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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Lady Jennie said...

Woooooow. Breathtaking.

I tried to make fondant for my gluten-free chocolate éclairs, but now I see that I was foolish. If Bakerella uses pre-made fondant, than so shall I.

January 31, 2012 09:56 AM
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lipstick said...

fantastic and delicious…. :)

January 31, 2012 10:33 AM
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Sally said...

When I saw these, I thought they were those chocolate covered cookies. But this looks even better! I probably wouldn’t even be able to eat it because it’s so beautiful.

January 31, 2012 10:43 AM
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SmileyBakes said...

Wow, I really like your ideas on this and will defo be trying them out. Perhaps we could try the molds on our shortbreads.
http://smileybakes.blogspot.com/2012/01/viennese-shortbread.html

January 31, 2012 10:44 AM
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Debbie in Tennessee said...

Holy Cow! Is it really as easy as it looks? Thank you Bakerella, I love your websiite. Love and Blessings.

January 31, 2012 11:16 AM
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MaryBeth said...

Dang girl! You’ve got mad skillz!!

January 31, 2012 12:28 PM
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Annika said...

such beautiful cookies!!
my grandma has a lot of old wooden Springerle and she uses a special kind of dough, so that we can use the Springerle-cookies as a Christmas decoration every year. the Springerle originate in this area and on flea-markets you can find all kinds of amazing motives!
Greetings from Southern Germany!

January 31, 2012 12:56 PM
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taryn said...

These are really pretty, but the “amo te” is driving me nuts. It’s backward, heh. Anyhoo, going to check out the site you bought them from, I love detailed things like that. Thanks for sharing!

January 31, 2012 01:05 PM
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Expedition Eat (Dina Krohne) said...

Using the molds for a purpose other than intended yielded such absolutely beautiful results! I think the cupcakes would be perfect for mother’s day – my mom loves anything Victorian and they just seem so fitting for that theme.

January 31, 2012 01:12 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

The cookies are beautiful!..the cupcakes are phenomenal :)

January 31, 2012 03:09 PM
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Jennifer said...

lovely.

January 31, 2012 04:58 PM
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Bakie said...

GAWK~I’m absolutely in love with what i see here!!

January 31, 2012 05:09 PM
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Ela said...

I fell in love with your cookies and cupcakes!!! Spectacular. Lovely!!! Thank you very much for the inspiration and your unselfish generosity in providing us with awesome ideas.

January 31, 2012 07:47 PM
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Claudia G said...

Omg! These are amazing!

January 31, 2012 07:57 PM
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Grace said...

Wowee! hey, Bakerella….Um…I…Uhmmm…..Wanted to ask you if you could come to the Bloomington, Indiana Barnes & Noble and do a book signing….. :) thanks!

January 31, 2012 08:30 PM
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buttercream bakehouse said...

This is so pretty. I don’t have any molds yet but now I am thinking I am missing out. Off to shop I go. Thanks Bakerella.

January 31, 2012 08:35 PM
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KellyAnnaJase said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE use the roller mold soon. I rec’d one as a gift, but my (poor) imagination hasn’t come up with a good way to use it yet. I’ll be waiting for inspiration…

January 31, 2012 08:44 PM
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Debbi said...

So beautiful!

January 31, 2012 10:19 PM
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Meli said...

these are so amazingly beautiful! I’m in love with the rose topped cupcakes

January 31, 2012 10:49 PM
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Bettina said...

Those are stunning! The best use of fondant I’ve ever seen :)

January 31, 2012 10:49 PM
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lidia@ sugarslut said...

just beautiful!
I’ve been wanting to buy some molds from this site
and this post just made up my mind (:

February 1, 2012 02:10 AM
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DLR said...

Gorgeous work, and very time-consuming! You must have crazy crazy patience! I will eagerly await your experience with Springerle. My great-grandmother came from Germany with her Springerle recipe and her molds, and she was a professional baker. She made Springerle every year at Christmas. They taste God-awful, and are as hard as cement. I’m sure you will improve upon them, but who wants to eat a cement-hard cookie that tastes like licorice? Ewww. I’m counting on Bakerella to make them taste good! (Because I KNOW you will make them look good!)

