Proposal Cookies

A coworker asked me to make her proposal cookies based on this idea. Here are a couple more examples.)

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I chose to go with a scalloped “lacey” edge.

The wedding color is UCLA blue (which is a very specific color according to my husband), so I used that for the flower in the girl’s hair.

The “diamond” is a white sugar pearl that I colored with silver lustre dust, because silver dragees are illegal here in California. 😦

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These cookies were much harder and stress-evoking than I expected them to be. Black on white is always a challenge, but because the design was so basic, it really took effort to make steady lines and dots to make them look effortless.

I would love to see something like this again, but in color.

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6 responses to “Proposal Cookies

  1. They are adorable! Why are silver dragees illegal in CA? Bizarre!

    • Because there is a small amount of “metallic” in them. On the bottle it always says to “remove before consumption” but I guess CA doesn’t trust it’s consumers. Even if you try to order online it will deny you if the shipping address is in CA. Not that I have tried to purchase anything illegal online… 😉

      • here is an except from the wiki page on dragees:
        “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers the metallic-finish dragées to be inedible, and they are sold with a notice that they are for decorative purposes only. Early in the 20th century, the silver finish may have contained mercury (it no longer does). The sale of these dragées was banned for some time. Although the metallic-finish dragées can be purchased in 49 U.S. states, they are no longer sold in California due to a 2003 lawsuit against several sellers.[12] However, in other countries (including the United Kingdom) they are classified as food items.”

  2. lisathebearfootbaker

    These are cute! I love the little guy on his knee:) I think the silver dragees debate will spill over to Disco Dust next. ;(

  3. Very cute! And, how crazy about the dragees!

  4. Oh, so cute Carrie!! I love these and the silver-colored white pearl is a perfect (and cheaper!) solution to the dragree-ban! 🙂

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