I “WHEELIE” Like This Idea!

One of the joys of my new-found Twitter addiction is that I find cool stuff.  LOTS of cool stuff. Since joining, I find myself inspired almost as quickly as I can make cookies!Last week I stumbled upon these cuties, by Mique {Pronounced Mickey, like the mouse}, at Thirty Handmade Days. I KNEW immediately that I had to "COOKIE" them...So I did.  The boys were SOOOOOOOO excited, especially Evan because he got to help...Just … [Read more...]

I "WHEELIE" Like This Idea!

One of the joys of my new-found Twitter addiction is that I find cool stuff.  LOTS of cool stuff. Since joining, I find myself inspired almost as quickly as I can make cookies!Last week I stumbled upon these cuties, by Mique {Pronounced Mickey, like the mouse}, at Thirty Handmade Days. I KNEW immediately that I had to "COOKIE" them...So I did.  The boys were SOOOOOOOO excited, especially Evan because he got to help...Just … [Read more...]

Evan’s Great Idea {Spiderman Valentine’s Day Hearts}

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I thought this would be a good week for Valentine cookie projects perfect for the kids. I would like to take credit for these cookies, but I really can't.  They were actually my little boy's idea. Last year around this time, I had a special Valentine's Day project in mind for his class, so I asked him what kind of cookie he'd like to take to school.  I was thinking lips or hearts...something along those lines.  However, as usual, ol' Evan … [Read more...]

Since We are on the Subject…

There are just some things that a KopyKake can't help you with.  I thought about this ALL day yesterday.  Generally, I try never to make character cookies if I can help it.  They are REALLY stressful.  But when family asks...well *sigh* it's hard to say no.Most characters aren't too too bad, but those Disney characters...well they are a doozie!I have been stressing about these for over a week and have been very … [Read more...]

Changing Gears…

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I'll admit, I am a little behind.  I should have started Valentine's projects a week ago, but as usual, I got sidetracked! So, from here on out, that's what I will do.  Starting Monday I will begin lots of fun little projects, bake lots of cookies, introduce some new friends and recipes, and hopefully live a little life in between=) If you would like to learn how to make cookies like these, click HERE. Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

KopyKake, ShmopyKake!

And now, for the rest of the story.  Back to talking about KopyKake projectors.  If you are making tons of cookies, get one NOW, if not, take notes.   It's actually very easy make perfect cookies with a minimal investment. I made both of the following cookie collections without the aid of a projector. To make perfect cookies like these, all you need are your computer, a printer, and a few supplies that are easily found at most craft supply … [Read more...]

To KopyKake, or not to KopyKake, that is the Question!

"Do you have a KopyKake?" That is is probably the number one question I get.  The answer, yes.  I ordered mine last April or May after an all-nighter  that produced a less than mediocre set of Princess Tianas.  {There might have been tears involved} When it first arrived, I immediately put it together.  I was so excited!  However, the excitement soon turned to disappointment.  It wasn't exactly what I thought.  It did project, but since a … [Read more...]

And the Winner Is…

Sorry to have kept everyone waiting.  I had such a huge response to my latest giveaway, and it took me a while to sort things out.First, I would like to say, I enjoyed all of your comments more than words can express.  They made me laugh and brought back my own special memories, so I thank those who were willing to share their "Nanny" with me.As for the winner...The good news is, the wait is over...I am pleased … [Read more...]

Wisdom comes from Experience

I have a rule.  It's one of the first things I tell aspiring cookie decorators, and my #1 cookie tip.?  It's not cute or catchy, but it's 100% true, and the sooner you learn it, the sooner you will be on your way to becoming an awesome decorator.So here it goes, SweetSugarBelle's #1 rule for decorating cookies...*It is not about how well you decorate a cookie, it's about how well you can fix it, or come up with "plan B" when you … [Read more...]

Don’t Be a Cookie Cutter Snob!

When I first began my cookie adventure, I was CLUELESS!  I had a few cutters, and I definitely wanted more.  So, anytime I had any extra money, I would invest in a copper cookie cutter.Something about them felt so special!  They were heavy and shiny and they even had a little stamp.  Definitely something special...*Then I got wise*Don't get me wrong, if my house caught fire, I have a few copper cutters that I'd rescue … [Read more...]