February 1, 2012 09:32 AM
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Shelby Songy said...

oh wow, I have a roller like that. I live in Germany and bought a hand carved one but have never used it. I can’t wait to see what you do with it so I can learn from you!

February 1, 2012 12:25 PM
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Hey Nana said...

These are absolutely breathtaking!

February 1, 2012 12:48 PM
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Samantha said...

Bakerella, these are absolutely incredible! Of course, now I’m over at House on the Hill looking at the other possibilities. :-)

February 1, 2012 06:23 PM
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Sage said...

one word: GENIUS!!

February 1, 2012 07:46 PM
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Andrea said...

Sorry but, actually in spanish is TE AMO not Amo Te, anybody says YOU LOVE instead Love you. Anyway I love your recipes & decoration (:

February 1, 2012 10:11 PM
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Stacey said...

These are like a work of art! Cracking!

February 2, 2012 07:01 AM
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Delphine said...

Those are adorable and perfect for Valentine’s day !
Lots of love,
Delphine

February 2, 2012 11:15 AM
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Jenna said...

Those molds are so beautiful!

February 2, 2012 01:23 PM
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damarys said...

awww i went to buy the mold for the roses to make some cupcakes and they are sold out =[

February 3, 2012 10:15 AM
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aussiemarina said...

STUNNING !

February 3, 2012 11:52 PM
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Emanuella said...

wow…I am speechless…love them. You inspire all of us so much…thanks

February 4, 2012 09:12 AM
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Jeri said...

Those are gorgeous! I can’t believe it just comes right out of that intricately cut mold!

February 4, 2012 10:06 AM
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Mica said...

They are amazing!!!!! But it sounds weird to me. In Spanish it should say Te Amo. But it wouldn´t fit ;)

February 4, 2012 03:25 PM
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Kathy G said...

Theses are beautiful beyond words.

February 4, 2012 08:05 PM
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P said...

You are so brilliant! I have a mold pan but always hesitate to use it (or purchase others I love) b/c it can be so difficult to decorate within its’ details. This is such a great idea.. Thank you for posting!!

February 5, 2012 10:22 AM
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Cindy Rippe said...

I can totally see Cake Pops being created with that rolling pin! Totally love these cookies and the cupcake topper is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

February 5, 2012 03:18 PM
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Mrs Ergül said...

The details are mind-blowing!

February 5, 2012 10:23 PM
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Phuong said...

So beautiful! You’re always so inspiring! :)

February 6, 2012 09:34 PM
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Bonnie said...

I love House in the Hill. I can spend entirely too much money there. I have that rolling pin – I have used it the past 2 years at Christmas to make my speculaas

February 7, 2012 11:14 AM
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Cristina Ungstad Yu said...

These look great. Love the photography. Love the molds, the color, everything. Thanks for posting this.

February 7, 2012 03:47 PM
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Jackie said...

I LOVE these! I found them on this list of goodies to send this Valentine’s Day..will definitely have to consider trying this recipe! > http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/hungrygoddess/deliver-love-diy-food-gifts-for-valentines-day

February 7, 2012 05:17 PM
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Helena said...

There’s a Springerle cookie press carving company on Kickstarter. They carve real, personalized wooden molds. Thinking to celebrate our coming anniversary with one that has our names on it.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onehope/springerle-madness-cookie-press-carvers

Real neat.

Helena

February 7, 2012 06:21 PM
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Brittany said...

Oh my goodness! I am in love with your cookies and especially your cupcakes! Thank you so much for taking the time to make them, blog about them and give away your secrets to making them look perfect!

February 7, 2012 11:26 PM
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victor said...

en castella seria la polla

February 8, 2012 04:28 AM
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Luciana said...

I love, love, love this! They’re super cute, especially with pink fondant!

PS: Today I saw the recipe where you use Balloons to make pudding on TV! The show is called La Pastelería (I live in Argentina).

February 8, 2012 02:12 PM
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Patricia Calef said...

Bakerella: my husband thanks you for giving me another expensive habit. LOL. I can’ t wait to buy some of these molds.

February 8, 2012 06:20 PM
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suzanne said...

