Thursday, March 11, 2010

Little Black Dress Cookie

Last month I celebrated my 30th birthday with a small group of my closest friends and family. My party theme was little black dress. My invitations were these darling clutch purse made by Kee2Creativity and they featured lbd's on the insert so naturally I wanted to carry that theme through to the rest of the details including the favors.  


I was inspired by a design I saw in the book Cake Chic by Peggy Porschen and instantly fell in love. The book is filled with one gorgeous design after another. There were a couple obstacles in my way. First there was finding the cutter. Now I am all for making templates and hand cuttting cookies but this particular week I had so much on me that I just wanted to keep things as simple as possible. I posted a picture of Peggy's cookie design on flickr with hopes that someone could help me track down a cutter and sure enough the incredibly talented Glory of Glorious Treats came to my rescue. She suggested this great company called Ecrandal. High quality cutters and excellent customer service!! Thank you so much Eric and Jamie!
Ok, so I have this gorgeous new cookie cutter and I still have one more problem.  Peggy's cookie was absolutely stunning and had gorgeous piped royal icing details. Royal icing and I have a love/hate relationship. It just never seems to work out for me. For my version of the cookie I chose to go with rolled fondant instead. You simply use the cookie cutter to cut the fondant and place it on a warm cookie. I added a few details to the neckline and skirt and added a bow using real ribbon.

They turned out well and my guests were thrilled. My poor little birthday cake suffered major damage in transit and I didn't get any pictures before that incident. Dispite the cake fiasco a great time was still had by all.


23 comments:

  1. happy belated birthday!! that cookie looks wonderful!! :) you have gifted hands and creativity!!

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  2. hey! i tagged you in my blog because you inspire me so much!!! :)

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  3. marvellous, really fashion!!

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  4. Happy belated birthday! That cookie was fabulous. As usual awesome work!

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  5. Your cookies turned out great!!! Happy Birthday!

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  6. Happy birthday!

    What a wonderful idea - i love the invitations, the cookies, it's all spectacular!

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  7. They turned out so beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Your so sweet to link to my new blog (and thanks for becoming a follower!)
    XX

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  8. The dress is perfect. Love it!

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  9. That is just beautiful. I can also picture it as a bridesmaid dress (in many colors). You are so very talented, I just love your blog!

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  10. Thank you all for the birthday wishes!!

    Glory- It was my pleasure. Creativity like yours must be shared!!

    Mommarock- Thank you. That is a brillaint idea!!

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  11. New to your blog and a new follower. You are a very talented lady to be sure! I was so inspired by your lovely dress I bought the cutter and told them I found it on your blog! :)

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  12. Destini,
    we just found out about your posting a picture of our cookie cutter and the kind comments.
    Thank you so much!
    Your cookie is gorgeous!
    eric

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  13. Pink Martini- Thank you so much for following and for the kind words. I would love to see pictures of your cookie when you make it.

    Eric-Your cookie cutters are incredible and had to be shared. The quality and customer service is outstanding.

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  14. you do such great work!! I'm just starting out really and i think you are wonderful! I have tried doing cookies like yours but i guess my recipe isn't right because they get all mis-shapped!

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  15. Great job! I love that book, too!

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  16. Love the theme of the party, you all look very beautiful.

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  17. I'm late to the party with this comment but I was looking for a cookie cutter just like this and your post came up in a search. Your cookie turned out gorgeous. The fondant worked really well with it. It's a perfect black-tie gown.
    I'm off to Ecrandal to get a cutter of my own!
    Thanks!
    Judy

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  18. Destini,The dress is so pretty. I want to make it. Which name cutter did you order at Ecrandal and what size? Thanks. Kathy

    kathleenmcguirk@yahoo.com

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  19. Fabulous! Which cutter is this? I'd love to try to do these for a fundraiser.

    Thanks!

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