Mason Jar Decorated Cookies With Fondant Flowers

June was such a busy month. One that included travel, a memorable birthday get-away celebration and a vineyard wedding.

When you think of an elegant country wedding what comes to mind?  For me, it’s Mason jars overflowing with wild flowers!

mason jars cookies with flowers

What turned out very nice was that the table centerpieces were Mason jars filled with flowers too.

A very personalized touch I added was to paint on a “chalkboard tag” with the bride and groom’s new monogram.  Of course, the tag and paint were completely edible being fondant and white gel decorating color.  The bride is an elementary school teacher so I thought the rustic look of the chalkboard would be especially meaningful and fun.  Since I wrote the calligraphy free-hand, each one was unique.

mason jars cookies with flowers

All the flowers were fondant too.  I made them a week or more ahead of time so they would have time to dry and harden.  I used a mold for the flowers below.  I bought various molds to try out different flowers and decided on the petunia for the show-stopper.  The bi-color flower was made by adding a small ball to the center of the flower before squeezing the mold together.  In another post, I’ll show you the mold and process.

mason jars cookies with flowers

In the decorating scheme of things, I added grey icing to the “lids” then brushed on silver lustre dust when the icing had set.  Next came flower arranging on a bed of mint green royal icing.

mason jars cookies with flowers

I mixed up a pretty beach glass green for the jar colors and added the chalkboard fondant plaques I had made previously.

mason jars cookies with flowers

I felt the cookies just needed a finishing touch of a different texture and color so I tied a few strands of raffia around the lid. I loved this look.  I was originally going to tied the cello bag with the raffia but since I added it to the cookie I decided to go with a softer and brighter look for the packaging.  This sheer organza ribbon with a satin border is one of my favorites for wedding cookies.

mason jars cookies with flowers

Best wishes to Mr. & Mrs. C! <3

mason jars cookies with flowers

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