How To Make Eyelet Lace Cookies

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A few years ago when I was flipping through Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes, I came across a cake decorated in fondant that was cut to look like eyelet lace. It was one of the most gorgeous cakes I’d ever seen and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally put eyelet lace on a cookie! I’ll show you how to make eyelet lace using royal icing in this tutorial.
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This scallop cutter is one of the latest designs from KarensCookies.net. I started with a 4×3″ piece of cookie dough and trimmed off the top and bottom using the scallop cutter. You can use the scraps to make molded cookies.

This cookie was made using my Orange Vanilla Spice recipe, which is available in my shop.

Using an edible ink maker, draw a pattern with ovals, teardrops and circles. I did an image search of eyelet lace and kept some photos in front of me to help along the way.
Then, with stiff icing and a tip 2, outline the shapes you just drew. Stiff icing is the consistency that I refer to when the icing comes off the mixer. It is spreadable, but able to hold a peak. You can learn more about this in the videos, How To Make Royal Icing and Cookie Decorating Basics, which are available in my tutorial shop.
Once you’ve outlined the shapes, fill in the tiny spaces around and in between them using flood consistency icing and a tip 1. There’s a video on flood consistency icing available in my tutorial shop.
Immediately fill in the rest of the space with flood icing and a tip 3. You’ll have to work quickly at this point so that all of the icing blends together.
Once you’ve flooded all the areas that need to be covered, use a scribe tool to help evenly distribute the icing and shape the edges.
Allow the icing to dry for 8-12 hours.
I used the brush embroidery technique to decorate the edges of the cookie. Using stiff icing and a tip 1, pipe a line in a zigzag motion along the edge of the cookie and use a damp brush to bring the icing inward. There’s a video on this technique available in my shop.
Once all of the edges are brushed, pipe an outline around each shape in the lace pattern using stiff icing and a tip 1. Allow the icing to dry for another couple of hours before handling the cookie.
You can also add swags and beads to dress them up.

25 thoughts on “How To Make Eyelet Lace Cookies

  1. You have wonderful ideas and great skill to bring them into being. Thanks so much for sharing. Your work is inspirational!

  2. Wow! So cute and clean
    I love your work :) Thanks for the tutorial

    You know that your clases in Madrid are all sold out!?
    I would love you to come to Barcelona ^^

    Laia.

  3. Wow! These are amazing! Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorial…it encourages me to give this a try!

  4. All of your cookies are beautiful. What I like most about these is how versatile they are. These eyelet cookies could be used for a bridal or baby showers, Mother’s day, etc. etc. Yet another technique I would like to try.

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