Gerbera Daisy Cookies

Gerber Daisy Cookies

I love the look of airbrushed cookies, but I always get a little nervous when it's time to break out my machine.  So, today I've asked two of my favorite airbrushers (that IS a word) Laurie and Jeanette of SugarBliss Cookies to demonstrate how they create their beautiful gerbera daisy cookies and give a few tips on making airbrushing easier for those who are airbush-impaired (like me). Hello again! Laurie and Jeanette here from SugarBliss … [Read more...]

Colorful Airbrushed Autumn Leaf Cookies {Guest Post}

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Want to make beautiful, colorful cookies without mixing a single icing color?  Today The Cookie Countess shows us how! I love decorating  cookies.  I really, really do.  But I'm going to let you in on a little secret...I loathe coloring icing and dealing with bags.  Mixing colors, dodging of that splat of gel when you first open a new food color bottle, loading and cleaning bags, drying and sorting tips...drives me bonkers. This is one of … [Read more...]

Burnt Orange Royal Icing

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It's autumn in Cookieland, which means an abundance of fall-colored icing.  At the top of the list...burnt orange. There are several ways to mix burnt orange icing, but since I'm a little sensitive to bitter colors (like red, purple, orange, black, burgundy, and pink) I bypass orange in favor of equal parts tulip red, egg yellow, and warm brown. If you aren't bothered by bitter colors, simplify things by using copper or mixing orange and … [Read more...]

Autumn and Halloween Cookie Cutter Giveaway

Autumn Halloween Cookie Cutters

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Wilton cookie cutters.  So, of course, when this year's wave began rolling into stores you better believe I got them all. What's even better is that I picked up extras...for you. Three lucky readers have a chance to win all these cutters, all you have to do is follow the instructions below.  Entries are limited to residents of the US or Canada, eighteen years or older.  Good luck! a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]

Easy Stadium Cookie

Stadium Cookie

It's not Friday, but I still have football cookies coming your way.  These easy stadium cookies are the perfect addition to  your next game day celebration. The great thing about this design is that they can be made with any basic shape.  This time I chose circles.  Next time I may do squares.  The point is, to keep things fresh, simple, and fun. To make these cookies you will need: Green 20-second icing Gray 20-second icing (white … [Read more...]

Decorated Football Player Cookie

Football Cookie

It's autumn in West Texas, so naturally, I've got football on my mind.  This adorable football player cookie is easy to customize to match your favorite team and best of all, it's made with a cutter many of you may already own. Did you guess?  My favorite snowman cutter has saved the day again! Before decorating, I used a food color marker to map out my design.  This is a great way to create uniform cookies without using a … [Read more...]

Homecoming Mum Cookies

Homecoming Mum Cookie

Homecoming mums are a Texas tradition.  They were so common where I grew up, I didn't realize that mums are almost strictly a Texas thing. What is a mum, you ask?  Basically it's an artificial flower stapled onto cardboard backing with ribbon and trinkets attached.  In my case, a TON of ribbon and trinkets. Let me show you. How about my date, er, I mean mum.  Talk about Texas-sized!  It was almost as big as me. In Texas, homecoming is … [Read more...]

Sweet Sightings {Fourth Edition}

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It's that time again!  I'm back with another edition of Sweet Sightings, the post where I highlight some of my favorite things from around the world wide web. Here's what I've been crushing on lately. 1.  One of my real-life best buds is releasing her first book, and I could not be more excited!  The Bearfoot Baker's, 100 Animal Cookies: A Super Cute Menagerie to Decorate Step-by Step, due to release on October 1st, is available for … [Read more...]

Decorated Cheerleader Cookies

Cheerleader Cookies

In Texas, Friday is synonymous with football, which makes it the perfect day for decorated cheerleader cookies.  But before we get to the decorating, I want to share a little story about what I learned from these cookies. As some of you might have noticed, I'm kind of a perfectionist (that might be a gross understatement) and I really pride myself on ironing out the kinks in a design so the people using my tutorials don't have to. Most of … [Read more...]

Shark Fin Cookies

Shark Week Cookies

Note to self: If you make a bunch of dinosaur cookies to get ahead for your son's birthday, he will inevitably decide (one day before the party) to change his theme. That's where easy shark fin cookies come into play.  These cookies are so simple, you can probably start one day before the party and finish with time to spare. I complicated things by adding a few more designs, but that's another issue. Shark fin cookies are as easy as … [Read more...]