You know you have achieved cake/cookie decorating mania when you see a comforter online and it inspires you to recreate the effect on a cookie (this technique could be constructed on a cake as well). I was extremely pleased how eloquent the final result looked. My first thought was how nice they would be for Valentine’s Day, however they are detailed, fragile and time consuming. The tufted heart cookie would be better suited for a wedding favor or a bridal shower. I literally have had over 10 wedding inquiries.
If you plan to sell a similar design remember to price accordingly. You will need to take in account your time, materials, ingredients, overhead, delivery, and set-up.
Decorated Tufted Heart Sugar Cookie:
- Cookie cutters
- Lace heart cutter,OP
- PME #3 writing nozzle/tip
- PME # 1.5 writing nozzle/tip
- PME st-50, small leaf tip
- #0 Artist brush
- Scriber tool
- Paper cornet or piping bag
- Gel brush
- 1-Orange Spice sugar cookie recipe
- 1-Royal Icing recipe
- Gum arabic
- Royal icing
- Vine food paste, SKGI
- Moss green food paste, Wilton
- Fairy pink petal dust, CC
- Everclear or lemon extract
- Cooled boiled water
- Small Rose
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Bake, cool your sugar cookies completely and prepare your mise en place.
You will need an off-peak consistency royal icing and soft/medium consistency royal icing.
Filling the Paper Cornets/Piping Bag:
I find filling the piping bag with royal icing the size of my palm, meaning the portion of the bag of royal icing in no larger than the palm of my hand.
Fill your piping bag to the size of your palm, this will ensure you don not injure your hand with too much icing.
Fill your piping bag/cornet, fitted with the #3 writer nozzle/tip, with the off-peak consistency.
Fill your piping bag, fitted with # 1.5 writer nozzle/tip, with the soft-medium peak consistency.
Fill your piping bag, fitted with the small leaf tip, with the off-peak consistency.
For leaf colour piped calyx mix 1/2 toothpick of vine green and 1/2 toothpick of moss green food paste. Do not completely mix the colour to achieve a variation coloured calyx.
For the tutorial on the construction of the Tufted Heart Cookie.
If you missed my Whimsical Christmas Tree cupcake video there is a tutorial on
the how to make sugar rose that is in the middle of this cookie.
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Have a sneak peak of my new video Primrose Garden Tufted Heart (the cookie in back right hand corner)!