Friday, 31 July 2015 07:48
I am Kathia from Pink Little Cake blog. I hope you are having a fantastic summer so far. Around Central Jersey, where I am located, we have had lots of rain and thunderstorms, not the kind of days I like, but we do take the good sunny days and enjoy them as much as we can. I know we still have a few weeks to go before kids go back to school, but in some states school starts next month. I don’t know about you, but I am not ready yet!
Thinking about that, I decided to put together a little tutorial using candy clay instead of icing for some fun school themed cookie favors. These cookies could be a nice, sweet treat for your little one the first day of school. You can also arrange them in a plate or package them in cello bags for the new teacher.
I love making cookie favors with cello bags, ribbon and a homemade tag that make the cookies look so cute.
As I mentioned before, I used candy clay to decorate these cookies because I make a lot of cake toppers and I always have candy clay in many colors. I thought this was a fun option for you to try.
Here is a simple recipe for candy clay that you can do:
Candy Clay Recipe
1: Place the candy melts in a bowl and microwave on high for about a minute, stopping every 20 seconds and mixing the candy until all is melted and smooth.
2:Add the corn syrup and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
3:Cover the candy clay in plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for a couple of hours to firm up.
- 1 bag of Wilton Candy melts (color of your choice)
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
To attach the candy clay to the cookies:
I use simple syrup, which is a mix of 1 part sugar to 1 part of water. It is very simple to make, just combine sugar and water in a saucepan, boil it over medium-high heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely before using.
Candy clay works like fondant, it can be colored, rolled, shaped and textured. It taste like taffy candy, yum!
To decorate these cookies you will need the following:
For packaging the cookies you will need a hole puncher to make the tag, ribbon and cello bags.
General directions for rolling the candy clay to decorate the cookies:
1: Dust your placemat with confectioners sugar and using your rolling pin, roll the candy clay very thin.
2: Cut out the shapes with the desired cookie cutter. If you feel that the candy clay is sticking to the cutter, rub the cookie cutter with a bit of shortening and that will give you a clean cut.
3: To attach the candy clay to the cookie, just brush the cookie with a very thin layer of simple syrup, lift the candy clay gently to avoid any stretching and attach to the cookie.
Making the Crayon Cookie
Once you have the candy clay on the cookie, using tip #2, pipe the details of the crayon (use your kid’s crayons for inspiration). Personalize the cookie with your little ones name or if you are sending the cookies for the teacher, adding her name is such a thoughtful touch.
Making the Apple cookie
Following the above instructions for the crayon cookie, cut and attach the candy clay on the cookie.
1: Use the small paring knife to mark the details of the green apple leaf.
2: Use tip #5 and #12 to make the white polka dots and the eyes for the apple.
3: Add the face detail.
Making the School Bus Cookie
1: Cut and attach the candy clay to the cookie.
2: Make the tires of the schools bus using the front and back of the 1 A tip, attach them with the simple syrup.
3:Pipe the door and windows and write “school bus”.
4: Once all your cookies are decorated, let the icing set for a while.
Pack your cookies and brighten someone’s day!!
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