Why do you not use baking powder in the cookie recipes? Lustre dust (I have used: Aqua shimmer & Iced Pink from Edable Art) Just be creative! Please email me to let me know. We follow all of the fun and new baking trends that are out there and give recipes a twist to make a dessert that you may have not tried before. You can bake and freeze the cookies in advance. sarah.a: I know that Global sugar Art online have many shimmers and lustre dusts. Thanks for the great tutorial! I love your website! You can use Petal base. to give that shiny thing?? I store all my fondant decor in air thight boxes. Profile Setup, Posting, and Other Site Tips. Other Technique/Design Help Needed - STAT! Thanks for the great inspiration! To attach a fondant decoration, brush on back of the dried fondant decoration. so that you can make it at home. Use a small amount of water to get this fondant to stick to the cookie. can you help We don’t know sugar paste, gum paste, and rolled fondant, I would like if you can explain me differences between them, perhaps i could find frencs equivalent products… But due to the thin fondant layer it will harden a little bit. I would like to know how to pack these cookies. A few tips I have picked up through trial and error. Hi Louise I love your site and am going to try out the cookies very soon! Remove your frosted cake from the refrigerator and spray it all over with fresh water. Excellent instructions and photos! thanks so much! i can freeze fondant pearls and use them later. Do you have any other tips for keep them fresh? Recipe may be doubled. I would not store fondant covered cookies for too long. There are no limits when it comes to decorating cookies. Do you have a recipe for the rolled fondant that you used on the cookies here? way easy to make and its chocolate who wouldnt love it !i get tons of compliments on my cookies done with it happy decorating everyone, Thanks for the tutorial! Well you can use white/pearl lustre dusts if you cant find them colored. A rolling pin and cookie cutter the same shape and size as your cookies. It’s like me cookie has shrank. I’ll take your advice very carefully!!! I'm in the process of shooting (on 7/2 and 7/3) a new series of videos, one of which will be about making easy embellishments with modeling chocolate. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=BA17D1E7-802D-F658-0CFDA9C65E5D2A6B&killnav=1, http://www.karenscookies.net/shop/packaging-and-presentation-supplies/8-cookie-sticks/prod_125.html, http://www.karenscookies.net/shop/recipes/info_11.html#recipe01, http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18913, http://www.kitchengifts.com/nofailsugarcookies.html, http://www.karenscookies.net/shop/index.php, How to Make Cake Pops: Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial (with Pictures), How To Make Royal Icing For Piping & Flooding, How to make a frozen buttercream transfer (Recipe). Your tutorial inspired me to do some cookie decoration with marshmallow fondant for my shop. Thank u!! WOW!! FMM & PME. Marielba. Awesome tutorial again Louise! Yippieeee!Thanks so much for all your tutorials . I was just never a fan of the taste. Decorate with fondant 2 weeks before is ok to do. Before either packing them in boxes or bags. Yanipooh: Are there any baking powder in? Replies and comments they make will be collapsed/hidden by default. TIA, say i made cookies and then decorated them with fondant. Hi? So beautiful!Where do you buy all the nice things you have? When it comes to gum paste you will need some special ingredients, these can be bought from online shops in europe. So whether your only now dipping your toes into baking, or have been baking for quite some time, we have recipes that you'll love and want to try out. Baking Roller Pin Non Stick Sugarcraft Fondant Cake Cookie Dough Kitchen 50cm. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. (I know sometimes colored buttercream can look discolored and turn different shades after freezing). When you block a person, they can no longer invite you to a private message or post to your profile wall. Oh how fun!! I never liked a thick royal icing base and I don't like a thick fondant base either. I love your blog! I use someone similar to these ones from karens Cookies http://www.karenscookies.net/shop/packaging-and-presentation-supplies/8-cookie-sticks/prod_125.html, Hi, If you a member of CakeCentral.com you can find a great tutorial on how to box and pack cookies safely. Almost as good as yours but not quite  They were gone before I had the chance to take a photo