10 Treat Ideas To Welcome Spring

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1. Little Blue Flower Cupcakes – These cupcakes are full of color and cheer, plus they are super easy! Just bake your favorite cupcake recipe in these Flower Foil Cupcake Liners and decorate with bright purple buttercream frosting topped with a Small Blue Royal Icing Flower!

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2. Butterfly Wafer Paper Cookies – Make these cookies with our bestselling Butterfly Wafer Paper! Get the how-to HERE!

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3. Daffodil Cupcakes – Nothing says Spring quite like a daffodil and these cupcakes! Just bake your favorite cupcake recipe in these Blue Gingham Cupcake Liners and decorate with orange buttercream frosting topped with a pretty Daffodil Icing!

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4. Garden Party Cake & Cupcakes – Decorating idea from Lucks.com. Make using our sweet Sugar Bees and Sugar Ladybugs!

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5. DIY Spring Flower Sugar Cubes – Royal Icing Flower topped sugar cubes…drop one in and watch the flower float to the top as sugar cube melts. It will brighten your morning or put a smile on your guest’s face at your next brunch. Get the tutorial HERE.

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6. Butterfly Cookies – Learn how to make and decorate butterfly cookies using the marbling and wet-on-wet icing techniques. Get the tutorial HERE.

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7. Bright Daisy Treats – An easy way to brighten up any store bought treat is to top them with our Bright Sugar Daisies! Decorating idea from Lucks.com.

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8. 3D Flower Pot Cookies – Make using our new 3D Spring Flower Pot Cookie Cutter and our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe so that your dough does not spread and the baked pieces will still fit together nicely.

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9. Hard Candy Lollipops With Edible Flowers – Update this old-fashioned favorite with edible flowers for a fresh spring treat. You can flavor to suit your taste , but you will need clear lollipops to showcase the flowers. Make sure you have an accurate candy thermometer for this recipe because the sugar temperature is critical! Get the tutorial HERE.

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10. Flower Basket Cupcakes – Make Spring flower basket cupcakes topped with Royal Icing Pansies and Royal Icing Narcissus.  Just bake your favorite cupcake recipe in these Blue Gingham Cupcake Liners and wrap them in our adorable Basket Cupcake Wrappers!

How To Use Wafer Paper On A Cake

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Introducing edible wafer paper cake illustrations from Fancy Flours.

Now enjoy the ease and beauty of wafer paper images on cakes! Our Easter Bunnies design fits an 8″ round cake. Simply cut out and apply to fresh buttercream, or use light Karo corn syrup to apply to a fondant surface. Add to a store bought cake for a quick custom look.

What is Wafer Paper?

Wafer paper is made of dehydrated potato starch, water and vegetable oil. The thin edible paper is then pre-printed with food-safe dyes. Wafer paper is tasteless and does not “melt” into the frosting, it will remain as a thin sheet of edible paper on top of your sweet confection.

Instructions for use on a cake:

Using craft scissors, carefully cut out your wafer paper image along the outer cut line provided on the design. You will want to trim carefully for a clean, finished look.

Butter Cream Frosting Application: Apply the trimmed wafer paper illustration directly to a smooth surface of fresh buttercream frosting. Working from the center outwards, smooth any bubbles that may exist. You can consider the cake done at this point, or, pipe a decorative edge around the cake to hide the edge of the wafer paper.

Fondant Application: If your cake has a fondant surface you will want to apply a thin layer of Light Karo Corn Syrup to the back side of the wafer paper illustration using a craft brush or a very soft basting brush. (Light coating only). Turn the wafer paper illustration over and apply to the top of the cake. Starting from the center, smooth the wafer paper outward towards the edges to get a good seal and to remove all bubbles. The cake can be considered complete at this point, or, add a decorative piped border.

Store-Bought Cake Application: Request that the grocery store or bakery refrain from sprinkles or colored decorations on the top surface of the cake. If the surface is not fondant, just cut out and apply the wafer paper directly to the surface of the cake – smoothing it out as best as possible so that it does not get waves or wrinkles. The paper is really very forgiving.

