Happy Hoppity Easter Treats

With Spring and Easter just around the corner (the 1st day of Spring in March 20!!) we wanted to share some fun and easy treat ideas that you can make with the whole family. The Easter Egg Cupcakes featured above are a snap with a few items and will look great on your Easter table. We used a set of Hoppy Times Cupcake Wrappers to dress up ordinary cupcakes. We placed Bright Icing Easter Egg Decorations in the frosting and arranged the cakes on a white cake stand, decorated with the our Picket Fence Cake Stand Wrapper. After adding a bit of green crinkly paper for grass this dessert tray doubles as a colorful centerpiece.

Next we have adorable little bunny treats that easily made with chocolate covered Oreo’s, graham crackers or any other chocolate covered treat. Simply affix Sugar Sweet Bunny decorations to each cookie using a dab of royal icing. Create the feet and tails by piping icing ovals (for the feet) and circles (for the tail) onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper. Let completely set before affixing to the cookie with an additional dab of icing. We placed our cookies on mini doilies to complete the presentation.

Lastly, these marshmallow cupcakes are too cute and simple to not try on your own! We used Ribbons and Bows Cupcake Liners, but any colorful cupcake liner would work well too. Next  you’ll need to decide what color you want your mini marshmallows to be tinted. We used Sapphire Blue Luster Dust to tint our marshmallows…check out are huge collection of luster and sparkle dusts HERE. Sprinkle luster dust onto a piece of parchment paper and lightly roll each marshmallow through dust. Affix marshmallows to cupcake by gently pushing into the frosting to secure. Place a Rabbit and Lamb Pick into each cupcake to complete. Give your lovely treats a little extra height by setting each onto one of our new cupcake stands. These adorable stands are made from recycled paper and can be decorated as you wish to fit with different themes and holidays. Happy Spring baking!

Hammer Song Cookie Cutters will melt your heart!

Ballerina Hammer Song Cookie Cutter

Lion and Lamb Hammer Song Cookie Cutter

Hammer Song Kangaroo Cookie Cutter

Fancy Flours = Fancy Cookie Cutters! We are proud to offer some of the finest hand-crafted cookie cutters by Hammer Song. These unique and whimsical cookie cutters have old-world charm and are a collectors’ favorite. The edges of these cookie cutters have exquisite detail and are made to cut precisely through your cookie dough. All of the Hammer Song cookie cutters are made in the tradition of 18th and 19th century tinsmiths. Because of their rich detailing these cutters can be used as decorations as well as cookie cutters. Hang them on your tree, mantle or simply display them with the rest of your collection. Shown are the Snow Queen Ballerina, Lion and Lamb and Roo & Baby Roo cutters are decorated with varying shades of royal icing. Dragees, edible glitter and sugar eyes make these cookies come to life! Add other detailing with quins, luster dust or sparkling sugar for an extra whimsical touch.

Fab Filigree Cookies for Spring Weddings

filigree cookies

Wedding season has arrived! Looking for a unique idea to share with your guests? Look no farther than simply delicious sugar cookies with a delicate filigree wafer paper design. Instructions are noted below as well as on our website fancyflours.com.

- Royal Icing Mix (SKU: 6750-IC-RI-1)
- Plastic squeeze bottle (SKU: 160000018-1) or decorating bag w/#4 tip
- Gold Filigree Edible Wafer paper (SKU: 3601-WP-GFS-1)
- Clear Writing Gel (SKU: 9999-CK-GL-1)
- Cookie Cutter Set Round Crinkle (SKU: 160000102-1) or a similar 2.5″ fluted circle
- White Edible Glitter (SKU: 5400-GL-WH-1)   
- Super Gold Luster Dust (SKU: 5320-LD-SG-1)                                                               – Small paint brush and small craft scissors                                                                       – 3mm Silver Dragees (SKU: 5300-SL-MD-1) or 4mm Ivory Edible Pearls (SKU: 5300-WH-MD-1)
-Parchment paper                                                                                                               - No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe, recommended.  View online by clicking HERE.

Cut out cookies using round crinkle cookie cutters. Bake and cool your cookies.  Follow the directions on the Royal Icing Mix for flow icing and let icing set-up firm.  (If you would rather use buttercream, try to spread an even, level surface and, following the instructions on the wafer paper, adhere the paper before the icing has set up.) 

Carefully cut our the wafer paper shapes using small craft scissors. If you are using royal icing as the base for your cookies, make sure it has set up. If you are using buttercream, apply the wafer paper to the still soft icing. Apply a thin layer of edible clear gel to the back of a wafer paper cut-out (as a glue) and then affix to the top of the iced cookie. Flip right side down onto a piece of parchment paper. Leave for 30 minutes (to ensure wafer paper dries flat). Flip back over and let completely dry. Repeat with all other cookies.  

 While cookies are drying, prepare luster dust. Luster dust can be applied dry or wet. The wet version gives a more brilliant shimmer. Mix a drop or two of alcohol or a non-water based liquid with the luster dust in a small bowl. Using your small craft brush, apply the luster dust to the edges of the cookies like “paint”.  The dragees and crushed edible glitter are applied with a light coat of the clear writing gel as the final decorating step.

Let all completely dry and stack and store in an airtight container.

Shop fancyflours.com for the items needed in this recipe.

Cheery Easter Basket & Flower Cookies that say WOW!

Basket Cookies

Tulip Cookie

Too beautiful to eat! These lovely spring basket and flower cookies were decorated by the very talented Marie Dorsey, owner of Two Sugars. Check out twosugars.biz for more photos of Marie’s amazing work or to order her cookies.  With their bold colors, these flower cookies are a great idea for all of you with spring fever! Cookie bags or cookie pops make excellent treats and gifts too! Use luster dust to create a shimmering effect. To see full how-to for these cookies, please click HERE. 

Love the Basket and Tulip Cookie Cutters? Shop online at fancyflours.com and find our collection of over 800 fun, whimsical, unique and classic cookie cutters.

Need a fool-proof sugar cookie recipe. Try our “No Fail Sugar Cookies” for a perfect batch, every time.