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.
Part 1: Sunflower Blossoms
Learn how hand paint sunflowers on a sugar cookie. For colors shown here, product recommendations and recipes, visit http://bobbiesbakingblog.com.
Part 2: Leaves
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!