Monday, January 23, 2012
Today, we're going to talk about marbling techniques...I'm sure some of the other cookiers have done tutorials on this, and even videos, which are definately better. But you get pictures on my blog, because I'm still a newbie too, and I don't do videos...yet! :) (give me time) As you can see here, my cookie is flooded with icing, and while it's still wet, you make lines with a different color, or 2 or 3,...and they don't even need to be really straight. So, don't stress about them.
You can see my 2nd set of colors here
and the pink added here. Still just drawing lines...I even play around with the thicknesses of frosting
Now, take your toothpick, or whatever you want to use, and start on side, and draw the pick thru the lines of icing, staying close to the outside edge. Bring it around thru the white, still along the edge, and swing on down to the bottom of the cookie and go thru the lines again. This time, you notice the icing is pulled the other direction. Keep right on going, following the shape of the cookie, and as you come to the top where you started, drop down a little and go thru the lines again.
So my hubby snapped pics as I drew thru another one...these may be a little hard to see, but I'v made the first loop, and am coming back around for the 2nd go-round.
You can see it a little better here.
Still moving the toothpick...it doesn't come up out of the icing until you're done.
See, it really doesn't matter if your lines are straight because, you mess 'em up anyway. :)
Ok, here's a round one. Flood, draw circles, and grab your toothpick!
And this is what you end up with.
One more... a circle with lines...wet icing...this is called a wet-on-wet technique, by the way. It's the only way this marbling works.
Ok, here goes the toothpick...this one's really easy to see.
And here's your finished cookie. You see why I do these so much...they are a great way to do an awesome cookie in a short amount of time. And our customers just eat 'em up...literally! :) I know this was kinda long, but I hope it helps someone. Now that I've done it, I'll probably stumble across several GOOD tutorials that are much easier to follow. But for now, enjoy...and play with it.