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tone on tone brush embroidery tutorial

Enchanting little plaque

I adore the little plaque cookies they are extremely versatile, and what better cake decorating technique than tone on tone brush embroidery? The finished design is elegantly suitable for hanging (except that it is edible). The plaque cookies are show stopping gift, bridal shower, wedding favor, graduation, or just the perfect cookie to say thank you.

The pressure piping lilacs/wisteria flowers and dainty branches around the tone on tone brush embroidery to subtle bring your eye to the image. The border is a version of an “S” and reverse “S” scroll that resembles a coma to finish the sugar cookie plaque, without over powering the cookie while adding another entranced element.

This tutorial was inspired and adapted from 5th Avenue Cake Design

Plaque Tone on Tone Brush Embroidery Cookies: 

Project supply list

tone on tone brush embroidery tutorial

You can almost grab one!

Equipment:

  • Parchment paper cones or bags
  • PME writer 2, 1.5, and 1
  • Square brush embroidery brush
  • Paper towel dry
  • Paper towel damp
  • PME sponge holder or sponge
  • Small bowl
  • Cocktail stick or tooth pick
  • Scriber

 

  • Royal icing, off peak consistency
  • Vanilla Bean Sugar cookie recipe
  • Cooled boiled water
  • Food paste
  • Fuchsia,SF
  • Moss green,WiltonCarmel/Ivory,SF and Wilton
  • Flower image,optional

Visit Shop 5th Avenue Cakes for supplies

Dried Albumen Royal Icing Recipe:

  • 907 grams Confectioners Sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract or almond extract
  • 30 grams dried albumen
  • 3/4 cup Luxe water

Add the dried albumen to luke warm water and mix well.

Using the paddle of your standing mixer place mixed dried albumen and confectionary sugar in mixing bowl of the standing mixer, stir with a grease-free spatula just to incorporate. Add extract and mix on the lowest speed until ingredients are combined. Scrape bowl down as needed. Mix for 10-20 minutes on medium-low speed.  Mix until icing forms peaks and doesn’t lose its shape. If the icing appears too thin add more powdered sugar; if icing appears too thick add more water.

Cover icing in an air tight container. The icing will keep for up to 7 days in a dark cool place, DO NOT PLACE IN THE REFRIGERATOR.

Using the paddle of your standing mixer place mixed dried albumen and confectionary sugar in mixing bowl of the standing mixer, stir with a grease-free spatula just to incorporate. Add extract and mix on the lowest speed until ingredients are combined. Scrape bowl down as needed. Mix for 10-20 minutes on medium-low speed.  Mix until icing forms peaks and doesn’t lose its shape. If the icing appears too thin add more powdered sugar; if icing appears too thick add more water.

Cover icing in an air tight container. The icing will keep for up to 7 days in a dark cool place, DO NOT PLACE IN THE REFRIGERATOR.

Ivory Colour Recipe:

1/8 toothpick Carmel

1/8 toothpick Ivory

1/16 toothpick shadow grey

This colour combination gives a delicate ivory that is perfect.

Royal Icing Consistencies:

Brush embroidery: Off-peak

Branches and twigs: Soft-peak

Lilac/Wisteria: Soft-peak pressure pipping

The floral image for this project can be found here 

Now that you have all the supplies ready enjoy the video!

 If you need a refresher on the consistencies please visit:

Working with Royal Icing

Brush embroidery has several methods and is extremely versatile and can be adapted for large images, like a cake or small images like the plaque cookie.

tone on tone brush embroidery tutorial

A large fancy square tone on tone brush embroidered cookie!

Brush embroidery has several methods and is extremely versatile and can be adapted for large images, like a cake or small images like the plaque cookie.

tone on tone brush embroidery tutorial

The brush embroidered flowers with the pressure piped flowers give a picturesque appearance!

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tone on tone brush embroidery tutorial

Voila!

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