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Wedding Cookie Class – Cake Decorating Central (Sydney)

Posted on: November 1, 2008

To say i had fun at this class is an understatement. In fact, when it was over, i really didn’t want to leave! Our class today was a small one of 3. It was supposed to be 5 but 2 failed to show up. Oh well, more attention for us 🙂

Walking into the store i felt like a kid in a candy store. So many cool decorations and gadgets adorned the walls and each and every single one i wanted! As the class was due to start soon i made a mental note to myself of what i wanted and made sure i gave myself enough time at the end of the session to have a look around.

Todays lesson was all about decorating wedding themed cookies. The teacher had baked the cookies earlier that week but she did give us the recipe.

Basic sugar cookies

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dash of vanilla essence

For coffee flavoured biscuits add 1 teaspoon instant coffee to butter and sugar.
For chocolate flavoured biscuits add 1 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa powder with the flour.

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 160C
  2. Cream butter and sugar and add egg and mix well
  3. Add sifted flours and mix into a firm dough
  4. Knead on a floured surface until smooth
  5. Roll out and cut into shapes and place on tray
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden

For the wedding cake cookie (my favourite of them all), you’ll need 3 different sized round cutters and 2 cookies of each size. For the fondant, you’ll need a ribbed cutter about the same size as the cookie and 2 of each of those as well. It’s best to get them the same size as it looks better. As you can from my cookie below, when it’s cut to the same size it doesn’t look as nice.

Colour the fondant to your choice of colour. Today, i decided to make a pink cake and a yellow and white one. To apply the cut out fondant, apply a little bit of water with a brush to the cookie and place fondant on immediately. If there are any lumps, smooth out the the palm of your hand. Be careful when doing this though as the cookie can break!

To attach the cookie to each other, apply a small dab of royal icing. This holds the whole cake together.

Repeat the same process till all the biscuts are on.

Wedding cake cookie without flower

Wedding cake cookie without flower

To finish off the cookie cake, apply a fondant flower to the top again attaching it with the royal icing. To make it extra special, add a silver cachous ball in the middle using edible glue. You can buy the flowers or if you have a flower mould you can easily make it yourself (i can say easily now cos i know how to do it!)

Finished Wedding Cookie Cake

Finished Wedding Cookie Cake

The other cookies were relatively easy compared to the cake. The hand cookie was a little fiddly but it turned out better than i thought. First of all i think the hand looks creepy anyway but seeing how much work goes into to it i’m going to love it no matter what!

For the fondant, we used ivory colouring to give it the skin tone look. Then we used edible paint to paint on the ring and more fondant for the diamond and pearl braclet. We then used royal icing for the nails. To give the diamond and pearls the lovely shimmer, we applied edible shimmer with a brush (it’s amazing how many edible things you can get these days).

Hand cookie decorated with diamond ring and pearl bracelet

Hand cookie decorated with diamond ring and pearl bracelet

Onto the next cookie – the diamond ring. Grey was used to colour the fondant for this cookie. For the diamond part we used white fondant. We then piped the outline with white royal icing. As you can probably see from my photo, my piping skills needs major improvement! It was hard to keep within the lines and to keep it steady but the teacher assured us that we will get better with practice.

To finish off, we brushed shimmer all over it to make it look nice and sparkly. Just like a diamond should be.

Wedding ring

Wedding ring

Last but not least, the wedding dress! All we did with this was used white fondant and white royal icing for the piping. The design you wanted to give your dress was completely up to you. Seeing as i have no creative bone in my body, i went for the simplest design i could muster. I did think it would be nice to re-create my wedding dress but there was no way i was going to attempt piping lace!

Wedding dress

Wedding dress

After our session we headed into the store for some Mastercard damage. I managed to pick up:

  • 1kg white fondant
  • rolling pin
  • rolling matt
  • lemon yellow, chocolate brown and sky blue colouring
  • xmas cupcake wrappers
  • flower mould
  • heart, star and flower cookie moulds
  • pink sprinkle decorations

Total $65.00

Not too bad considering i can use these forever. Overall, i really enjoyed my class and can’t wait for the next one (yes i have already booked myself into another one – the Christmas cupcake bouquet class). It’s scheduled for the 20th December so if i think it’s half decent, i may give it to someone as a xmas pressie (poor them 😛 )

Cake Decorating Central
www.cakedecoratingcentral.com.au
23/9 Hoyle Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Ph: 02 9899 3065

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3 Responses to "Wedding Cookie Class – Cake Decorating Central (Sydney)"

Ohhhh yummo and so pretty! I’m glad to see you are enjoying the class so much. Money well spent!

My favourite is the wedding cookie cake.

Nice cookies ….

Any methods that make the fondant stick on the cookies?
Thanks.

All you need is a brush and some water. Gently brush a tiny amount of water all over the cookie (not the fondant) and apply immediately 🙂

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