I am going to share something with you. I live in a cabin! Yes it is true. My house is decorated with bears, barn wood and all things rustic. Why am I telling you this? Because sometimes I fall in love with color schemes that would NEVER work with my rustic style. But that doesn’t stop me from loving them!
I love the aqua and red Christmas decorations that are popping up everywhere but there is no way I can decorate with them. But I can make them into cookies and so can you!
White outline and flood icing
Red 20 second icing (follow the video tutorial by SweetSugarBelle)
Aqua 20 second icing
Orange outline icing
Black outline icing
Brown flood icing
SweetSugarBelle did an excellent video tutorial on 20 second icing. You can watch it here. It really helped me get a consistency that allowed me to outline and fill. This saved me time and is great for projects like this one. With the aqua icing, outline the scarf and make the lines. Then, fill in the knot.
Next, with the aqua icing, flood every other square on the scarf. Let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Next, with the white flood icing, flood the snowman.
Let it dry for a few minutes then with your black icing to make the dots for the eyes or you can add one of these eyes.
Now you can stop there but I want to show you how I did my version of antiquing.
You can do this to any cookie. You just need to let it dry completely before you begin.
First, you squeeze a small amount of brown icing into the bowl. Add water and mix. It should look like the bowl in the third picture. It is a little thicker than water.
Now dip your paper towel into the brown water mixture and dab onto the snowman like in the fourth picture. You want to be careful how much liquid you add. Too much will break down the bottom layer of icing. Water is the enemy of Royal Icing so just be careful.
The more you dab the darker the cookie will be.