A staple in fall floral arrangements, the sunflower’s cheerful blossom has the power to brighten up even the dreariest of grey days. These delicate, hand-painted sunflower cookies from Bobbie Noto (LePastryDiva) of Bobbie’s Baking Blog capture all the beauty of autumn on a clean, fondant backdrop.
Check out the videos below to learn how to make your own!
1 batch of your favorite sugar cookies, cut into desired shapes
Artist paintbrushes: #3/0, #2/0, #8 flat, #10 flat, #6 round, small scruffy
Cooled boiled water
Covered sugar cookies
Everclear or lemon extract
Food paste (for blossoms): Tangerine, orange (Sugarflair or Wilton ), melon (Sugarflair or Wilton), yellow, moss green (Wilton), white (Chef Rubber), brown (Sugarflair or Wilton), ivory (Wilton)
Food paste (for leaves): moss green (Wilton or Sugarflair), melon (Wilton), white (Chef Rubber), brown (Wilton), and ivory (Wilton)
Old Gold lustre dust
PME tip 50
Royal icing, off-peak consistency and soft peak consistency
1. Cover your cookies with fondant and allow the fondant to set overnight.
2. The next day, pour cooled boiled water in either a glass or brush basin, place your colours in a paint palette, and have a dropper of Everclear (or lemon extract) close by.
It is best to allow your paint to set for 30 minutes prior to piping the decorative sunflower leaf border; that way you will not accidentally smudge your paint.
Learn how hand paint sunflowers on a sugar cookie. For colors shown here, product recommendations and recipes, visit http://bobbiesbakingblog.com.
Learn the delicious art of one stroke parting with edible food past on fondant and sugar cookies! Bonus learn how to pipe sunflower leaf border!
These painted sunflower cookies are beautiful, they look great! Good job!!
great video been wanting to learn painting on cakes!