Anyway . . . I had actually decided what I wanted my wedding favors to be a couple years ago (I told you I was a planner). Fortune Cookies!! I think it's such a cute and unique idea. How many weddings have you been to with fortune cookie favors?
After searching the web for a bit, I came across these beautiful babies:
Aren't they purddy? :o) The only problem? They're about $2 a piece. Yikes!
I'm trying to have a nice wedding, but there's not going to be a ton of money to make this happen. We're certainly not going to go into debt just to pay for it. If we're expecting about 75 guests, then that's $150 just on fortune cookies! So I had to come up with a solution. "I'll make them myself!" I could buy a bag of fortune cookies (about $8 for 50) and then I'd dip and decorate them myself.
Of course, being the planner that I am, I had to do a trial run first to make sure this plan will work. I don't wanna be making these right before the wedding only for it to turn out to be a disaster!
So here's what I started with: a box of fortune cookies, almond bark, and some heart shaped sprinkles
I unwrapped all the cookies and started melting the almond bark (You can do this in the microwave, but I prefer to double-broiling method. I feel like I have more control over the chocolate that way)
Once the chocolate was melted, I carefully dipped each cookie half-way into the chocolate. While the chocolate was still wet, I added my heart decorations.
I tried a few different heart placement options, but I think the ones I like best are the two hearts in the center of the cookie and the two hearts on the lower side. I'm probably going to do both when I actually have to make these.
Here they are all dry and pretty:
And of course, I had to try one. I mean, I need to test my results before I feed them to others . . . just to make sure, you know ;o)
Now my only concern was that the poor uncoated half of the cookie was jealous of the delicious chocolate half. Maybe I should coat the whole top of the cookie? I sense another trial run coming on. Then I'll have to "taste test" those too. Such a hard life I live! ;o)