Flatten Cookies for a Smooth Decorating Surface
Have you ever decorated sugar cookies only to have the icing fall off the side? That is so frustrating! Well don’t stress about this anymore. This post and video will show you how to flatten cookies for a smooth decorating surface so your icing stays on the cookie and not on your table.
I believe in making baking fun by removing the frustrating factors. Rounded cookies and bubbles that appear to the surface of cookies are not fun and drive me crazy. As a beginner, I would outline and flood my cookie and it would look fine. I would move on to the next cookie and see that the first one I decorated had most of the icing on the table instead of the cookie. I know some of you may not experience this problem but, there is hope for those of you that do.
This Wilton Easy Glide Fondant Smoother helped me flatten cookies for a smooth decorating surface and helped me stop pulling my hair out when decorating. Watch this video and see how it saved me.
How to Flatten Cookies for a Smooth Decorating Surface Video:
The fondant smoother makes things simple with its flat bottom and cute little handle on top. Just place it on your warm fresh from the oven cookies, and gently glide it across the top of each cookie. Apply even pressure and you move it across the tops of your cookies. If you press too hard it will make the cookies lose their shape a little so be gentle.
It is amazing how one little fondant smoother made by the brilliant people at Wilton can make decorating cookies much easier. No bumps to work around or no rounded edges for the icing to run off. Follow this tip on how to flatten cookies for a smooth decorating surface.
For more tips on baking and decorating sugar cookies, check out these baking videos.
- How to Roll Out Sugar Cookie Dough
- Perfect Sugar Cookies Every Time
- How to Decorate Cookies With Royal Icing Video
- Beginners Guide to Cookie Decorating”
I think that’s awesome, never thought about doing that! Love watching you videos!
Just keeping on doing what you are doing! I love your videos and techniques. May you and your family have a wonderful and healthy holiday and New Year!
That’s a great technique! Now I just wish that fondant smoother would work on my tummy! 🙂
Great tip Lisa! (Kim’s comment made me laugh 🙂
Fabulous idea! I always get those little bumps on my cookies – I never thought to smooth them down!
You are brilliant!!! I never would have thought to do it. Thank you 🙂
Cool! I’ve heard of folks using this tool, but never seen it in action. Brilliant, cheap, and easy! My fave combination 😉
Lisa, this is my all time FAVORITE trick that I learned from you. I was in the process of flattening a batch of sugar cookies that had just come out of the oven when my husband walked past. He stopped, turned around, and asked me what I was doing. Without really thinking I replied, “Ironing my cookies!” The look on his face was priceless. The phrase has stuck with me and now every time I bake a batch of sugar cookies, I pull out my “iron” and think of you. 🙂 Thank you for the time you have put into your wonderful blog. It is extremely helpful and I become giddy when I see a new post from you in my email. You are the bee’s knees!
I love that phrase! I didn’t realize I ironed so much! LOL