I was showing Sydney a two tone royal icing brush embroidery (that is a mouthful), and she thought the cookies would be a wonderful dessert to create for Mother’s Day. I must say I agree, the cookies would look exquisite in a clear top box with a blush pink ribbon. In fact I am planning on remaking the exact cookies for my 99 year old grandmother, she taught me my early culinary skills. I can remember when I was in college my grandma would send me care packages of treats. The treats, I admit, did not last long in my dorm or sorority house! I find it apropos I am sending care package to my grandma as well as my daughter, Sydney.
You will notice I am piping with parchment cones or cornet; I prefer the parchment paper to a plastic bag for a plethora of reasons first when I am finished using the parchment cone I can throw it away or if I had used a tip it easily can be cut off and the bag can be thrown away. Second I can achieve the smallest hole, smaller than a oo tip for detail work. Third I find my piping is consistent and cleaner with the cone, I can feel the royal icing. Four parchment paper is readily available in my local food store if I run out of triangles I can always create my own triangle from rolled parchment paper. That being said if I need to pipe grass the tip is very short and I will use a plastic pastry bag. Of course a paling bag is personal preference, use the materials that work best in your hands!
Two Tone Brush Embroidery:
- Parchment paper cones or bags
- PME tip/tune writer 1.5
- Square # 2 and #4 brush
- Paper towel dry
- Paper towel damp
- PME sponge holder or sponge
- Small bowl
- Royal icing, off peak consistency
- Piping gel
- Cooled boiled water
- Food paste, brown, electric pink, golden yellow, green electric green, and pink
- Fondant cover cookie or glazed covered
Recipe for Ivory colored Royal Icing:
- 1/8 toothpick electric pink, food paste
- 1/8 toothpick pink, food paste
- 1/4 toothpick golden yellow
- 1/4 toothpick brown
- 1/4 toothpick electric green
- 1/4 toothpick green
For instruction visit: http://bit.ly/1dNoZyK
Simply stunning! I appreciate how your photos walk through each step. I can’t believe how beautiful these cookies are. A work of art!
Thank you, Holly 🙂
Beautiful! Thanks for posting. I can’t wait to try it for myself. 🙂
Thank you, Melissa, please send me a photo!
These are so pretty!