Royal icing raised/3d look


Hello all. Want to do cookies for my Grandson’s first Birthday…not the one in the link above not that good ;-)
Wondering how would I get that raised look? Do I do it on cookie or transfer? Is it done in layers or one big glob, the legs are done together how do I make it look like 2 legs not just one big fat leg, do I use thick or med icing? Thank you for your help!!

royal icing teddy bear cookie


Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer

Angie I would assume that your example was piped right on the cookies. My guess is the cookie was piped in sections and let the area set before moving on. For instance you would pipe one leg let it set then pipe the next. You need to use an icing that will flow nicely but not run away from you. To get the puffy areas you just add more icing in those spots as you are initially piping the section.

Last summer I took a great class with Marta from the Cookie Lab. She does amazing pieces like this as well. It definitely takes a lot of practice but once you understand how much icing is needed to get your puffiness it is not so bad.


Thank you Jennifer! This helps. Will try what you said.


Angie, Julie Usher has some great tutorials on YouTube that should help you. There is even one that will show you the different consistencies you will need.


Thank you Goreti! I will check it out