Brush Embroidered Eyelet Lace

This brush embroidered eyelet lace tutorial is the second part of the wet-on-wet striped cookie tutorial, which you can see here.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
For this second part of the tutorial you will need:


Start by scratching a lace design in the surface of the icing using the scribe tool. It’s important that your icing is completely dry before you start. If it is not, the scribe tool will crack the surface of the icing. I made each row of lace different and each cookie is different from each other, so don’t be afraid to get creative with it! You can draw the design out on a piece of paper first if you want to have a plan to follow.Striped-Cookies5
Pipe a little bit of stiff consistency royal icing inside the pattern and use a damp square tip brush to dab the icing to texturize it, similar to how I made these teddy bear cookies. Avoid the circle in the center because this empty space is what will give the icing the look of eyelet lace.Striped-Cookies6
Don’t try to do the entire row all at once. Work on a small section at a time so that the icing doesn’t dry before you have time to dab it.brush-embroidered-eyelet-la
Once you’ve filled in the row, pipe an outline using a zig zag motion to create a ruffled edge.brush-embroidered-2
Then use the square tip brush to bring the icing inward. Again, just work with one or two sections at a time. You can see this brush embroidery method in action in this video on how to make brush embroidered flowers, which is available in my tutorial shop. brush-embroidered-3
Once all of the edges are brushed, outline each of the little circles to complete the eyelet lace look.brush-embroidered-4
For the next section, I piped swags with tear drop shapes instead of circles.brush-embroidered-5
Then I added a bead border on the top edge of the swags. You can make all kinds of neat patterns with this method. brush-embroidered-6
Finish the cookies with a bead border around the edge. Visit the shop for a video with full instructions on piping a bead border.brush-embroidered-7
Allow the icing to dry for about 2-4 hours before handling the cookies. Striped-Cookies4
Click on the images below for more cookie decorating tutorials Eyelet Lace enamel Brush-Embroidery6 

12 thoughts on “Brush Embroidered Eyelet Lace

  1. Just gorgeous – you make it look so simple! Will try this one over the weekend! Thanks so much for your tutorials, I am learning so much from your blog!

  2. Thank you so much. You make it look so easy and though not as easy as it looks the first time I try it, practice helps a lot.

    It is humbling be artistic has made painting and decorating all come easy for me. I approached this cookie decorating as a simple endeavor and found more of a challenge than ever. Love it!!

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