Tips for Success: Wait until the day of your event to apply the wafer paper illustration and only allow the cake to be refrigerated for a few hours before serving the cake. Note: we have left a store bought cake with a wafer paper topper in the refrigerator for 3 days without any color transfer or wrinkling – however, humidity and frosting moisture are factors and may vary greatly from our test conditions.

 Serving Tip: Gently cut thru the wafer paper first and then cut deeper into your slice for serving – this will produce the most decorative presentation

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Perfect dessert for your Easter celebration!

 

Merry Matryoshka Nesting Doll Cookies

Merry Matryoshka Nesting Dolls Wafer Paper

The traditional Matryoshka Nesting Dolls are dressed up for the holidays with our NEW Merry Matryoshka Nesting Dolls Wafer Paper! The holiday wafer paper doll set includes 4 different holiday dolls in the likeness of Santa, the nutcracker and a snowman. Each different image comes in 3 doll sizes: 4.25″ H, 3.25″ H and 2.25″ H. 24 total images are included in this package, enough to make 2 sets of each unique image. Find out how to make these unique holiday cookies below!

You will need:

– Merry Matryoshka Nesting Dolls Wafer Paper
– Matryoshka Nesting Dolls Cookie Cutter Set
– No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe 
– 1 bag royal icing
– Squeeze Bottles
– Edible Clear Writing Gel  
– Wax or parchment paper
– Small craft scissors

Instructions:
1. Carefully cut out each wafer paper shape using craft scissors. Wafer paper is fragile! Set aside.

2. Use No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe and cut out several Matryoshka Doll cookie shapes. Bake and cool as directed.

3. Prepare royal icing, following directions on bag. Your consistency should be that of heavy cream. Fill squeeze bottles with icing..

4. Ice each cookie with 1 layer of white royal icing. Let completely dry.

5. Adhere each wafer paper cut-out to a cookie shape by smoothing on a thin layer of edible clear writing gel with your finger to the top of the iced cookies.

6. Flip each cookie face down on a piece of wax paper to dry for about 30 minutes (this will keep the wafer paper shape flat).

7. Flip cookies over after 30 minutes and store in an airtight container.

Vintage Independence Day Cookies

Independence Day is coming right up! Here is a how-to for making Vintage Independence Day Cookies with edible wafer paper images!

You Will Need:
Patriotic Tiny Postcards Wafer Paper Set
No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe
– 1 bag royal icing
3″ x 2″Rectangle Cookie Cutter
Edible Clear Writing Gel
– Wax or parchment paper
White Edible Glitter
– Small craft scissors
Squeeze Bottles

Instructions:
1. Use No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe and cut out several rectangle cookie shapes. Bake and cool as directed.

2. Ice each cookie with 1 layer of royal icing. Let completely dry.

3. Carefully cut out wafer paper shapes using craft scissors, making sure each one will fit on the cookie. Be careful, wafer paper is fragile!

4. Adhere each wafer paper cut out to a cookie shape by adhering a thin layer of edible clear writing gel (or light corn syrup) to the top of the iced cookies.

5. Flip each cookie face down on a piece of wax paper to dry for about 30 minutes (this will keep the wafer paper shape flat).

6. Flip cookies over and add additional decoration, such as edible glitter or dragees with the edible clear writing gel.

7. Let completely dry and store in an airtight container.

Mother’s Day Gift & Treat Ideas!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with great gifts, fancy treats, and scrumptious recipes from Fancy Flours! We have everything you need to make Mom feel special on “her” day! Here is a mix & match of fun Mother’s Day gifts & treat ideas to get you started! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, May 13th!

1. Monogram Dish Towel & Mug Set – ON SALE! 50% off     2. Teacup & Saucer Cupcake Stand      3. Woven Jacquard Flower Ribbon      4. Vintage Flower Seed Packet Cookies     5. Vintage Perfume Bottle Label Wafer Paper & Perfume Bottle Cookie Cutters    6. Vintage Mother’s Day Stamp Wafer Paper     7. Garden Cupcake Wrappers & Mini Watering Cans     8. Spring Garden Shortbread Cookies by Queen City Bakery     9. Lace Doily Glass Plates