If you want to achieve not only tasty but good-looking desserts too, it’s time to learn how to use fondant on sugar cookies! Decorating with rolled fondant is the easiest way to get a beautiful cookie in no time. Just use the same cookie cutter to cut out the rolled fondant and apply it to the sugar cookie with a little bit of corn syrup.

Fondant on cookies

I like to use small embossing sticks or veining tools to make pretty details in the rolled fondant. Royal icing and luster dust are also great to use. There are no limits when it comes to decorating cookies. Just be creative!

What do You Need?

  • Sugar cookies in the shape of butterflies or dragonflies;
  • Cookie cutters in the same shape;
  • Non-stick board;
  • Rolling pin;
  • Knife;
  • Corn syrup & brush;
  • Soft brush for the luster dust;
  • Dresden & veining tool (I recommend the one from Jem);
  • Luster dust (I have used: Aqua shimmer & Iced Pink from Edible Art);
  • Rolled fondant in your chosen colors + a small amount of white rolled fondant;
  • Paper towel.

How To Use Fondant For Sugar Cookies (Easy Tutorial)


Follow this easy tutorial on how to decorate cookies with rolled fondant.

Step 1:

Roll out your rolled fondant thinly and cut out the wings with the cookie cutter.
We are only going to use the wing part. So you don’t have to cut out the whole shape as I did. Just the wings.

Step 2:

Cut the wings in shape with a knife, as shown on wing A.

Step 3:

Brush a thin coat of corn syrup on the wing part of the sugar cookie and gently place the wing pieces on top.

Step 4:

With your finger smooth out the edge of the wings.

Step 5:

Take your veining tool and mark the wings with fine lines.

Step 6:

Brush luster dust on the wings with a soft brush. Use a piece of paper towel to protect your non-stick board!

Step 7:

Take a small piece of white rolled fondant and make the body and the head. Glue it on with a little corn syrup. Use the veining tool to make small marks down the body.


Step 1:

Take your chosen color for the large wing and roll out the rolled fondant thinly. Cut out the wings with the cookie cutter and cut wing A with a knife, as shown in the photo.

Step 2 & 3:
Repeat steps 3 & 4 from the dragonfly cookie.

Step 4:

Take your veining tool and make 3 lines on both large wings.

Step 5:

Roll out the second color of rolled fondant and cut out another pair of wings with the cookie cutter. Cut the small wings in the shape as shown on step 1/wing B. Brush a little corn syrup on the small wing parts.

Step 6:

Gently place the small wing pieces on the sugar cookie. With your finger smooth out the edges all around the small wings. Again use the veining tool to make 3 lines on the wings.

Step 7:

Brush luster dust on the wings with a soft brush. Use a piece of paper towel to protect your non-stick board!

Step 8:
Repeat step 7 from the dragonfly.

Tip: Make the butterfly in all-white rolled fondant, with pearl luster dust. For the perfect wedding favor.

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How Do You Decorate Sugar Cookies With Fondant?

All in all, I hope you found some useful tips in this post and I welcome you to add your own fondant cookies tips in the comments section below! Also, before I go, I want to say that my way is not the only way. I can understand why many of my readers will prefer easier and maybe faster methods to decorate sugar cookies with fondant, and that’s totally fine! Everybody has his own rhythm and time and I won’t judge. You’ll get it as time goes by.

So, just share your own experience with fondant on sugar cookies here, so everybody can find their own method. We are all here to inspire and be inspired! Last but not least, please visit my tutorial section if you want to learn other cookie decoration techniques.

Happy Caking!


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