So what brought me back here today? A wedding. My friend, C., is getting married this evening. Several months ago she found some pictures of cookies on Pinterest (of which I am STILL not on) and asked if I could make something similar. So I did.
It took seven batches of Grandma's Butter Cookie recipe (three of which I doubled to save time) and an industrial sized recipe of vanilla Swiss Buttercream. And a day off of work. I made the cookie dough Friday morning and baked the cookies that afternoon. This morning I made the buttercream - over six pounds of it and I nearly ran out!
You've seen cookie baking and buttercream making before, so I thought I'd just show you the production of putting them together.
|Starting from the bottom and working my way up: a large cookie in a cupcake paper turned inside out.|
|Add a large buttercream rosette . . .|
|and top with a smaller cookie.|
|Top that with a slightly smaller buttercream rosette . . .|
|followed by an even smaller cookie.|
|A final buttercream rosette . . .|
|and finished with a little fondant flower.|
|A little army of wedding cake cookies.|