We have been wanting to try making these eyelet lace cookies since we saw a video in Instagram.
So when we finally have a few spare cookies to play with we decided to give these a try :)
I love the texture of the lace part as the icing was really thin down, it sets with a light texture and made it look transparent which is really lovely. I'm not sure if you can see the texture clearly on this picture, hopefully you can 'just' see it :)
I really love the soft tones on these cookies. For these cookies we chose a soft blue background to compliment the white lace. You can create these lace on any cookie with any shape.
Here are the steps of how to make these the lace on the heart shape cookies:
Step 1: Fill the cookie with light blue flood icing and let it dry.
Step 2: With an outline consistency white icing piped the eyelet pattern on to the middle of the cookie.
We decided to go for a very simple pattern as this is our first experiment creating these cookies :)
So now the next step is to use a very dilluted/runny icing to fill the area. Use a very small amount of white royal icing and add more water to make it very runny. I've taken photos of the actual icing to show you how thin/runny the icing is, hopefully its noticeable from the photo
The next step is really fun to do, my lovely daughter loves doing this part (she is the best assistant ever!) take a paint brush and paint the area with the runny white icing - see photo below.
Even out the runny icing with the paint brush, you can keep pushing the icing along the lace areas, here is a closer look at my daughter painting the cookie with the runny icing :)
The first picture below is how the cookie looks like after you finished painting the runny icing. When you have finished that part, let it dry completely. Once it has dried and set, you will see a lovely texture that will resemble a transparent lace, it looks realy lovely. The runnier the white icing, the more rough the texture is going to set.
When the icing have dried add the dot on each side of the lace and add royal icing roses or flowers.
Making these cookies also gave us a chance to practice making royal icing roses, all we need is to cut up some baking paper into little pieces, stick them on top of a flower nail. This is what a flower nail looks like, you can twirl it around your fingers easily to create the roses.
With a tiny bit of icing piped a very stiff icing on to the top of the flower nail. Then start with piping the middle bud (see the second picture) and then continue to pipe the petals one layer at a time until it forms the shape of a rose - see picture below (please excuse the giraffe onesie in the background as my daughter was demonstrating the technique for this photos :P )
This is the finished rose, we use tip #101 for these roses. You can use tip #102 or #103 to create bigger petals or bigger roses :)
And these lot are the result of our practice to make royal icing roses...we made them in all sorts of different sizes just for practice ;-)
Its a matter of "practice makes perfect", the more you practice making them, the better and quicker you are at it :)
So there you go, once the roses are dry and set, you can keep them in an airtight container and they will last for a long time. They are very handy to store, you can use them for decorating any cookies, cupcakes or cakes.
Hope you enjoyed these as much as we enjoyed making them ;-)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.