Re-inventing Handkerchiefs

Floral Hankies at Fancy Flours.

Floral Hankies double as cookie wrap

Try this fun twist on packaging for cookies or cupcakes! We’ve re-purposed handkerchiefs as fabulous wrap for your baked goodies. We are so excited about the new and colorful vintage handkerchiefs that are now in stock. With four charming set of prints to choose from: Western, Vintage Floral, Little Sniffles, and Bouquet of Flowers, there is a pattern for every occasion from baby showers or weddings to a cowboy themed birthday party! These cotton hankies come in sets of 8 or 16 and measure 12″ x 12″. Perfect for lining cookies baskets (we love the look of the hankies paired with our wooden berry baskets tied with a colorful twine or ribbon), cake plates, cupcake towers or simply using as colorful napkins at a party.

Western Themed Hankies

Western Themed Hankies lining a wooden berry basket

Shimmering Springerle Cookies

Our new and oh so fancy Springerle Cookie Molds are in! These molds have a beautiful way of making intricate impressions into cookie dough, fondant, marzipan, chocolate and even paper crafting projects. They also are beautiful on their own and could be hung on a tree or displayed on a plate rack as part of your baking collection.

This darling little lamb mold comes as a double – so you can make 3D lamb shapes for your Easter baskets and as table decorations. The lamb featured in the photo was made from fondant and has been painted with Super Pearl Luster Dust on the body and Black Disco Dust for the nose and legs. We like mixing our luster and disco dust with a small amount of clear vanilla or lemon extract to create a paint. Apply the “paint” with a small craft brush – it’s as simple as that!

Rabbit Couple Springerle Mold featured above with several fun shades of luster dust . 

This cupcake above features a fondant top created using the Detailed Bunny Cookie Mold and our Round Crinkle Cookie Cutter Set to create the fluted edge shape. After pressing your fondant into the mold, cut a circle with one of the crinkle cookie cutters. Then before laying the fondant on top of your cupcakes, ice a layer of frosting to ensure the fondant will stick. Use a set of pink cupcake liners to match!

Valentine Card Puzzle Cookies

Make adorable Valentine Card Cookies that are fun to play with as well as tasty! These puzzle cookies will give your special someone a truly unique treat.

You Will Need:
No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe
Toast Puzzle Cookie Cutter
Valentine’s 1950′s Retro Children Cards Wafer Paper
Royal Icing Ready Made Mix or Royal Icing Recipe to make your own
Clear Writing Gel

Directions:
Make the dough and cut out the rectangle puzzle shapes using the our Toast Puzzle Cutter. Leave each cut rectangle of dough positioned together to bake–do not separate the puzzle pieces. Immediately after the cookies are removed from the oven, use the Toast Puzzle Cutter to recut the puzzle pieces in each rectangle. Gently wiggle the cutter when re-cutting the dough to make sure you have well cut pieces. Allow to cool. Preparing the wafer paper: Using the Toast Cutter, carefully trace the interior shape of the puzzle pieces onto the Valentine Card image you wish to use. Use a non-leaded pencil to do this. Cut out the puzzle pieces with craft scissors. Frost your cookie with a smooth coat of royal icing and allow to dry. If you are unsure of the right consistency for the royal icing, please read our tips under the How-To section at the bottom of our Homepage. The royal icing must be completely dry for best results. Simply spread a thin layer of clear writing gel to the back of your wafer paper pieces and then “glue” the wafer paper to the cookie, image right side up! To ensure a smooth finish, turn the cookie over, wafer paper side down, on a piece of parchment paper for approximately 30 minutes. To completely dry, turn the cookie design side up for 12 hours. You can add a 3 dimensional effect by adding small sugar pearls, dragees, sugar decorations or edible glitter. To adhere, just use a small dot of clear writing gel.

Giant Snowflake Cookies

These generous 7.5″ cookies are sure to catch everyone’s eye this holiday season. Make these snowflakes beautiful with our edible pearls and edible shimmering glitter.

What you’ll need:
No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe
Snowflake 7.5″ Cookie Cutter
Edible Ivory Pearls in various sizes
Edible Glitter Prism Sparkles
Clear Writing Gel
Your favorite icing or rolled fondant

Directions:
1. Cut out the cookies and bake according to the recipe.

2. Once cooled, you can either cover the cookie in rolled fondant or icing.

For rolled fondant: Roll out the fondant to the shape of the cookie. Using the cookie cutter, press into the fondant to cut out the shapes of the exterior and interior designs of the snowflake. You can attach the fondant to the cookie using either Karo Corn Syrup (found in the baking aisle at your local grocery store) or our clear writing gel.
For icing: We recommend using Royal Icing and cover the cookie. Allow to harden.

3. Now you can attach the edible pearls in any design you desire. Attaching the pearls is made easier with our new Angled Tweezers that allow you to pick up and place the pearls in exactly the position you want them. Apply a small dot of Clear Writing Gel to the pearl and then place onto the cookie in the desired position. Allow to dry for 2-4 hours in a flat position.

Perfect Cookies to Pair with Your Holiday’s Hot Drinks!

These cookies will warm your heart! The cutters are made of durable stainless steel and are specially designed to cut the cookies as little “hangers”. Use a favorite gingerbread or sugar cookie recipe and “hang” these darling cookies from your coffee, tea or cocoa mug!  These cookies are cute (and delicious!) plain or you can have fun jazzing them up with sugar decorations or icing. We have a Christmas Cookie Cutter Set which includes a star, a shooting star, a tree and an elf’s hat. Our Four Seasons Cookie Cutter Set includes a sun, a heart, a shamrock, and a flower. Our Boy and Girl Cookie Cutter Set feature a boy and a girl with pigtails. These cookies are a unique and whimsical addition to any birthday, holiday, or just anytime year round fun.

Crazy for Tea!

We have everything you need to have your next tea party be absolutely memorable! Our new line of tea products will have your guests coming back for more.

Tea-Infused Chocolate Tea Cups

These bite-sized tea cups are a darling and delicious addition to your tea party. They are solid chocolates infused with different flavors of tea- Earl Grey & Lavender, Jasmine, Chai, and Rose. They make a truly unique treat to serve. Available in milk, dark, and white chocolate.

Shortbread Cookies and Scone Mixes

Our new mixes of tea-infused scones and shortbread cookies will be the perfect nosh for your tea party. Each mix has an exceptional blend of flavors to entice your guests. From Chocolate Chip Chai Scones to Orange Vanilla Shortbread Cookies, these light, distinctive desserts will sure to be the talk of the table.

We tried the Strawberry Hibiscus Scones, (our new favorite!) which was delicious and easy to make. The prep time was just 5 minutes and the only ingredient needed to add was heavy whipping cream. Who knew delectable desserts could be this easy and tasty!

Blended Teas

This exciting and unusual artisan style loose leaf tea is made from Kitchen T.L.C. Amazing, fresh quality tea has a difference you can smell and taste. A wonderful gift for yourself or your favorite tea aficionado.