Angry Birds Part 2 {Yellow Bird}

If that's not really his name, I'm sorry.  I was serious when I said that I've never played.  I let my son pick the next to be posted, and he chose yellow, because he thought we should save the best {red bird} for last.  So, yellow it is.For this little guy, I used a Hershey Kiss cutter I got from Hobby Lobby over Valentine's Day...if you don't have that one, just use a balloon and lop of the bottom or you can even hand cut if … [Read more...]

Royal Icing 101 and My Favorite Recipe

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  [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:15]   Have you ever heard the saying, "All roads lead to Rome"?  It basically means that there are many different ways of doing things, but in the end, they all have the same result. This is the note on which I'd like to begin, and by the end I hope it makes sense. When I first began making cookies, I didn't really do a lot of research.  I'd read a magazine article that said I needed meringue powder, … [Read more...]

Happy Easter, Y’all!

It's Easter, and besides being able to spend the day with my family {even if it means watching 300 and 10,000BC}.  The best news is, that my cousin, who has been fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan for almost a year IS ON THE WAY HOME!!!I didn't make these cookies, but I think they're the perfect way to say Happy Easter, Texas style!The same talented lady, Margarita Fuentes, also made these cuties!  I LOVE them!?Here are … [Read more...]

Angry Birds Cookies Part 1 {Pig}

Since Easter is about to come and go, if you haven't snagged these from Target, you better do it quick.  Besides being cute Easter cutters, I also used the bunny to make the first cookie in my Angry Birds collection.If you don't already know what Angry Birds is, don't feel bad.  Neither did I until my seven year old son enlightened me.  Long story short, it's a cell phone game where killer birds are on a mission to … [Read more...]

AMAZING Easter Cookies

The closer it comes to Easter, the more and more beautiful cookies keep popping up. And when I say beautiful, I MEAN beautiful! I spent the last two days in Austin working with some AMAZING women on passing a bill that will allow people like myslef to legally bake from home, which is an answered prayer for many.If you are from Texas, or any other state for that matter and interested in keeping up their progress, you should … [Read more...]

Other Easter Options, Cookie Style!

I've been accused of being a little cookie obsessed, even when it goes a little beyond actual cookies.  So, today I'd like to bring you a few ideas for filling your Easter baskets, cookie style, without actually MAKING them.I have been oogling this first idea for months.  It's no secret that I LOVE felt cookies.  Especially these little cuties.  They were made by Heather Sitarzewski, a graphic designer, and all … [Read more...]

Blushing Bunnies

Normally, I'm one to figure things out for myself, whether it be trial and error, or Google-ing it to death. However, this little trick was one of those things that COMPLETELY eluded me.For the life of me, I could NOT figure out HOW everyone was blushing those adorable little cheeks.  So, I asked my friend, Fiona, the maker of these cuties, how it was done...I really would not have figured it out {at least not easily} if she hadn't told … [Read more...]

The Twenty Second Rule {Twenty-Second Icing}

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Yeah, I know...completely different than anything you have heard or seen... I guess I am a rebel. Or lazy. Maybe a little of both. Whatever the case, this works, and once you get the hang of it, it will save you time and frustration when decorating cookies. This is a visual example of "Oh, @#*! Icing {view post here}I most often use this when I have waited until last minute do work on a set of cookies, but it also works for achieving certain … [Read more...]

Simple Easter Cupcakes and Cookie Toppers

I've shown you two pretty labor intensive Easter cupcake ideas, Bunny Ear Cupcakes and Bird Nest Cupcake toppers, but today I wanted to show a simpler version.  Although I like the look of them, in the end, you don't really need picks and all the bells and whistles.  Sometimes, simple is best.I made about a dozen of these little cookies from my last little bit of dough the other day. Then, I whipped up the simplest but most amazing … [Read more...]

Autism Awareness

************GIVEAWAY CLOSED************?Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?  It is a month dedicated to increasing awareness and educating the public about autism.A few weeks ago, I was approached by my friend Mique about doing a special project for Autism Awareness.  I personally haven't had much experience with autism, however,  as the mother of an autistic child, this campaign is very near and … [Read more...]