Hand Painted Sunflower Sugar Cookies

After spending the day at the arboretum picking out the perfect pumpkins and looking at the golden sunflowers I decided to bake up a batch of sugar cookies and paint them with sunflowers and sunflower leaves. Lately, my attention has turned toward edible painting on cakes and cookies. I use a one stroke method to paint most of my designs. One stroke painting is a decorative painting technique…

Royal Icing Recipe, with raw egg whites
907 grams/ 7 1/2-cup icing sugar, sifted 4 times
225 gram/ 5/8-cup egg whites
1/4-teaspoon cream of tartar, if NOT using copper
1/4 teaspoon egg white powder, not meringue powder
1-teaaspoons almond extract
Royal Icing with Meringue Powder:
80 grams/ 14 cup. plus 2 Tablespoons meringue powder, (NOT EGG WHITE POWDER)
236 grams/ 1-cup water
907 grams/ 7 1/2-cups icing sugar
2-teaspoon almond extract
In the bowl of a standing mixer pour warm water beat (by hand) to a soft peak consistency, sift icing sugar over the mixture, add lemon juice and almond extract. Beat on the lowest speed, with the paddle attachment to reach off-peak consistency. If the royal icing has not soften enough keep beating, on low, in 3 minute increments until off-peak consistency is achieved. Add the almond extract and beat, on low speed, for 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer to a container and cover with a damp cloth

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dsweetstuff ...

Lovely work!! Thanks for sharing. =)

Bobbie ...

Thank you!

Nicole - Just For The Cake Of It ...

Beautiful!

TheCakeByMildred ...

what happens if I don’t have egg white powder?

Bobbie ...

The egg powder is optional, it adds extra stability. The recipe will be awesome without the egg white powder!

Little Apple Cakes ...

they are beautiful, thank you for sharing :)

Jennifer ...

Beautiful work