Preppy Nautical Party

The official start of Summer is just around the corner (meaning TOMORROW)  and we are definitely in the mood to celebrate the new season! What could be more perfect than throwing a nautical inspired party!!! Get ready to set sail for some fun at your next summer gathering with great nautical themed party & baking supplies from Fancy Flours!           VIEW ALL NAUTICAL ITEMS

Nautical Party Theme Supplies

1. Nautical Cupcake Picks    2. Nautical Cupcake Kit    3. Red Pisa Muffin Cups      4. Vintage Yellow Striped Treat Bags    5. Lighthouse Cookie Cutter    6. Anchor Cookie Cutter    7. Vintage Blue Striped Paper Straws    8. Red Dessert Paper Plates    9. Nautical Sugar Decorations    10. Nautical Paper Napkins

We have the perfect Nautical Cupcake How-To for your “get away” get together!

Nautical Wafer Paper Cupcakes 

Supplies:
Nautical Icons Wafer Paper
Red Pisa Muffin Cups
– Favorite Cupcake Recipe
– Buttercream or Cream Cheese Icing
White Fonderific Fondant
2″ Round Cutter
Clear Writing Gel
– Small Craft Scissors
– Wax Paper

Instructions:
1. Make your favorite cupcake recipe. Bake and cool as directed. Frost as desired. A simple swirl will hold the wafer paper nicely!

2. Carefully cut out the wafer paper shapes using craft scissors. Be careful, wafer paper is fragile!

3. Roll out your white fondant and cut out your circle shapes using the 2″ Round Cookie Cutter.

4. After you have all your shapes prepared, adhere the wafer paper icon cut-outs using a small layer of karo syrup or clear writing gel to the top of the fondant.

3. Flip each finished piece face down on a piece of wax paper to dry for about 30 mins.

4. Once dry top your iced cupcakes with your fondant Nautical icons!

Happy Sailing!

Summer Cookie Fun!

Julia Usher’s new beautiful book Ultimate Cookies was extremely popular over the holidays, but it’s not only for holiday baking. She has plenty of fun stuff for Spring & Summer baking as well! I couldn’t seem to pick a favorite project because they are all so amazing, so instead I am going to show you several that I thought would make fun Summer projects! Remember you must purchase the book Ultimate Cookies to get the instructions & how-to’s for these wonderful cookie creations.   BUY NOW

These sail boat cookies are just too cute! They would be great treats for a Nautical Summer party! Thinking of throwing a Nautical party? Check out our fun Nautical themed baking items to make your party complete! Shop Nautical Now

These butterfly cookies are sure to make your heart flutter! So colorful and fun, they would make great treats for a Garden Party!

One can never be too old for ice cream! Don’t these adorable cookies just make you want to throw an Ice Cream Social Party?!

These Peacock cookies are so gorgeous! How do you do it Julia? To make this project a little bit easier for you we have actually created a Peacock Cutter Set & a Peacock Project Kit! The cool thing about the Peacock Cutter Set is that in the fall you can use them to make Turkey’s!

Remember: You need to purchase Julia’s book Ultimate Cookies to make these projects! This is a great book that you will turn to over and over again. It has projects for every season & holiday so it never gets old.     BUY NOW

We also offer a variety of other cookie project kits & cutter sets to go along with the book. Check them out in our Julia Usher’s Ultimate Cookies Department.

Don’t Forget About Our E-News!

Tin Chick Cookie Cutter

Tin Chick Cookie Cutter

Hey Fancy Friends!

It’s been a couple months since our new and fancy website has been up and running and we wanted to make sure you were signed up to receive our E-News (sent out twice a week)! The e-news showcases our newest products, fun ideas (like this adorable Chick Cookie Cutter with Sugar Party Hat)
and fancy tips for your baking projects from weddings and birthdays to everyday back-yard barbecues and celebrations. We also announce special sales or discount codes through our e-news! Sign up now and make sure you tell us your birth month – in the near future we plan to offer birthday month discounts on select items! Now that is something worth celebrating!

