Decorating homemade dog treats like a professional with icing that dries hard is easy but definitely takes practice.
Dog Bakery Treat Decorating Tips:
🐾After you decide on the shape of your dog treat, roll and cut out numerous shapes of the same treat so you can practice.
🐾Measure a half cup of dog treat mix and (if you are using) colored food powder, stir them into each other then add water. If you are using food color gel, add the color after you add water.
🐾Mix at least a half cup of dog treat icing (so it can fit better in the decorating bag)
🐾Pour the icing into your decorating bag and cut a small hole to decorate. (or use a decorating tip)
🐾Apply a "flood" of icing to the treat and set it aside for a few hours
🐾Now mix the color of icing that you want to add details to the top of your treat
🐾Let the entire treat air dry for 12 - 24 hours - do not refrigerate or it will never dry.
If you have leftover icing, you can refrigerate it, in an air tight container, for up to three days. You can add a tiny amount of water to it, stir and use it again.
Or you can pipe dots or lines on parchment paper, let it dry then break the lines up t use a sprinkles in the future.
Here is a video demonstration that shows some tips on how to decorate dog treats like a professional.
There are many styles and budgets for decorating dog treats. Some "essential" tools that are nice to have are:
🐾Decorating bags (Disposable or cloth)
🐾Decorating tips (we prefer tip #3 for "flooding" and adding details and #2 for writing
🐾All Natural Dog Safe food colors or human grade gel food color