Wednesday, June 14, 2017

100% Edible Cookie Fidget Spinner - IT SPINS!!!!!!!!

Yes - it is a 100% EDIBLE, 100% COOKIE FIDGET SPINNER THAT REALLY SPINS!!!!! 

Watch the video to see it in action!

COOKIES YOU'LL NEED:  (1) Fidget Spinner Shape, (2) Circles (you can use the cut outs from the middle of fidget.  (1) Smaller Circle, but slightly thicker than the fidget cookie
 
**The first time I made these I custom cut the dough with a knife, but this round my husband shaped a 4" metal cutter into the fidget shape.  (Be careful, cutters are very sharp and can cut skin easily)  My dough expands a little when baked so the circles all expand a little bit.  If you have a dough recipe that expands too much, your fidget shape will likely not hold up.  If you have a dough recipe that does not expand at all, you'll need to make sure your circle cookies are slightly larger than the circle opening in the fidget base.  My cookies are usually pretty soft, but I baked these slightly longer to ensure they were sturdy enough.

I did not cut small circles in arms of fidget.  I felt that the structure would hold up better when spinning if it was solid.  To add dimension, I marked off my circles with a piping tip and painted them with black food coloring prior to icing.

 GLUE THE SMALL CIRCLES TO ONE OF THE LARGER CIRCLES.  Allow time to dry fully.
DECORATE your fidget base and the other half of the small circles.  Anything goes here!  Decorate in your favorite colors and designs.  Allow time to dry fully.
 ASSEMBLE:  Place the large and small circles under and through the fidget opening.  Add royal icing only on small circle and glue top on fidget.  You do not want the icing to touch the sides of the fidget or it will NOT spin.  (See the video above for more detail on this step)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Vendor Fair and Fidgets

Thank you to everyone who stopped out to support my small business this past weekend!  We had a wonderful time in East Aurora and hope to do more local events soon.  

FULL TUTORIAL HERE
In case you missed it - I made a 100% edible fidget spinner that actually spins!  They sold out at the event, but we are working on another round of them today.  My amazing husband made me a fidget cookie cutter to save time.  The best part?  - I'll have a tutorial for all of you up later tonight!!!  Be sure to check back if you want to give them a try.   FULL TUTORIAL HERE

THANK YOU!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Dungeons and Dragons Cake

 
I made a Dragon cake!!!! More specifically a Dungeons and Dragons cake.  I was terrified about having to sculpt a dragon out of fondant, but the little guy came out pretty good in the end!  I worked in sections (head, body, tail, legs, wings) and seamed them together.  For the scales, I used a small heart shaped cookie cutter (the point side) pressed and pulled up gently in the fondant.

For the books,  I used a really fantastic book tutorial here as a guide.  It was a huge help.

Every part of the dragon and books were hand painted using Americolor gel colors and water.    Black petal dust was used for shading after food coloring had dried.  I also used TMP Super Gold and Super Silver for a few of the accents.  
Products I used to color the Dungeons and Dragons Cake:

 Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color, 4.5-Ounce, Super Black

Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color, 4.5-Ounce, Super Red

Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color, 4.5-Ounce, Chocolate Brown

Charcoal Black Petal Dust by GSA

TMP Super Gold

TMP Super Silver

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter Cookies for a Cause *Make Savannah Stronger Fundraiser*

 
Need Easter cookies?  Going to be in the Hamburg area tomorrow??  Here are the exclusive Easter cookie sets I'm donating to the Fundraiser for Savannah.  You can only get these sets at the fundraiser on Sunday, April 9th.  Fundraiser will be held at 301 Union St, Hamburg, NY 14075 from 12pm - 3pm.  

Help make Savannah stronger by attending, enjoying some goodies and doing a little shopping.    There are lots of wonderful items being donated for auction/raffle/sale by some amazing local people and businesses. 

I have a little nine year old girl of my own and I can only imagine how difficult this has been for Savannah and her family.   I hope my fellow WNYers will stop out to support this sweet little girl.  Not local, but still want to help out Savannah?  You can do so here.
Fundraiser for Savannah Facebook Event Here

Savannah Stronger Medical Fund Here