Sunday, August 15

Covering a Cookie with Fondant : a video tutorial

I am so, so exited to introduce our newest cookie professor, Shelly of cookies and cups!  Not only does Shelly make beautiful baked goods like these...
....her blog is laugh-out-loud funny. Just be careful if you're reading it in Starbucks; you may get some strange looks as you giggle into your latte!

Today she shows us how to cover a cookie with fondant.  After seeing her video, I'm ready to get started!
Thank you so much, Shelly!  We are so happy to have you here!

PS...if you are wondering why you haven't seen much of Renee from Kudos Kookies lately, let me tell you.  Renee hung up her chef's hat and put on her artist's beret.  Remember her gorgeous painted cookies?  Well, now she paints beautiful trivets, tiles and magnets for your kitchen!  Go on, take a look at her new shop, Kudos Kitchen!

19 comments:

Sue said...

Thanks, Shelly! I've never covered a cookie in fondant, but now that I know how simple it is I'm definitely going to try it! Great video!

TidyMom said...

Thanks Shelly this was a GREAT how-to video!! My 14 yo wants to do more with fondant....so I'm going to let her give this a try!!.....maybe some ghost cookies would be perfect in the fall!!

Tammie said...

Thanks Shelly! Thanks Bridget! I have so wanted to see someone demonstrate this technique for a while. I have a big order, and I will plan on using this technique for the order! Shelly, you did a wonderful job of demonstration!

vanillabeanbaker said...

Welcome to the U of C Shelly! Another wonderful addition to a great staff of visiting professors. Thank you for this great tutorial. Looking forward to more of your vlogs.

Debbie said...

Shelly you did great! I have never used fondant, kind of scared of it, but you made it look so easy! And you decorated that cookie so quick, awesome job!

Kristie Maynard said...

Wow, how easy is that? I might just try this one day!

Raina said...

Great how-to video Shelly! You are so talented. I am one of those people who either needs pictures or video...so really helpful for me:)

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

Great Vlog, it's always so much better seeing it demonstrated. I'm a huge fan of the fondant covered cookie, I agree so much easier.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Great tutorial Shelly! Loved SEEING you! I prefer the taste of marshmallow fondant too :) but it is stickier. Thanks for such a great video!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Fabulous video, Shelly! So glad to see you 'join the faculty'.

cookies and cups said...

Thanks everybody for all the sweet comments.
So nerve wracking putting yourself out there like that..especially when you're a big ol' dork like me ;)

THE Tough Cookie said...

Great job, Shelley! I like the edging, too. Give it a polished finish.

Kate said...

Thanks Shelly! I love your blog and the video was great!

Terri said...

GREAT tutorial...very informative since I have never used fondant. Thanks for sharing!

Mama Muhs said...

Great video, but here is my problem...what do you do when your cookie spreads so much that it is too big for the fondant cut-out? I've drastically cut the amount of baking powder, I bake them on parchment, and I refrigerate or freeze the dough right before they go in the oven. What else can I do to cut down on spreading/puffing?! TIA

Megan said...

You did an excellent job Shelly! Now I want to make some cookies! :)

cookies and cups said...

Mama ~ here's what i would recommend...
you said your dough is chilled, so make sure that your oven is the proper temp...maybe buy an oven thermometer just to be sure it is coming up to your full temp. if it is too low the heat will spread the cookie.
another thing, maybe try a new recipe. Bridget has a great one, also online is a great "no fail" sugar cookie recipe that has worked great for me.
Let me know of this has helped at all!
Thanks so much,
shelly :)

RedHeadedStepChild said...

Love it! I MUST try this!

Shannon said...

Thanks so much, Shelly! I have volunteered to make 20 dozen wedding cookies for a friend and am now freaking out a little bit...
Is it possible to complete the cookies maybe two days before they are needed, and if so, how do I store them? Love your blog too, by the way!