Treaty Treat Dog Icing Tips:
- The icing is best used on treats and can be used on dry & moist cakes. These tips will be for using it on hard treats.
- Most people use disposable decorating bags with cake decorating tips, Wilton tip #2 works well for writing or detail work and tip #3 works well for filling in large areas. Others use the plastic candy melt bottles that look like plastic squeeze ketchup/mustard bottles. Some dip their treats or use spatulas to coat them. There really is no right or wrong way…
- You’ll also need water and a tablespoon... perhaps some food colors too. Human grade food color works, so does all natural food colors and powdered food colors. Once again, personal preference…
- When mixing water with the icing mix, start with less water and gradually add more to get the consistency you want. You might want a thicker icing to write or add details and a thinner icing to “flood” the background. If you add too much water, just add more mix….
- If you choose to flood your background by using a decorating bag, it’s best to outline the edges of your treat then fill/flood in the middle immediately after.
- If your original treat is cracked…. Don’t ice it, the crack from the dog treat with come through and crack your icing within a couple of days.
- Store your powder icing in the sealed bag or sealed container in a cool, dry location for a year. Once your treats are decorated the icing will have the same shelf life as your treat.
- It is best to let your iced treats dry overnight and 24 hours to be completely dry. Be sure to air dry your treats, they will not dry in the refrigerator.
- Our icing dries off-white, for a true white you can add white food color.
- Mix at a low speed to prevent air bubbles. If you have a lot of air bubbles your icing might be too thin. You can add a little more dry icing mix to thicken up the icing.
- Some people put iced treats in their ovens at 200 – 250 degrees for 5-10 minutes to speed up drying.
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