My exceedingly handsome nephew, Daniel, received his First Holy Communion last Sunday, and this was my contribution to his party celebration.

I am having SO much fun with my new textured rolling pins…they make the sugar-cookie-decorating process much easier for me.  Don’t get me wrong.  I still love the look, taste and feel of royal icing, but this Satin Ice white vanilla fondant is a super alternative.  It has a mild, marshmallow flavor…not at all sickening sweet…and it allows you to use the rolling pins to create a beautiful embossed look.


I mixed a bit of deep blue fondant with the white to create the color for the roses which, by the way, are just thin, flat strips of fondant rolled by hand to create each rose.  And, yes, I sprinkled the rose with disco dust…is there a 12-step program out there for disco dust addicts???

For the packaging, I used clear, flat cellophane bags that measure 4″ x 6″.  I cut the blue card stock paper to measure 4″ x 4″, which I then folded in half and stapled to the top of the cellophane bag.  I purchased the round Avery labels at Staples.  Avery has a website with lots of creative label-printing options, but I never could get the print to line up perfectly on the label…even though I had expert assistance*.

Of course, you can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe.  I am completely stuck on the one found here.

It was a beautiful party where family and friends gathered in happy celebration of Daniel’s special day.

May God bless you, Danny.


*Expert assistance provided by little a, who was so so patient with me, but I knew when to quit.

14 thoughts on “Daniel’s Communion Cookies

  1. Lisa says:

    Absolutely beautiful and delicious too! Thanks again SO much…it is truly appreciated! 🙂 And such a great picture of my handsome boy!

  2. The Sis ! says:

    AND………….the cookies were just as tasty as they were BEAUTUFUL!!!! A special ‘Thank You’ to my just as beautiful sister who adds that special touch to all of our family events. You are absolutely AWESOME!!! Thanks for everything always!!!
    Luv ya,
    me : )

    • Ann says:

      It is but a small token of my love and affection. Thanks for the lovely comment. (I’ll go grab a tissue now.)

    • Ann says:

      Many, many thanks, Stacie! We appreciate the nomination, and we are honored to accept.
      Ann and Alyssa

  3. Carol says:

    Ann, you never cease to amaze me with your many talents. I wish I had just one SLIVER of your ability to bake such gorgeous treats or to sew/knit/crochet/ something at your level. In the meantime, I’ll go back to finishing that scarf I started knitting 3 years ago…if I can find it. 🙂

    • Ann says:

      You can do it, Carol, and I’m here to help!! Let’s find that scarf and practice 😉
      Thanks for the ultra-sweet comment,

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