I made this cookie wall art to serve a few purposes. First of all it served as a pretty decoration for my holiday cookie exchange. Second, the guests at the party were allowed to take a cookie directly off the wall to take home as a party favor and third I made more trays full to give to family members as gifts.
I used the same recipe as I did in this instructable... Kids Coloring Cookies.
Step 1: You Will Need...
cutters of your choice
impression mat or stamp of your choice
food safe paintbrush
assorted serving trays(I got the medium sized one at the 99 cents only store and the other 2 at a thrift store)
Command™ Medium Picture Hanging Strips
rolling pin and mat
Step 2: First of All
I used gumpaste because that is what I had on hand. But you could use fondant. Start off by rolling out your gumpaste/fondant to about 1/4 inch thick. Press your impression mat or stamp into the gumpaste/fondant. If you are using fondant you may need to dust the stamp with a little powdered sugar so that it will release a little easier. Continue stamping it until you have enough stamped to cut out your cookie cutters. Cut out the shape of your desired cookie cutter. Repeat until you have all that you need.
*the metal cookie cutters make cleaner cuts
*if you use plastic cookie cutters like i did you may need to smooth out the edges of each one
*sprinkle a tiny bit of powdered sugar or cornstarch on your mat before you roll out the gumpaste/fondant
If you choose to put some dragees on, just place them where you want them. Using a pair of tweezers pick one up at a time and put a tiny dot of piping gel (as glue)then place the dragee back on.
Step 5: Final Touches
Decide where on your wall that you want your trays to be. First attach the command strips on your trays then do what the instructions tell you to do and place on your wall. I hope you have fun with this. :)
If you don't want to put them on your wall you can also get a stand like I have in the picture. (I think it is to display decorative plates or something)