How to make decorations with fondant using molds

To decorate your cookies you’ll need:
fondant and molds
food colors and starch
CMC and CMC glue
Crisco, brush and tools
gold dust, sugar pearls, etc.

Base:
Mix the needed amount of fondant with food color and some starch.
Roll out the colored fondant on your work surface with a little starch.
You can texturize your fondant by hand or with rollers/embossers.
Cut the fondant with your cookie cutter.
Paint your baked and cooled cookie with some CMC glue and place the fondant
base on top.

Instructions for decorations made with molds:
Mix the needed amount of fondant with food color and some starch.
Add a tiny amount of CMC (Carboxi methyl cellulose) to accelerate the
hardening process  of the fondant and leave to rest wrapped in plastic for
5 minutes.
Apply with the brush a thin layer of Crisco on the silicone molds.
Fill each mold with fondant, pressing it with the tool into all the nooks
and crannies.
Carefully release the fondant from the mold and let dry for a few minutes.
Glue it to the cookie you are decorating with CMC glue.

How to care for silicone molds and cookie cutters:
Hand wash them in tepid water with some dish soap and let completely dry before storing.

CMC glue
Add 1/2 cup of water to a microwave safe dish.
To this add 1/2 teaspoon of CMC and mix well.
Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Mix again and let stand until smooth and thickened (aprox. 15 min.)

OTHERS:

Gold dust: you can apply this to detail the finished piece. Mix a few drops of Vodka with some gold dust
to form a paste and apply with a brush.
Pearls and sprinkles: these stick to the fondant either with icing or with CMC glue

Icing: 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar and 3 egg whites.
Beat at high speed until you reach the desired consistency. For a stiffer icing, add more powdered
sugar. For piping leaves use the tip #349