Haniela's: Pretty Tulip Cookies

Pretty Tulip Cookies

Saturday, May 26, 2012

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

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful use of the embroidery technique! These are my favorite tulip cookies that I've seen.