Panda Bear Cookies

Panda Cookie Platter for Chinese New Year_Sweetsugarbelle

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed an unfortunate lack of bear face cookie cutters on the market today?  The ones I've found are either way too big or way too small. While I wait for someone to remedy this, I'm limited to using what I have.  While I've been known to morph frog cutters into bear faces, this time around I wanted something a little "rounder". I used simple circle cutters to piece together these panda face cookies.  When … [Read more...]

Cookie Deli Platter for Superbowl Sunday

Deli Tray Cookie Platter

You know you have reached the brink of cookie insanity when you cookie a commercial you see on TV.  Thank goodness for DVR, right?  With a quick press of the pause button and the click of a camera phone, this cookie idea came to life. Each cookie in this collection was made with widely avaliable cutters.  A letter "C" from the Wilton ABC & 123 cookie cutter set, small scalloped and regular rounds, a small square, and half-moon … [Read more...]

Polar Pals Decorated Cookies

Polar Pals Cookies

With the recent blast of bitterly cold weather, it is almost impossible not to have winter cookies on the brain.  Polar pal cookies are the perfect way to keep warm and busy on a long winter day. I used my trusty snowman cutter as the base for this sweet little snow girl. To make these cookies you will need: Yellow piping and 20-second icing Flesh tone piping and 20-second icing {a small amount} Red piping and flood icing Black … [Read more...]

Decorated Cardinal Cookies

Cardinal Cookie Sweetsugarbelle

I've always wanted to make cardinal cookies, but I've never been able to find quite the right cutter.  This year, I decided to make it happen. It took a little thought, but when it finally hit me I was super excited...and a little sad I hadn't thought of it earlier.  I made this cookie using  a simple egg trimmed with a heart.  If you want a curvier bird, a flip-flop works well too. Like many of my cookies {on a good week} my cardinals … [Read more...]

Decorated Rose Cookies

Decorated Rose Bud Cookie

Believe it or not, I have never been a rose kind of girl.  It's always bothered me that something so expensive dies in just a few days.  That doesn't mean I'm not a romantic, I just prefer gifts that last a little longer...or at least taste good. I really like these cookies because they were inspired by a paper bouquet my little boy made for me. When I looked at the rose, I immediately saw a bell.  The longer I thought about it, I saw even … [Read more...]

Skunk Face Cookies

Skunk Face Cookie

Would you laugh if I told you that for the rest of my life skunks will remind me of my Nanny?  True story, here's why. One year I got a lawn mowing job in the town where my Nanny lived {another long story} so, I moved in with her for the summer. It was a pretty good arrangement, except for her dog Moose, who had somewhere along the line become more human than dog.  He ate what we ate, went where we went, and pretty much ruled the … [Read more...]

Black-Eyed Pea Cookies for New Year’s Day

Black Eyed Pea Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle

For as long as I can remember, my family has had the same menu on New Year's Day.  Pork roast, cabbage, corn bread, and black-eyed peas.  As I kid, I loathed the first day of the year but not nearly so much as my poor brother, who almost always swallowed a single black-eyed pea kicking and screaming.  Maybe if it had been cookies, he'd have been more appreciative of our tradition. These days I'm down for the peas, but even if I weren't, I'd … [Read more...]

Santa and Friends Christmas Cookies

Silly Christmas Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

Welcome to this years edition of, "things I should have shared before Chrsitmas, but didn't get around to."  The star of show being, me, of course! When I made these cookies, I was pretty proud.  I volunteered to make cookies for each of the kid's class parties, which was about six dozen all said and done. Not only did I finish early {for once}, I even managed to make them with cutters that I already had out. I was on the verge of … [Read more...]

How to Use Cookie Inspiration From Others

Christmas Cookie Wreath

When I first delved into cookie decorating, there were very few online resources for inspiration and learning.  Then, in just a few short years a couple of shops, blogs, and a small Flickr community morphed into a large and ever growing group of talented artisans and suppliers. Now, the Internet is filled with projects, ideas, and inspiration...a wonderful thing.  Not only are we creating and sharing our own work, we're also encouraging others … [Read more...]

Decorated Elf Cookies with Artfully Delicious {Guest Post}

Creative Elf Cookies

It has become a holiday tradition for me to ask some of my favorite decorators to share a Christmas cookie idea during the month of December.  Unfortunately, in the midst of all of the holiday hustle and bustle, my next guest Shannon, of Artfully Delicious Cookies came down with the dreaded holiday bug.  In any case, these elf cookies are adorable even after the fact.  Enjoy! When you read the message “I’ve been meaning to ask you to do a … [Read more...]