Bas-relief is a form of 3-dimensional modeling in which less than half of the true depth of the object projects from the background. It is widely used as a surface decoration in pottery, woodcarving and sculpture. As with several cookie art methods.
Bas relief sculptures have inspired cookie artist to use the ancient technique to create works of sweet edible art.
This old world technique is a stunning, yet simple method to master! Want to learn what makes the art of cookie decorating so majestic? Then you have come to the right place, 5th Avenue Cookie Art Academyย  is a relaxing, friendly and pleasing environment, where I’ll embark on teaching you techniques that do not go out of style, as well as more advanced methods that will leave everyone with their eyes wide and mouths open!

Bas Relief Sculpture Cookie:

Bas relief Thanksgiving cookie design by Bobbie Bakes

A close up!


  • Sunflower swag mould, Sunflower
  • Cameo mould, FI
  • Dresden tool
  • Paper towels


  • 1-sugar cookie recipe
  • Fondant, Fondarific mocha/cinnamon bun
  • Fondant, Albert Uster
  • Crisco or trex
  • small storage bags
  • Cooled boiled water
  • Artist brush

Visitย Shop 5th Avenue Cakesย for supplies

Fondant recipe:

Bas relief Autumn-wedding cookie design by Bobbie Bakes

As you can see above any size, shape and colour can be used for bas relief!

To achieve the correct colour and flavor you will need

75 grams mocha fondarific fondant

25 grams cinnamon bun

Knead each flavor until the fondant is pliable. Next knead the two flavors together

until you achieve a soft taupe. Place the fondant in a plastic airtight bag until ready to use.

If you need a refresher on how to cover a cookie with fondant visit Oscar inspiredย Fashion Cookies

Watch the video below to learn how I created these elegant Autumn cookies; if you prefer a royal icing covered cookie

I explain (towards the end of the video) how to achieve the bas relief on top coated cookies as well.

Bas relief can be Achieved using royal icing and my dimensional pressure piping method. For an example the cameo can be piped, see the 2 example below
Cameo Cookie art Lesson

Dimensional Cameo Cookies

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