for you… Always feel free to leave a comment, question or suggestion on any post we have. Brownie Desserts Oreo Dessert Mini Desserts Fondant Tips Fondant Icing Fondant Tutorial Fondant Cakes Cupcake Cakes Icing Tips. http://www.facebook.com/TheCookieArchitect, I have this book and it said to use piping gel or buttercream to attach the fondant.http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Photo-Guide-Cookie-Decorating/dp/158923748X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371059473&sr=8-1&keywords=the+complete+photo+guide+to+cookie+decorating. Only I would not use water. Once again Thanks (: hello, Your cookies are beautiful, I just have one question: Do you just brush on the luster dust or do you put some kind of glue on the fondant? Fondant is very forgiving and easy to peel off of the cookie if you make a mistake. Hello, Do you sell these. Learn how your comment data is processed. as when im putting the iced cookies in to the bags the paste is sticking to the cellophane bags, hope you can help I hope you will have fun with the cookies Stacie. You probably will not believe it, but in small city in Russia ( like the one i live in) it’s absolutely impossible to find a corn syrup. How Long Should I Wait 'Til I Decorate Cookies? I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve linked to you for this post 5 things about yourself. Use the veining tool to make small marks down the body. I think it is easier to work with than royal icing. Your cookies very very very nice ! I loved it, your cookies look gorgeous. Please see my collection at http://www.facebook.com/yummycrispies, I would appreciate your feedback/comments. thank you very much! Has anyone tried royal icing to make sure this wouldn’t happen or does the corn syrup really attached the two solidly together (even in humid weather) ? Greetings Morgana, I am glad that you like it. Cut the small wings in the shape as shown on step 1/wing B. Brush a little corn syrup on the small wing parts. Tasted pretty good until I discovered a great recipe from Vera at http://www.bakingobsession.com/homemadefondant. Can’t resist to open this website everyday at least 10 mins. Where can I buy a veining tool from? Thanks for any info you might be able to provide me!!! Hello, my name is Rébecca, I’m french, so excuse me because my english is not very good. Such a beautiful thing and quite easy. Thank you for all the fantastic comments!! There are a ton of recipes. For starters it is not as messy or time consuming and has no wait time to set and dry. I love your site by the way. The sticks should come to about mid-cookie. I loved you blog-especially these cookies- very much.They are just great.I’m also using sugar paste (fondan)to make cookies and to decorate cakes.Thanks for sharing:-)MUTFAKTA BIRI MI VAR??? I would love to try my hand at these cookies! Nice pictures, you make it look so easy. Up to 3-4 weeks ahead. You can use fondant to cover a cake, make little figurines or cut out decorations for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. If you want to learn, it is as easy as playing with playdough. Thank you very much for sharing and happy Valentine’s day from Spain! Rolled fondant in your chosen colors + small amount of white rolled fondant And tutorial! when i tried to do these the cookies got a little smaller when i baked them and then the fondant piece was to big. Click over to find out 4 different ways to stick fondant decorations on a fondant cake when cake decorating! Can you make the fondant ahead of time and then stick on the biscuit when done. Place the cookies in one layer on a tray that fits into your freezer. I think I prefer fondant icing much more than royal icing. Have you received a positive response when serving the fondant covered cookies? It is very useful for people like me because I like to prepare beutiful cakes, cookies an other desserts. I have seen the most beautiful cookies in the world in Budapest and Prague done with the cut off corner of a frozen vegetable bag 10 years ago. