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« on: February 03, 2010 11:59:05 AM »

loooong time lurker, finally doing my first post

my little girl (they are always our little girls no matter the age, right) is not a fan of cake, so I made her these shortbread cookies to hand out as party favors to her friends on her 20th birthday.
I wanted them to be nummy & pretty so I made the fondant myself using marshmallows.
I used the same round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies & the topping of fondant, which is glued on with corn syrup.
the butterfly wings are fondant (I used a heart shape cookie cutter for the wings) and the bodies are royal icing. the antenna are fake flower stamens. all the piping & flowers are royal icing as well.
Thanks for looking!


I didn't remember to take many pictures before putting them in cello bags  Tongue , sorry about the glare.

I did 20 cookies for her 20th
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010 12:07:02 PM »

Your cookies are so pretty. I can't believe you made your own fondant, is it difficult?
These are a great alternative to a big cake and probably a lot less messy if you need to transport them.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010 12:21:36 PM »

Those are scrumpdeli-ish-us!!!  They are too pretty to eat.  The colours you used for icing make them look so lovely!! Great job
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010 02:00:26 PM »

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Your cookies are so pretty. I can't believe you made your own fondant, is it difficult? These are a great alternative to a big cake and probably a lot less messy if you need to transport them.
Thank you  Smiley
It's really easy actually & I think it's easier to work with when it's fresh & warm then using the store bought. plus it's actually edible. 
Basic recipe: 1 bag marshmallows, 2lb powdered sugar & 1/2 cup shortening. you can also add any flavorings you want. you melt marshmallows and add in powdered sugar, letting your mixer's dough hook do the kneading. then add in the shortening to keep it moist. I rarely have used a 1/2 cup, but you do need to cover it in it & wrap it in plastic to keep the fondant from drying out.
so easy for travel, especially if let to firm up for 12-24 hours. much easier than a cake for sure!


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Those are scrumpdeli-ish-us!!!  They are too pretty to eat.  The colours you used for icing make them look so lovely!! Great job
Thanks so much! she actually saved a few of her favorites, because she said she just couldn't eat them.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010 08:58:49 PM »

These look really good! So cute and playful! I don't like cake either. I would have loved these cookies when I was twenty! But I'm the only one who does the baking in my house.

These look very time consuming. But excellent work! You can definitely see all the love you put into them!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010 02:53:15 PM »

These look really good! So cute and playful! I don't like cake either. I would have loved these cookies when I was twenty! But I'm the only one who does the baking in my house.

These look very time consuming. But excellent work! You can definitely see all the love you put into them!
Thank you! They were a bit time consuming (1 very long evening) but not much longer than a fondant cake and a lot more fun to do.
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