I mention those two, because they're relevant to my post today:
Hello Kitty Cookie-Pops!
I made these for some fellow bakers in PMB - Leigh and Gen from Simply D'Licious. What talented ladies! So I was especially nervous about doing these cookies - because these gals produce such great things, themselves. I had a night full of royal icing dreams before I was going to start! And I was especially worried because I knew I was heading into crater territory: Royal icing in small spaces craters. It does. And it is hard to stop. Read this post from Marion of "Sweetopia" if it is something that bothers you, too ; )
See the craters in the paws and bow?
Here are a few (blurred!) pic's of the process:
Using "15-20 second consistency" royal icing*, I outlined the bow first, then the rest of the face and body with black royal icing.
*(see here for a bit about consistency), or another post on cookie decorating basics.
After that had dried, I flooded the face, the hands and ears - crater territory!!
Left that to dry for 15 minutes.
Then the bow and top - with some wet-on-wet detail on the top. And left that to dry.
Then added the eyes and nose.
I thought I was done, but then remembered: the whiskers!