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COOKIE SQUARES/ Painting with Royal Icing



Decorating cookies with royal icing is not all about piping bags and squeeze bottles. Creative and unique cookie designs can be achieved with a paintbrush. It is lots of fun and the possibilities are endless. No two cookies are alike. This technique in cookie decorating is called Brush Embroidery.

The design is achieved by piping a line, straight, curved or zig-zag, along with icing consistency to create texture. A stiff icing creates a veil-like appearance and a soft icing creates an oil-painted look. For these cookies I wanted a modern look so I used a soft icing to create a thick texture. Use the paintbrush to spread the royal icing and see the design appear. This is an easy technique and the result is a beautiful cookie that is sure to impress.


Ivory Brush Embroidery Cookies
Square Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Pink with AmeriColor Red
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Gray with AmeriColor Black and AmeriColor Violet
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and Wilton Ivory
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottle
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Paintbrushes 
Hint:  Use one paintbrush for each color of icing.

View Video Tutorial



  
Outline cookie with #2 tip in ivory icing.
 
Flood cookie with ivory icing. Let dry overnight.
 
Pipe zig-zag line with #2 tip in gray icing.
 
Use paintbrush to pull icing to create design.
 
Pipe zig-zag line with #2 tip in pink icing. Use paintbrush to pull icing to create design.
 
Pipe zig-zag line with #2 tip in yellow icing.

Use paintbrush to pull icing to create design.
   
Repeat zig-zag line and paintbrush technique using alternating colors.
Let dry overnight.

  


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8 comments:

  1. I love your clinic!
    These are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you! Come visit the Clinic anytime!

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  2. I love that you used different pastel colours one these cookies. The effect is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Paula. I just love pastels because they blend together so well.

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  3. What beautiful cookies, Joan! I've always felt that your cookies are a work of art! Such a great tutorial as well! Nicely done! : )

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    1. Anne, Thanks very much. I must admit this design is one of my favorites and so much fun to decorate. Thanks too for viewing the video tutorial.

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  4. What beautiful cookies! I love the video tutorial. I've never tried brush embroidery, so thank you for the instructions and inspiration!

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    1. Aida, Thank you. Give the brush embroidery a try sometime. I think you will enjoy it. I stopped by your blog today and your Pinkilicious Cupcakes are very cute.

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