How to Fix a Mistake on a Decorated Cookie

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I am the most clumsy person in the world. It never fails that somehow I mess up a decorated cookie by sticking my finger in the icing. I don’t stick it the wet royal icing so it can be easily fixed. Nope. I stick in the royal icing that has started forming a crust so it’s a little harder to fix. But the good news is, you can fix a mistake on most (I wish it were all) of your  cookies with almost dry royal icing.

It’s not hard to fix a mistake on a cookie. All you need is a turkey lacer, toothpick, or a Cookie Scraper Boo Boo Stick. Keep reading and I’ll show you how or you can just skip down to the bottom to see the video.What to Know How to Fix a Mistake on a Decorated Sugar Cookie | The Bearfoot Baker

How to Fix a Mistake on a Decorated Cookie

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  • If your like me its inevitable you are going to stick your finger in your royal icing after you’ve outlined and flooded it. Its like my hand becomes this claw that has a mind of it’s own and must poke the smooth icing because it’s too pretty to be left alone.
  • Here is a tip for ya. If you poke the royal icing that has crusted on the top, grab a turkey lacer and scrape off the small damaged area.

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  • Grab a piping bag and pipe a little royal icing where you removed the damaged royal icing.

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  • Take the turkey lacer and stick the tip of it in the wet royal icing you just piped.
  • Here is the secret, treat the turkey lacer like it’s a sewing machine needle. Move it up and down in the same spot so it will kinda jiggle the royal icing smooth. This will also make the royal icing that has formed a crust blend with the new wet royal icing you just piped. You can see this in action in the video at the end of this post.

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  • Once you have the icing looking smooth, use the turkey lacer to clean the edges of the cookie so it will look good as new.

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  • There you go. How to fix a mistake on a decorated cookie even if the icing has started to form a crust. This has saved a ton of cookies for me in the past. Just to make sure you can see how I fix the mistake, here’s a video for you to watch.

How to Fix a Mistake on a Decorated Cookies:

While your watching, notice how the turkey lacer “jiggles” the royal icing until it becomes smooth and looks like it wasn’t damaged in the first place. Easy!

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Like I said before, I use this trick all the time to fix mistakes on my cookies because my claw hands can’t resist poking beautifully crusted royal icing. Bad hand! Bad, bad hand!!

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Bear hugs,

Lisa

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