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=BA17D1E7-802D-F658-0CFDA9C65E5D2A6B&killnav=1. When I make cakes I stick the fondant icing to marzipan with gin. As the fondant don`t get too hard I’m afraid that after packaged cookie get too wet. Dresden & veining tool (I recomend the one from Jem) This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Fra: Disqus [mailto:] Any suggestions to keeping the fondant soft? They look great! You are a God Cook!! I’m from Indonesia. The fondant should not hard as in very dry. Lots of cookie businesses makes cookies up to 1 month in advance. I was wondering if people like eating the fondant covered cookies? How to Make Fondant Sugar Glue to stick decorations on a cake. Hello Louise- you do a wonderful job on this site! I was just wondering though…is ready to roll Regal icing the same as rolled fondant? I  use a brush dampened with water and brush the top of my cookie then apply my fondant and you are ready to frost. Click over to find out 4 different ways to stick fondant decorations on a fondant cake when cake decorating! Marlene: Silk range/pearl. Cookie cutters in the same shape Hugs, Carol. Otherwise I have heard you can freeze the cooked biscuits…. Soon as your cookie comes out of the oven, place your fondant on the warm cookie. ive made a load of cookies and am all excited about icing them….. where do you get your cookie cutters from? Will this buttercream stick to the fondant, and will the colored buttercream freeze well? Oh WOW. Well, don’t be. maybe the fondant ones only 3 weeks as it will harden a bit. Please tell me best tested fondant receipes you have tried and tested. Once your cookies have cooled and are ready to ice, gently spread a thin amount of apricot jam onto each cookie this helps the fondant to stick to the cookie. We may also earn commissions on purchases from other retail websites. Might need it for reference. I’ve done similar with modeling chocolate as I don’t like the taste of fondant.ps I love your blog! That said, I rarely use fondant to cover cookies completely (I'm not a huge fan of its chewy texture), but I do like to use it (or modeling chocolate, even better!) nikki: Great idea, I myself have had bad luck making my own modelling chocolate though maybe I should try again. Chocolate Ganache Chocolate ganache, a blend of chocolate and cream, also can be used to help fondant stick. I would use royal icing on a fondant covered cake. I will remember that. What it can be substituted with? Louise, I’m thrilled to find your blog! thankyou! hi Thank you Tami! Drape the fondant over a rolling pin or long cylinder. I look forward to many more to come! I'm considering purchasing one and wondered about the need/value of buying one as an attachment to my kitchen aid stand mixer or picking up something that sits on the counter like what you use in many videos. Feel free to ask questions. Hi I’ve got one question. I love using impression mats and small fondant cutters. , Hi,I am from Israel & i read & enjoy youre articals very much. Just tell me your goals and I can set you in the right direction so you don't fall into some of the pitfalls I did. I’m morgana, from Spain. dpotter: yep it’s like golden syrup but use a clear one if you can get it. Thanks kelly. Should I make the cookies ahead of time and only decorate them shortly before?? eventhough I was busy sometimes. what can i use as an alternative? But my favorite way? and I am shocked why this accident didn’t took place earlier! i am making silhouette wedding cookies and am rolling sugar paste out and using bespoke cookie cutters to punch out the silhouettes in the sugar paste and attach to the cookies, how long does the sugar paste need to dry before i can bag them up? The only times I have had the problem that you describe is when I have used some left over cookie dough that was maybe 2-3 days old. As a cake decorator myself, this is so very helpful. Non-stick board Decorated with icing or fondant, it will get a little less crips. The fondant will get slightly harder but not much. Brush lustre dust on the wings with a soft brush. Just caught these super cute cupcakes on the site. Then just laid the fondant on top. So you dont have to cut out the whole shape like I did. Thankyou. Roll out the colored fondant on your work surface with a little starch. but how long, thanks for the help Use a pastry brush to paint a light film of the egg white mixture on the cookies. if yes, can we use just a ready to use fondant that normally available in the store? I always get excited when I see a new post in your blog! Could you share a good cookie receipe to make, so that I can decorate it with fondant. I’ve tried using more flour in the dough but it made the cookies taste awful. My question to you is… why is my fondant shape too big for my cookie even though i used the same size cutter? I lose myself in it. Zakiya I had bought some fondant to try to decorate cookies for our wedding. I am using the cookies to sweep down the sides of a 4-tiered wedding cake. Cookies for a bridal/wedding shower. tara: I know that