In case you missed my Tulip Cookies Tutorial guest post over at Bea's Cancun Cookies last week, I'm sharing it on my blog today.
I prepared a Tulip Cookie Tutorial for you. I wanted to achieve a new dimension with tulip cookies, tulip cookies are mostly decorated flat so I thought I'd play around a little.
In this tutorial you will find embroidery technique and sanding sugar application, both techniques play a key role in this tulip design.
- Bake cookies, and prepare Royal icing, color icing with food color and make outline consistency icing(thin the icing down with a bit of water to about a toothpaste consistency) and flood consistency.
- You need 2 colors, for the petals and then for the flower stamens
- I used a combination or red and touch of orange gel food coloring to achieve the red shade of icing I used to decorate my tulip cookies
- Pipe a thick border with outline consistency royal icing, do one section at a time
- Using a clean painter's brush, brush by pull the icing inward toward the center of the cookie, wipe the brush into a damp towel if necessary
- Continue with other sections, all together there are 3 sections you need to do this
- Once you have the brushed embroidery details finished you can move onto the front petals
- Pipe the petals
- Flood the petals with flood consistency icing
- Let dry for several hours
- Once the icing has dried you can move onto adding details
- First you need to pipe flower stamens and let them dry for an hour or so, use outline consistency icing to do this
- Then outline the petals with outline consistency icing
- Sprinkle sanding sugar on top of the freshly piped icing, shake off the excess
- Pipe small dots onto the dry brushed embroidery design, you want only random dots, pipe only several dots not a whole lot
- Using a clean painter's brush, brush the icing inward
- Immediately sprinkle sanding sugar on top freshly brushed icing
- Shake of the excess
Pretty Tulip Cookies