I made these hand painted sunset cookies at the end of last summer and almost posted them then, but decided to save this design for a time we really needed to see something warm and tropical… like right now, when there’s a foot of snow on the ground!
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
Roll out cookie dough (my Orange Vanilla Spice cookie recipe is available in my tutorial shop)
T-square ruler and paring knife to cut square cookies (these are 2×2″)
*You can find the artists brushes in the art supply section of the craft store. I purchased mine at Michaels. Visit the recommended products page to find more decorating supplies from this list.
As you’ll see in the video below, I started out with a square cookie that was iced in white flood consistency royal icing. I almost always use a tip 3 for flooding. You can see a video with full instructions on flooding with royal icing in my tutorial shop. Make sure that the cookie is completely dry before painting it. I usually allow my icing to dry overnight before adding decorations.
The process of painting on royal icing with gel paste is very similar to painting with gold pearl dust. A lot of the same rules apply, but the only exception here is that you want your paint to be very thin, like watercolors. When painting with gold, it’s better if the consistency of the paint is on the thick side.
Watch this video to see how to decorate these hand painted tropical sunset cookies:
If you’d like to paint the edges of the cookie with gold pearl dust, read this post on how to make gold royal icing.
Click on the images below for more cookies!
I was so blown away when I saw a post on my Facebook page from Tiara of Bee’s Knees Craftology of a set of wood burned spoons based on my brush embroidery design!
I know have my very own set of these beautiful utensils, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to use them. They’re too pretty!
Get your own set of brush embroidered spoons in the BeesKneesCraftology store on Etsy!
I also received another package this weekend, this one full of cookie decorating supplies from my friend in Hong Kong! I am so excited to use this mini plaque cutters. Stay tuned for photos of mini plaque cookies!
Click on the images below for more cookie projects:
When I was introduced to Super Mario Brothers in the late 80s, I played so much that my parents had to take the controllers away from me! Good thing I don’t have Nintendo now. I’d never get anything done. This is why I loved working on this project. Jac from The Vegetarian Baker made Nintendo cookies to look just like the controllers from the original NES! You can see how to make them on his YouTube Channel.
For my part of this collaborative project, I made these mushroom and star cookies. I wanted every edge of every little square to be sharp, which involved lots of scribe-tooling (as you will see in the video)!Continue reading →
A couple of months ago, my boyfriend, otherwise known in this blog as super9Films, was hired to film a performance by the Salomé Orchestra at the MET and so I tagged along. Before that day, I could not have told you what a harpsichord was (still can’t, but at least now I know what one looks like). As soon as I saw this blue and gold piano-esque instrument, I knew right away that I had to somehow turn it into a cookie! I can’t seem to find a photo online that looks like the one that inspired this design, but you can get a glimpse of the harpsichord in the background of the video of the Salomé Orchestra performance.
Last year, I posted instructions on how to make a cookie box in a brush embroidered cookie box tutorial. This new harpsichord inspired box that I filled with mini cookies and gave to my parents for their anniversary in January is built almost the same way, but with a few improvements.
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The minions from Despicable Me are so adorable just as they are, but it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day, so I added some extra cuteness to these minion cookies by giving each of them a conversation heart to hold onto. Continue reading →