I'm doing my first wedding cookie with fondant on top, do I put buttercream under it?? Or water??? Help please. thanks.
I did my first fondant cookies for my mother's day order (in my pics)...I had great success placing a cutout of fondant directly onto the warm/hot cookie from the oven, and let the cool together. No water, no icing!!
I can never quite mange to bake and lay the fondant on the cookies while they are warm. So here are a couple of things that I think makes working with fondant easier. I went to JoAnns and got a yard of heavy clear vinyl (12 gauge) and cut it into 12 inch squares. I grease the square with Crisco, wipe it off with a paper napkin, put some fondant on it, dust the fondant with a little corn starch, and roll the fondant with a silicone rolling pin. I cut out the fondant, using the same cutter I used to cut out the cookie. I let the cutouts sit for maybe 10 or 15 minutes, using that time mostly to roll out and cut some more. I find that leaving it sit helps with the handling, it dries a bit and is more manageable. The small vinyl square lets you peel the fondant off, like a label, it doesn't distort quite as much. I don't do very many cookies at a time, maybe a dozen or so before I start the process over.
I use thinned Karo syrup (ratio: 2-3 parts water to 1 part Karo) to adhere the fondant to the cookie. I brush it on with a fairly good size artist brush. This adheres the fondant to the cookie nicely. HTH
When my cookies are in the oven, I cut out the required amout of fondant needed to cover them.
When I pull the cookies out of the oven and place them on the rack to cool I lay the fondant on the cookies then.
It still warm enough to slightly melt the fondant which adheres to the cookie on it's own.
HTH Miss Lizzy
I would love to try this, do you use any kind of fondant? Will MFF work?
I use Michele Fosters Fondant. Love it, love it, love it
I just use piping gel to affix the fondant to the cookie.
Check this thread, same questions with several answers.
I cut the fondant pieces ahead of time and lay them right on the cookie as soon as they come out of the oven.
I made 3 Mother's Day 6-cookie bouquets in one hour doing this ... mixing, baking, laying fondant, and clean up. Super fast ... super easy.