Yellow Roses and Lace
Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #26

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This set was decorated both as a challenge entry and as a present for my grandmother's 90th birthday next Friday. (So with Ginkowerkstatt's entry, we are building a sub-theme in the challenge! Yellow is a favourite colour of hers, and she enjoys needlework, so I went with a lace/embroidery theme. However, contrarily to all appearances, the technique I chose for the challenge has nothing to do with lace - although it is also my first try with both needlepoint and eyelet lace. I indeed really wanted to learn how to pipe classic royal icing roses, and set on learning how to do toothpick roses thanks to @Tunde's tutorial: http://cookieconnection.juliau...pick-roses-made-easy. Her method seemed perfect for me, as I do not yet possess a flower nail!

I am very happy with my results, especially considering I do not have any flower piping tips. These roses were actually piped with a very cheap puff pastry round tip that I squashed and trimmed with pliers till it got the right shape. It wasn't perfect; the metal was kind of jagged, which gave jagged edges to my petals, but I'm very proud nonetheless! I also had to experiment quite a lot with icing consistencies before I found the one that worked. Thanks to Tunde for the great tutorial!

The following resources were also consulted: Amber Spiegel's brush embroidery tutorial, Tunde's eyelet lace tutorial, and this image by Cookies with Character for the crocheted lace pattern.

Detail of my roses:

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Haha - yay for sub-themes!
For my cookies I piped roses on toothpicks as well. Seems like our cookies have a lot in common!

As a fan of yellow I really like these cookies and think you did great with all your firsts! Personally I like that the edges of the rose petals are not that smooth. Makes them more vivid. Was hoping to get some of those effects on mine as well.

And that cookie right in the center, hidden behind the others, is my favourite. Mostly because I totally adore that pattern!

Great work! ❤️

Annelise posted:

This set was decorated both as a challenge entry and as a present for my grandmother's 90th birthday next Friday. (So with Ginkowerkstatt's entry, we are building a sub-theme in the challenge! Yellow is a favourite colour of hers, and she enjoys needlework, so I went with a lace/embroidery theme. However, contrarily to all appearances, the technique I chose for the challenge has nothing to do with lace - although it is also my first try with both needlepoint and eyelet lace. I indeed really wanted to learn how to pipe classic royal icing roses, and set on learning how to do toothpick roses thanks to @Tunde's tutorial: http://cookieconnection.juliau...pick-roses-made-easy. Her method seemed perfect for me, as I do not yet possess a flower nail!

I am very happy with my results, especially considering I do not have any flower piping tips. These roses were actually piped with a very cheap puff pastry round tip that I squashed and trimmed with pliers till it got the right shape. It wasn't perfect; the metal was kind of jagged, which gave jagged edges to my petals, but I'm very proud nonetheless! I also had to experiment quite a lot with icing consistencies before I found the one that worked. Thanks to Tunde for the great tutorial!

The following resources were also consulted: Amber Spiegel's brush embroidery tutorial, Tunde's eyelet lace tutorial, and this image by Cookies with Character for the crocheted lace pattern.

Detail of my roses:

DSC01648DSC01645

 

You created your own petal tip???!!!! AMAZING. (As are your roses!)

I love the Tunde-Amber, one-two punch here! The set is really beautiful, and I am SURE your grandmother was thrilled to receive these! The little roses are excellent, and the lace is flawless. You incorporated so many different techniques in this set, with stunning results.  Perhaps we should now call this "Annelise's Style"?!  

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