Sorry that I have been MIA in blog land lately. I have had a lot of other things requiring my time. On of those things was the benefit that I mentioned in the previous post. FIRST, it was a wonderful event and we had a great turn out. Thanks to the all the support and generosity we met and exceeded our fundraising goals for that night.
One of the things I was helping with was baking stuff for the bake sale. Everyone knows that the prettier/cuter it is, the better it sells. I thought I would bake up some cupcakes and cookies.
For the cupcakes I just made a box mix. Then I whipped up a batch of Marshmallow Fondant. I can not always buy new cookie/fondant cutters every time I want to make something new, so I always improvise. The I found a small cup for the green circle, I just made sure that the circle would fit the top of my cupcake. I used a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon for the middle of the flower. I did purchase the small flower cutter for .50 cents at a craft store. The colors of gel food coloring I used were Kelly Green, Rose, and Lemon Yellow. I used frosting from the recipe for the cookies, to apply the fondant pieces to the top of the cupcake and to each other.
The cupcakes were my FAVORITE.
With the cookies, I tried something that I have never tried before, but always wanted to.
I piped and then flooded the cookies.
I had mixed results, but I am definitely going to keep trying.
I used a new-to-me recipes for both the sugar cookies and the frosting. I used the recipes from The Decorated Cookie...LOVE her site.
The sugar cookies were great for the pops and they were a great texture for a solid cookie. The taste of the dough wasn't my favorite, but coupled with the frosting the cookies were still good.
The frosting was EASY to make and EASY to use.With the piping and flooding technique you will need to divide your frosting. Making half like the recipe calls for, and adding more water to the other half to make a flooding consistency. She has great instructions on how to do this technique on her site. Make sure to leave yourself overnight to allow for the frosting to harden. I failed to do that, and the middles of my cookies smooshed a little in the packaging.
Piping and flooding takes some patience, but it makes the cookie look really pretty...mine were a little rough, but with practice I know that I can get the smooth look I want.
I can't wait to try again.
I have some Mother's Days projects in the works, keep coming back and checking.