Whee, my first post in the edible crafting section!
It was my birthday a couple weeks ago, so I decided to take on some ambitious food projects for my party guests. One of these was that I made home-made fortune cookies for the first time, and they turned out pretty good, but my fingers got a little singed since you have to fold them right out of the oven. I used this recipe
and it tasted just like the ones you'd get at a restaurant (and I also strongly endorse their suggestion to fold the cookies using light cotton gloves). I saved some batter and had each of my guests write a fortune, and made a small batch while they were there with their own fortunes and then passed them out which turned out to be a fun activity. The baking time on these is the trickiest part since if you bake them too long they're too stiff to fold, but if you underbake them they stay kinda chewy and don't have a good crunch to them.
The cake you see in the picture below was made by my friend for me (she said she didn't want me making my own cake, hehe) and it was delicious!
My favourite project however, was my Totoro cookies. I made this recipe: Rolled Buttercream Fondant
Having never made fondant before, I was very pleased with how it turned out. I substituted almond extract in place of the vanilla it called for, which was extra yum! The base of the cookies were just a plain sugar cookie recipe. I made each of the little totoros by hand, and they turned out super cute! Hope you like 'em =)