How to Throw a Button Party!

comments (4) August 9th, 2013     

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susanstars Susan Beal, contributor
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These button cupcake toppers and shortbread cookies are so colorful and fun together!
Making the button cupcake toppers is easy once you choose colors you like together.
The button cookies have contrast-color icing dots for holes.
These button cupcake toppers and shortbread cookies are so colorful and fun together!

These button cupcake toppers and shortbread cookies are so colorful and fun together!

Photo: Susan Beal
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Button cookies:

While the glue on the cupcake toppers is drying, you can mix up your cookie and cupcake batter and put the first batches in the oven if you like. Here is one pan of mini-cupcakes and one small batch of shortbread cookies (the ones I glazed, this was my first round). I filled my cupcake liners 2/3 full and sliced cookies right off the log of shortbread dough for a simple round shape.

  My first batch is right out of the oven.

Glazed button cookies:

If you are having your party at home and don't need to pack up the cookies, I think glaze can be lovely. I needed to bring mine across town, though, so I ended up not using the glaze for mine. Here's my general how-to for this method:

1. Mix up a basic glaze and add color of your choice if you like. Let your cookies cool completely, then add a smooth coat of glaze to the top of each (I used a spoon to apply mine), wiping away any excess from the sides if it spills over. Let it cool and harden completely (a few minutes in the refrigerator will help with this step).

2. Use a fondant icing pen to add four dots of icing to the surface. If the glazed cookie is still warm, the dots will melt right into the glaze, but if it's cooled, they'll stay nicely defined.

  I loved this blue color, but the glaze was a bit delicate at room temperature.

3. Try to avoid stacking them or marring the surfaces before you serve them!

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Comments (4)

Criativa writes: it is so very good to see this project.

Posted: 12:29 pm on February 8th
susanstars writes: thanks so much!

jokittens, that sounds like so much fun, I'd love to see photos of that fantastic meetup :)
Posted: 1:37 pm on April 2nd
jokittens writes: I'm going to suggest to my Houston ASG neighborhood group, Sewing Inside the Loop Group, that we have a button party for one of our monthly meetings.

We could have button cookies for treats, swap buttons, make quicky button crafts. I think it would be oodles of fun.
Posted: 12:10 pm on April 1st
RubyKitty writes: So colourful and really pretty. Bet they taste good too!
Posted: 7:31 am on March 29th
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