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BRUSH EMBROIDERY COOKIES/ Afternoon Tea



Several years ago when my husband and I were dating he took me on a surprise date one Sunday afternoon. I didn't know where we were going until we arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. No, it's not what you're thinking! He surprised me with Afternoon Tea. We enjoyed champagne and tea while we feasted on scones and jam, tea sandwiches, petits-fours and fresh strawberries in whipped cream. We spent two hours sipping and nibbling before we waddled out of the beautiful tea room at the Ritz.

These cookies were made for a girl's 10th birthday party. Her mother requested cookies to compliment a Tea Party theme. I envisioned girly ruffled dresses and Mary Jane shoes. So, I baked square shortbread cookies iced in blush pink and white using the brush embroidery technique. Can't you just picture these dainty cookies at this dressy affair?


Pink Brush Embroidery Cookies
Square Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Pink with AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for outlining tinted White with AmeriColor Super White
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Paintbrush
Hint: Just a smidge of red on a toothpick creates Light Pink.

Outline cookie with #2 tip in pink icing.

Flood cookie with pink icing. Let dry overnight.

Pipe zig-zag line with #2 tip in white icing.

Use paintbrush to pull icing to create design.

Repeat zig-zag line and paintbrush design. Let dry overnight.



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22 comments:

  1. Very beautiful, they are perfect for a tea party! What a fun memory from the Ritz Carlton, too!

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    1. Michelle, Thank you! I appreciate your visit and I'm glad you enjoyed this cookie.

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE these Joan! They are so pretty and definitely girly! Perfect for a mother's day, tea, too! Well that was one really lovely date your husband took you on! Very special and I suspect you were wise to marry him! And he's just as lucky....especially if he gets to be your taste tester! : )

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    1. Anne, Thank you! That date was a special one and made a nice impression not only on me, but my entire family. He is my primary taste tester yet he gets to eat very few cookies as most go to friends, family and his co-workers.

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  3. I think brushed embroidery cookies are some of the prettiest cookies ever! Yours are no exception and I love the soft shade of pink you used. These must have been a hit at the tea party themed birthday.

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    1. Paula, I agree. Brush embroidery cookies are one of my favorite to decorate. No matter what colors are used they always turn out nice. Thank you!

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  4. Just gorgeous!! I love that you share step by step photos...so helpful!! Not like my shaky hands would ever be able to do this, but at least I could try :) You do beautiful work, Joan!!!

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    1. Liz, Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. This decorating technique looks complicated but it is easy. I think you would enjoy it. I'm still working on improving my photography skills.

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  5. You are truly an artist! Beautiful and pinned too!
    Jemma

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    1. Jemma, You are so kind. Thank you and I appreciate the pin.

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  6. Truly a work of art Joan and pink is my favorite color! thanks for sharing these at Marvelous Monday - pinned!

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    1. Deb, Thank you! Doesn't every girl love pink! Thanks for hosting the Marvelous Monday link up party. Thanks too for the pin; much appreciated.

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  7. Joan, thank you...
    The square ones are fabulous, but the oval one stole my heart!

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    1. I agree. The oval is my favorite with the scalloped edges. Thank you for visiting the Clinic.

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  8. Beautiful work, Joan. The four cookies placed together appear like a lace doily. And yes, the technique truly mirrors ruffles—a lovely compliment to the party for which the cookies were intended for. Tea at The Ritz sounds splendid, something Mrs. W might enjoy!

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    1. Brooks, Thank you! Happy New Year too! I appreciate you dropping in for a visit and I'm certain your wife would enjoy afternoon tea.

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  9. It sounds like you and your husband had a lovely time on your little giveaway! These cookies are so pretty, Joan. Great work. Pinned!

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    1. Julie, Thank you! Yes, it was a memorable day. I'm glad you stopped by the Clinic and much appreciate the pin.

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  10. Wow, these cookies are gorgeous!! And that sounds like such a cute date, I love tea :)

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    1. Cathleen, Ah, thank you! Glad you like the cookies. It was a very nice date and I appreciate your visit today.

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  11. Joan,
    These are so precious, I can't wait for my granddaughters to come for a visit. We can have a tea party and make these cookies. You make them look like it's something I can do. Thank you for sharing at Treasure Box Tuesday. I pinned you and you will be featured this coming week.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. Wanda Ann, Thank you! I think your granddaughters will enjoy decorating these cookies and I'm glad you found the tutorial helpful. Thanks for hosting Treasure Box Tuesday and I very much appreciate the pin and the feature.

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