Sign up for our E-News HERE.

Sign up to receive our mail catalogs HERE

Our New Summer Catalog is now arriving in homes. See it online HERE.

 

Celebrating Summer Birthdays

It’s not quite officially summer – but it is FINALLY starting to feel that way (at least in our neck of the woods) and the sunshine is much needed! The sunshine has us thinking about summer birthdays…pool parties, bbq’s, picnics, spending time with family and friends and of course, celebrating the Fancy way with fabulous treats and colorful decorations. We’ve partnered once again with our  good friend ArtGirl TM who is creating handmade sets of six sugar cookies shaped like candles and shipping them in a cute gift container. These colorful cookies measure approximately 4″ tall, are made with all natural ingredients and are NOW available on our website. Perfect when your your in a pinch and looking for a pop of color for a party. They are almost too cute to eat…almost! We love the idea of popping them in a batch of cupcakes decked out in colorful baking cups to match! We love ArtGirl and her fun website…check it our for decorating inspiration! Iif your up for an afternoon project – try your hand at making candle shaped cookies at home with our Candle Cookie Cutter, No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe and a batch of royal icing. YUM!

ArtGirl Candle Cookies

Also for the summer birthday season we can’t get enough of Cake Pops! Sure -they are all the rage, but for good reason! Look how festive they are decorated in rainbow colors, sprinkled with white non-pareils and dressed up with a Happy Birthday Cake Pop Skirt?

Happy Birthday Cake Pop Skirts

Cake Pops featuring Happy Birthday Cake Pop Skirts

Colorful Cake Pops

Colorful Cake Pops Decorated with White Non-Pareils

Also just in are some fantastic options for birthday candles. From fancy Candelabra’s and Match Stick Candlesto these Firecracker Birthday Candles and these clever Roman Numeral Candles…there is something for every birthday party! The Roman Numerals come in a pack of 8 are are way more fun and keep folks guessing your age – I mean doesn’t a giant L look much better than a giant 5-0!

See our entire Candle selection HERE. 

Roman Candle Set

Roman Candle Set

Check out our new Fall Catalog and Alphabet Newsletters! Online NOW!

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Hello Fancy Friends!

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW FALL CATALOG! If you have subscribed to our mailing list you should be receiving your catalog any day to your mailbox. To sign up to receive our next catalog, you can subscribe by filling out the form HERE. Our next catalog will be mailed in September.

The Fall 2009 Catalog is stuffed full with spooky tricks and treats, back-to-school baking projects, and a library of creative autumn ideas to get your creativity stirring! You can view it online by clicking HERE.

We are also proud to release our Alphabet Newsletter. Available online only, this newsletter showcases the cute and creative alphabet designs by children’s book illustrator, Sarah Berkheimer. Wafer Paper Sets, as well as, Make-Your-Own-Pick Sets are available. Ideal for a child’s birthday or back to school party.  You can view the Alphabet Newsletter online by clicking HERE.


Alphabet cake & cookies; perfect for birthdays

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alphabet wafer paper cookies

alphabet cake

Hot off the press! New exclusive alphabet wafer paper & pick designs, by Sarah Berkheimer. These whimsical wafer paper cookie designs and make-your-own picks are a creation of adorable, lively animals perfect for creating cookies or cupcakes that are unique and fun!  The picks are printed on cardstock – all  you need to assemble are toothpicks and glue. Spell out your child’s name or a celebration with these cute and colorful letters. Or use the wafer paper designs with a batch of royal icing and affix to homemade sugar cookies for a real treat! Each set includes 156 pieces, three sets of uppercase letters and 3 sets of lowercase (either printed on wafer paper or cardstock) – plenty for numerous celebrations for years to come. Find these and other stunning wafer paper designs at fancyflours.com.