Hey Besties! I’ve been SO excited to share these with you! We are swooning over these Valentine’s Day embossed parchment paper designs! I really hope you love them too and get inspired to create some of your own! After my holiday post featuring our embossed parchment paper tutorial, I’ve been receiving requests for more! You know I aim to please so here we are! My favorite embossed parchment paper shop has come through again with a huge selection of beautiful designs to add character and texture to your royal icing. It’s never been simpler to create distinct designs with royal icing! Let’s go!
Royal Icing Recipe
First things first! THIS walks you through exactly how we make our royal icing for all of our cookie decorating. The magic of this icing and the perfect results we achieve is in the method of how you make your icing. Follow the instructions and enjoy this beautiful icing, free of color bleed and other common issues that plague cookiers!
For these cookies, we used all ChefMaster gel colors, which is our go-to brand. We achieve fabulous results at a great price point.
Using Embossed Parchment Paper for Cookies
Let’s get to the fun stuff! Besties, using embossed parchment paper may be the simplest way to create unique designs in your royal icing. Seriously. It’s literally as simple as flooding your cookies, adding the parchment paper, letting it dry and peeling it off to reveal amazing designs and textures. From there, you can add additional design elements, lettering, flowers, borders, etc. Or you can simply leave them plain as accent cookies to compliment a set of cookies! Cookies decorated with embossed parchment paper are still decorated and are stunning and unique!
In THIS post, I included a video tutorial showing exactly how we flood our cookies, add the parchment paper and remove it. But let’s review a few of my top tips for successfully using embossed parchment paper for cookie decorating.
- In my experience, you want to use flood slightly thicker than you normally would. It captures the designs better and is less likely to spill over the edge once you add the parchment paper. You will be running your finger over the paper once added, so it needs to be thick enough to withstand a tiny bit of pressure.
- Add the paper on one side of the cookie and slowly roll it down, to avoid getting air trapped underneath the paper.
- Smooth the paper out ever so gently with your finger to ensure the paper has good contact with your icing.
- Let your icing completely dry up to 24 hours. It’s tempting to peek, but peeking will change the sheen on the section you lift from the paper since it’s no longer sealed. So resists the urge to peel it up and peek until you actually think it’s ready to come off.
- If you let your icing completely dry before peeling it off, you’ll be able to reuse your parchment sheets many times over.
- As you’ll see in my photos below, you almost always have the option to emboss (imprint) or deboss (raised). If lettering is a part of the design, you may only have one option though.
- You don’t necessarily have to emboss/deboss your entire cookie! You could just flood a section, add the paper and decorate the rest the more traditional way. It’s completely up to you but keep that in mind as it can be a great way to add texture to just a portion of a design too.
My Favorite Embossed Parchment paper Shop
Fellow bestie, Marguerite Redman, also known as The Cookie Artist, was one of our Featured Bakers last year! She also happens to have the most extensive collection of embossed parchment papers of any shop I’ve seen! Seriously, my mind starts reeling with ideas every time I visit her online shop, the possibilities are endless. So, I’m thrilled to be able to share Cookie Artist Studio with you. Marguerite is as sweet as her cookies, is an amazing decorator and cookie supply shop owner. I love being able to support her small business and I highly encourage you to check out her designs. Her shop is the first I go to when looking for embossed parchment paper designs.
All of today’s designs are using papers from her shop and I’ll link directly to each one below so you can find them easily. But definitely check out the rest of her designs too!
Valentine’s Day Designs
These were so fun to make and I’m actually super excited for wedding season now too! So many fun options to add creative textures to those sets!
Design # 1
I’m in LOVE with this love note pattern! You can find it HERE!
Another favorite that turned out SO cute! You can find this one HERE!
I left this one plain so you can see how it looks embossed and debossed! I’m torn as to which I like better! So many possibilities! You can find this embossed parchment paper HERE!
Here is an example of a design you can only deboss! In you emboss, your words will be backwards. But it turns out super cute!! You can find this parchment paper design HERE!
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of a design embossed (left) and debossed (right). And then some added wording to both! You can find this embossed parchment paper design HERE!
I fell in love with this design on its own. So pretty!! You can find this embossed parchment paper HERE!
Endless Design Options
I get so excited to share simple ways to create stunning designs and these are definitely one of those techniques. If you’re looking for unique and simple ways to elevate your cookie designs, using embossed parchment paper is definitely something I’d recommend! And The Cookie Artist Studio can deliver on all the design ideas you need!
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