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"This really is the ULTIMATE cookie book. Whimsical, elegant, colorful, and creative!! What more could you ask for? You will not be disappointed.”

Colette Peters

Celebrity Cake Decorator; Owner, Colette's Cakes


Apr 01, 2019 2:48pm

Julia Usher baking in her home kitchen

Cookie Decorating FAQ

A free download of all the handy cookie decorating tips in Julia’s new book Ultimate Cookies. Here, you’ll find answers to decorators’ most persistent questions, such as:

  • How long should royal icing be beaten?
  • What’s the best consistency for royal icing?
  • How long should royal icing top coats dry before more icing is added on top?
  • What’s the best way to keep icing colors from bleeding?
  • And more!

Special thanks to Jane Bonacci, Carolyn Lawrence, Debbie Lynskey, Kathie Reuter, Joanne Shellan, and Robin Traversy for posing the cookie decorating conundrums for this tip sheet! For even more tips, check out Ultimate Cookies, where Julia explores 15 decorating techniques in unprecedented depth!

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