Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wedding Cake and Monogram Cookies

I received an order to make cookies for a wedding shower this past July. The brides' color was plum and the request was for wedding cake shaped cookies and monogram cookies. It was a lot of work since I had made neither before but they were a lot of fun.

The flowers on the cake are made from fondant. Let me back up a bit first. I swore off fondant after making my triplet's 3rd birthday cake. The whole pirate themed cake was great in my head but not greatly executed. I haven't brave enough to post pictures of that. The fondant for their cake was difficult to work with and I realized it wasn't me! I had used some of Wilton's fondant and I hopefully won't use it again. It tastes awful!

I then picked up a tub of Fondarific to try and I am in love! It is so easy to work with and tastes yummy! I used this brand of fondant to make the flowers. AmeriColor gel was used to color it and I used Sugarbelle's color chart as a guide.

For the monogram cookies I pre-made the royal icing "B's" by using a template taped to the backside of a cookie sheet then taping wax paper over it. I let them dry for a day or two (it was a bit humid so it took longer). Once the cookies were flooded and just slightly set, I plopped on a "B" and let them dry overnight. 

Overall I am please with how they came out and would definitely attempt them again!