Wedding Bouquet Cookies

During my years as a cookie maker I could always tell what time of year it was by the cookies that people requested.  This is most definitely wedding season.These bridal bouquet cookies aren't a design that I would recommend for mass production.  They are very detailed and time consuming, therefore something I think would be more suited as special gifts for the wedding party rather than favors.I used … [Read more...]

Making Roses on Cookies Part 1, {Easy Roses}

Royal Icing Roses in Red

When I first began making cookies, I was very intimidated by piped flowers.  Particularly roses.  It took me a while to find a method that I liked.  Over time, I have found three that work for me, and I wanted to show them to you. Since it's a lot of information, I decided to break it into three parts.  I'm going to start with what I call easy roses. These are the kind of roses I used for cookies like these. And when I say easy, I mean … [Read more...]

Pretty Pastel Popsicle Cookies

It's HOT!  All weekend long we were baking out here in West Texas, and not in the way I like.  With temperatures soaring up to 103 degrees this past Saturday, we didn't even venture outside until after six.  Of course, this made me think of popsicles, so I made these.Even though I had to wait until about midnight to bake them, they were worth it.  All you need is a cowboy hat cookie cutter?and … [Read more...]

Memorial Day

I try to stay off of my political soapbox, but today I'm making an exception.I almost didn't write this, because I didn't want to be the Monday downer, but I want to make sure others remember the real reason for Memorial Day.I feel like often Memorial Day is often thought of as a day of furniture sales, races, and barbecues. But in truth, it is SOOOO much more than that.It is a day to remember our heroes, and the … [Read more...]

Lorann Bakery Emulsion Giveaway

I talk about bakery emulsions a lot, so I thought I would explain them a little.  Basically they are alcohol-free flavorings that stand up to high heat, so that they don't lose intensity when they are baked.  It gets a lot more complicated than that, but thats the simple version.I haven't always used emulsions.  I actually tried LorAnn almond emulsion on a whim last year, and became addicted.  I can smell the … [Read more...]

Mini-Bandana Cookie Toppers

It's almost the weekend, but you still have time to make a quick Memorial Day cookie treat.  These minis are even easier than regular bandana cookies.To make these, you'll need:red and blue twenty-second icingblack food color markerwhite piping icing and a #1 or #1.5 tipmini-cookies in the shape of your choiceI used squares, but circles, stars, or even flower cookies, like these by Sweet T Cookies would be adorable also!All you need to … [Read more...]

Airbrushed Koi Fish Cookie {Guest Post}

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  One of the best things about this cookie adventure is the friends I've made.  Even after two years, I am constantly amazed by the talent, ideas, and generosity of the women with whom I share this crazy obsession.As I mentioned before, I am recovering from arm surgery.  Before it even happened, I was pretty nervous about the effect it would have on my ability to decorate … [Read more...]

How to Make Camouflage Print on Cookies

To start off, I have great news!!! My cousin is FINALLY home from Afghanistan...so, I made him his VERY own set of cookies. {He's one of my biggest fans.} I was beyond excited for him to come over, and I am glad he doesn't have to go back for a LONG time. And since it is so close to Memorial Day, I figured it would be a good idea to post my camouflage tutorial. Some of you might have seen this before, but I thought it might be worth a … [Read more...]

Bandana Print Cookies

Bandana print is one of my favorite patterns to put on a cookie.  It is bright, happy, and has a lot of impact, yet it's still surprisingly easy to do, and a very forgiving pattern.The supplies you will need for these cookies are minimal:black piping icing with a #3 tip for outliningred flood icing {or whatever color you choose for your bandana print to be}black Americolor food color markerwhite piping icing with a #1 or #1.5 tipThe … [Read more...]

Four Decades Worth of Cookies

This is my latest cookie project.  They took FOREVER with my bad arm, but I was also forced to get back to some of the basics of cookie decorating that I have forgotten in my constant rush.  It's definitely something I'll be writing about soon.  But for now, some pretty cookie pics!  Just for fun, I'll talk about how I came up with these.  Most of them are the obvious choices or something I Googled and adapted to … [Read more...]