Parchment Texture Sheets - Hearts on Strings
These 4 inch by 4 inch sheets of parchment paper have a 3D embossed design on them and can be used to give your icing depth and dimension.
- Pack of 6 sheets
- Each sheet is 4 x 4"
- Reusable up to 10 times if removed carefully (see directions)
- Unbleached, food grade parchment paper.
- Non-toxic and dual coated with silicone for easy release.
- Heat safe up to 450* F
For cookies with royal icing: Medium to thick 15-20 second royal icing seems to work best. This also shortens the dry time since there's less liquid to begin with.
The designs can be pressed into the surface (debossed) or raised (embossed). Be sure to choose the side of the paper that will give you the look you're going for.
They can be reused if the royal icing is completely dry before removing. The only exception to this that we've found so far is using the texture sheets on saturated colors. The color may bleed into the parchment. They can still be reused on the same deep color, but the color may transfer if you were to try and reuse the sheet on a light or white colored icing. Reuse for buttercream may be somewhat limited due to the grease in the frosting.
To Use: Start at one edge of the texture sheet and slowly work toward the opposite side. Push out any trapped air as you go. This is the same method as when you're applying adhesive shelf liner or Contact paper to a surface. You can see the trapped bubbles through the parchment texture sheet as you're working. Use a scribe or toothpick to remove the bubble and continue moving across the surface until you reach the other side.
Allow the royal icing to dry COMPLETELY, usually overnight. Dry time depends on the conditions where you live. A dehydrator or fan can speed up the process.
To remove, start at a corner and peek to see that no icing is sticking to the paper. If it is, gently press the paper back down and check later.
If you remove the sheets before completely dry, the cookies will still have texture but instead of a smooth surface, it will look more like concrete or stucco. Not all bad. Unfortunately, the sheet may not be reusable unless you want a rough finish on subsequent cookies.
If you discover a dreaded air pocket when you peel off the paper, there's still hope. Squeeze a little extra icing into the hole and smooth with your gloved finger. Good as new!