– I scraped off the icing in these cream filled cookies because hubby din’t like the taste (I know… Crazy!). You don’t have to do this and just use the cookie as is.
– You can convert these cookies into cupcake toppers. This way, your dad gets a double treat… a cupcake and a cookie! Just follow Steps 12 and 13.
And here are the steps:
Step 1: Get some cream filled cookies from the store and separate them.
You don’t have to steps 1-3 if you don’t want to!
Step 2: Use a butter knife to scrape the cream from the cookies.
Stop scraping when the surface of the cookie becomes smooth.
Don’t scrape with too much pressure as cookies can break easily.
Step 4: Cut out fondant circles which are about the size of your cookies.
Use different colors of fondant for different types of sports balls.
For example: use orange colored fondant for a basketball.
Step 5: Brush some royal icing or jam or corn syrup (whatever you prefer) on your cookie.
Step 6: Place the round fondant piece on this cookie and press until it holds in place.
Let the cookies dry for about an hour before proceeding to the next step since I think markers work better on fondant when it’s slightly dry.
Step 7: Use a black edible marker and draw out the details on your cookie.
And you are done making a basketball cookie.
Step 8: To make baseball cookies, use white fondant as a base and red edible marker to draw details.
Step 9: For volleyballs, use light blue fondant as a base and black edible marker to draw details.
Step 10: For soccer balls, use white fondant as a base and black edible marker to draw details.
Step 11: For a tennis ball, use green fondant as a base and and rolled yellow fondant for the details.
And you are done!
To transform these cookies into cupcake toppers, keep reading…
Step 12: Stick toothpicks to the back of the cookies with melted chocolate.
Step 13: When your chocolate dries and those toothpicks are securely attached, pipe chocolate buttercream icing on your cupcakes and push these toppers in.
And you are done!
Well, that’s all for today.
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