Monday, November 22, 2010

Wedding Dress Cookies & Tutorial

It's been a while since I've posted a tutorial for you guys! But I think you'll enjoy this one. These cookie are pretty easy to make if you have the right tools.

Here's what you need:
Wedding Dress Cookie Cutter Texture Set from Country Kitchen Sweet Art
Sugar cookies (cut with the Wedding Dress cutter, baked & cooled)
Fondant colors of your choice
a paint brush
an angled spatula or knife
a rolling pin

Step 1: Roll the fondant out to 1/8-inch thickness. If you use the Wilton 9-inch rolling pin, the purple guide rings are 1/8-inch so just roll the fondant out until you can't get it any thinner.

Step 2: Choose one of the texture mats included with your cookie cutter set. Lay it on the fondant and press firmly. Be careful that the texture mat does not slip/move on the fondant. Then remove the texture mat and set aside.

Step 3: Use the Wedding Dress cookie cutter to cut out the imprinted fondant.

Step 4: Slather a thin layer of buttercream on the sugar cookie, and lay the fondant cut-out on top.

Step 5: Decorate the dress! For this tutorial, I'm going to make 3 mini ribbon roses to sit on one side of the dress at hip level.

Roll a piece of fondant paper-thin.

Step 6: Cut the fondant into 3 strips approximately a 1/2 inch wide. Then fold the strips in half lengthwise.

Step 7: Starting at one end, roll up the folded fondant strip. I like my ribbon roses to have little pleats in them so you can do that too, if you like.

Step 8: Now, you probably have a bunch of ugly fondant on the back of your ribbon rose so just trim that off with your spatula/knife.

Step 9: Apply a tiny bit of water to the wedding dress, and place the ribbon rose on top.

Repeat Steps 6-9 for the remaining 2 ribbon roses.

You can make so many different dresses with this cutter and texture set from Country Kitchen Sweet Art. For example, here are a few bridesmaid dresses.*

*Please ignore the damaged bow on the dress on the right. I took these cookies to Daytona for an ICES Day of Sharing and, of course, dropped them. Whoops!


Tommy1951 said...

Really a great idea. I grew up in PA where a cookie table was the norm. Usually they were baked by all of the aunts on both sides and it rapidly became a contest! So,the cookies were fantastic! Now live in the SE. Here we do not have cookie bars and I MISS THEM!

I help manage a wedding banquet facility in Birmingham AL. Here the tradition is the groom's cake. Typically a sports theme and also commonly home made. Both traditions are great, but... there is just something about the cookies!:)

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