WOW your cupcakes and cookies are so beautiful. I am soooo excited about using these molds in the future. thanks so much

February 8, 2012 08:18 PM
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Michelle R said...

Very beautiful and I may have to try this out, especially on the cookies. I just love to use homemade marshmallow fondant and they would make a fun cookie idea for the kids to use as valentines.

February 10, 2012 11:07 AM
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annette said...

Spectacular!!!!! I have the molds on my waiting list at House on the Hill, can’t wait to make these! I’,m going to buy the other molds that you have because I’m sure I’m going to love whatever you do with them.
What is the satin fondant? Where can I purchase it?
Thank you for the inspiration.
Saludos desde Mexico!

February 10, 2012 12:35 PM
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Katie said...

Well I have been stalking House on the Hill waiting for the mold to come back in stock!!!! I am going nuts waiting:)
Thanks so much for the great idea

February 10, 2012 04:01 PM
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melonpan said...

can you tell me how you make the fondant ? Added?
can you send me a mail melonpan86@web.de, please?

February 12, 2012 04:01 AM
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Sue said...

What a clever idea! I have about twenty cookie molds that I rarely use. This looks like an easy way to decorate. Thanks for sharing.

February 12, 2012 08:15 PM
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Madalena said...

Those molds are beautiful! I especially love the “Amo-te” one, which is portuguese for “I love you” I wonder if I could get that mould here in Portugal!
If you have the chance, look at my “jar of hearts” for Valentine’s day. http://sweetdesign-pt.blogspot.com/2012/02/jar-of-hearts.html
You have been an inspiration to me, thanks.

February 13, 2012 11:12 AM
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Shannon said...

Oh My Gosh – this is so cool – (darnit!) something else i’ll just obsess about!! The cupcakes look absolutely amazing! You Rock girl….. seriously….

February 14, 2012 10:11 AM
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Marilyn said...

I have all of my supplies purchased for these. I am going to make them to christen my new oven in my newly remodeled kitchen even if it doesn’t get finished until March. The contractor has been [sort of] working on it for six weeks. It’s a very small kitchen, so that is about 1 square foot per day :[ I think the dream of these cookies is all that is keeping me from pitching a fit. Actually, tomorrow I plan to tell him that if it isn’t finished by the end of this week, I am going to start assisting him. I think that should work! :D Thanks for the beautiful cookie idea. You are the BEST, Bakerella! <3

February 14, 2012 05:41 PM
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Claire said...

i am in awe of your creative-ness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tehe:)
i will definitely try this!

February 17, 2012 05:32 AM
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Nancy said...

You are such an inspiration to me, and to so many. I have tried and tried, and keep failing at making cake pops. I get everything going great until I melt the chocolate and dip the pops into the chocolate. I can not get it smooth, first of all, I have added oil to make it thinner, but still I can’t get it to work, and the cake pop falls off into the chocolate. HELP, am I the only one with this problem? I want to make more, but I have given up.

February 20, 2012 04:10 PM
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C Kitchenette said...

I’ve heard about your blog so much but I haven’t really checked it out. I can see what everyone is talking about! These cookies are beautiful; you are very talented. And now I’m lost in the houseonthehill website. Thanks for the inspiration this evening!

February 20, 2012 10:14 PM
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Carol said...

Thank you once again for sharing!! Your talents and generosity never cease to amaze me!!

February 25, 2012 10:13 AM
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Sandra Lira said...

These are so pretty! I know this technique works very well with my silicone molds, I’ve been wanting to try this with my stoneware molds. Just have to figure out if they need to be dusted with a “mold release” first.

March 7, 2012 04:58 PM
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Ana said...

hello,
I absolutelly love your site.
and I love cooking to.
please i’m writting from Portugal, can you tell me where can i found /buy those Spectacular heart and rose molds??????
thanks you so much for sharing
best regards Ana

March 9, 2012 02:06 PM
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CARMEN BORJA TINAJERO said...

Me gusta mucho estos moldecitos para la pasta de fondant………..como puedo adquirirlas.

March 14, 2012 09:32 AM
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pepita fabara said...

beautifull

March 15, 2012 09:03 AM
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Pilar Parra said...

