Monday, January 30, 2012

Cookie Molds

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I ordered some cookie molds a while back. Like two years back I think. And this weekend I finally used them. I didn’t use them to imprint the cookie dough though. I used them to mold fondant to decorate the cookies instead.

I ordered the cookie molds from House on the Hill. Most of their molds are replicas of carvings from historic molds. They have some mold replicas from carvings as far back as the 1600s. Be careful if you visit their site. You’ll be mesmerized by all of the beautiful designs.

The molds are traditionally used for Springerle cookies (you can see examples on their site) which I’ve also been wanting to make. I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I settled on decorating sugar cookies with the molds.

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I used Bake at 350′s sugar cookie recipe after trying her cookies last year at Georgia Pellegrini’s Girl Hunter Weekend. The recipe is pretty perfect.

It’s soft and firm enough to decorate on with royal icing and the recipe has two great pluses. 1 – You can use cold butter which is great for me because I always forget to set it out. and 2 – you can bake with it right after rolling. No need to chill first. Yay!

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Oh and one more thing – it tastes great. Thanks Bridget!

After the cookies are baked and cooled, it was time to get to getting.

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I got some fondant out and rose gel food coloring.

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You can mix your fondant in any color you like. Then work with a small amount at a time for each molded shape and leave the rest wrapped up tightly in plastic wrap. Press it into the mold or roll it smoothly over the mold using a fondant roller.

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Holding the overflow/excess, gently remove the fondant shape from the mold revealing a beautiful design.

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Then you can use a cookie cutter to trim the design to match your cookies. Luckily the heart mold was similar in shape to a heart cookie cutter I had on hand.

Handy.

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Just repeat until you have enough molded shapes for your cookies.

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This is the Amo Te Heart mold. But there are bunches more you can choose from.

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Apply a thin layer of frosting to the sugar cookie and then place the molded fondant on top.
Gently press onto the surface and along the edge to attach.

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Look at all that detail. Crazy!

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Pretty cookies and pretty easy, too.

In addition to all the mold designs available, they also come in different shapes.

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I used this round one to mold cupcake tops.

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Wowzers.

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Same process as above. Roll or press the fondant into the mold and then gently remove. It’s helpful to have a fair amount extend past the shape so you have something to hold onto. That will make it easier to release the fondant from the mold. Start on the outside and work all the way around so you don’t pull too much in one direction.

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Now this mold was also similar in size to some graduated circle cutters I had on hand. Cutters I have used before to cover cupcakes in fondant. The mold has a border but the inside border is just the right size for the cutter, so I just removed the excess and used the inside section for the cupcake. Apply a little frosting to the center of the cupcake and gently press down the sides.

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Voila. Fondant rose covered cupcakes.

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Spectacular.

When I ordered the heart and rose molds, I also ordered this amazing roller.

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But that will have to be for another day.

Hope you try this is was lots of fun. And try different molds and themes. There are so many.

And, If you want to use either of these molds to make the cupcakes and cookies here, here’s what I used.

Amo Te Heart shaped mold
Heart-shaped Cookie Cutter
Sugar Cookie Recipe from Bake at 350

Double Rose Mold
Graduated Circle Cutters
Cupcake Recipe from Martha Stewart

Rose Gel Icing color from chefmaster
Satin Ice Fondant
Fondant Roller

Have fun!

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Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

This is just incredible. Love this technique!

January 30, 2012 01:59 AM
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Joyce said...

Totally cute! I love how the rose one came out~

January 30, 2012 02:01 AM
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Tina said...

They are simply stunningly beautiful.

I love your stuff, its gorgeous to look at and so yummy to eat.

Well done you, keep at it. You bring great joy to so many. <3 :D

Simply put THANK YOU :D xxx

January 30, 2012 02:04 AM
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Jiann said...

These are beyond fabulous. My jaw literally dropped when I saw the cupcakes :O

January 30, 2012 02:04 AM
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vivian said...

Bakerella! you’re so innovative (:
You inspire me all the time! I love you :D

January 30, 2012 02:04 AM
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Jakki said...

omg those cupcakes look DIVINE

January 30, 2012 02:25 AM
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Liy said...

very pretty! aah heartbreaking to eat them though!

January 30, 2012 02:31 AM
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Camillia said...

So beautiful!

January 30, 2012 02:35 AM
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tinajo said...

Wow – so very pretty! Thanks for posting this, now I´ll try and find some molds for myself. :-)

January 30, 2012 02:47 AM
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charlie said...

beautiful! …have never eaten a cookie with fondant though. Wondering how they taste?

January 30, 2012 02:53 AM
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Sarah M said...

