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...]

DIY Colored Sugar Pearls {Guest Post}

HI!!!  I'd wave, but I am currently sporting a crippled arm. I had a little surgery not long ago, and I'm still super sore. Yes, I know, it kind of sucks...especially when you decorate cookies for fun and they got my good arm.  But lucky for you, in the meantime, I found something REALLY cool to keep you occupied.I stumbled upon this little trick on my friend Linzy's blog, Flour and Sugar, and I was so tickled with … [Read more...]

Happy Graduate Face Cookies

Sometimes I get a little bored with my cutters.  I have just about every graduation cutter available, I think...but eventually I found myself wanting something a little more than just the average cap or diploma.  So, I made these...They were attempt two at a set I made last year.  The problem with the first set, however, was that I used my actual cap cutter and a circle, so they were HUGE...or at least WAY bigger than I like my … [Read more...]

Angry Red Bird {Part 3)

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Finally, here's part three in my Angry Bird series, Angry Red Bird. Do any of you recognize what cutter I used to make him? If you guessed a BALLOON, you guessed right! To make angry red bird, you will need: red, orange, ivory, black, and white flood icing black piping icing for outline black food color pen {I prefer Americolor for this project} Let's get this show on the road! Let the outline … [Read more...]

Cheap and Easy DIY Cookie Cutters

It's no secret that I am OBSESSED with decorating cookies.  I make them every chance I get, and I am constantly coming up with new designs.  Although I'd love to have a custom cutter for EVERY shape I make, it's not really economical or practical to do this for every design.They sell cookie cutter making kits, but to be honest, I have a really hard time using them without the help of my husband and his tools, and to make … [Read more...]