Stamped with Love

February 1st! Goodness…Valentine’s Day is a mere 14 days away and we couldn’t be more excited to share some unique chocolate treats with you ! These premium dark chocolate heart stamps are a perfect little adornment to a postcard cookie. Simply use a rectangular cookie cutter to cut-out shapes from a batch of our yummy No Fail Sugar Cookie Dough. Then use royal icing to decorate the cookies as you wish (a love letter, perhaps?) and affix the stamp with a dab of icing, just as you would a traditional postcard!

Also new to fancyflours.com are these lovely dark chocolate hearts with red and white scroll patterns. These little treats are so beautiful and could be served in a small dish on their own or could be used to jazz up some store bought (or handmade, of course) cupcakes. The hearts are about 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ so they are the perfect match for mini or regular sized cupcakes. The scroll is made from cocoa butter based chocolate transfer sheets, which is another trick you could try on your own. View our chocolate transfer instructions for details on working with these inspiring sheets – just another tool to add to your baking repertoire.

 

 

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.

Valentine Cupcakes for your special someone…

Everyone loves cupcakes! Treat your someone special with a batch of cupcakes handmade with love! Leave the decorating to us – this adorable Sweet Valentine Cupcake Set comes complete with cupcake picks and two-toned muffin cups. Add a few Jumbo Heart Quins to complete the look. Attach quins with tweezers for precise placement.

Picks come in two varying designs, hearts and cupids. Muffin cups come in two varying colors, light pink on dark pink floral and dark pink on light pink floral.

Shop fancyflours.com for all your Valentine baking needs!
View all of our Valentine’s product by clicking HERE.

Texturizing Cookies made easy!

Heart texturized cookie

whimsy cake texturized cookie

baby onesie texturized cookie

Try a new decorating technique with these cool cookie texturizing kits. Each kit comes with one cookie cutter and assorted texturizing mats. Fun, detailed designs leave either an impression or an embossed look – depending on which side of the mat you decide to use. They are very simple to use; just cut out your sugar cookies as usual and then before you bake, press the mat onto the top of each cookie to get the desired design. Bake and cool as usual. You can decorate with or without royal icing and either use colorful food pens (like we did above) or luster dust to create a shimmery effect. Or try decorating each flat cookie with buttercream frosting, wait until it starts to set and then press the mat into the buttercream to leave an impression in the frosting. A fun and easy way to achieve fabulous looking cookies. The kids will enjoy using the mats too!

Kits are available in Whimsy Topsy Turvey Cake (perfect for birthdays), Heart, Wedding Cake or Baby Onesie designs at fancyflours.com.

Happy baking!