Here is my latest try with royal icing. Still have a steep learning curve ahead, but at least it's better and I had fun! They must've tasted great because out of 40 cookies sent, only 2 came back home!
They look great! Don’t get discouraged. I still have time when royal icing misbehaves. I’ve noticed seasoned decorators like Julia rarely have trouble. I think the royal icing wouldn’t dare. It’s like the more confident you are, the less trouble you have.