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Valentine’s Fondant Heart Cookies {Simply Sweet Saturdays}

It’s time for week two of Simply Sweet Saturdays. This week I was all set to share a recipe with you but, as I prepared to make it on Friday, I saw that another blogger posted basically the same exact thing I was going to make. The ingredients varied slightly but it was the same concept. I guess great minds think alike. There went that idea. On to plan B. I was supposed to post these cookies earlier this week but I was feeling a little under the weather and didn’t get to make them until Friday. I wanted to do another submission for our New Year, New You Inspiration Challenge. I have only used fondant as accents on cookies but never used it to decorate the base of a cookie. This was my first attempt at it.

I started by rolling out my fondant & embossing it. I used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug that you can find at your local craft stores. {I have a post with information about embossing here. There is also a video where I show you the embossing folders that I have and how I use them.}

Then, I used my cookie cutter to cut out my heart shape and lifted the excess fondant away.
Next, I brushed on a mixture of light corn syrup with a little water on the cookie where the fondant would go. I forgot to picture the placing of the fondant on the cookie. Oops. I did have spread when my cookies baked and the fondant did not fit perfectly on the cookie. I’ve never been too concerned with spread in my cookies but if you plan on decorating with fondant you will need to keep this in mind if you are looking for a perfect fit. You can see a great video by Cookies & Cups of how she decorates with fondant here.
I used a fondant mold from Wilton that I bought at the craft store to make the birdies. You press your fondant in the mold and cut off any excess. I like to let the fondant sit for a few minutes to harden a bit before removing it from the mold. I used the same corn syrup and water mixture to glue the birdies on the cookie.
Finally, I finished up the cookies by brushing on some pearl sheen {I don’t think you can see it in the pic} and adding a bead border with royal icing. This helps mask the fact that the fondant didn’t fit perfectly and also adds a nice touch.
Now it’s your turn to link up your creations.
Rules:
1) Link up your recipes, sweet creations, crafts, DIY projects, etc.
2) This party is open to both bloggers and FB pages. Put the name of your project on your link and make sure your link goes directly to your blog post {permalink} or FB photo and not your homepage.
3) The reason for the party is to get to know other participants so be sure to visit as many pages as you can and leave them comments.
4) Have fun, spread the word and thanks for joining the party!
A link back to http://simplysweetsbyhoneybee.com is appreciated. If you’d like a blog button for Simply Sweet Saturdays it is on my sidebar.

Comments

  1. Your cookies look gorgeous. The bead border is so perfect I thought it was another fondant mold! I am definitely going to try this. If only to prove my dad wrong, lol.
    Thank you for giving me the incentive to get a post done this week!

  2. I’ve been wanting to try fondant for awhile. I love how embossing easily creates a perfect pattern!

  3. So pretty! I have never worked with Fondant before…but I have a mold on the way to me now….so I guess I had better learn……now I know who to go to for help!

  4. Super cute! I also use fondant as accents but never to cover, but you can’t get that effect with glaze or royal icing so it’s nice that you can mix things up a little. I’m trying a new cake today that I will post {if it works}. Thanks!

  5. Very pretty!! I am going to try my hand at working with fondant soon. I want to decorate my son and daughters birthday cakes this year!

  6. You did a lovely job on these!
    I have yet to try fondant on cookies…I’ve done it on cakes…but after seeing your cookies, I really want to try it! Yours are beautiful!
    Thanks for the comments on my blog as well!
    It’s nice to get to know you!
    Melody
    Sweet Ivy Confections

  7. I use fondant on cookies often. But where do I purchase impression mats that are small and ideal for cookies. Your cookies are beautiful

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