There are so many details on Julia’s plumeria cookies, and it’s those fine points that make these cookies so lifelike. First, every royal icing element was contoured, as a stem, leaf, or petal would be in nature. Each piece was also airbrushed in hues that would closely approximate its natural color variations. Julia even used a delicate fan brush to paint veins on the larger leaves. To see all of these steps and others, take a look at Julia’s YouTube video.