Edible ink has come a long way. I love the fine tip food writers made by Wilton. They give me total control while creating swirls and writing names on iced cookies. My hand just isn't as skilled with piping names in the medium of royal icing.
I often feel like I'm going to ruin my perfectly cut and iced cookies with a giant blob of icing . . . darn those pesky air bubbles!
But food writers make "piping" a real pleasure. I can once again have the reliability I need so that I can create something wonderful.
Here are some cookies I made for a 50th wedding anniversary. See if you can tell what was piped and what was written with food writers!