Whether you’re saying hello to spring, summer or a new baby, these Cheery Hello Cookies are sure to brighten your day. Decorated with colorful fondant flowers and a fun message, these little treats are also great to give out as gifts or party favors. You can see these cookies and many more in the How to Decorate with Fondant Shapes and Cut-Outs kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools to make your treats blossom.
Bake cookies. Prepare cookie dough following recipe instructions. Using 2½ in. cutter, cut out cookies. Bake and cool.
Tint fondant. Combine Teal and Sky Blue icing colors to get turquoise fondant color shown. Combine Rose and Sky Blue icing colors to get medium fuchsia fondant color shown. Combine Burgundy and Violet icing colors to get dark purple icing color shown. Tint 1 oz. fondant each turquoise and medium fuchsia using color combinations provided. Using Lemon Yellow, Orange and Pink icing colors, tint 1 oz. fondant, separately, yellow, orange and pink. Reserve remaining fondant white.
Cut flowers. Working with one color at a time, use fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out fondant. Use plunger cutters to cut small and large flowers (each cookie needs about 6 to 7 flowers). Using ball tool and foam, cup flowers. Roll small flower centers using white fondant; attach to center of each flower using damp brush.
Decorate cookies. Using white icing and 9 in. spatula, ice cookies smooth.
Tint icing. Tint ¼ cup icing dark purple using color combinations provided.
Prepare decorating bag with tip 2 and dark purple icing. Pipe message on each cookie.
Arrange flowers. Arrange 6 to 7 flowers around outer edge of each cookie. Use remaining white icing to attach flowers to cookie, if necessary.
Add dimension to blossom cut-outs using a few simple steps to create beautiful, lifelike flowers. While this technique can be used for fondant alone, you will get a more noticeable cupped look by adding Gum-Tex to fondant before rolling out.