Decorated Rose Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Decorated Rose Cookie Close-Up

I don't know if I should be ashamed or proud, but it's amazing the ways I come up with to avoid work. Usually, cookies are the exception, but lately I've become L-A-Z-Y. Rose cookies have been on the agenda since January, but in the last few weeks even the simple version seemed like too much effort. So, I came up with an even simpler design. Behold the most recent result of my total lack of motivation...even simpler Valentine's Day rose … [Read more...]

Snowman Cookies with Earmuffs

Snowman with Earmuffs Cookie

For years I've heard that creativity ebbs and flows like the tide but I never really understood what that meant until I started recording my thoughts online. Most of the time, my head is full of ideas and plans to execute them.  But sometimes they don't fall into place as quickly and easily as I'd like. These snowman cookies are a perfect example.  Believe it or not, they were inspired by a penguin hat that Old Navy carried a few years … [Read more...]

How to Airbrush Cookies with White Gel Color {Guest Post}

SB - Close Up

When using an airbrush to decorate cookies, the most typical approach is to apply a darker color over a lighter base.  Until recently, creating the opposite effect (white over a dark base) was limited to white icing, or disappointingly translucent bright white airbrush color. I don't know about you, but this has always left me feeling a bit limited when it came to certain cookie designs.  You can imagine how excited I when I scrolled though my … [Read more...]

New Year’s Cookies and Tips for Making Black Royal Icing

Happy New Year Cookies

Hola, everyone!  It's 2015 and I'm obviously a little late to the party. Usually, I'm on top of a new year...I love new beginnings and clean slates, but this year I needed some downtime.  After three weeks of Christmas cookies, I was ready for a break.  Who knew I'd ever look forward to cleaning house? After getting our living space in order (or as much order as possible with four kids) I spent some real, (unplugged) quality time with my … [Read more...]

Twelve Days of Giveaways Extravaganza: Grand Finale

12 days

Well folks, here it is, after eleven days of awesome prizes...the grand finale!  Are you ready? Today's prize is one of my favorite cookie decorating luxuries, a Kopykake Projector!!!  (Is it just me, or am I beginning to sound a lot like a game show host?) One lucky reader will win a Kopykake 300XK Projector.  Yes, you read right...a Kopykake Projector! To enter, all you've got to do is leave a comment telling me the best gift … [Read more...]

Twelve Days of Giveaways Extravaganza: Day Eleven

Country Kitchen Sweet Art

There's something about the month of December that makes time pass twice as fast.  Can you believe that we've already reached day eleven of our Twelve Days of Giveaways Extravaganza? Today's prize is a $50 gift card from one of my first and favorite places to snag cookie supplies, Country Kitchen Sweet Art.  Whatever it is you need, you're sure to find it there. One lucky reader will be selected to win.  All you've got to do is leave a … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Wreath with Chapix Cookies {Guest Post}

Chapix Christmas Cookie Wreath

Have you ever been so excited about something that you could barely contain yourself?  That's how I feel about today's guest.  One of my very first cookie idols, Myri, of Chapix Cookies is sharing her first online tutorial here, today, in MY space! For years, I've dreamed of attending one of her classes, but until then, this is the next best thing. Follow along as she demonstrates how to make her magnificent Christmas cookie … [Read more...]

Twelve Days of Giveaways Extravaganza: Day Ten

Progels

Our Twelve Days of Giving is flying by, but the great prizes just keep on coming. Today's giveaway features two great new products.  One lucky winner will win one complete set of ProGel professional grade food colors from How Sweet is That, and one twenty-four wafer petal dust palette from Petal Crafts.  If you've been itching to try either one, here's your chance. To enter, simply tell me in a comment which product you're most interested … [Read more...]

Twelve Days of Giveaways Extravaganza: Day Nine

Decorating Cookies Party

It's day nine (actually day ten, but who's counting) of our twelve days of Giveaways, and the prizes are coming so fast, I can't keep up! Today we're giving one lucky winner a copy of Bridget Edward's newest book, Decorating Cookies Party along with a $25 dollar gift certificate to Truly Mad Plastics. To enter, simply leave a comment below and tell me your favorite cookie theme.  For additional entries be sure to visit Sugarbelle's, … [Read more...]

Twelve Day of Giveaways Extravganza: Day Eight

The Bearfoot Baker 100 Animal Cookies

Day eight has arrived and things are about to get wild.  Today LilaLoa and I are each giving away a copy of The Bearfoot Baker's new book, 100 Animal Cookies, a super cute menagerie of cookies decorated step-by-step. With super cute projects like these, you're sure to fall in love! I think my favorite is the grizzly on a camp out...today, at least! To enter, leave a comment naming your favorite animal.  for additional entries, be sure to … [Read more...]