Bumble Bee Onlay Cookies

Bumble Bee Onlay Cookies

What's bright and cheery, black, white and yellow? Our onlay cookies, of course, complete with fondant friend mold, kids
Bumble Bee Onlay Cookies

How To Make It

Black & Yellow Onlay Cookies

Getting Started


Step 1


Mix and chill your favorite sugar cookie dough for 2-3 hours (or use our recipe here). Knead a small amount of dough and roll to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out dough using round cookie cutters. Lay cookies on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.

Step 2


Onlays

Roll out your choice of fondant with a rolling pin (we used white, yellow, and black fondant by Renshaw). Add tylose powder to a complimentary color fondant (add 1 teaspoon of tylose per pound of fondant, adjust accordingly). Dust Double Wedding Ring Onlay Mold with cornstarch. Roll out fondant containing tylose. Place over onlay mold and using light, quick strokes roll with a small rolling pin until trimming blades cut through fondant completely. Remove excess fondant from edges and remove unwanted pieces with needle tool. Gently stretch mold to loosen fondant. Brush onlay with piping gel and place on plain fondant. Carefully peel back onlay mold making sure onlay adheres to fondant.



Cut through both layers of fondant with the same size round cutter used to cut cookies. Brush cookie with corn syrup and top with onlay-covered fondant. Decorate cookie with yellow pearl dragees and Black Pearl Dragees by Chef Alan Tetreault as desired, pushing dragees into fondant to adhere.



Note: Onlay mold must be dusted well with cornstarch or fondant will not release from mold.

Same technique may be used to create onlay cupcake toppers.


Finishing Touches


Bumble Bee

Roll a small portion of yellow fondant into a ball for body, elongating slightly. Roll out two thin ropes of black fondant and encircle yellow ball to make stripes. Roll black fondant into tiny pieces for eyes, adhere to body with a waterbrush. Flatten slightly. Use a small piece of black rope for "smile". Using an extra piece of white fondant onlay, cut into two "wings" and adhere to top of bee with a waterbrush.

To learn Chef Alan's tips for using onlays watch his video How to Use an Onlay.


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Supply List

  • Tylose Powder by CAI

    Tylose Powder by CAI

    Product Id:17057

    Price: $4.79
  • Piping Gel 16 Ounces by CK

    Piping Gel 16 Ounces by CK

    Product Id:18829

    Price: $8.99
  • 9 Inch Rolling Pin by Wilton

    9 Inch Rolling Pin by Wilton

    Product Id:20805

    Price: $6.99
  • Round Pastry & Cookie Cutter Set of 9 by Fat Daddio's

    Round Pastry & Cookie Cutter Set of 9 by Fat Daddio's

    Product Id:27883

    Price: $18.99
  • Double Wedding Ring Onlay Mold by Marvelous Molds

    Double Wedding Ring Onlay Mold by Marvelous Molds

    Product Id:30842

    Price: $28.99
  • Ready-To-Roll Fondant White, 1-1/2 Pounds by Renshaw

    Ready-To-Roll Fondant White, 1-1/2 Pounds by Renshaw

    Product Id:31294

    Price: $7.99
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