luv2bake6 Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 7:05pm

EveMarie, you are very funny. The problem with having that as a monthly theme is that since i'm craving the lemon meringue pie from that cookie idea really badly, i'm afraid i'll crave everything else and well..............there goes the diet!lol

endymion Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 7:08pm

I think the cookie club has already blown my diet! icon_wink.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 7:13pm

You're right. Just getting into the baking and decorating cost me my diet! But.........i can't let it go. I'm enjoying myself and learning way too much!

bonniebakes Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:26pm
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What a neat idea, bonnie! Would you make the cookie the regular depth of the pie pan, or shallower to hold less filling than a real pie?

You know those cookies with jam in the middle? (...Are they called thumbprints?...) Maybe you could bake the jam on, like those, and then put a latticed cookie over the top? How fun!!!




I don't really know... it's currently only a thought in my head (and not one I've tried to see if it will work). But those little tins are only about an inch deep, so I guess you could make the cookie part more of a "crust' and have a lot of filling or make the cookie dough thicker than normal. Now I'm excited to try it, but I'm working on my "spring" cookies, so it will have to wait!

bonniebakes Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:29pm

so far we've gotten a few good ideas for future themes... keep 'em coming!

Remember, the first person who posts each month gets to choose the following months theme - so if you're itching to do a particular theme get it might be a race to see who's first to post next month! icon_biggrin.gif

EvMarie Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 8:38pm

Here's my pineapple pie mini-tart....not a cut out...but maybe it'll help with your visual bonniebakes !!!
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luv2bake6 Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 9:17pm

OMG that looks soooo good

GeminiRJ Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 9:39pm
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Originally Posted by endymion

What a neat idea, bonnie! Would you make the cookie the regular depth of the pie pan, or shallower to hold less filling than a real pie?

You know those cookies with jam in the middle? (...Are they called thumbprints?...) Maybe you could bake the jam on, like those, and then put a latticed cookie over the top? How fun!!!



I don't really know... it's currently only a thought in my head (and not one I've tried to see if it will work). But those little tins are only about an inch deep, so I guess you could make the cookie part more of a "crust' and have a lot of filling or make the cookie dough thicker than normal. Now I'm excited to try it, but I'm working on my "spring" cookies, so it will have to wait!




Autumn Carpenter has a whole booklet about making cookie containers (which she fills with such things as mini-cookies!). Since it works for deeper pans, I think your idea with the tins should work perfectly!

KHalstead Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 11:20pm

Gemini I have that book, I made heart boxes at Valentine's day filled with various candies ..they were a huge hit........only problem is I was so swamped with orders that I sent them all out and didn't take ONE single photo!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

bonniebakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 12:33am

I have that booklet - I just got it recently. She has some really great ideas!

EvMarie Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 2:09am

I just googled Autumn Carpenter...holy sha-moly! Sooo neat. A bunch of ideas and tools. Thanks for mentioning it!

Although, I didn't find a book that talked about cookie containers specifically. Is it inside one of the other books?

bonniebakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:00pm
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I just googled Autumn Carpenter...holy sha-moly! Sooo neat. A bunch of ideas and tools. Thanks for mentioning it!

Although, I didn't find a book that talked about cookie containers specifically. Is it inside one of the other books?




I think it's in the "3-D cookie projects" book....

bonniebakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:15pm

OK... here goes....

I decided that flowers were springy, and I have a bunch of flower making stuff for fondant that I've never ever used, so.....

S - sunflower, P - pansy, R - rose, I - impatiens, N - narcissus, G - geranium
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bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:18pm

Those are gorgeous Bonnie!

CookieMeister Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:21pm

BONNIE!!!!! I looooooooooooooove those! Awesome work!!!!

Creative_Cookies_Cakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:41pm

I love all the cookies they are awesome. I am going to try and get my cookies done either friday or saturday.

CookieMeister Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:53pm

Bonnie - I love the font (?) of those cookie cutter letters. Where did you get those? The only cookie cutter letters I have right now are the cheap plastic Wilton ones, and I want to get some new ones (preferabbly bigger because those Wilton ones are small - 1-1/2"-2".)

CookieD-oh Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 4:54pm

Wow! Bonnie, those are soooooo pretty!!!

Lita829 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 5:29pm

Those cookies are AMAAAAAZING! So cheery and springy!

EvMarie Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 5:30pm

bonniebakes!!!!....thanks sooo much for pointing me in the right direction for the book. And I LOVE your cookies! I like that there are two versions...

All are your fondant flowers based on cutters? I especially love your rose - I tried ribbon rose buds but they don't look as delicate as yours. Can you share a simple "how to"?

Also, your royal icing flowers are fun. I'm not sure how to pipe any of those. Again, can you share a simple "how to"? Maybe tip sizes?

You rock!!

JGMB Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 5:50pm

I love your spring flowers, Bonnie!!! Here is my cookie for Earth Day. You know how pride goeth before a fall? Well, I only made this one and was so excited that it was turning out okay, then the last word I wrote looked crummy (the recycle right in the front, of course!"). I still like it okay, though. icon_razz.gif
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bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 6:00pm

JGMB your cookie looks GREAT!!! icon_biggrin.gif

KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 7:03pm

Bonniebakes, your cookies are so adorable. My favorites are the ones done with the fondant. When I frist saw them I thought they would be great in a bouquet...then I thought of how Choc-Ice does her numbers and makes them into one big cookie. That could also be done with your cookies. So sweet! WTG!

bonniebakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 7:25pm

WOW! Thanks, everyone! You have totally made my day!!

Let's see if I can answer all your questions....

- no, not all the fondant flowers are from cutters. The narcissus (aka daffodil) is a patchwork cutter, the impatiens are a cutter, the little geranium blossoms are cutters, and the sunflowers are a cutter. The others I just messed with until I cane up with soemthign I thought resembled those particular flowers.

- I guess I could try a mini "how-to"... but to be honest, it was completely trial and error (and a lot of error!)...

- for the RI flower, I looked at pictures of the flowers and tried to copy the shapes as best I could.... lots of improvement needed there (the creativity gene I have, the artistic one, not so much ) ! icon_cry.gif )

- again, I'd be happy to try a "how to" ... really?

- the cutters - I have no idea where I got them (I have about a thousand cookie cutters!) - they are not wilton... they are thin metal (not copper) and came in a box with letters and numbers. The "G" that came in the set is horrible - it doesn't look like a G at all! I had to make my own from the "Q"!


Thanks again everyone!!!

It was funny.... I made the cookies, but only placed the fondant flowers on the tops for the pictures, then I did RI on all of them so that my husband could take them into work for a big meeting today and people could eat the whole cookie without the dried fondant flowers. This morning my husband came down to get them to take to work and he was *upset* because he thought the fondant ones looked better and I should have left them on! Go figure, huh?
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bonniebakes Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 7:28pm

JGMB - I love the earth cookie! you can't tell that you messed up the words at all!

luv2bake6 Posted 14 Apr 2010 , 7:36pm

bonniebakes and JGMB, your cookies are incredible!!

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