Indeed – especially when it comes to making cookies like this one that use the needlepoint technique! Here, Julia piped about eleven tiny squares per linear inch, which amounts to well over 1,000 across the entirety of this 4-inch cookie. In addition to patience, one needs a good understanding of royal icing consistency and lots of piping practice to have success with this challenging technique. Want to learn how to do it yourself? Sign up for Julia’s next piping fundamentals course. For information about her upcoming classes, visit the “CLASSES & EVENTS” section of this site.