To recreate this standing wedding dress cookie, use a 3-inch round cookie cutter and the evening dress cookie cutter. This Fancy Dress Cookie Cutter was purchased from www.karenscookies.net last year. I did not see it on her website when I looked tonight.
Take the round cookie and use a pizza cutter (sawing action) and a ruler to measure to cut through it at the 2-inch mark. Remove this cookie section and use a paring knife to smooth the cut edges.
Set the larger part of the cookie down with the cut side in the back. Take the other cut cookie and cut a piece off the end so that it fits perfectly behind the dress cookie and onto the base cookie (you may have to pare off a little more of the cookie to make sure it fits). Set aside.
Roll out your fondant (I used Fondarific’s cinnamon bun fondant). Use Designer Stencils C551 – Filigree Damask Tier #1 to imprint your dress design. IMPORTANT NOTE: To recreate the design exactly the way I did in the cover photo, turn the stencil around. Take your cookie cutter and center it on top of the stencil so you know where you want the center of the design to be. Place stencil on fondant and use a rolling pin or icing smoother to make sure it is completely adhered to the fondant. Set the dress cookie cutter back over the top and take a little bit of butter flavored Crisco and smear over the center part of the cookie cutter. Use Super Pearl luster dust (dry) on a paint brush to go over the stencil. Doing it this way keeps your Crisco and luster dust inside the cookie cutter and you can reroll the fondant with no residue on the fondant.
Remove the cookie cutter and the stencil. Use the cookie cutter to match up your design and cut out.
Set this cookie aside.
Roll out small rolls of fondant to use to adhere to base of dress cookie and back cookie piece with piping gel. See picture.
This is what the back of the cookie should look like when you assemble the pieces (use a little piping gel). Gently push together. Cookie should hold this form with no problem.
Roll out fondant again to make your ruffles. Cut strips. Turn down ends on both sides and gather as shown. Attach to cookie with piping gel starting at the outer edge of the back and then coming around to the front until you have several rows of ruffles.
To wrap and display your finished Standing Wedding Dress cookie, you Wilton’s Favor Kit.
Put a dab of piping gel on the board and then attach a little fondant and repeat with a thin layer of piping gel. Attach the cookie to this board.
Once fondant has set, you can pick up the cookie by the dress and place into the bag. I used a different ribbon from the one that came with the Favor Kit.
Have fun creating your standing cookies. These are big hits at bridal showers and women’s birthday parties.