Fancy Fondant Florals – a unique way to decorate!

What better way to welcome the warm weather than a batch of cheerful cookies for the classroom, your neighbors or our office-mates? These lovely little sugar cookies are decorated with a simple layer of royal icing and our new fabulous floral fondant shapes. We used the Flowers Cookie Cutter Set (crinkled edges & straight) for five different sizes of flower cookies. Stack cookies on top of each other for a 3D look – I mean who doesn’t need three cookies in the same helping!?!

The fondant shapes couldn’t be easier to work with. They range in size from 1/2 inch to 2 inches and are all precut and ready to be applied to your cookies! Use a dab of royal icing to ensure they stay in place. These little superstars will make any cookie, cupcake or cake decorating project a breeze (and you will look like a pro!). Try our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe for fool proof cookie dough that truly tastes AMAZING and holds the shape of your cookies after they are baked!

Also check out several other fondant shapes that are new to our collection: flip flops, umbrellas, baby onesies, handbags, orchids, and hearts to name a few! Enjoy browsing our entire fondant collection HERE.

Spring has sprung!

Spring has Sprung! Liven up your cookie baking this season with the unique look of wafer paper! This PINK BLOSSOM pattern is perfect for spring and summer, birthday parties and more.

A fun after school project for kids is to make MINI ALPHABET COOKIES and let the kids have a decorating party. Make a batch of icing and get an array of sprinkles and decorations for them to use!

Or can always get that extra special look with a few EDIBLE SUGAR BUTTERFLIES atop a fresh made cake or cupcakes.

Happy spring fancy friends!

Mother’s Day is May 9 – Bake homemade goodies just for her!

It’s hard to believe Mother’s Day is just a little over a week away! Don’t forget to show your mom or special women in your life how much you care with homemade treats made by you! We have several great baking and decorating ideas in our HOW-TO section of our website. The cupcakes featured above are perfect for the tea-loving mom, complete with wire teacup holder that she can use afterwards for decoration (or for storing tea bags)! See many more ideas for baking, decorating and creating at fancyflours.com.
Mother’s Day is May 9th!

Showing the love for Queen of Tarts Cakes

A slice of heaven can be found at Queen of Tarts Cakes! We couldn’t be more fond of The Queen of Tarts Cakes’ delightful and unique cookie and cake designs. Fresh off the press (or out of the oven!) are these gorgeous Vintage Botanical Flower Print Cookies. Honestly – I don’t think a cookie can get any more lovely than this – and delicious as well. Queen of Tarts Cakes offers several choices of cookies, including Gingerbread, Tahitian Vanilla and Valrona Chocolate with over 10 icing flavors. They gift box their orders with gross grain ribbon, coordinating tissue paper and a personalized note. A stunning gift for any lucky recipient – including all those moms out there. Don’t forget – Mother’s Day is May 9th!

If that wasn’t enough – be on the lookout for the Fancy Flours 2010 Catalogs – available this fall/winter, which will feature cookies decorated by Queen of Tarts Cakes. Queen of Tarts also decorated a fabulous display of dog shaped cookies for us at the beginning of the year. View those photos HERE. Order Fancy Flours cookie cutters in several unique dog shapes HERE.

Cookie Decorating at its Best with Alice in Wonderland Shapes & ArtGirl™

For all of you Alice in Wonderland fans out there, we will soon be carrying some fabulous new Alice in Wonderland Cookie Cutter Shapes (available mid-April). These cutters are made entirely by hand out of sheet metal and have a true collector’s look. They are about 4″ tall and 3.25″ wide depending on the cutter. ArtGirl™ Cookies so beautifully decorated these cookies in bright colors that really make thes cutters shine. Check out the entire Alice in Wonderland Cookie Cutter Collection HERE! Don’t forget to check out ArtGirl™ Cookies too – she makes custom designs for just about any holiday, celebration or occasion, as well as offers simple how-to decorating  tips that are perfect for any decorator.

Use our No-Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe for a simple and delicious cookie that holds its shape!

Fabulous in Italian Florentine Patterns

Create sugar cookie masterpieces with our new Italian Florentine Wafer Paper designs. We used these patterns on egg shaped sugar cookies for Easter, but the possibilities are endless. The set includes three different patterns, one sheet of each. Easter Egg cookies can be decorated with gold edible pearls, blue dragees or royal icing egg decorations as shown above, or create your own look using edible glitter, quins and sparkling sugar. Click HERE for the full recipe.