Decorating With Fondant

Baking By DinasSugarShack Updated 11 Jun 2010 , 2:07am by Mycookiecrumbs

DinasSugarShack Posted 25 May 2010 , 2:48am
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I am newbie here, so I am not sure if this has been addressed before.
I want to try and decorate butterfly cookies with fondant. I think that might be easier than decorating with royal icing.
My question is, do you put the fondant as soon as the cookies come out of the oven?
Also because butterflies are more intricate , do you have any suggestions for decorating in order to incorporate some colors. Would you use royal icing on top of the fondant?
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.


14 replies
mamawrobin Posted 25 May 2010 , 4:14am
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I put my fondant on as soon as they come out of the oven so that it sticks to the cookie.

Sorry, can't answer your other questions.

ALVARGA Posted 26 May 2010 , 1:55am
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I have made butterflies before. I always attach my fondant with a little corn syrup and then I decorate with more fondant cutouts, royal icing, and colored sugars. I also use impression mats and highlight with sparkle dusts. It just takes some imagination. Hope this helps.

EvMarie Posted 26 May 2010 , 2:14am
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I have adopted the "out of the oven" method. It works great, it eliminates a step. But, if you don't have your fondant ready, it's all good. The corn syrup thingy works too!

I like the impression mats also. Don't forget that you can use cutters to make a different embossed pattern as well. I have some cutters from Lindy Smith and she uses this technique. It's really pretty. I did my own version of it for my wedding cake cookie with the blue flower. I also used the ball tool from a fondant tool set to make the indentations. All of those things you can apply to the butterfly.

Ohhhh - you can also cut out smaller sections in the wings with small cutters and then lay in another color cut with the same cutter. Sort of geometric. I like sparkle sugars with butterflies too.

I've been wanting to try a stencil with my airbrush on a butterfly. I suppose you could paint or "sponge" on a separate color or colors this way. Of course, just make sure the sponge is food safe.

I struggle with execution big time. I like to google what I'm trying to make. Use the image option. Then, maybe you'll get an idea from something you see. Maybe an actual butterfly, or a color combination that looks pretty to you....anything really to jump start your creativity helps.

Just try to have fun!

Dreme Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:26am
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Fondant butterfly cookie tutorial:

tesso Posted 28 May 2010 , 4:24am
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great tutorial thanks for sharing. I might actually have to make some cookies. icon_lol.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 28 May 2010 , 8:30pm
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those are beautiful cookies with fondant and they seem so simple!

qweenie Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 4:58am
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How does fondant taste on a cookie? Some people arent crazy about the flavor/texture of fondant.

luv2bake6 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 11:19am
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It really depends on the person. There are many here who have customers that rave over fondant and others that will say their customers hate it. And it depends on which fondant you use as well.

toleshed Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 12:53pm
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I personally prefer fondant to the glaces and sugar icings. They are just soooo sweet. You can experiment with flavorings for your fondant too. Plus its so much easier to use.

luv2bake6 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 4:59pm
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And i'm the opposite. I prefer the taste of glace and feel fondant is too gummy tasting. See? It's all a matter of personal preference. Although, i really like the Satin Ice chocolate fondant!! YUM

Cookies4kids Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 12:08pm
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I like placing the the fondant on right out of the oven because if the cookie has puffed up a bit, I can smooth the warm fondant to fit the cookie again. You can also smooth the edges a bit so that it looks more like a glaze. I like using royal icing for detail along with the food writer pens which allow me a little more fine detailing.
There are some wonderful stamps out there that open up a whole new world of cookie decorating along with painting with the gel colors and vodka.
One of these days I want to really learn how to do things like Gemini and Cookie Crazie do but it still scares the heck out of me so I only dabble a little bit in that area icon_smile.gif

sexy_baker Posted 6 Jun 2010 , 4:58pm
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I love this idea. Looks easy to do! I'm planning on preparing something like this on my niece's birthday. Thanks for the link! icon_wink.gif

qweenie Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:34am
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I personally prefer fondant to the glaces and sugar icings. They are just soooo sweet. You can experiment with flavorings for your fondant too. Plus its so much easier to use.

I think icings are very sweet too & when I use NFSC I try to cut the sugar a bit to account for the sweet frosting. I make my MMF & flavor it. My fav is raspberry. Its sweet but not overpowering. I will try it on a cookie!!!

Mycookiecrumbs Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 2:07am
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I have been making cookies with Royal icing, but have been interested in using gum paste flowers or fondant for clean designs. I am worried about the taste. Is there any w/ either of the 2 products. Any sugesstions....

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