This is a special giveaway and guest post by Amber Spiegel of SweetAmbs Cookies! We're lucky enough to have her give us a little tutorial on her amazing embroidered cookies, and guess what?! They aren't as hard to decorate as they look! Read her tips below and comment to enter her giveaway! If you're interested in being a guest blogger for Celebrations, give us a shout!
A brush embroidered cookie is a simple and elegant design that can be customized using virtually any color to complement the décor of a wedding, making it the perfect wedding favor. This customized treat is a great way to thank wedding guests for joining the happy couple in celebrating their special day.
The brush embroidered cookie is one of the most popular designs at SweetAmbs and can be done in a few simple steps.
Your favorite cut-out cookie recipe
Round cookie cutter
2 Decorating bags
Decorating tips 2 and 3
Square tip artist brush
Small container for water
Step 1) Bake Cookies
Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe. Roll out chilled dough and cut out circles. Bake and cool cookies.
Step 2) Ice Cookies
Make royal icing according to the recipe. Set aside a portion of the stiff icing to be used later. Color the remaining icing using blue and a touch of black to achieve the dusty blue shown here. Thin the blue icing down using water. Add a small amount of water at a time until the icing reaches the correct consistency. To test the consistency, take a spoonful of icing and drop it back into the bowl. It should take 10 seconds for the icing to settle.
Fill a decorating bag fitted with a tip 3 with thinned blue icing. Outline the cookie and fill in immediately. Work quickly so that the outline blends in with the rest of the icing. This way the outline won’t be visible when the icing dries.
Step 3) Brush Cookies
To prepare for brushing your cookies, have a small container of water ready along with a paper towel to blot your brush. Fill a decorating bag fitted with a tip 2 with stiff white icing. Pipe a flower petal using a zig zag motion to achieve a ruffled look.
Immediately dip your brush into the water and blot it on the paper towel. Using short, quick strokes, brush the icing inward. Work on one petal at a time so that the icing does not have time to dry before you brush it.
Repeat these steps for the inner petals.
The leaves are done in a similar fashion but, are piped without the zig zag motion. Once all of the brushing is completed, add flower centers, leaf veins, and dots.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try this method using unconventional colors. Black flowers on a white background make a bold statement. You can even accent the flowers with edible pearl dust to add some sparkle. Be creative and have fun with it. These brush embroidered cookies are sure to be a hit. Happy decorating!
Congratulations Christina B!!
Amber is giving away a set of 6 magnificent brush embroidered cookies to one lucky reader! I can tell you that I've tried these cookies and they are perfectly sweet and delicious!
Here's how to enter:
Mandatory entry: Comment below and tell us your favorite cookie!
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*PLEASE remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!! We will pick the winner on Friday, December 9th at 5pm EST. Good luck!