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!


  1. I say you have to be very, very, good with the piping bag to make such pretty monograms! What size tip did you use? The flowers on the cake cookie are darling.

    1. Hi Joy,
      For the monograms, they were royal icing transfers that I made ahead of time. I used a #2 tip for those and let them dry for a few days. While the white icing set but still wet, I added the monogram and pressed lightly.
      The flowers were made of fondant.
      Thank you!