Ducky316 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 12:14am

Now, the recipe I followed for the royal icing, did not tell me to sift my sguar, so of course the tip kept clogging like crazy...I ended up having to use a spoon! I made a new batch of icing of course for the embroidery and didn't have any trouble.I know the flooding is not great...uneven and air pockets, but aside from that, what do you think?

 

 

 

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 12:20am

i think they're beautiful!

Ducky316 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 12:24am

Thank you memphis!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

mariel9898 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 5:24am

Very nice!

Ursula40 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 12:30pm

The brush embroidery is beautiful, if the flooding would have been better, the whole cookies would've been exquisit. The good thing is, you know what went wrong. Next time flood more of the cookie, up to the rim and then brush. Are the cookies drop cookies? Cut cookies would look better as well, especially as the brush embroidery is such a fine technique, that just looks nicer on cut cookies (I leave out the leavening agent to get better results)

Ducky316 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 12:57pm

Thank you Marie!

 

Hey Ursula :) I didn't make the cookies....They were store bought. I just wanted to see if I could do it. I agree cut cookies will look better,  but like I said this was just for practice. I probably won't do the cookies again unless someone orders them, I wanted to see if I could manage embroidery on a cookie before I attempt to do it on a cake :)

Ursula40 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 1:18pm

make some now and then post the pics, I'm sure, if your customers see cut out cookies with that kind of brush embroidery, you will get the orders. At the moment all they see are irregular cookies with beautiful piping, Make some cut outs, take photos and wow your neighbours, the orders will come after that

Ursula40 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 1:18pm

non cake or non cookie people sometimes lack the imagination

Nin55 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 1:56pm

I think they are beautiful!  Is it possible to do flood icing with buttercream?  They would taste better I would think.

mariel9898 Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 6:48pm

I'm not a huge fan royal icing but I have used it for decorated cookies. Perhaps the reason you got air bubbles is because of the uneven texture of the cookies. Anyway, if you did them for practice I'd say you are ready for prime time!

Ducky316 Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 7:18pm

Thank you for the comments everyone! I don't think you can "flood" with butter cream, but if its crusting, I don't see why would couldn't do embroidery on it, it just won't be as smooth as flooding...I know royal icing tastes pretty bad, but why can't you add flavor to it? I flavored the pink royal with a touch of cherry flavoring...made a world of difference!

 

Ursula, I'm going to take your advice and do it again with cut cookies...Now to find a rolled sugar cookie dough I can work with...The last few times I attempted sugar cookies, it was a disaster! LOL

 

Thanks everyone icon_biggrin.gif

remnant3333 Posted 17 Feb 2013 , 8:18pm

You did a very good job on the cookies!!  They look very cute!! Has anyone ever tried doing this on a cake? I am sure it would look good on cakes too.  One day I will try it on cakes but I will probably try it with butter cream instead of royal icing. 
 

Ducky316 Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 2:17am
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Originally Posted by remnant3333 

You did a very good job on the cookies!!  They look very cute!! Has anyone ever tried doing this on a cake? I am sure it would look good on cakes too.  One day I will try it on cakes but I will probably try it with butter cream instead of royal icing. 
 

Oh yes it can be done on fandant which is why I wanted to practice on a cookie...I'd rather screw up a cookie than my fondant! And thank you!!! icon_biggrin.gif

olubola Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 1:10pm

Very nice and good try. A novice will never know the difference.  It can only get better from now on.  I bet your next attempt will be better than the first.  Another skill under your belt. As they say, practice makes perfection.

ehh219 Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 6:10pm

I wish I could get a handle on the flooding. I guess practice makes perfect, mine was a disaster! You did a GREAT job!!!!

StacyAnnB Posted 15 Apr 2013 , 10:34pm

Very nice, your brushed embroidery work is beautiful.

sugarkissed_net Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 8:38pm

AThey came out beautiful! I've been wanting to try this technique. Maybe for Mothers Day.

MoniCakes7818 Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 8:52pm

they are soooo pretty good job! I want to practice now too! hehehehe!

LizzieAylett Posted 16 Apr 2013 , 9:21pm

I, too have been inspired to try this technique out and had a ball this evening trying it.  I'll know for next time not to use quite so much icing as I ended up having to scrape a lot of it off, and my icing was a bit too wet.  Still, it was a nice fun way to de-stress after an upsetting day!

 

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