One of the easiest ways to tie a cookie into your party theme is by using and edible image. Most baking supply shops will print out an edible image for you that is not expensive and super simple to use. I have used them for my Willy Wonka party, Harry Potter Hogwarts party and now the Maileg Mouse party. Here’s a quick guide to show you how easy it is!
What you need…
- Cookie dough
- Fondant icing
- Icing sugar
- Edible image
- Rolling pin
1. Once you have your edible images in front of you measure the size of one with a ruler so you can cut out cookies of the same size and bake them according to my cookie recipe. I stick with very simple shaped pictures like these rectangles. While the cookies are baking make up some regular icing powder to a shampoo consistency with some water. This paste will be used to attach the fondant to the cookie.
2. While the cookies are cooling roll out some fondant icing. Again using your ruler cut out pieces of fondant the same size as the edible images. Rolling and reusing the fondant until you have them all cut out and ready to go.
3. Once the cookies have completely cooled, spread some of the paste onto the cookie. This will act as a bonding agent to secure the fondant onto the cookie. Pop the fondant on top.
4. When you have all of the fondant on the cookies carefully peel off and cut out the edible images. I find that it’s easier for me to cut and remove one at a time as they can stick to the surface of a plate or board. Dip your finger into a little water and spread it onto the fondant, you only need a little! Place the edible image on top of the fondant, the water will secure it and your done! How easy is that! X