Thursday, July 26, 2012

Royal Icing Eyeshadow

I just had to pipe a companion piece to yesterday's lipstick: eyeshadow! That project was pretty easy, and this one is even easier. All you need are round tips #10 and #12, stiff consistency royal icing in black and any colors you like, parchment paper squares, and a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 blend of powdered sugar and cornstarch. Fit the bag of black icing with the #12 tip, hold it just above the surface of a parchment square on your countertop, and pipe a quarter-sized circle (if a hole remains in the center, don't worry).
 Touch the dusting pouch with a fingertip and tap the disc to even it out (and to fill in the center hole, if there is one). Alternately, shake the dusting pouch over a spot on your countertop and touch that spot instead of directly touching the dusting pouch with a fingertip that may have black icing on it.
 Allow the discs to firm up for a while. You can speed up this process by placing them under a desk lamp.
 When they've firmed up, pipe the eyeshadow part. Using any color you like and the #10 tip, pipe a smaller disc on top of the black disc using the exact same method.
 Make this disc as thin as possible (but not so thin that you can see through to the black).
 Allow them to firm up. And if you're wondering if these are actual eyeshadow colors…
 …they are.
 Use them to decorate any girly-girl dessert!

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