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Sweet Sightings {Third Edition}

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It's time for another edition of Sweet Sightings, the post where I share my most recent faves from around the web. 1.  I've long been a fan of Sugarbliss's airbrushing skills, but their "Hootenanny" set blew my mind.  The perfect combination of texture, color, and design take my breath away. 2.  I was absolutely delighted by The Cookie Monger's Lobster Boil Collection.  Made entirely from re-purposed cutters, these cookies were part of the … continue reading

Simple Hula Skirt Cookies {Guest Post}

Tropical Luau Cookies

While I'm spending the day in paradise, AKA the kiddie splash park, my sweet friend Nicole is holding down the fort.  Follow along as she demonstrates how to make her simple hula skirt cookies. ALOHA! I'm Nicole, and I'm tickled to be here, sharing such an EASY-PEASY design with you! I've got Hawaii on the brain BIG-TIME lately, as my BFF is currently stationed there, and my own family is planning a long vacation next summer! I've been to … continue reading

Cookie Quickie: Cute Ladybugs

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With summer in full swing, I'm probably not the only one who's a little short on time.  So, I decided it's the perfect time to try out something new, a "Cookie Quickie." "Cookie Quickies" are the same tutorials you're used to, minus a bunch of photos. I'm not one-hundred percent sure how well this will go, but I thought it was worth a try. Anywho, here goes. Once upon a time, I would have told you there's no such thing as too many cookie … continue reading

Decorated Flower Cookies

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Whether you're a beginner or experienced cookie decorator, flower cookies are one that everyone should have in their repertoire.  They are perfect in a group but also work well as a stand-alone design.  Flower cookies are a great way to add color and interest to any theme without investing a lot time and effort. A few days ahead of time, I used printed circle templates to make several flower centers .  To learn more and to print your own, … continue reading

Baby Triceratops Cookies

Baby Dinosaur Cookie

I have a whole bin full of dinosaur cookie cutters but not one that I absolutely love.  So, when it came time to make triceratops cookies, I had to get a little creative. I've never used this cutter for comets or shooting stars, but I LOVE it as a triceratops. This cutter is included in the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter Set, but if you don't already own it, you can pick one up here. To make these cookies you will need: Egg yolk yellow … continue reading

Dinosaur Foot Cookies

Dinosaur Track Cookies

Once a year I try to make cookies for my dinosaur-obsessed little boy.  I love the challenge of coming up with ideas that are the perfect combination of sweet and scary.  These dinosaur feet cookies capture the best of both worlds. To make dinosaur feet cookies, use a heart cutter to trim a flip flop as pictured below. To decorate these cookies you will need: Light green piping and flood icing Dark green piping icing … continue reading

How to Make Navy Blue Royal Icing

Denim Pocket Cookie

You know how I always say there's more than one way to mix a color?  We've talked about navy blue icing before but I'm going to touch on it again.  I've got yet another formula to share and I also wanted to clarify my mixing technique. Grab some popcorn and make yourself comfortable and I'll try not to confuse anyone. There is no right or wrong way to mix icing.  My preference is to create colors using ratios.  Remember ratios from … continue reading

How to Make Tiffany Blue Icing

Tiffany Blue Icing Cookies

The first time I made Tiffany blue cookies, I wasn't concerned in the least.  Until it was time to mix icing.  It was then I realized, I had no idea what color Tiffany blue actually was.  An Internet search only complicated the issue.  Google it.  You'll see what I mean. After years of struggling, I decided that the world needed  a swatch.  A common color reference for comparison.  Like a box.  Except picking up a Tiffany box isn't really … continue reading

Decorated Tutu Cookies

Tutu Cookies

Despite a complete and utter lack of grace, I still have a thing for ballet.  There's something so elegant and feminine about tutus, even in cookie form.  These pretty cookies are beautiful and easy to make. While there are several gorgeous tutu cookie cutters available,  I don't make them enough to justify the investment.  So, I used cutters from my collection. My favorite design began as a shell, trimmed with a heart. I'm kind of partial … continue reading