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I immediately thought of the sand laying technique used in Mandalas. I can't find a straight description of the technique itself, but it involves rapping a solid rod on a hollow, usually ridged tube filled with colored sand (or in your case, sugar). It's an incredibly exacting technique, to be sure, but that makes it easier to practice and get right in my ...


Basically, there are two options: Use a stencil. This means, your design can be only slightly raised (or not at all), because the sugar will create a 3D illusion. There are plenty of examples online, here is one from Martha Stewart (in honour of upcoming St. Patricks Day). This can be done befor baking or afterwards by sugaring an image stenciled with ...


Put the sugar on a flat surface, put the cookies in upside down. Getting the sugar to stick will depend on your type of cookie. You might try brushing the cookies with a bit of water to moisten the raised parts.


Yes, it will make it darker and more brown than white. It may also affect any colours you add, adding a slight brown tinge to them.


It's an enormous amount of work, but I made a batch a few years ago for a friend's daughter's wedding by mixing the cake and frosting and pressing it into two small cookie-cutters (one round and a slightly smaller fluted one), then pushed them out, stacked them to form a wedding cake shape, added the stick and then dipped them in candy melt and decorated ...


There are two ways to get the shape. One way is to bake them spherical, the other to crumble the cake and to roll the crumples with icing. To bake them spherical, you need a mold that goes into the oven, or an appliance for the task. Your basic cake recipes are what you want here, nothing fancy. White cake, yellow cake or chocolate cake, there's no ...

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