String-work is favorite go to cookie decorating technique use at 5th Avenue’s Cookie Art Academy! I wanted to push the envelope not only using a cookie for the suspended string-work, as well as using a difficult shape. It took a few times before I was satisfied.The inspiration originated as I was watching snowflakes during one of our many snow storms lately. With Bobbie’s Method of Cookie Decorating and #00 seamless nozzle, except the borders on the top of the cookie and the bottom, I used #0, you’ll be able to pipe your own String-Work Cookie Art!
You may use run out royal icing consistency for your snowflake or a cut a snowflake out of fondant. I suggest if you’re new at string-work use a fondant/flower-paste snowflake, it is less difficult to work with.
Suspended String-Work Snowflake Cookie
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Iced and Dried Cookie
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Royal Icing Consistencies:
Artist brushes: http://bit.ly/1RWpKHp
#00 PME or Bekenal nozzle
#0 PME or Bekenal nozzle
Snowflake cutter or template
Knee-high stocking, or cheese cloth
Small sponge square
4 inch cake dummy or cup
Tilting cake table
You can use a run out royal icing for your snowflake or a fondant snowflake. I suggest if you’re new at string-work use a fondant/gumpaste snowflake, it is less difficult to work with.
Either material will need to dry completely over night. I mentioned I used #00 nozzle for my strings it is perfectly fine to use #0 or #1 if you are more comfortable with a larger nozzle.If you use anything larger it will look too bulky and you won’t achieve the delicate appearance for your extensions. In order for the cookie to come life I had to adjust the application of how I piped the strings. Normally when piping extensions (string-work) you will want to leave only a string width away from the next string. Want to learn Bobbie’s Method of Cookie Decorating and push the envelope further become a member of 5ᵗʰ Cookie Art Academy’s ‘
Place a 4-inch cake dummy on top of your tilting turn table. Place the cookie on the cake dummy, now carefully centre your sponge square under the snowflake design. The points of the snow flake design needs to line up with the points of the snowflake cookie.
Tips for Success:
1. Have all supplies ready prior to paddling your icing
2.Once you have strained your icing use a clean spatula to place the icing in your cone
3.Have a damp wash rag handy to keep your work station clean
4.Use spirits to dampen your brush, water will weaken your icing
5. Stay calm and breathe while you pipe your extensions|
6. Be sure to rub down your royal icing each time you fill a new cone
7. The nozzles must be seamless.
Watch 5ᵗʰ Cookie Art Academy’s ‘Suspended String-Work Snowflake Cookie Art Lesson so you can recreate Bobbie’s Suspended Snowflake Cookie Art design!
Suspended String-Work is an advanced skill, it will take time, patience, and practice to achieve.
Time and Planing:
The day prior:
Create your snowflake topper
Bake, cool, and cover you cookie
5th Avenue’s Suspended Cookie Art is about 45 minute project
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