Celebrate birthdays in style with fancy decorations at fancyflours.com

happy birthday wafer paper

birthday picks

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Celebrate birthdays in style with cheerful wafer paper designs perfect for birthdays! Creative “Make Your Own Birthday Picks” are a simple way to jazz up a ordinary batch of cupcakes and you can add on additional details to the picks, like shimmery dragees and edible glitter with a touch of edible clear gel. 
A great idea for a fun twist on the regular sugar cookie – bake sugar cookies in the shapes of birthday cakes! Our Three Tiered Cake Cookie Cutter is a the perfect shape for our new Happy Birthday Cake Wafer Paper set; complete with candles and all! Affix wafer paper with edible clear gel, sprinkle a layer of white edible glitter, and package in individual clear bags to give as party favors at a birthday celebration!

Sea Creature Cookies; Bake up a batch this summer!

sea life close up

sea life cookies

Summer is here! Ring in the warm weather with a batch of these adorable sea creature cookies. Our No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe tastes great and holds the shape of your cookie cut-outs, no matter what the thickness. Decorate with simple and tasty royal icing for a cute and clever look. Try our starfish cookie cutter, goldfish cookie cutter, scallop shell cookie cutter, conch shell cookie cutter and more sea life themed cookie cutters for all your summer baking!

Intricate Hammer Song Cutters are in!

hen cookie cutter, hammer song

pea pod hammer song cookie cutter

sheep hammer song cutters

New to fancyflours.com are fabulous Hammer Song Cookie Cutters. Cutters are made of tinplate and have amazing intricate detail. New to our collection are: Pea in Pod, Begging Lab, Mother Hen, Penguin Mother & Child, Sheep with Heart, & Skating Polar Bear. All are whimsical and make stunning cookies. A wonderful to gift to share or keep for your own cookie cutter collection. Available now at fancyflours.com.

Hammer Song tinware cutters are handmade whimsical, uniquely American pieces made for the cookie cutter aficionado. All of these cutters are made in the tradition of 18th and 19th century tinsmiths. This means you will see evidence of solder paste where the edges have been hand soldered to create the intricate shape of the cutter. Slight imperfections help substantiate the handmade quality of the cutter. Using only antique hand tools, Bill and Betsy Cukla create original, durable cookie cutters that reflect our rich American past. Highly sought after, Hammer Song’s whimsical shapes , superb craftsmanship and attention to detail continue to attract bakers and collectors worldwide. Because of the rich detailing, these cutters make cookies that are quite beautiful in their own right with no additional decoration. However, for those of you who love to guild the lily, we have found that decorating with luster dust adds color while allowing the detailing to show through. We recommend that you use our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe to ensure the fine detailing of this cutter is maintained during baking. Happy baking!

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.

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