Step 3: Filling in the Grid
Now that you have the grid all finished up, it is time to fill it in! This step I found to be the funnest, and a lot simpler than I initially thought.
To start I would look online for some sweater pattern ideas. You can also just free hand the whole pattern and see what you come up with... I found this to be bit too difficult for me.
Next, I would choose two colors that you want to work with and fill two bags with these colors of icing. You can use more than two colors of icing, but two colors is certainly easier to work with.
Now the fun part, filling in the grid. I started at the middle of the cookie and worked my way out. I found it easiest if the frosting was a bit warmer (you can warm the frosting by putting it under hot water). This step takes a long time, but the cookie almost immediately looks amazing.
Once you have finished filling in the grid, stand back and admire how much of an artist you are! And if all this decorating makes you really hungry, dig in! Although, I still find my cookies sitting in the middle of kitchen table, too beautiful for me to want to eat them.