Adding detail to your flood-iced biscuits
I often have some leftover icing once I’ve finished the flood icing part so it makes sense to use it up by piping designs on to the dried flooded base. Since it is Easter this weekend, I decided to create some colourful themed designs to celebrate.
To do this, you’ll need slightly thicker icing so either separate out a little after you’ve piped the outlines (check out the recipe for the icing outlines), or simply sift some more icing sugar into the leftovers to thicken it up again.
I use AmeriColor gel food colourings which are available at good baking specialty stores and come in loads of different colours. You only need a tiny squeeze to get a good vibrant colour so they last for ages too.
Mix up a batch of different icing colours in small bowls (you only need a couple of tablespoons of each colour as piping doesn’t use much icing) and decant into a piping bag or squeezy bottle with a small tip. I got some inspiration from the internet but you can pretty much pipe anything onto the biscuits – just use your imagination!
Another idea for decorating flood-iced cookies is to sprinkle them with hundreds and thousands, multi-coloured vermicelli or edible glitter while still wet. You can also create a marble effect with wet icing – here’s a great video tutorial from Sweetopia which shows you how.
Happy baking to you all and Happy Easter.