Thursday, August 8, 2013

Store Bought Fortune Cookies with Your Own Message


I love custom things.  I don't love paying the extra money for customization.  Here is a simple tutorial on how to take store bought fortune cookies, remove the fortune and add in your own.

First print out custom fortunes using any text editor.  I used the font Calibri in size 8.

Wet a paper towel and ring slightly.  You want the paper towel to be damp but not dripping wet.
Wrap towel around fortune cookie and microwave for 20 seconds.
Unwrap fortune cookie from towel carefully, towel may be hot.
The fortune cookie should now be pliable enough to open.
Quickly removed existing fortune cookie message and replace with your custom printed one.
Reshape fortune cookie (should be fairly simple, as the cookie already has its form) and hold for 10 seconds to keep form.
You want to do the last two steps quick, the fortune cookie cools very quickly.

Custom message fortune cookie.

Wrap damp towel over fortune cookie and microwave for 20 seconds.

Open fortune cookie, insert message, hold closed for 10 seconds.

Message in fortune cookie before closed.

Stay tuned, the next post will be on how to customize these fortune cookies by dipping them in chocolate and adding a gumpaste flower.

33 comments:

  1. So cute! Who knew you could do that!! I am totally trying it.

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  2. Can't WAIT to do this!!!! The next time we have a get together.... this is SO going to be a huge feature! Thanks so much for this! Can't wait for the next post! Found you on the follower's fest!

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  3. I'm looking forward to finding out how to dip these in chocolate without messing up the message. Glad I found you on the follower's fest! Hope you'll stop by and check out my blog as well.

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  4. Who knew you could hack a fortune cookie. You're a genius. I can't wait to read the next tutorial.

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  5. This is GENIUS! Oh the fun I will have making fortunes!

    I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi!

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  6. So CUTE!!! We must have started blogging at the same time ~ VERY FUN Bloggy Friend!!! I'm, too your newest follower!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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  7. WOW this is a really great tutorial. Thanks for showing us. I've always wanted to make fortune cookies as some kind of gift for my boyfriend, but it always seemed to hard to start from scratch. I think I will definately try this for Valentine's Day!!! =) Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me =) I appreciate it. I'll be following you as well =)

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  8. That is awesome! I had no idea you could do that! Thanks for the how-to :)

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  9. This is so brilliant, it's almost illegal! Love it! I'll be following as you're speaking my language - cute things with little effort and economical!

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  10. I had no clue you could soften a fortune cookie. Fab.

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  11. What a cute idea! I looove me some chocolate dipped fortune cookies :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Love this! Hi! I’m your newest follower from the blog hop. Please feel free to follow me back at Horseshoes: http://www.cdnhorseshoes.com/

    Thanks!

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  13. HI!! I'm following you back from the halloween follewrs hop. Your blog is lovely. I am so happy to have found you! NIce meeting you:)

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  14. Thanks for stopping by!!! I'm your newest follower! :)

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  15. I've always wondered how to do this!
    Its just too cool.

    Love your other tutorials! How do you keep coming up with such awesome ideas?!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  16. Are you kidding me?!?!!!?? This is pure genius!!!! LOVE, LOVE! And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog....I loved visiting yours! Can't wait to read more! BIG HUGS!!
    xoxoxo

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  17. Oh woah! Are you kidding me!? Those are sooo awesome. Soooo many ideas running through my head now! Looove them. So happy to be following you now! :D

    ♥Jazmin

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  18. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! and thanks so much for stopping by and following me :) don't worry about the boots...it will probably come back in style. they always do! lol. I'm following back!

    xo sherri

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  19. This is awesome! My husband and I love fortune cookies, I think I might do this sometime and add a personal message in it just for him. How fun!

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  20. that's cool. i dipped fortune cookies and put sprinkles on them for my daughter's birthday party in july. her theme was ni hao kai-lan. can't wait to see how you did it with the gum paste on.

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  21. Thnaks for stopping by Mommies Point of View and I look forward to learning more about you as I am now following you on GFC.

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  22. How cool!! Who would have thunk that?!!!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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  23. Love it! You have so many awesome ideas! Thanks for stopping by, I'm now a follower too! Have a great Halloween!

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  24. I love this!!! I must now have a Chinese themed party to use this awesome idea!!

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  25. Following you right back! I'm going to echo pretty much everyone else by saying you are genius and I can't wait to try this! (Though I'm almost positive mine won't end up as pretty as yours)

    Roxy
    This South Korean's Got Seoul

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  26. WOw! I have never seen this trick before and will definitely give it a try. Just stumbled upon your blog and am a new follower :)

    Check my blog out and follow back at http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

    Thanks!
    Krista

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  27. Stopping by from MBC! This is awesome!! Can't wait to try it!

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  28. Stopping by just to say hi as well. If I may add, do you have to use some kind of quality tissue paper for that? Thanks!

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  29. Anybody know if they taste the same after? are they soft or do they harden back up? Can you leave them un rappef? Brilliant! :)

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  30. Anybody know if they taste the same after? are they soft or do they harden back up? Can you leave them un rappef? Brilliant! :)

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  31. Anybody know if they taste the same after? are they soft or do they harden back up? Can you leave them un rappef? Brilliant! :)

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