Westward Ho!

Saddle up Fancy Friends! We’ve got the wildest of the west in baking and decorating products for your western, rodeo or horse themed party! New to our picks and toppers collection are retro sheriff badges, cowboy boot charms, cowboy revolver charms and rifle charms! Top these on your homemade cupcakes wrapped up in one of our favorite cupcake liners, the pisa brown cup. Available in regular or mini size. The unique stripe pattern comes in red and blue too – perfect for your barn dance!

Western Themed Cupcakes

Western Themed Cupcakes

Paisley Bandana Cupcake Liners

Paisley Bandana Cupcake Liners

We also love these new bright, paisley bandana baking cups – in regular and mini, that are just too cute for words! Try pairing these with our Howdy Cowboy Cupcake Stand or the Howdy Partner Cupcake Set(below) for perfectly coordinated party. Why not use cloth bandanas/hankies as a table centerpieces or one of our latest and greatest ideas – try using bandana’s to wrap up your baked goodies and tie with twine. See our vintage western bandanas HERE.

Howdy Cowboy Cupcake Kit

Howdy Cowboy Cupcake Kit

 

 

2011 Cookie Queens Decorating Contest

We are thrilled to feature a selection of beautiful and inspiring images from the Fancy Flours 2011 Cookie Queens Cookie Decorating Contest! Thank you to all participants – we were amazed by your incredible details, unique designs and all of the hard work you put into your submissions. Our First Place winner, receiving $500, is Myriam Sanchez Garcia. Honorable Mentions, each receiving $100, go to Maryann Rollins and Susan Stoll. Congrats ladies! We hope you enjoy browsing through these gorgeous photos!                                                                                            

First Place - Decorated by: Myriam Sanchez Garcia

Honorably Mention - Decorated by: Maryann Rollins

Honorably Mention – Decorated by: Maryann Rollins
Honorable Mention - Decorated by: Susan Stoll

Honorable Mention - Decorated by: Susan Stoll

Decorated by: Ali Stinnett

Decorated by: Ali Stinnett

Decorated by: Pam Sneed

Decorated by: Pam Sneed

Decorated by: Brenda Hoye

Decorated by: Brenda Hoye

Decorated by: Katie Yoon

Decorated by: Katie Yoon

Decorated by: Lisa Hansen

Decorated by: Lisa Hansen

Decorated by: Laura Courtemanche

Decorated by: Laura Courtemanche

 

Decorated by: Marlyn Birmingham

Decorated by: Marlyn Birmingham

Decorated by: Kylie Seldon

Decorated by: Kylie Seldon

Decorated by: Aileen Master

Decorated by: Aileen Master

Decorated by: Marielle de Vroom

Decorated by: Marielle de Vroom

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

Pretty Papers for Picnics and BBQ’s

Cake Papers

Cake Papers used under a fancy dessert!

We are so excited about our new collection of pretty paper table runners, place mats and cake serving sheets! Perfect for creating a fabulous look at your summer picnics and bbq’s!

6" Cake Serving Paper

6" Vintage Cake Serving Paper

These vintage-inspired papers will freshen up the look of traditional doilies. We love the cake serving papers that come in 6″, 8″ and 12″ round sizes perfect for placing on dessert plates (as shown above), under birthday cakes or for larger presentations of sweet treats!
The paper place mats are perfect for sprucing up a BBQ’s, picnic or other informal gathering. The Reversible Cutlery Place Mats come as a set of 25 and are printed on thick and durable heavy craft board (100% recycled!). The charming fork, knife and spoon design is a great way to keep your table looking classy.

Cutlery Paper Place Mats

Cutlery Paper Place Mats

A matching table runner is a great way to protect your table as well – and it comes in a 50 roll so you can customize it to fit any length of table or even multiple tables! See all of our new vintage paper products HERE and browse our What’s New section for the latest and greatest items we’ve added for summer!

Cutlery Table Runner

Cutlery Table Runner, 50 feet

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

Sew Delicious Cookies!

Nana's Sewing Basket and Button Cookies

Nana's Sewing Basket and Button Cookies

Sew delicious! Sew cute and clever! This cookie and cookie packaging idea couldn’t be more ideal for mom’s, grandma’s and all of us that are dusting off our sewing machines with the onset of crafting popularity and the love for making things by hand. Get those crafty hands busy by rolling out some No Fail Sugar Cookie Dough and whipping up some darling button shaped cookies with our new Stainless Steel Button Cookie Cutter. These buttons look sew cute with brightly colored dough. See our how-to recipe HERE. Also NEW are fabulous button shaped candy molds in assorted styles perfect for a spring tea. Package your darling cookie shapes in the cute and colorful Nana’s Sewing Box in blue. Also available in a bright red pattern.

Button Cookie Cutter