I had some extra cookies and frosting leftover after making my Simple Cross Cookies. It was also very close to my Grandma’s 89th birthday, I knew I wanted to make her something special that she could share with her friends.
I was a bit limited by the colors I had available, but once I started thinking, I realized that it was the perfect time to experiment with brush embroidery with royal icing. For brush embroidery, some medium thickness icing is piped onto the cookie. Immediately, a damp paintbrush is used to pull the icing away from the lines, leaving a delicate brushed look.
Once I started, I quickly realized that the colors lent themselves to poppies! I love the contrast of the brushed poppies on the black and white backgrounds!
Oh, and Grandma loved them, so that makes me even happier!