I first came across Sweet Table‘s work when I saw this gorgeous cookie design on facebook.
I was a fan immediately and instantly became obsessed with Donna’s beautiful designs.
Ok.. I’ll admit it. I have a HUGE cookie crush on Donna, and when we both baked for the Carnival of Fun and I eventually met her, then that was it. She became my Cookie Idol.
She is such a lovely and generous person and as the mother of 4 children, I did originally think that maybe she had an identical twin sister in her kitchen doing all the baking/decorating while she ran her kids around to their various sporting commitments. But alas… I think she is just one of those Supermums!
When I realised I had too much on leading up to Lily’s decorating party, I knew I had to get in touch with Donna to see whether she’d make something gorgeous. And I’ll admit it… I wanted to see her creations up close and have a taste!!! (Trust me – they were AMAZING!!!)
She came up with this gorgeous “Bake Shop” concept which was a huge hit at the party. Images by Little Buttons Photography
I’m so lucky that Donna accepted my
begging request and agreed to take step by step photos of her design process so that you too, can recreate one of her gorgeous designs!
Donna starts by laying out all of her equipment. Fondant, cutters, her bow cutter, rolling pin (with spacers to roll out even fondant – note to self – get one of these!!), spatula, scalpel, corn flour/icing sugar (in the shaker), edible glue, and a sketch & template of her design.
Roll out the white fondant and stamp out a scalloped square.
Using the same cutter, cut off the side to make the shape more rectangular.
Using a ribbon cutter, cut out your red ribbon.
Roll out the other shades of fondant and using an icing tube, cut out 3 small circles of one colour and 6 circles of the other colour.
Cut along the straight side
Place your template on the red fondant and using a circle cutter, cut the rounded sides and then cut the top using a scalpel
Roll out the other shades of fondant, line up the template pieces and cut them out using a scalpel.
Using edible glue or water, attach the background and cake pieces to the cookie
Add some small drops of edible glue/water and gently place the dots and ribbon onto the cookie
Sit back and admire the beauty that is a cookie by Sweet Table!