Friday, April 11, 2014

Dragons and Knights Wafer Paper Cookies


These cookies were requested by a customer, who needed dragon cookies for her son's birthday party. Even my 3yo, who doesn't really know much about dragons yet, thought them fantastic!

As is my wont, I used Sweet Sugarbelle's Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe. The wafers come in three sizes and shapes, and the cutters I used were:

  1. The middle cutter (2"x3") from the Ateco 3-Piece Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set;
  2. The 2.5" square cutter from the Ateco 5-Piece Fluted Square Cookie Cutter Set;
  3. The 3" round cutter from the Ateco 4-Piece Round Fluted Cookie Cutter Set.




All of the images are used under paid license.

These wafer papers are available for purchase here.

A step-by-step how-to for decorating cookies with wafer papers can be found here.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shark Jaws Wafer Paper Cookies



Between Finding Nemo, Shark Tale, and visits to various aquariums, my 3yo is now crazy about sharks. It was only a matter of time before I made him his very own shark cookies—we had them for a playdate with his best friend, Maya, 4. They were a huge hit!

For the cookies, I used the Candy Corn Cookie Cutter from Karen's Cookies. As usual, I used Sugarbelle's Sugar Cookie Dough, making thicker cookies than usual, to make sure they were more sturdy. After the icing was hard, I wafer-papered them by "painting" the whole surface of the shark with cornsyrup and a craft brush, about 3 at a time; when the cornsyrup had sat for about 5 minutes and gotten stickier, I pasted the papers on. This is the better method when you don't intend to give your cookie an icing border, and in high-humidity conditions. There is less curling up of the edges; you still have to tamp down the edges a few times, but you get a pretty decent result.






The wafer papers are available for purchase in my store.
A step-by-step how-to for decorating cookies with wafer papers can be found here.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!


This week, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide, creating Thanksgivukkah—an event that will not occur again in our lifetime. To celebrate, I made these Menurkey (turkey menorah) cookies and gave them to my mother-in-law; I'm making a second batch today to give to my friend for a happy Thanksgivukkah.

 I hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving!
~Ani


These wafers are available here.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

2013 Halloween Cookie Wrap-Up

In addition to the Poe Cookies and the Zombie cookies, I also made these:

Cute Gray Skulls

Spiderwebs

Fright Bites

Scary Squares

I had so many other ideas, and some sets were even ready to go, but time and energy were lacking. I'm recovering from pneumonia, so I'll just have to be pleased I got any cookies done at all :)

 Happy Halloween Y'all!
Ani

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All of the above designs are available at my etsy shop.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Zombie Cookies for a Walking Dead Halloween


These cookies actually came about from a customer request; a customer in Canada had her heart set on zombie wafer papers, and I wanted her to have them! I made these with Jesicake's Gluten-Free Version of Lilaloa's Chocolate Cookies, which is superb in both taste and in ease of baking, with black food-color to turn them dark like Oreo cookies. I used the middle cutter (2"x3") from the Ateco 3-Piece Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set. The borders were piped in black with a #16 star tip. Gruesomely awesome, right? I'm sending them to my friend Madeline in NYC, who is a huge fan of "Walking Dead".





The wafer papers are available at my shop.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe Cookies for Halloween


In our series of literary cookies, I finally got around to designing an Edgar Allan Poe set, just in time for Halloween. The set has quotes from his works (The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Tell-Tale Heart, The House of Usher, Ligeia, The Casque of Amontillado,The Masque of the Red Death, etc.) and correspondence, as well as his portrait and signature. I designed them in steampunk style, with a dilapidated, grunge background, and added little images, such as a raven pecking at a human heart, a graveyard, stacks of books, and even a clockwork heart. I'm super-proud of these—I sent them to my friend Risa Bear of Renascence Editions.


I made these cookies with this Rectangular Cookie Cutter (2.375" x 3.5"), which the nice folks at CheapCookieCutters.com made for me upon request. I made them with Jesicake's Gluten-Free Version of Lilaloa's Chocolate Cookies, which is superb in both taste and in ease of baking, with black food-color to turn them dark like Oreo cookies. I piped and flooded the cookies with white Royal Icing and, when it was hard, wafer-papered them and piped a border for them with a #16 star tip with black icing.




The wafer papers are available at my shop.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Summer Stamp Cookies


Memorial Day and Labor Day bookend summer, don't they? Even though here in Texas summer weather will continue for at least a month, schools have started, and thoughts have turned away from the beach and towards the autumn. To celebrate this, the last weekend of summer, so to speak, here are some Summer Stamp Cookies.




The wafer papers are available at my shop.

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