Saturday, August 22, 2009

Awesome new Autumn Carpenter cookie cutter & impression mat set BUTTERFLIES!

Yet another great design from Autumn Carpenter! - Butterfly cookie cutter & impression mat set

Cookie Cutter Texture Set- Butterflies
Decorate cookies using the texture mats for a simple way to get an elegant, professional-looking design, or enhance and embellish the textured cookie with fondant or icing accents. Details can also be painted with food colour pens or food colour thinned with water.
Butterfly set includes five butterfly cookie cutters ranging in size from 2" to 3-1/2", and two texture mats. Each texture mat has 5 designs. One mat has five traditional butterfly designs, while the other has five whimsical butterfly deisgns. Use the mats to create fondant accents for cakes and cupcakes too! Cookie recipe included.

Shades of Orange Cookie Butterflies





Tools and Ingredients
butterfly cookie cutter texture set
5 shades of orange fondant
gold lustre.

Lightly spray whimsical mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Dustlightly with gold lustre. Repeat with all different colours of fondant.



Pastel Swirl and Dots Butterfly Cookies






Tools and Ingredients
butterfly cookie cutter texture set
purple fondant
blue fondant
pink fondant
yellow fondant
green fondant
purple royal icing
blue royal icing
pink royal icing
yellow royal icing
green royal icing
parchment cone or a pastry bag with a #1 tip
Lightly spray whimsical mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Repeat with a different color of fondant for each size butterfly. Use the corresponding color of royal icing to pipe a body on each butterfly. Use all the colors of royal icing to pipe symmetrical dots on each butterfly.




Simple Pastel Cookie Butterflies




Tools and Ingredients
butterfly cookie cutter texture set
purple fondant
blue fondant
pink fondant
yellow fondant
green fondant
pearl lustre
Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Repeat with a different colour of fondant for each size butterfly. Dust with pearl lustre.


Pink Butterfly Cookies with Gold Accents




Tools and Ingredients
butterfly cookie cutter texture set
5 shades of pink fondant
pearl luster
old gold lustre dust
lemon oil
fine brush
Lightly spray whimsical mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with corresponding cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Repeat with a different color of fondant for each size butterfly. Mix gold luster dust with a few drops of lemon oil. Use a fine brush to paint all the raised details on each butterfly. Dust with pearl lustre.


Painted Traditional Butterfly Cookies





Tools & Ingredients
butterfly cookie cutter texture set
purple fondant
blue fondant
red fondant
yellow fondant
orange fondant
pearl spray
black food marker
white royal icing
blue royal icing
yellow royal icing
red royal icing
parchment cone or a pastry bag with a #1 tip
Orange butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll orange fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to color the edge of the wings, the body and all the recessed lines. Use white royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in the edge of the wings and a few on the body.
Yellow butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll yellow fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to colour the edge of the wings, the body and all the recessed lines. Use yellow royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in the upper edge of the wings. Use blue royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in the lower edge of the wings. Use red royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe one dot on each side of the lower edge of the butterfly.
Blue butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll blue fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to color the edge of the wings and the body.
Red butterfly: Lightly spray traditional mat from butterfly cookie cutter texture set. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Roll red fondant to approximately 1/8" thickness. Place texture mat on fondant. Firmly roll over the mat. Remove mat. Cut textured fondant with cookie cutter from set. Attach to a baked and cool butterfly cookie with piping gel or a thin layer of buttercream. Spray with pearl spray. Use a black food marker to color the body and all the recessed lines. Use white royal icing, thinned with a bit of water, to pipe dots in each corner of the wings. Once the white icing has hardened use thinned blue royal icing to pipe three small dots on the upper wings and one large dot on the lower wings and use thinned red royal icing to pipe one dot on top of each lower blue dot and in the middle of the upper white dot.
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