So, so, so beautiful. I love the heart design (I’d love a shirt screenprinted with it).

Man I wish I was as creative as you Bakerella! I’ve got to get in the kitchen more often and try my hand at all the beautiful and tasty looking treats you whip up.

January 30, 2012 03:18 AM
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Delicious Margarita said...

Wow! Love it!

January 30, 2012 03:19 AM
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Sarah said...

Stunning! I can feel an expensive visit to house on the hill coming on…..uhohh

January 30, 2012 03:20 AM
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Joana Lima said...

Little note: the word “amo-te” is portuguese! Kisses all the way back from Portugal!

January 30, 2012 03:22 AM
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Marilyn@ Pink Martinis and Pearls said...

Love this idea and it goes perfectly with my motto – if it’s pink it’s got to be good! :)

January 30, 2012 03:25 AM
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La tavola toscana said...

The cookies look like embroidered: they’re AMAZING!!!

January 30, 2012 03:30 AM
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Kezia said...

Wow! I have never seen such amazing detail in cookie molds before! They are so beautiful:)

January 30, 2012 03:50 AM
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Natasha said...

Oh so Pretty!!! Think I may have to cut up my credit card now, before I go have a sneaky peek at House on a Hill….

January 30, 2012 03:50 AM
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Tanya said...

They look amazing ! so so clever !! My husband rolls his eyes when i get a up date from you now as i usually go on line and buy the cutters , books or whatever new gadget you have found lol . And yippee house on the hill ships to New Zealand !! Thank you

January 30, 2012 03:57 AM
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Knitandmake said...

Wow they look amazing and there was me thinking I was good for using my home made cookie stamp with my cookies. Puts them to shame lol

January 30, 2012 04:01 AM
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linda said...

perfection…truly!

January 30, 2012 04:33 AM
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Fee said...

Those are so beautiful… I never worked with fondant though… I think I have to try it :)!

January 30, 2012 04:36 AM
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Bonnie A. said...

These are great..and I love everything you do. But.I have to ask…why aren’t there anymore cake pops?? Have you stopped them for good?
I am also very happy you are feeling better..I missed your newsletter and all your creativity, and positive attitude.

January 30, 2012 04:39 AM
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Neesie said...

Exquisite! : D

January 30, 2012 04:55 AM
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Mafalda said...

Dear Bakarella

I follow your blog for a long time. I just love it!! You do such beautifull things!

“Amo-te” is portuguese and it means “I love you”. Tought you might like to know.

Mafalda

January 30, 2012 05:15 AM
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Annapolitan said...

These are GORGEOUS!

January 30, 2012 05:15 AM
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Eloise said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!! You are a true inspiration, I just LOVE your work :)

January 30, 2012 05:49 AM
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Michele said...

WOW! Beautiful! I have always thought those molds were so pretty. Now I know what I could do with them.

January 30, 2012 05:50 AM
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Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Amazing! I love the look of these – the cookies, cupcakes – so pretty! Gorgeous!

January 30, 2012 05:56 AM
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Blog is the New Black said...

Very cool idea!

January 30, 2012 05:57 AM
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

These are just gorgeous!

January 30, 2012 06:04 AM
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Shona said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!
I’ve been looking for a rolling pin for spekulatius for ages. Thanks for the link :)

January 30, 2012 06:13 AM
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Mighty Morgan said...

You come up with the best ideas!! I cannot WAIT to try this out, my head is swimming with all the possibilities!!!

THANK YOU!!!

January 30, 2012 06:44 AM
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Lora said...

I love the cupcake – fabulous! The man who sells handmade molds like these at the Christmas market in Germany I visit annually was not there this year. Thank you so much for the link!

January 30, 2012 07:02 AM
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Jessica @ She Bakes Here said...

Beautiful – almost too pretty to eat. The cupcakes are my favourite!

January 30, 2012 07:07 AM
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CrazyBunnyLady said...

Fabulous job! They look perfect!

January 30, 2012 07:19 AM
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Anna said...

BEAUTIFUL! they are absolutely gorgeous, they look so ancient..

January 30, 2012 07:21 AM
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Tracey A said...

Beautiful! Hope you and the numbers are well!
XXXX Tracey

January 30, 2012 07:22 AM
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Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

these are so beautiful! i’ve honestly never seen such pretty cookies :)

January 30, 2012 07:26 AM
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Shosh said...

Those. Are. Beautiful.

January 30, 2012 07:33 AM
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Sally said...

Those molds are perfect pieces of art, lovely!

January 30, 2012 07:34 AM
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Jill said...

I LOVE this idea, I will definitely be visiting their website to check out all their fun things. You did it once again Bakerella, such great inspiration!!!

