When it comes to fondant, there’s no easier way to make an impression than with a fun inlay project. By layering one color of fondant inside another, you can create a fun look that is sure to impress friends and family. These Flower Inlay Cookies are great for birthday parties or wedding showers, and you can make them in any shape you’d like! 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. Roll out dough. Using knife and ruler, cut rectangles in three sizes:
2 ½ x 1 ¾ in.
1 ¾ x 3 ½ in.
3 x 2 in.
Bake and cool cookies.
Tint fondant. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow icing colors to get bright yellow color shown. Combine Kelly Green and Sky Blue icing colors to get light green color shown. Combine Rose with a touch of Sky Blue icing colors to get light and medium fuchsia color shown. Combine Rose and Violet icing colors to get medium purple color shown. Tint ½ oz. fondant bright yellow, light green, light and medium fuchsia and medium purple using color combinations provided. Using Teal icing color, tint additional ½ oz. fondant dark blue.
Cut white fondant. Using fondant roller with purple guide rings, roll out white fondant. Cut to size of cookies. Transfer cut fondant to measuring mat.
Using flower plungers, cut out 2 to 3 flowers from each white fondant rectangle; carefully remove cut-outs.
Cut tinted fondant. Using fondant roller with purple guide rings, roll out tinted fondant, separately. Cut out flowers using flower plungers. Place tinted flowers inside flower space in white rectangles. Press lightly to adhere.
Assemble cookies. Using decorating brush, lightly brush cookies with piping gel; attach fondant rectangles to cookies.
Making seamless fondant effects and patterns, like stripes and dots, is easy when using the fondant inlay technique. You can make hundreds of combinations using the fondant overlay technique. Try using this technique with alphabet cutters to make monograms for personalized toppers.