I know this question might be in the forums somewhere! I have a few questions to ask anyone that is willing to help me out. I want to make a nice cookie bouquet for my daughter's teacher. She is a great teacher she really helps her alot so we want to do something sweet for her( and whats sweeter then a cookie besides cake) Please Help....What is the best size tips to use when decorating cookies? I was wondering how thick should I roll my cookies out? Please if anyone doesn't mind explaining How do you make templetes from clipart? Also what is rolled buttercream and how do you use it a cookie? I'm sorry to ask so many question I new to decorating so I really want to get better and learn more! Thank You in advance...anything extra that you can tell me would be greatly appericated!
This will answer many of your questions:
Cookies for bouquets need to be thick enough to cover the stick -- 3/8 to 1/2. Some put a dab of dough on the back to make sure the stick is covered and doesn't poke through.
A lot of people use fondant for their cookies. Use the same cutter to cut out the fondant.
I don't use rolled buttercream, but here's a recipe:
Marshmallow fondant (MMF) recipes:
No Fair Sugar Cookie (NFSC) recipe:
Honeydukes gave you some excellent places to check. As far as making templates from clipart, it is very easy. I usually take the drawing I want and either trace it onto stencil plastic and cut it out, or place the drawing between laminate sheets and cut it out. You will always get the size you want, and the design you want, by doing this. It's a hassle when you have to do a lot of them, though! For quantity, I like the idea someone mentioned of buying inexpensive cookie cutters and then bending them into the shape needed...if you can do it.
Thank You so much for taking time out to answer my many questions....I'm going to start today baking the cookies! Hope it turns out good! Again thank You