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« on: October 20, 2008 08:52:50 PM »

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  =)

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008 09:11:41 PM »

Wow, these are so cool!
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008 02:45:58 AM »

Totoro...and food?! How can a combination of those two not be wonderful? They look great.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008 03:31:07 AM »

I just tried that fondant recipes myself this weekend.  Was yours incredibly greasy? (or is that just the way fondant is?)  It also wasnt the most easy to work with, but I think I shouldve chilled it alittle bit.  Either way, cute cookies though! Glad you did better than me on my first shot.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008 10:44:59 AM »

I just tried that fondant recipes myself this weekend.  Was yours incredibly greasy? (or is that just the way fondant is?)  It also wasnt the most easy to work with, but I think I shouldve chilled it alittle bit.  Either way, cute cookies though! Glad you did better than me on my first shot.  Cheesy
Yes, mine was very greasy.  I figured that was just cause I ran out of icing sugar, but maybe it's a greasy recipe in general?  Chilling it didn't help much with that.  I've never tried any other fondant recipes before, so I don't know how it's 'supposed' to be.  Maybe someone who knows more about fondant can enlighten us.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008 07:16:14 PM »

wow i love your totoro cookies! super cute! i've tried making fortune cookies too, so difficult but tasty.

i've never made butter fondant but i highly recommend marshmallow fondant. it tastes good and isn't greasy (except for the small amount of shortening that you use to keep it from sticking to the table - or roll out between wax paper). the recipe looks hard but it's pretty easy to make.

http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009 02:33:02 PM »

I'm not sure how I missed this, but those cookies look awesome.  I love all the different fondant designs you did. 

I'm going to use your recipe when i eventually try fondant. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009 01:26:53 AM »

ive never seen fondant used so genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're amazing Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009 10:35:00 AM »

adorable!
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