DIY Wedding Ideas: Fortune Cookies with a Customized Message

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Looking for no fuss, no muss DIY wedding ideas for your reception? What about no-bake customized fortune cookies?

I love the idea of homemade fortune cookies as wedding favors. So I made some. Although they looked okay, my DIY fortune cookies were a disaster. I gave up on the idea – that is, until Rena from The Cheese Thief sent over this ingenious tutorial.

See, Rena’s cookies don’t require any baking skills whatsoever. The cookies are already baked. All you need to do is remove the message from store bought cookies, add your own custom message – and dip in melted chocolate. Here’s how:

Custom Fortune Cookie Tutorial from The Cheese Thief

You will need:

  • Store bought fortune cookies
  • Printer and paper for creating messages
  • paper towel
  • microwave
  • chocolate for melting (optional)
  • gum paste(optional)

First print out custom fortunes using any text editor.  Rena 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.
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Unwrap fortune cookie from towel carefully, towel may be hot.
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The fortune cookie should now be pliable enough to open. Quickly removed existing fortune cookie message and replace with your custom printed one.

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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.

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Voila! A customized fortune cookie! And your kitchen is still clean!

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If you want to get fancy, you can dip them in melted chocolate (here is an excellent tutorial on how to melt chocolate) and add DIY gum paste flowers.


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  1. Posted by Lissa on November 16th, 2011 at 10:10am

    Such a CLEVER idea! Thanks for the great tutorial, too. :-)
  2. Posted by kirbie on December 20th, 2011 at 6:10pm

    I'm going to have to try this out! I actually was thinking of doing custom fortunes for my wedding...
  3. Posted by Tali on January 14th, 2012 at 3:28pm

    Love this idea!! Gonna try this for my daughter's upcoming birthday party! And I'll be dipping the fortune cookies in chocolate and sprinkles :) Thanks for the great tutorial.
  4. Posted by Elise Johnson on November 4th, 2013 at 9:19am

    Thank you for saving me a bundle! My son is getting married and I wanted to create custom fortune cookies for the rehearsal. This post blessed me today-- thank you!
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