It's a holiday tradition - decorating Christmas cookies. I went out to Sweet Lola's Cupcake and Bake Shop on 3rd Street in Wausau to get some tips on how to decorate creatively.
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Sweet Lola's was kind enough to share some recipes for royal icing and butter cream frosting.
4 Tablespoons of meringue powder
Scant 1/2 cup of water (Scant is below the rim of the measuring cup)
1 pound powdered sugar (sifted)
1/2- 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
Few drops of clear extract (optional)
Combine meringue powder and water with a whisk attachment until it's foamy. Then add the powdered sugar, corn syrup, and extract. Beat it for 5 minutes until form stiff peaks. Then you can split and add coloring if you so choose.
Butter Cream Frosting
1 pound butter with vanilla extract
5-6 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of heavy cream
Add the powered sugar to the butter and beat it on low with a paddle attachment. One that is combined, beat on high for 3-5 minutes until it's light and fluffy. Lastly, divide and add coloring if you choose.