What you see below are actual cookies meant for eating, and at the bottom of the post is a how-to video for instructions on how you can learn to do this yourself.
Made by New York-based pastry chef Amber Spiegel, each of these painstakingly detailed ornamental designs can take up to 45 minutes.
Let me say that again.
45. Minutes. For. A. Single. Cookie.
However, when you see the end results, you’ll understand why. Each cookie of Amber’s is flawlessly detailed with accents, like gold edges, designs that give the illusion of quilted surfaces, florets, and more, a feat that no doubt requires incredible patience and precision. For the finely detailed parts, she uses a scribe tool, which has never occurred to me to use when piping.
The coolest thing about Amber is she has all kinds of awesome tutorial videos on her website (link at the bottom)! They’re really well done, and I’m considering trying this out for the holiday season. It would be really cool to give these to close friends and family as a gift! However, when I was watching the video, all I could think of at the end was how terrible it would be if I made a mistake during the last part, haha.