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.