MoniCakes7818 Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 3:20pm
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Hi all, 

so i have to make these sugar cookies for a friend and to be honest i've never used royal icing. I did make a batch and did some animal faces so let them dry so that later i can put them on a fresh flooded cookie. It looked great but she wants 50 cookies! so that's going to take me a super long time. I was wondering if i could use fondant to ice them? would it stay soft or would it harden up? and if I do use fondant do i attach it with butter cream or with edible glue? Any input on this helps. 

Thanks so much!!!!

-Monica

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FrostedMoon Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 4:19pm
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AI use marshmallow fondant to ice cookies all the time. You can use the same round cookie cutter for the base, then thin layers of fondant to create the animals. I brush the cookie with a thin layer of watered down corn syrup before putting the fondant on. You can also add detail to the fondant with royal icing or a food color marker.

My fondant firms up but never gets hard or crunchy like royal icing. Everyone that tries them is pleasantly surprised with the taste and texture. Personally, I prefer that to the hard icing, and my clients have expressed the same preference.

MoniCakes7818 Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 4:36pm
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Originally Posted by FrostedMoon 

I use marshmallow fondant to ice cookies all the time. You can use the same round cookie cutter for the base, then thin layers of fondant to create the animals. I brush the cookie with a thin layer of watered down corn syrup before putting the fondant on. You can also add detail to the fondant with royal icing or a food color marker.

My fondant firms up but never gets hard or crunchy like royal icing. Everyone that tries them is pleasantly surprised with the taste and texture. Personally, I prefer that to the hard icing, and my clients have expressed the same preference.

Thanks so much FrostedMoon. you just made my life easier!!! I will definitely be using these tips. 

FrostedMoon Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 5:17pm
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AGlad I could be helpful!

When you cut out the circles of fondant, let them dry a bit before picking them up. That way they will hold their shape better while you are placing them on the cookie.

Good luck!

Mickeebabe Posted 19 Apr 2013 , 12:08am
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It looks like the person who made these cookies, impala, did decorate these with fondant.   Good luck!  :)
 

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