Friday, June 6, 2014

Uncle Sam Cookies!

You know when you have something in your mind and it works?  Well, I'm happy to report these cookies worked (wish I could say that for the other cookies I made).  Anyway, I wanted to make those cookies that you put together like a puzzle to create a person. 
Well, sort of a person, a cookie person.
Uncle Sam!

Totally covered in fondant.  When I started, I had somewhat of an idea, but wasn't sure if I should add the boots.  As you can see, I added the boots, but still not sure if I liked them.  So I took another photo leaving them out and adding fireworks~
The set of cookie cutters were very popular around Christmas, and had to have them.  Only, I didn't have a chance to use them until now!  Pretty simple to make, that is if you have a day to make four cookies. 
Remember seeing that set of Christmas Cutter's by Wilton?  I added the heart and then I had my stacked set for the Uncle Sam cookies.
I started with the heart.  Cut out strips of red and white fondant with the No. 3 strip cutter.  Placed each strip of fondant on the cookie and trim the edge with sharp knife.
Roll and emboss a white piece of fondant with stripes.  Using the same heart cutter, cut out a piece for the shirt.  Cut out stars for the buttons and emboss a piece of blue fondant with dots for the lapels.  After finally cutting the right shape for the lapel, I placed one piece of fondant on top of another, so they would be the exact shape.  Mold a red bow using a mold.
Roll out blue fondant and cut the top with the boot cutter.  Trim off the bottom and roll a little larger to fit the cookie.
Do the same with red fondant, cut with the boot cutter and roll it a little bit larger.   Place on the cookie and using a toothpick, press a line down the center of the boots.  Cut white fondant with a No. 2 strip cutter for the stripes.  Add strips of white fondant horizontally across the cookie and press with a toothpick.
Three sizes of stars - I ended up using the smallest star for both the boot and the hat.  HAT?  What?  Looks like I forgot to take photos of the hat.  Or his face.  My bad.
Seriously, does anyone even want to know?
So how do you like your Uncle Sam?  With Boots...
Or without?

MY boots are made for Partyin'


22 comments :

  1. Don't you hate when you get so engrossed in the creative process that you forget to take pictures? These cookies are so clever, and more than that, they are so perfectly crafted. They would certainly be the focal point of any food table at a 4th of July party.

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    1. For me, taking photos is always one of the things I forget while creating. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. This has to be the CUTEST Uncle Sam that I have ever seen in my life! I love it...there is no way that I would ever want to serve it!

    Annette

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    1. Why thank you so much, and it has to be served...there are more where that one came from is what I always tell my guests! :)

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  3. those boots are made for walking...right into my mouth! but seriously Kim, these are perfection again. boots and all! :)

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    1. Ha ha - walking right into your mouth - Thanks for liking his boots!

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  4. Have I told you lately that you are brilliant? Well, you are and so are these cookies!! Pinning now!

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    1. Have I told you lately I love when you tell me that, too bad I can't pin your comment and hang it on my fridge for my family to see! :)

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  5. I agree with every comment made. Uncle Sam is just adorable and your vision truly came true on this one. These are pure perfection all the way!!!! from, twobeautifulgirls

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    1. Thank you for commenting, it always such fun to read!

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  6. He is so cute!! Love the way you used those Christmas cutters!! Time to pull them out :)

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    1. Yep, you must get them out soon - Uncle Sam is trending this fourth!

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  7. Oh my word, these are amazing! I wouldn't dare eat one because it is a work or art. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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    1. Hi Carrie - so happy you enjoyed my Uncle Sam Cookies - I always tell people to eat them because there are more where those came from! :)

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  8. Kim, These cookies are gorgeous! Thanks for the great tutorial. I have that set of cutters so I am going to attempt these. Kathy

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    1. I am happy to hear I've inspired you to make your own, I know you can! :)

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  9. These are lovely! I have never made fondant before though! Do you have a recipe?

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    1. Thank you so much! The fondant I used is actually made by Wilton that I purchased. I have made fondant in the past, only I don't feel I have a good recipe for it. Maybe if you Google fondant recipes, you'll find one. Hope this helps!

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