In June 2014, Jaime, my youngest brother-in-law, got married. After considering different options for the event, they opted for Barcelona and celebrated it in the big way. As they live in Amsterdam and have friends from all over the world, the wedding ended up being a very cosmopolitan celebration.
As I already had some experience in this delicious cookie world, I couldn’t resist the temptation of preparing a beautiful box of wedding cookies decorated with royal icing and a bit of fondant. Since the bride’s dress was a secret, I improvised and did the color and style of cookies that I felt like doing. I took this opportunity to use some new cookie cutters for the first time, though I did not have cutters for the waistcoat and wedding bouquet. I had to cut those cookies by hand.
The champagne cup cookies were iced using black-piping consistency to outline the contour and 20-second consistency inside the cup. I added some small dots of icing onto the cup to simulate champagne bubbles. Then, I painted the cup with edible gold color. To simulate the crystal effect I also painted it with piping gel and sprinkled some sugar over it.
The interwoven heart cookies were painted in a strong red color. The names of the bride and groom were written using piping icing, and the wedding rings were made in fondant.
The other cookies were decorated with 20-second icing, and the detail work was made with piping consistency. The bride’s dress bow was finished off with a flower made out of fondant. Her shoes had an ornament made out of fondant painted in silver color imitating natural pearls. For the wedding bouquet cookie only piping icing was used.
They both liked it, especially the bride. What can I say about the wedding! We had a blast! Long live the bride and bridegroom!