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Monogrammed Church cookies

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
I need your help talented and wise bakers/decorators of CC. I possibly need to make about 100 wedding favor cookies, and I never made any before, so will be trying out a whole bunch of things in the next few weeks to try and see if I can make them decent enough. What I really need is an inspiration for an easy done but nice looking cookie: it needs to be a church (allready have the cutter) and have a monogram in the middle, everything else is optional. Any of you done something like that before? Can you share some photos? I tried the gallery but ended up with a whole bunch of cakes instead of cookies. Any good inspiration out there?
Thanks in advance,
P
post #2 of 32
Copper Gifts has a couple of photos on their site:

http://www.coppergifts.com/productcart/pc/cg_ProductDetails.asp?idproduct=68

One place to add a bit of color is a church roof.
post #3 of 32
i love copper gifts and use their decorated cookies as an example all the time. I did church cookies this week, check my pics (I didn't do a monogram though)
post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 
Oh wow, thanks you all, but I don't think I can do those. They look a little more complicated than I was hoping for, especially considering I need to put a monogram on it.....Do you know of anything I can do easier?
Thanks in advance, P
post #5 of 32
Which church cutter do you have? You're right, putting the monogram on doesn't leave too many other options. That's why I mentioned color at the roof line, that would still work along with the monogram.
post #6 of 32
Thread Starter 
Oh goodness.. it is whatever bride picked up at Hobby Lobby. Looks like a litte house with a cross on top, she calls it a chapel, but it is kinda big and then the cross transition pretty small, looks like it will be very easy for the crosses to break off. I did not commit to them yet, I just started doing cakes about 9 months ago, cookies are still on my to do list. I was trying to get out of it, but it's kinda hard with the bride being a daughter of my best friend and a granddaughter of my boss. I told them that I give it my best shot, I cannot imagine how much these things will cost if they order them somewhere. The bride is allready draining my best friend heavily with this wedding, the budget was only 2k but it has allready doubled and they did not even get to the reception food and decorations, and it's an evening wedding. Sorry for venting, I love my best friend, her little girl... I just want to smack her sometimes. I have no idea how she turned out to be such a princess. So I just need to figure out the way to make these things to look good and acceptable and time efficient for me. I don't even know how to do a monogram, is there a tutorial somewhere on here for that? May be I can do some rolled buttercream on it, either embossed or may be with those cute little holes around perimeter like I see in the gallery? Will it be easier and neater than flooding the cookies? How do I make those little holes? I'm just at a loss, I want for these things to turn out so bad, just have absolutely no experience doing them. And I know they are much harder than they look. I just cannot bare to see my friend spend another $200-$300 (more? have no idea what cookies go for these days) on something that I don't believe is a necessity. As you see I need all the help I can get. Thanks for listening.
P
post #7 of 32
Thread Starter 
Oh please someone help.....
post #8 of 32
For me the most time efficient & easiest would be to roll fondant thin & cut with your cookie cutter, place cutout on dampened cookie then stencil on the monogram with royal icing.
post #9 of 32
Thread Starter 
I'm leaning toward that as well, but will they look too simple, is there an easy way to dress them up a little?
post #10 of 32
You could choose a really fancy monogram in one of their colors however I think simple tone on tone is very classy. If you are good with a piping bag you could add scrolls, hearts or dots to dress it up. Brushing with pearl dust would add too. I'm just thinking easiest, fastest.
post #11 of 32
Here's a little church graphic:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-28276876-cartoon-family-of-four-with-church-in-background.html

I would use the roof line to add some color, dots could gingerbread type trim. Maybe you can squeeze that little arched window in and put the monogram where the door is.

Or put the door on, the monogram where the window is. Add little dots of color and green to represent flowers along side the door.
post #12 of 32
You could use Americolor food markers to do the monogram, as it would be the easiest way to add that particular detail. If you used the fondant, you could add little dots of RI to dress up the cookie. Sometimes, less is more, and tone-on-tone can look very classy and elegant.
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post #13 of 32
Well, it wasn't quite a monogram, but I did a simple butterfly cookie a couple weeks back for a wedding shower. I added some simple dots, and used some luster type dust.

Everyone loved them, and they were fairly quick to do.

Culinary Stencils has some really nice fancy scroll letters.

I think it would look awesome.

Is there any way you can talk her out of using a church for the cutter?
post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
Oh cookiemookie, your cookies are absolutely beautiful! I did not see the butterflyes you are talking about though. Did I miss them? Do you have a photo by any chance? I'm not sure I can talk this bride out of anything by now, she is even purchase these little individual tule bags to put cookies in. Do you think I can try a different shape and just let her choose? What would be a better one to consider? I really don't know why she wants that shape to begin with, their wedding is not even at the church.
Thanks again, P
post #15 of 32
Actually they are the last cookies I've posted in my gallery. One was done as a bouquet.

I did circles with a scalloped edge.

I would see if you could do either, a circle or a square. I think it would be really elegant. If you don't have a church cutter, you could buy it off of her to add to your collection.

I know that is going to be my next stenciling adventure. I think their monograms are really pretty.
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