I thought that I would share my cool Father’s Day cookies with you – and the even more amazing way that you can make citrus fruit with fondant. But first, the beer…these Corona cookies are not flavoured (much to my husband’s, brother’s and father’s disappointment) they are a simple sugar cookie with fondant details.
Lime slices or segments can be made easily using this method. It even works for oranges, lemons and watermelon…and I have even made flowers a similar way. It is great for making multitudes of the same colour and size object by slicing – quickly and easily.
I made half slices so I started with only 4 coils or sticks of green fondant. You could make 8 or 9 to create a whole fruit.
Roll out a thin piece of white fondant to cover each of the green sticks. this becomes the pith between each segment.
When all four are complete, trim and tidy the ends. they may need a little rolling to hide the seem or join of the white fondant.
Using the flat table as the level edge, create a semi-circle with the stick of green and white fondant. I used a white stick of fondant in the centre to help create the white centre of the fruit,, but would not do it that way next time, there was plenty of white without it. You can even see here the difference in colour could have been better.
It’s always good to colour your fondant and allow enough time for it to mature. That way if your colour is not strong enough you can add more. My centre segments could have been darker green, but I just touched them up with colour and a brush after I had attached it to the cookie.
Roll out a piece of green fondant that is slightly darker than the green in the segments – this will be the rind or skin of the fruit. Attach firmly and shape. If you were using this method to create fondant toppers or 3D lime segments, you could add texture to the skin. I was slicing it for the cookies so I didn’t bother as it wouldn’t be noticeable.
I used a sharp blade to cut the fondant lime slices. If the blade is thick or blunt then it’s more likely to squash the slices or disfigure the different segments that you have spent so long creating.
The final slices of lime that have been touched up with gel colour.
The corona bottles and beer glasses were easy to cut to shape. I printed images from Google and made sure they were on thick card to cut the cookies to shape (and still be able to be used for the fondant decorations after the cookies were baked.) I kept fondant colours to a minimum and the details simple. The Corona labels were painted by hand with a paint brush and black food colour.
Enjoy creating your own fruits and flowers that are easy to multiply using this slicing method…and happy baking!