I've made quite a few cookies for my little sister over the years. I’ve made high school and college graduation cookies and house warming and now wedding cookies. I originally wanted to make these cookie in May for her bridal shower, but I didn't want to hand-cut any cookies. I enlisted the help of JH Cookie Co to create a custom cookie cutter for these special cookies.
I started by asking my sister to send me a picture of one of her wedding lanterns (pictured below).
The next step was to bring the image into Adobe Illustrator and trace it. I had to make some modifications as the photograph was not taken straight on. I used the pen tool within Illustrator to create my drawing.
Next, I sent the drawing off to JH Cookie Co. They stated they would make some changes to the shape in order to make the cookie cutter more stable, which I was fine with. Whatever would to make the best cutter right. I sent my image off on May 15th and by May 28th I received a render back from JH Cookie Co.
There were a few changes made but nothing too dramatic. I had the physical cookie cutter in my possession by June 1st. That worked out perfect for baking and shipping the cookies to Minnesota. Once I had the cookie cutter, then it was normal cookie procedure. I traced the cutter and sketched out what I wanted it to look like. I referenced back to original photograph to figure out what kind of flowers I was going to use.
I piped all of the flowers using different tips. For the roses I used a 101s. The “s” stands for small. It’s perfect for creating little roses that are the perfect proportion for cookies. For the glass on the lantern I used isomalt. This was the first time I ever used isomalt so there was a bit of a learning curve. I really like the look of the isomalt, but it makes the cookies very hard.