I was finally able to get myself some square scalloped edge cookie cutters. I was so excited to make some new cookies with them! But when I started putting down my base coat of royal icing, I had a hard time keeping that nice scalloped edge going and I couldn’t figure out how to do it! Seriously, I was scratching my head. I’m not sure if it’s because of the brain fog that I had going on…(hopefully some of you know what I’m talking about there) :) or was it just that I hadn’t come across a tutorial on the cookie sites that I visit? I think I’ll chalk it up to both. My solution…..dots!
Using 10 second icing (great tutorial here from Sweetopia) and a #3 tip, I piped dots along all 4 edges first.
I then piped a line under the row of dots making sure that the icing line connected with the dots.
Now fill in the rest of the cookie.
And voila! Your scalloped edge cookie is now ready for your artwork!
The cookie on the left has more pronounced dots because all 4 sides were piped with dots first, then connected with the line of icing. This allowed the dots to set up a bit. The cookie on the right was done 1 side at a time, dots, then line, dots, then line, etc. so the icing ran together quicker. So personal preference whether you do dots first, or 1 side at a time.
Happy Decorating! – Linda