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post #46 of 53
Linedancer - OMG! How beautiful & what a really great idea... Thank you so much for sharing!! so, if I may ask, after baking you apply MMF (while warm?) and let dry/cool? then apply the edible image (with anything specific to help create a smooth surface?) allow to dry & add trim design around the image?

Sorry to request a step by step - but I've worked with fondant, and RI and edible images... but never together! lol
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post #47 of 53
Okay, this is too weird....I posted a post last night and it's not showing up!

bobwonderbuns~ Again, thank you so much for posting those cookies. They are amazing and I would have never known they were fondant. I have a few of yours in my favorites already.

I'm going to have to try them as it seems to be a great idea. I'm just worried about the taste even though I like MMF.

Will try them this weekend. Honestly, work sure does get in the way of baking! Ha, ha.
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post #48 of 53
Thanks for your kind words, BACI and pattycakes55d.
bobwonderbuns your cookies are so beautiful and you are always so helpful.

BACI, here is how I do my cookies:

I use thinned karo syrup to adhere the fondant to the cookie. Have found that the thinner the better, straight out of the bottle is way too thick.
I brush it on with a fairly good size artist brush, bought at Michaels, not very expensive. When it is thinner, it kind of soaks into the cookie, doesn't make a mess on the fondant, but it still adheres very well. The cookies are cooled. I usually bake one day, decorate the next.

I normally put the fondant on 12-18 cookies, depending on how many will fit on my trays.

Then I use the same corn syrup, put a little of it on the cookie with a small brush. I put it within the area of the fondant that the ei will cover. I brush it around until the fondant is somewhat sticky. Take the ei and lay it on the wet spot. With your finger, press it down and slide it around just a bit. This moves the corn syrup to the edges of the ei I find that the less syrup you use, the better it is, you do not want the syrup to run out from under the ei(ask how I know) icon_rolleyes.gif

After I attach the ei, I do whatever embossing I am going to do, then go on to the next cookie.

If I am using luster dust around the ei, I brush that on first, leaving a spot where the ei will go, that way you don't get the dust on the ei.

Contrary to what I have seen on cc, I sometimes use colored fondant, it works on cookies anyway. Here's some I did for Christmas. Sorry so long, if you have any questions, just pm me.
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post #49 of 53
linedancer~ wow, those are really nice. Loved your other ones you posted too. What a good person you are baking. I just can't go through all that work for cookies! Ha, ha. But they sure are beautiful.

My only thought to your baking one day and decorating the next.....
I would think that if you put the MMF on the cookies when they are warm,
they kind of melt into the cookie. If you do them after cooled, they just
kind of sit on top of the cookie, right?

I'm assuming I could put the MMF on top when warm to let it melt in, then even do decorating or ei the next day if I wanted, right?

This is really cool ideas. thanks bobwonderbuns and linedancer for your ideas and visuals!
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post #50 of 53
Bobwonderbuns and linedancer..fabulous cookies...all the methods turned out fantastic! I want a printer too....someday...LOL!
I put edible images on with thinned piping gel..so that's an option too.
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post #51 of 53
vickymacd, since I have never done the warm method, I can't say how it would look. If you put it on after it is cooled, it does not melt into the cookie, but it does adhere to it very well. Maybe when I bake the next time, I will try a couple to find out.

Thanks for your kind words, I love doing cookies, but cakes are a different story....
post #52 of 53
linedancer~ I'm no expert on either one, but cookies seem like sometimes they are more work than a very detailed cake! Hate rolling out cookies, but the results sure are yummy and cute. It's funny how some people on CC specialize in just cookies, and some other areas of cakes. Guess that's what makes CC so special are all the many different talents! Every time I come on here, I learn something new.
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post #53 of 53
Thanks everyone! Those are some of the cookies I teach in my cookie class (along with chocolate and other techniques.) Hey, it's sugar, it's fun!! icon_biggrin.gif
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