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If you are familiar with Tunde’s work, you know her cookies are the essence of elegance. They often rely on piping fine detail lines, so if you are beginning your cookie decorating adventures, they might be a bit tricky to get right. Still, the overall design will work without those details, in case you feel intimidated but still want to give them a try. It took me a long time to face the challenge of fine line piping, and there is still a lot of room for improvement, but at least I am a bit more confident now. This online tutorial had a set of six cookies, some large and some small. I honestly cannot pick a favorite, I love them all, but the three below could share the first prize…
To make the set of six cookies we needed Royal icing in red, two shades of pink and white. White icing was prepared in two consistencies, flood and piping for fine lines. I cannot share specific details as the tutorials are for members of her online club, but if you would like to join and have access to all past and future tutorials click here. Some of the steps are included in the composite picture below.
Tunde makes the whole process very efficient, as you work on the cookies sequentially, allowing a few areas to dry as you work on another cookie. The central details can be made as a Royal icing transfer or fondant. I opted for fondant, because I prefer the look of the rose when formed in a mold rather than piped. And it is such a small amount that even if someone does not care for the taste of fondant, it won’t ruin the cookie.
All cookies benefit from a beaded border. The more I decorate cookies, the more I enjoy the beaded border because they make the design quite a bit more polished. It does take a little practice to get not only the right consistency in the icing but also the size of the opening and the movement of the hand. A cookie turntable makes the process easier, and I recently bought a turntable I like a lot. Click here for details.
I had two extra cookies baked and decided to attempt my own design in two of them. First wet-on-wet… A yin-yang Valentine…
The second cookie I flooded in red and next day used a stencil and black air-brushing…
I still have a few Valentine’s designs waiting to be shared in this little blog of mine, so stay tuned!
Tunde, thank you for another great series, as usual I learn a ton from you!
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I love your cookie posts and ideas. You inspire me to slow down and plan out my ideas for cookies. I am hoping you create a post with ideas for storing & categorizing cookie cutters and all the small equipment and supplies. Thanks again for sharing the lovely posts!