January 30, 2012 07:52 AM
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Carla Belo said...

Woww!! How beautiful and in Portuguese (latin)!! I wish I could buy one mold, but it’s from USA :((( Does anyone know if I can buy this in Europe?
Thank you and congratulations for such a beautiful work

January 30, 2012 07:57 AM
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Connie said...

Gorgeous! Spectacular! Absolutely in love with them!!

January 30, 2012 07:59 AM
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PupCakes said...

Stunning creations. I continue to be amazed at your creativity. Edible art. Wow.

January 30, 2012 08:14 AM
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Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Oh that is amazing, I love how detailed they are, and how they look like they took hours to make!

January 30, 2012 08:18 AM
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Steph VW said...

This.

This is why you are Bakerella.

January 30, 2012 08:19 AM
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Sarah D said...

I have to admit I was hoping for a give away at the end :) Now I’m headed over to House on the Hill website… such beautiful cookies!

January 30, 2012 08:20 AM
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Maddy @ Somewhere Splendid said...

Brilliant! I particularly love it on the cupcakes!

January 30, 2012 08:29 AM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh, ANGIE! They are GORGEOUS!!! And how *smart* are you to use the mold for the fondant! I was looking at your instgram picture and thinking…wow…she lined up those cookies and the fondant perfectly. Never occurred to me that there was a flat cookie underneath. ;)

{PS…so happy you like the cookie recipe! So easy, right? Hope you’ll come to Texas soon!}

January 30, 2012 08:38 AM
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Maria said...

Wow, GORGEOUS!!! Too pretty to eat…almost:)

January 30, 2012 08:41 AM
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TidyMom said...

Oh Angie these are gorgeous!! I LOVE it!!

and yes!! B’s recipe is the bombdigidy! lol

January 30, 2012 08:54 AM
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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh said...

I would almost have a hard time eating them, they’re so beautiful. (ALMOST!)

January 30, 2012 08:57 AM
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Shannon said...

Filed under- Things that make me go ‘aww’

January 30, 2012 09:07 AM
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Ally said...

Are the molds metal, or wood?

January 30, 2012 09:07 AM
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shelly (cookies and cups) said...

Those molds are beautiful!!

January 30, 2012 09:17 AM
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Lisa S said...

These are fabulous!!

January 30, 2012 09:29 AM
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Danae (The Busty Baker) said...

Gorgeous! I’ve used a rubber stamp to imprint on fondant to cover cookies before, but it was just a single monogram letter for a wedding. I love this idea even more!

January 30, 2012 09:54 AM
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K said...

I’m going to have to quit looking at your blog. Want! Must have! These are absolutely gorgeous !

January 30, 2012 10:12 AM
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Carina said...

Exquisite!

January 30, 2012 10:13 AM
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The Whole Bag of Chips said...

I love this! I have cookie molds somewhere too, that I ordered a long time ago and never used. I wonder where those are….
Jen
http://www.thewholebagofchips.com

January 30, 2012 10:16 AM
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Michael Ann said...

These are incredibly beautiful. I have never worked with fondant. I’m wondering how it tastes on the cookie?

January 30, 2012 10:29 AM
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tj said...

…THIS is ah-dorable! Love, love, love it! :o)

…Thank you Miss Bakerella! Now off to visit your links.

…Have a great day & I hope all is well.

…Blessings :o)

January 30, 2012 10:57 AM
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Susan E said...

Elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Susan’s Decorated Sweets- facebook

January 30, 2012 10:58 AM
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Carla said...

WOW! These are absolutely stunning! Incredible molds, incredible work. You are amazing!

January 30, 2012 10:59 AM
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etta said...

Amo te … in Italian :-) beautiful molds … I love them all!!
Kisses
Etta

January 30, 2012 11:12 AM
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Sini said...

So pretty! *_*

January 30, 2012 11:17 AM
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Jenn said...

The detail on the cookies is impressive, but I really love the rose cupcakes. That looks amazing.

January 30, 2012 11:33 AM
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Marilyn said...

These are STUNNING! I can also see these as a topper on a heart-shaped cake. Or even on the SIDES of a cake! Love your ideas – you are SO creative! And, love love love the molds too!

January 30, 2012 11:34 AM
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Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet said...

Those are so beautiful! What fun!

January 30, 2012 12:09 PM
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Maria Aparecida said...

quero comprar moldes de flor e da medalha te amo para decorar cupcakes.
Como faço para adquirí.

January 30, 2012 12:24 PM
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Angela in KY said...

The farther I scroll down the more wowed I am! This happens every post!

January 30, 2012 12:26 PM
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Tamara @jemofthesouth said...

These are so cool! I’ve also never worked with fondant, but plan to this year.

