Okay so I just went on my daily Micheals trip to use my 40%off coupon. I came home with the stackable cookie cutter.
Now.... I need to figure out how to decorate them...
Which design did you get?
I got the flower with the bee.
If you look in the newest Wilton Yearbook (Pirates on the cover), there is a cupcake that they decorated with the individual flower petals. Very cute!
The Easter bunnies in my pics was made using the stackable cutters. Instead of cutting NFSC to stack, I cut fondant with them. It was quick and easy as I gave several to the neighbor kids for Easter.
Gee girls I have never heard of these stackable cutters before. Am heaading for the city Thursday and you say Michele's has them? I can't wait to see what they have!! Expensive??
I have the flower and the bee too. My friend got it for me as a small b-day present. I just haven't had time to use it yet. If you make it, post a pic! I'd love to see how it turns out!
Here is the wilton link: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=934955B8-423B-522D-F4F20EC771088414&fid=9D73721A-423B-522D-F25BF37165D4CA1C it looks like you just cut out all of the pieces and bake and then assemble them like the picture.
The new Wilton Yearbook shows some new stackable shapes, too. But they may not come out until the fall, as I think one of them was Halloween themed. I think. Don't quote me on that.
Thanks for sharing! Very impressive.
The store that I purchased them from only had the flower and a bear.
Do you think they are covered with RI?
I havent made ANY cookies like this before!
This is very new to me...
Okay so I made all the parts to the cookies and when I go to stack them....
Awful!! the petals are now too large to fit on the flower. Its just not right. My cookies expanded when I baked them...
Humm.. Any suggestions??
The kids are playing with them now! They are a disaster!!
Has ANYONE used these???
Yes and that's exactly what happened to me the first time i made them. The trick is to make a whole bunch of the petals (not just because they do bake up differently. I had some that puffed, some that spread, and some that baked up flatter so if you put them onto the cookie before 'glueing' them on, in order to see the fit, it helps a lot.
If i did this right, here is a pic of what i recently did.
Wow the ones you made look 100 times better than mine!!!
I could hardly fit 5-6 petals on the flowers! It was bad!!
What kind of cookie did you use?
I always use the NFSC recipe. I have tried several other recipes but I always go back to this one because it holds it shape. Here is the link to the flower ones I did: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1252801
I used the NFSC that thin4life just mentioned. But the petals really did come out different sizes and thicknesses, some were not as pointy at the ends of the petals either. Like i said, you just need to bake up double what you need and then pick and choose the petals that fit better with each other and on which cookie. It's a hassle, but as you can see, well worth the effort.
When all else fails, like someone here mentioned, you can always cut the petals out of fondant instead of using cookies.
I've done the flower and the teddy bear.
They are in my photos.
I didn't use the bee with the flower one yet. I used an M&M for the center.
Hope this helps you.
Looks like I am making cookies again today!!
I am going to try the NFSC recipe.
The talent that you ladies all have is amazing! Your cookies are beautiful!
Now I have to try again... and off to Michaels I go to purchase the bear cutter as well...hehehe
Ill let you know how these come out!
And where can I find the NFSC recipe?
I believe this is the link:
Good luck to you!! I used a piece of fondant for the centers (was actually looking for M&Ms but didn't have any) because a blob of RI spread and looked very messy.
Maybe this is my problem.
Are you ladies letting your butter soften or are you cutting it into the sugar?
I dont know what I am technically doing wrong!
I use margarine so it goes right in the mixer from the fridge.
I always take my butter out the night before I make the cookies so that it is at room tempature. Also I use less flour than the recipe calls for because you use some when you are rolling out the dough. I always have good results when doing it this way, this recipe has never failed me.
I use my butter straight from the fridge. I also begin rolling the dough as soon as I'm done mixing....no fridge time whatsoever. While the recipe I use isn't NFSC, it's almost identical except in smaller proportions. I love how little the cookies spread. And I've found that the chocolate version spreads even less, which seems impossible but true.