~Dogwood Tree Cookies~
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Spring is the perfect time of the year to go for a walk or run. I've been enjoying beautiful blooms of Dogwood Trees on my running route.They are absolutely stunning at this time of the year and I can only imagine what a field of these looks like when in bloom. Imagine.
Since I don't own a dogwood flower cookie cutter and hand cutting them seemed a bit too much work I've decided to try adding a single flower to my tree cookie. I wanted to use a real flower shape so I printed a picture of a single dogwood flower and traced it onto a stenciling blank, or plastic divider.Then I used my Stencil Maker to cut it out. Stencil Making Tutorial
Once you have the Dogwood Flower Stencil, you are now ready to outline the flower shape onto your previously iced and completely dry cookies. I used yellow food coloring pen for this purpose.
Outline and flood the flower shape with royal icing. Royal Icing Flood Consistency Tutorial
Using a brush dust rainbow or white disco dust onto the freshly iced flower. Let dry.
To make the center of the flower, pipe medium size dots of lime green royal icing onto the parchment paper or, acetate sheets and let dry. Once dry, add small dots all over the button shape. Using several dots of royal icing attach the center onto the flower.
Finish off with adding details.