We have a lot of these stars in our neighborhood, and they are also the symbol for E’s school. I made these cookies this afternoon for the graduating class. It was the first time that I tried making my own fondant and it went reasonably well. I still love royal icing, hands down, but in some cases, fondant (especially as a base, or for more complicated designs or accents) is a lot of fun. No one likes commercially produced fondant in large doses though, so I thought I’d give a homemade version a try – marshmallows and sugar. Hard to top that.
It sure does taste a lot better, but the lack of unpronounceable ingredients probably also contributes to the fact that it’s a lot harder to work with. I thought the marbling effect worked well though. I was going for something a little old and mottled looking, but didn’t want to make a rust colored cookie so I stuck to a purple shade with reds and blues worked in. The name of the oldest kids’ class at the school is Mosaic, and I knew the banner for tomorrow’s graduation brunch has multi-colored mosaic patterns so I thought a sparkly “tile” border would be cute. The students’ names are piped on in a deep purple, as well as the rest of the star details.
I hope they enjoy them – they were a lot of fun to make.