-out star points. Let dry.
*Combine Kelly Green with Leaf Green for green shown.
Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown.
Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown.
Striking drama and great dimension can be added to gingerbread with the creative touches of zigzags. Just a simple back and forth motion can form beautiful drifts of snow on roofs, eaves, windowsills, and borders for doors.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.