Step 2: Creating Grid

Once you have baked your cookies and have rested (room temperature), it is time to lay out your grid.

Before I go to far into this very complicated step, I will warn you making a royal icing grid is NOT easy, and will require lots of patience. With that said, I will also say that I being a novice at cookie decorating found creating the grid very doable, but don't be surprised if it takes a couple tries.  

Start by laying out the rows, slowly and smoothly.  If you make a mistake, just take a knife and scrape the line off.  Also, it helps if you raise the tip of the frosting up about an inch of the cookie and let it fall down onto the cookie (this will create straighter lines).

Once the rows are laid, take a break because it only gets harder from here...

Once you have laid down your rows, lay over the columns.  Unlike before, if you make a mistake with the columns, you can't scrap the column off (it'll destroy the row beneath it).  So be very careful laying down the columns, and don't rush it.  Your patience will be rewarded.  

Once you have successfully accomplished creating the grid, stand back and admire your work, the hard part is over!

Before you start the next part, let the grid dry for at least an hour.

<p>Wow! Those are incredible! They really do look knitted.</p>
Wow! Unbelievable pretty!
there must be a better tip to do that with so you can do 5 lines at a time or something...if not...then I have a new product to make.
These are beautiful!
Incredible. Those straight lines must require a steady hand. You could have a second career as a brain surgeon.
Hi Adobi, I love this cookie design!
Congratulations for your Grand Prize in the Cookie Contest! Great work
Wow, those are really neat. Congrats on winning! Your cookies were one of my favorites in the contest.
I just got something similar from: http://www.yves-rocher.com.pl as a gift ;) But yours looks way more cool! :D
Oh my! What a very unique idea. Much painstaking work, but SO neat!
This would work so well with counted cross-stitch patterns too! Congratulations and well done!
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! <br>sunshiine
Wow... gorgeous... you must have a very steady hand!!!
They look great, but downside is that I wouldn't dare eat something that has been so much work to make...
These are gorgeous! If this wasn't in the food section I would have assumed this was a knitting project! Well done!
This is Art!
On my goodness! They look like they would take forever but they are just so darling!

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