Because today is my last post of 2014, I thought I should break out the bubbly. When it comes to beverages, I would rather eat my calories than drink them, so I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the new year than with...
Each cookie is topped with candy bubbles and a fondant bow. Because if I were serving these, I would tie a bow on the stem.
Roll, cut and bake 2015 number cookies along with champagne glass cookies.
Add just a bit of LorAnn Oil Champagne flavoring to your royal icing. A little goes a long way!
Pipe the icing along the edges and then continue to fill in.
Now it's time to make those tiny bubbles...
Use Isomalt candy sticks to make a crystal clear bubble. Regular sugar will not work.
Place a small amount in a zip lock bag and pound until you get tiny pieces.
Sprinkle the pieces on a Silpat mat.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 1 minute until melted...watch closely!
Remove from oven and let cool.
Next I airbrushed a few dots on the champagne cookie with a pearl sheen color.
Add the crystals to the cookie, sprinkling on the wet airbrush. Or if you don't want to use an airbrush, add a bit of water to the back of the isomalt bubble and stick on the cookie with a kitchen tweezers (time consuming). Or paint a bit of water to the cookie and sprinkle the bubbles on (quick).
After the bubbles are added to the cookie, sprinkle with edible disco dust.
Now, the Champagne Candy~
Recipe adapted from LorAnn Oils
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cups light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 dram (1 teaspoon) LorAnn champagne flavoring
•In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to a boil without stirring. Remove from heat at 300 degrees F. Add flavoring and stir. Pour syrup into lightly oiled cookie sheet.
•If desired, immediately sprinkle with edible gold stars, coarse gold sugar and edible gold glitter.
•After the candy has hardened, break into small pieces.
Candy and Cookies for the new year. What could be better?
Thank you so much for following The Partiologist this past 2014. It truly means so much to me, that you take time from your busy day to see what I've been up to. I can't wait to share more in the coming year and wish you a wonderful 2015!
Cheers to the New Year!