Sweet Sightings {First Edition}

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Surfing the world wide web, I constantly run across cookie ideas that demand to be shared.  So, I put together a round-up of all the inspiring designs that make me excited to bake week after week.  Here are my most recent faves from cookie land. 1.  These pool party cookies by Sweet Ambs look so real that I want to dive right in!  You can check out the tutorial HERE. 2.  I love it when someone takes one of my tutorials to a whole new … [Read more...]

Decorated Ladybug Cookies

Ladybird Cookies

Over the years, I've decorated more ladybug cookies than I can count.  To keep things fresh, I like to experiment with new colors and designs.   This is the latest batch to come out of my kitchen. These little ladies are unbelievably simple to make.  I created both versions with an egg and small circle cutter. To make the first version, cut the bottom from the egg and gently position the circle into a pre-cut notch. Version two, which … [Read more...]

Decorated Ballerina Cookies

Decorated Ballerina Cookies

I've always loved the idea of ballet and ballerinas, but unfortunately I am about as light on my feet as an elephant.  I fared about the same in the grace department.  In other words, ballet and I just don't mix.  So, once again I'm living vicariously through cookies.  Hey, whatever works, right? To make these cookies I used what may just be the most versatile cutter in my arsenal...a common plastic snowman cutter. To decorate these cookies … [Read more...]

Basketball Goal Cookies

Decorated Basketball Goal Cookie

Growing up, basketball was one of my least favorite pastimes.  As an adult the sentiment didn't change much.  As a matter of fact, the only thing I really like about basketball is decorating basketball-themed cookies.  So, this is what I do while my husband watches the game. I made my basketball goal cookies with various skull cutters and a random snowman, which you may already own.  If not, skull cutters can be found in most online cookie … [Read more...]

Nerdy Graduate Cookies

Nerdy Graduate Cookie

Every year it gets tougher and tougher to come up with fresh graduation cookie ideas, so, this year I didn't.  This fresh take on last year's standing graduates are simple, sweet, and created with cutters you probably already have. The cookie shape is my favorite snowman cutter combined with a small square. Begin by cutting the squares in half diagonally as pictured below. Next, use the square to cut a triangular notch out of the snowman … [Read more...]

Bright and Pretty Daisy Cookies {Guest Post}

Bright and Pretty Daisy Cookies

While many cookie decorators have moved to Facebook, Flickr is still my preferred place to keep up with all of my cookie friends.  One of my favorite ways to relax at the end of long day is to head over and catch up on my favorite artists.  That's where I "met" Evon. Evon, also known as, Cookievonster, was one of my very first cookie crushes.  Her designs, with layers of texture, detail, and gorgeous colors, are a feast for the eyes.  Even … [Read more...]

How to Make Coral Royal Icing

How to Make Coral Royal Icing

There are several icing colors that give cookie decorators grief.  Darker colors like black and red are known to be troublesome, but believe it or not, it's the lighter shades that get me. Of all the colors I've ever mixed, coral is the one that's caused me the most stress.  I've wasted more icing than I care to admit trying to achieve the perfect shade. The exact ratio of yellow to pink always eluded me until one day, on the brink of a … [Read more...]

Flower in Boot Cookies {Guest Post}

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Today my sweet and talented friend, Kari, of Yankee Girl Yummies is sharing her adorable flower-filled rain boot cookies.  They are perfect for baby showers, teacher's gifts {Thanks for helping me "bloom"}, or just to welcome spring.  Enjoy! I'm going to let you in on a secret. I struggle with girly.  With baby.  With Cute.  So, putting together a cookie tutorial for a baby girl...was like the ultimate challenge!  Time to break out the big … [Read more...]

Decorated Golf Ball Cookies {Guest Post}

Decorated Golfball Cookies

I have been following The Bluebonnet Bake Shoppe from the beginning of my cookie decorating adventure and may just be her number one fan.  Besides being one of my favorite decorators, Jennifer also makes the best sugar cookie I've ever eaten.  I first discovered her work on Flickr, and eventually we became real life friends.  I've always loved her simple straightforward decorating style, and these brilliant golf ball cookies are no … [Read more...]

Summer Memories Giveaway

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This isn't exactly cookies, but it's the next best thing...free stuff! After a very long winter a few friends and I thought we'd greet the warm weather with a super fun giveaway.  Talk about starting summer off right! Two people will win either a Canon Camera or a Blast Zone Pirate Bay Inflatable Combo Water Park and Bouncer.  One prize per person. Entering is easy.  All you have to do is follow the sponsors below on … [Read more...]