January 30, 2012 12:32 PM
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Ellen said...

Love your blog. These cookies and cupcakes are simply gorgeous. I learn something every time you post.

January 30, 2012 12:33 PM
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Marnie Copeland said...

Oh you have just GOT to make Springerle – I will warn you they are HIGHLY addicitve. I make them all year round with different cookie cutters. You are supposed to let them get hard for dunking in tea or coffee – but they never last that long in our house!!!

January 30, 2012 12:44 PM
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Shaina said...

ahhh…I was wondering what that was you posted on twitter! I love this look, they look amazing but looks easy to do! Have you ever tried fondarific fondant? I just got a sample packet from them and I love it (I used to use Satin Ice all the time)

January 30, 2012 02:00 PM
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Diane said...

Sooo exquisitely beautiful!!

January 30, 2012 02:27 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

These are gorgeous. I love how the mold does most of the work. It makes amazing decorating accessible to the vast majority of us!

January 30, 2012 03:26 PM
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MINDY1 said...

How pretty :D, but I am not a fondant fan, so I would use plain ole’ buttercream for cupcakes O_o

January 30, 2012 03:32 PM
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Shelan said...

Wow! those are spectacular! I love the decreasing shades of pink in your pic! The cupcakes are great! I am going to buy fondant, does it taste good?

January 30, 2012 03:46 PM
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Jany@SuperCuteCookies said...

The molds are gorgeous, what a wonderful idea!

January 30, 2012 04:08 PM
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PupCakes said...

Angie,

Since sometimes fondant is prettier than it is tasty, could one use tinted white chocolate or something similar instead of fondant?

These would be amazing wedding favors!

January 30, 2012 04:23 PM
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Amy S. said...

Looks great, but fondant tastes like stale gum.

January 30, 2012 04:23 PM
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Kimiko said...

These look beautiful! I’m hooked–I need to order some of these molds right away! My mind is already overflowing with ideas…

January 30, 2012 05:16 PM
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Nish said...

OMG the most gorgeous looking cookies I have ever seen in my entire life.
Didn’t know a thing about these kinds of cookie molds available in the market!!!
Had I not known these are cookies I would have bought them to decorate the wall around the mirror in my room!

January 30, 2012 07:36 PM
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Mary Jo Sminkey said...

House on the Hill has a recipe for chocolate molding clay that might work instead of fondant:

http://houseonthehill.net/recipes-and-baking/edible-chocolate-modeling-clay/?url=recipes/edible-chocolate-modeling-clay/

January 30, 2012 07:45 PM
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Diana said...

Simply elegant :D

January 30, 2012 07:52 PM
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Mary Tere de Ramírez said...

Beautiful, Elegant… Simplemente hermosos.
Saludos desde México.
I love your work.
Me Encanta tu trabajo.

Mary Tere

January 30, 2012 07:59 PM
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Colleen P said...

Springerle is addictive; as is browsing the House on the Hill shop. My mom has a standing gift request for anything from them. I use my teeny tiny cookie mold to make marzipan shapes. Love the new ideas for using my molds!

January 30, 2012 07:59 PM
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Melanie said...

Those do look amazing! But do they taste good? Would they taste better if you put extra frosting underneath?

January 30, 2012 08:05 PM
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Christine said...

wow what an elegant touch those molds add!

January 30, 2012 09:06 PM
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Sheila said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

January 30, 2012 09:15 PM
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Hundewanderer said...

I would never, ever, ever have the patience to bake the things you do. I’ll never be a ‘pop star’ *sigh*

January 30, 2012 11:09 PM
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Laura @ GotChocolate said...

Those cupcakes are my FAVORITE! Stunningly beautiful and so unique. :D

January 31, 2012 12:01 AM
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Caroline @ Sifted Couture said...

I love how these came out. The cookies and cupcakes are so perfect! Going to their website now!

January 31, 2012 01:22 AM
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sybil said...

precious! ‘am excited about this!

January 31, 2012 02:06 AM
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Brianna said...

I love springerle molds! All of the molds you have are very traditional springerle designs and my culinary class even bought the rolling pin for our baking chef. If you’ve never had a springerle you should definitely make them, they’re wonderfully chewy, buttery, and have an amazing anise flavor.

January 31, 2012 02:21 AM
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Saathiya said...

Amazing! So intricate… can’t wait to get some of these myself – although might be a bit much for my husband to handle ;)

January 31, 2012 02:25 AM
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Bailey said...

They are so beautiful!! :)

January 31, 2012 06:47 AM
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Kate said...

These are simply mind-blowing… You’re such an inspiration!!

January 31, 2012 09:11 AM
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