Where Do Learn How To Add A Pattern To Fondant?

Baking By Kaybaby Updated 24 Aug 2014 , 6:32pm by Kaybaby

Kaybaby Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 6:33pm
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Hi everyone,


I have been reading the threads and looking at pictures.  You all are amazing.  The cookies look to beautiful to eat.


My friend and I are not advanced at all, but would like to make bow tie cookies for her daughters baby shower.  We are going to use fondant and wanted to know where to learn how to add a pattern to the cookie?  I've worked with fondant on cookies before, but just one color. 


She would like the fondant to resemble the "O" and the "B" in boy on the bow tie cookie.


Thank you all for any guidance.  We sure do need it.





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winniemog Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 9:32pm
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AI have seen somewhere (!!) a method for this. Basically, you will just make lots of square ropes of the two different fondant colours. I would extrude these. You then stack them side by side and press together to make a checkerboard pattern. Then cut slices off the end of the piece which are large enough to cover your cookies. You can roll them out a little when you've cut them, just make sure to work evenly from both directions to prevent distorting your pattern.

The lady I saw doing this used the pattern to do the tummies of some little dragon toppers. I can't think who it was, sorry!

winniemog Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 9:37pm
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AThe woman's name is Geraldine Dahlke. She has a book called patterned pastes. I haven't got it, but people have been raving about it.

I would just jump in and have a go if it were me - have you used fondant before?

Goreti Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 10:25pm
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Is this what you are looking for?  http://www.kathryns-cakes.co.uk/patterned_paste_leaflet_1.pdf



shanter Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 3:19am
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Goreti Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 12:57pm
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Kaybaby Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 3:32pm
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Thank you a so much for the links.  I have worked with fondant, but only using one color.  I'm not sure if my limited talent will allow me to do this right.  I will practice and see what I come up with.  We may have to just keep it simple.


What would be the best way to achieve the polka dots in the letter "B"?


Thank you again. I am in awe of the beautiful work you all do. 



LizzieAylett Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 5:01pm
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Do you have to use fondant for them?  It would be really simple to do this design in flooded royal icing.

Dayti Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 5:50pm
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Or get a an icing sheet printed and then cut out and place on top of the fondant on the cookies. You can make your own patterns in a Word document and take it to a place to get printed...I would make whole sheets of the patterns and cut as needed to make sure they fit right on your baked and covered cookies.

Kaybaby Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 6:05pm
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We do not have to use fondant.  I have flooded cookies in the past, but again just one color.  I'm not sure how to add multiple.


I like the idea of the sheet.  I'm assuming this would be placed over the flooded cookies?  The only place I know of that does the prints is Albertsons and their computer does not print very nice.



LizzieAylett Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 6:23pm
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There are many tutorials around on how to do different colour royal icing patterns.  For the dots I would outline and flood with the turquoise then while it is still wet I would drop in tiny drips of white with the end of a cocktail stick.  The houndstooth pattern is slightly trickier, but I would flood in one colour, then pipe on evenly spaced dots of the other colour and then use the end of the cocktail stick to drag in a cross-hatch pattern to get the design.

Kaybaby Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 6:24pm
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Sorry, just saw that the icing sheet would work with fondant.



Kaybaby Posted 23 Aug 2014 , 7:16pm
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Thank you so much, very helpful.



Kaybaby Posted 24 Aug 2014 , 1:27am
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Thank you all for your help.  We are narrowing it down to what we can do.  My friend really likes these cookies, they look like a quilted pillow. I've googled, but can't find a tutorial.  I would like to see if these are something we can do.


She really likes the second picture with the multi colors, but I'm not sure we can do that.  What do you all think?


Thank you again,





MBalaska Posted 24 Aug 2014 , 2:18am
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that looks like sweetambs cookies.  She has a tutorial.

Kaybaby Posted 24 Aug 2014 , 6:32pm
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Thank you very much,



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