royal icing brush embroidery tutorial

A sugar cookie replica of a 1920 clock

Sydney’s favorite book is the Great Gatsby ( by F.Scott Fitzgerald);  I had promised her when Baz Luhrmann rendition of the movie was available I would purchase two copies. One copy of the movie for Sydney and one copy for D.F. and I, therefore we could all watch it together. I was blown away with Luhrmann’s directional view, “an epic melodrama that fuses old-movie theatrics and subjective filmmaking, period music and modern pop, real sets and unreal landscapes, psychological drama and speeded-up slapstick.”

While watching the movie I had an inspiration to create a few edible era pieces, the clock above is one of the ideas I visualized..I created two other period pastries I plan to share later. The clock reminded me of my grandmother, who will be 100 years old in December. The cookie is covered in fondant with a lace impression.


  • Parchment paper cones or bags
  • PME tip/tune writer 1, writer 2
  • PME #43 rope
  • Gel brush #10
  • Paper towel dry
  • Paper towel damp
  • PME sponge holder or sponge
  • Small bowl
  • tooth pick
  • Viva Paper towel


  • Royal icing, off peak consistency & Soft peak consistency
  • 1-sugar cookie recipe, baked and cooled
  • Piping gel
  • Cooled boiled water
  • Food paste, brown, electric pink, golden yellow, green electric green, and pink
  • Fondant cover cookie or glazed covered

Recipe for Ivory colored Royal Icing:

  • 1/8  toothpick electric pink, food paste
  • 1/8 toothpick pink, food paste
  • 1/4 toothpick golden yellow
  • 1/4 toothpick brown

For the products used in this video tutorial and other tutorials please visit Shop 5th Avenue Cakes.

 The clock is a variation to another Brush Embroidery cookie I posted back in March. If you enjoy the two tone accent is easily adapted to the clock.

Learn how to make lace impression royal icing on a sugar cookie

Five after five.

Please enjoy the Video..

The clock face is an off white fondant with Romain numbers, antique piped hands and a running sea shell border. The recipe for both the vanilla bean sugar cookie and the royal icings is available in my recipe section.

For the complete HD Video Series Antique Clock Lace Clock Bundle

Includes 4 Hd Video:

Antique Clock Lace Impression..12.21

Antique Clock Brush Embroidery with detailed special touches..20.57

Antique Clock the Face and String work..14.47

Final Touches

Mix old gold with Everclear and paint the centre of the clock, as well as the shell border.

Pipe, with off-peak consistency moss green royal icing, several leaves. Paint the tips gold.


Royal icing lace brush embroidery


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