I own, as many of us do, a plethora of square cutters. I use them for mini cakes, sugar cookies, and biscuits. I try and use them as much as possible, however I sometimes find myself in a rut. It was literally kismet that I was playing around with scratch piping primroses when this idea for scratch piping primroses on a tufted open heart popped into my head. Primroses have heart shaped petals that matched my tufted heart.
I seem to become engrossed when piping small designs and never know if I like my work until I take a few steps back. I was surprised to see I had designed a primrose garden around the heart and couldn’t wait to video a tutorial for you!
Primrose Garden on a Tufted Heart Sugar Cookie:
- Cookie cutters
- PME #3 writing nozzle/tip
- PME # 2 writing nozzle/tip
- PME St50 small leaf
- #0 Artist brush
- Scriber tool
- 1-Sugar Cookie recipe
- Royal icing recipe
- Gum arabic
- Royal icing
- Vine green food paste,SKGI
- Moss green food paste, Wilton
- Fairy pink petal dust, CC
- Everclear or lemon extract
Scratch piping is a pressure piping whilst keeping the nozzle/tip on the cookie. Eddie Spence has an entire chapter dedicated to scratch piping.
Pointiers for success; practice pressure piping on royal icing or fondant covered cake dummy. You will need to create a rhythm to pressure piping; start with a bead of pressure, gently release 3/4th the pressure and literally scratch the surface (without lifting the nozzle/tip). Once you the first half of the primrose petal is completed release pressure completely and lift the nozzle/tip, repeat for the second half of the primrose petal and continue around until you have all five petals. Pipe a bead in the centre to finish.
I marked five sections equal distance from each other, to achieve a nice balance.
To achieve the two tone vine an leaf colour.
Royal icing consistency:
For primrose scratch piping off peak consistency.
For leaves off-peak consistency.
For vines soft-medium peak constancy.
For the tutorial on the construction of the Primrose Garden Tufted Heart on a Sugar Cookie.
If you have any questions please leave me a message.
I would love to see your tufted heart designs.