Estoy interesada en conseguir el molde relieve pasta fondant para cupcake rose y el mold amo te heart. Vivo en Bogotá -Colombia, donde los puedo comprar. Agradezco de antemano su informacion.

Mil gracias,
Pilar Parra
571-6682805

April 3, 2012 07:51 PM
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Amy Sampson said...

Hi Bakerella, I adore your inspirational designs and creativity.x. I would be really very grateful if you could advise me of where in the uk I may be able to find te amo heart and the rose cupcake mould also. House on the hill only ships to the USA I believe??
With many thanks Amy.xx

April 14, 2012 04:09 AM
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Sandra Diosa said...

Están muy lindos quisiera saber si es fácil conseguir los moldes de la rosas para cupcake
Gracias

April 18, 2012 08:51 PM
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Bonnie said...

What I would like to know if these cupcakes and cookies are ediable with the fondant. I once are fondant on a cake and found it undesirable.

April 22, 2012 10:54 PM
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Vivienne Nonis said...

Very beautiful cupcakes. Looked up the cookie moulds and almost fell off my chair at the price. Lol.

May 7, 2012 12:35 PM
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations, like always…but…on the pink heart cookie, the saying on the mold says “Amo Te”. Is it supposed to be “Te Amo” (I Love You) or, like it says, “Amo Te” which means “I Love Tea ?!? Same two words, definately two different meanings !

May 16, 2012 03:35 PM
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Christina said...

Amazing Idea!!! I’m going to do a Gothic Victorian B-Day Party for my mother and can not wait to use these same style stamps on some of the treats i’ll be creating. Absolutely Beautiful Art. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas :)
Christina

June 28, 2012 04:31 AM
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Maria das Neves said...

Boa tarde moro no Brasil eu quero saber onde encontro esses molde de rosas, são lindos.

July 16, 2012 11:10 AM
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carolyn Seguin said...

Where can I find a spoon mold to bake cookies.

July 25, 2012 07:51 PM
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Pearline said...

Love these thinking of buying the rolling pin can you give me the item # or name.

Thanks

August 9, 2012 10:22 AM
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Lisa said...

Do you buy or make your fondant? I’ve been wanting to experiment with making my own since the stuff I have bought in the past hasn’t tasted good — at all. If you make it, where did you get your recipe?

August 20, 2012 08:14 PM
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Megu said...

XD “Amo Te” oh god, it’s wrong! it’s “Te Amo” in spanish, I saw it and I started laughing. Your sweets are amazing but now that cute hearts are very much funny.

(I’m a native spanish speaker)

September 14, 2012 12:18 AM
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Setia said...

Bagus sekali saya sangat kagum

September 17, 2012 05:24 AM
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Tammy Hasara said...

First you have me mesmerized by your site. Then you tell me about the cookie mold site….what are you doing to me???!!!! :)

September 23, 2012 08:46 PM
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karen fraser said...

I would love these x

October 4, 2012 02:26 PM
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Kristin M said...

Awesome!

October 12, 2012 01:33 AM
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Joy said...

I’ve been using the House on the Hill molds for cookies for a few years. I use a gingerbread cookie dough and brush the finished cookie with gold dust. I’ve been thinking that I could mold fondant with them, now I’ll use your great instructions to make wedding cookies for my daughter’s wedding!

December 31, 2012 05:25 PM
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Melanie said...

Those are just beautiful. The detail is so breathtaking on the cookies.

January 17, 2013 10:38 AM
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Sarah said...

These are fabulous! I’m amazed at the sharp design detail. Great choice for your molds. I’m fascinated! Off to visit the link.

February 1, 2013 08:21 PM
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evelyn keplinger said...

What do you use the brown rolling pin for?

July 18, 2013 01:46 PM
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jojo said...

trop trop beau …mais ou trouver en France ces magnifiques moules ? merci et félicitations

March 3, 2014 09:53 AM
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Lanie said...

So Cute!

March 26, 2014 09:38 PM
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Linda Malcolm said...

What are the prices of the decorative cake molds.Need E-mail address and telephone number of the House On The Hill.

April 4, 2014 08:22 AM
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W. Rodriguez said...

As always, nice job. Thank you !

July 18, 2014 10:47 AM
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