Yes, it's no secret that good old fashioned practice is the way to upgrade your cookie decorating and these wet on wet rose Valentine cookies prove that point. The technique isn't hard, you just pipe a blob of wet icing onto wet icing and swirl it around with a toothpick or scribe tool. But, it does take some experience and finessing to make a rose that looks sort of realistic.
What I really love is that after lots of practice, I'm not only better at making wet on wet roses but I'm faster, which is why I even considered adding them to cookies for my upcoming fundraising sale.
Here's a sneak peak:
|These mini rose cookies will be for sale in sets of two.|
|The mini rose cookies also look cute when stuck on top of a larger base cookie.|
|I used ivory, pink and a bit of moss green icing for these.|
|Here's a closeup of some mini roses. I used the same icing for the leaves to add groups of tiny dots.|