For me, the best happy anniversary would not be fulfilled without a romantic or unique anniversary cake. By “anniversary”, I refer to all anniversaries including wedding anniversary, a friendship anniversary, or even some anniversaries with family! Can an anniversary cake design show one’s love and important messages to the recipient though? Juliette Binoche in the movie Chocolat, played a mysterious and mischievous chocolatier who created outstanding chocolates personalized for each customer to satisfy their romantic desires and improve their relationships within days. Our anniversary cake design with happy anniversary cake messages may not be as magical and powerful as Juliette Binoche’s chocolates, but it is absolutely perfect for sending love messages to your loved ones on special occasions.
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Our easy anniversary cake and cookies can be served to around 4-6 people. You may have to modify the amount of the ingredients if you are preparing a romantic anniversary cake or wedding anniversary cupcakes, which is usually only for 2 people.
Love Letter Cakes/Cookies for Happy Anniversary
- Cookie dough (homemade or store-bought)
- Rolling pin and knife or rolling pizza-cutter
- Cardstock rectangle cut to your desired cookie size; I used 3″x 2″
- White fondant paste
- Red fondant paste
- Apricot jelly to glaze the cookies, or edible glue if you prefer
- Monogram seal (or use a heart design or a kiss!)
- Optional Vellum envelopes to slip your cookies into and closures; I used mini wooden pegs and faux petals
Spread out your cookie dough and cut rectangular shapes for the cookie envelopes using the cardstock shape. You may use a regular knife to cut them, but I recommend a rolling pizza wheel for perfectly straight cuts. Lay the rectangles on a cookie sheet and let it chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to reduce spreading. Transfer them to the oven and bake according to the recipe guidelines. Once baked, take them out of the oven and cool them down.
Create white fondant icing to your desired thickness and make rectangles using your cardstock shape like earlier. Use a knife to gently press around the shapes to form an indent from corner to corner (top right to bottom left, top left to bottom right; make sure to not press too hard and cut right through), to look like the folds on the back of an envelope. Put them aside to harden for a few minutes.
Coat your cooled cookies with apricot glaze or edible glue, and then slowly draw the envelope shapes with the white fondant on each cookie. Press down lightly for accuracy and to make it stick to the cookies.
Mix your red fondant icing until it becomes flexible and soft. Then, grab a piece of the icing and roll it into a small ball similar to the size of your thumb. Repeat. Make sure you lay each balls on your chopping board with some space in between.
To make the seal, use your wax seal to press it down into each ball. Let it harden for a few minutes.
Put a layer of apricot glaze or edible glue on the back of each seal and stick the seals to the middle of your romantic love-letter cookies.
To gift your love-letter cookies, you may use vellum envelopes to be consistent with the theme and to spark the recipient’s curiosity about what’s inside. You may also place it in a gift box and perhaps with a unique anniversary poem or a romantic love letter. If needed, you can use a layer of icing to keep your cookie attached to the base of the box for extra stability.
Love cake design/Cakes For Happy Anniversary
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- Colored or plain white fondant icing
- A monogram initial wax seal (or any shape you prefer)
- Brush-on edible gold luster dust (optional) to gild your monogram seals and a soft brush to apply it with
- Chopping board
- Powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice for the cupcake icing
- Plain, undecorated wedding anniversary cupcakes (homemade or store-bought both works fine)
Once again, for cookie seals, use your fondant and create small balls attaching the seals to the letter. If you’re applying the gold luster powder, you can add layers by brushing with a dry paintbrush lightly onto each seal until you get the shiny look you are looking for. The power will stick more easily if the fondant is a little bit moist, but make sure to not press the brush too hard to mess up the seal design. After that, let it harden.
While the seal is hardening, mix up the icing for your wedding anniversary cupcakes. Add a cup of sugar powder and lemon juice in a bowl and mix the ingredient until the consistency of the paste drops slowly from a spoon. Make sure you check whether the paste is runny enough but not too runny that it will drip. Scoop up a teaspoon of the icing and place it in the middle of each cupcake, gently spreading it out as the picture below.
Place one of your hardened seals on the icing while it is still setting.
Finally, go ahead and taste your DIY cookie!
Storage reminder: In normal room temperature and an air-tight container, you can prepare a week in advance and store the edible fondant. Both the wedding anniversary cupcakes and the cookies will taste good for 3 days.
Now, make your own wedding anniversary cupcakes, romantic anniversary cake, or friendship anniversary cake. Also, warm wishes to your Happy Friendship/Romantic/Family/Wedding Anniversary!
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