some use to freeze their home made fondant so why not try and freeze the pearls. You could also just use cool boiled water, not too much or it will make the shortbread soggy. The cookies are lovely and your instructions are so clear! Press one fondant circle on one cookie. Take your chosen color for the large wing and roll out the rolled fondant thinly. But MMF works just as good. This looks great, love your photo’s too!! I tried with royal icing but wanted to give fondant a try too. What did i do wrong? To make fondant stick to itself, simply dab a drop of water between the two pieces. I can't wait to see too! I am self taught and only working with fondant because I do not have the patience for the drying time needed on RI and I had no tips until the other day when someone gifted me a box of 50 something Wilton tips. Lisa: Decorated cookies does have problems staying crunchy after they have been decorated thats even with rolled fondant or royal icing. Repeat step 7 from the dragonfly. Glue it on with a little corn syrup. !Thanks för charing! Love to see what you come up with. Wow Louise your cookies are stunning i can’t wait to try it out. I wanted to make fondant cookies as wedding favors, can you give me a couple of tips as to how long these stay fresh or if you can freeze them? Thanks, Hi, love the cookies! I always let fondant cookies dry for a whole day + night before packing them in 1 layer. After you rolled out the dough did you then put it in the fridge before cutting out? All so easy. would they ship well if they were in an airtight containter, each cookie indivualy wrqapped with wax paper? I would like to know how to maintain the crisp texture of the cookies while we’re working on the fondant. Use the same 2 inch round cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles. You have entered an incorrect email address! How long is the storage time? How to Make Edible Glue for Gumpaste & Fondant Embellishments: Tylose glue or a.k.a gum glue is an edible glue that is used when cake decorators need to adhere gumpaste or fondant together. What are the pros and cons, best types of pasta rollers to get that will stand up over time, etc. Take your veining tool and mark the wings with fine lines. You simply roll out the fondant, cut it with the same cutter as your cookie, and apply. Love fondant because I don't have to wait for it to dry before I begin piping. The Wilton one, well yes I guess you could. Your cookies are beautiful! Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack. I hope it make sense.thanks! Thank you, This is long but hope my trial and errors saves you some time! Your cookies are so beautiful. A batch of your favourite vanilla shortbread cookies – here’s our own recipe. Lisa. But if its for making mmf you can use a neutral oil instead. will the cookie go soggy cause of the fondant? Sorry, i’m new on this and i hope you can help me, Thanks will keep an eye out for this size. Gather up your thinly rolled fondant by holding a light rolling pin or long cylinder a few inches above the center of your fondant. I have not tried hot apricot jam but I guess that it would work too. Thank you. I will be more then glad to help you get started. With your finger smooth out the edges all around the small wings. This way you can smooth the edges. x Karin, hi.I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, FOR THE PETIT FURS , I MAKE A SYROPE WHITH SUGAR AND WATER AND LITTLE OF RUM OR AMARETTO OR BRANDY AND YOU MAKE SOME WHOLS IN THE PETIT FOURS AND WITH A SPOON WET THEM, SO THEY DONT BE DRY, AFTER THAT I COVERED WITH THE FONDANT .THEY ARE DELICIOUS ENJOY THEM. Hi Louise, thank for sharing this wonderful tips of fondant cookies. mayieve: when I make MMF I add 2 tbsp of Crisco to the mixture when its liquid. Fondant is not chewy because I roll it thin. After dreaming about doing this for a while, I went out, bought cookie cutters and tried this last night. Emne: [cakejournal] Re: How to decorate cookies with rolled fondant, NOTE: This comment is waiting for your approval. Both have happend to me. There is so much product out there one feels he absolutely needs to be a fondant cookie or cupcake artist. I bookmarked it. Ive made these before in the past with no problems, but this time no matter what I … A sharp knife, for trimming fondant Rina: You can use a ready to use fondant . Do i need my fondant deco to be dried first before sticking it to my roll fondant cookie or can i add the fondant deco immediately after cutting with cutter? 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