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...]

Decorated Candy Cookies and Free Kopykake Template

Sweetsugarbelle Candy Cookies

As a life long Willy Wonka fan, candy cookies have always been one of my favorite things.  However, candy cookies often involve swirls which is one of my least favorite things. As a perfectionist, I often get hung up on things like spacing and lines, so make things a little easier I'm sharing a free printable template.  If you have a Kopykake, simply print and pop into your projector.  If not, re-size the image to fit your cookie and cut into … [Read more...]

Deep Pink, Magenta, Hot Pink and Fuchsia Royal Icing

Deep Magenta Fuschia Pink Royal Icing

Have you ever struggled to make the perfect shade of deep pink, magenta, or fuchsia royal icing? On that note, have you ever wondered what the difference between all of these colors even is? I can't help you with "name that color", but I can offer tips on creating deep, dark shades of pink icing. Despite making regular appearances, my relationship with deep pink icing has not always been an easy one.  The end product was always nice but there … [Read more...]

Christmas Mistletoe Cookies with Klickitat Street {Guest Post}

KlickitatStreet kissing Christmas cookies

If someone asked me to pick my favorite cookie decorator, I'd be hard pressed to choose.  But Sarah, the genius behind the cookies of Klickitat Street is definitely at the top of my list.  Every time I visit,  I see something I'd missed before. Last year, Sarah made the most adorable set of Christmas belly cookies, including a miniature mistletoe that I've been thinking about all year!  I'm super excited because today she's here to show us how … [Read more...]

Gingerbread House of Cards with The Cookie Architect and Friends

Gingerbread House of Cards by The Cookie Architect and Friends

Ever wonder what would happen if a real-life architect took up cookie decorating?  Well, the obvious, of course!  She'd build things.  Cookie things. When Rebecca, AKA the Cookie Architect first approached me with this project I was more than a little nervous.  I don't do well under pressure and I get especially stressed in situations where there's only one shot to get it right.  In other words I could never work for NASA.  In any case, I … [Read more...]

Decorated Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies SweetSugarBelle

I am always on the look out for new, creative cookie designs and this one definitely fits the bill.  I can't take credit for this idea, it was shared on my Facebook page by Jennifer, of Cups 'n Cakes by Jennifer, who's daughter actually pointed out the resemblance between the cutter and Mr. Grinch.  Gotta love creative kids! Anywho,  this was too good not to share, so I threw together a quick little how-to. My favorite part of this cookie … [Read more...]

Jingle Bell Cookies and a Printable Kopykake Template

Jingle Bell Cookies

I've got a confession.  Jingle bell cookies don't make me jolly.  They don't bring back sweet holiday memories from days gone by.  They absolutely frustrate me...beyond belief!  I've been trying to make jingle bell cookies for a few years now without success {no, there aren't pictures}. This year, determined to make them happen, I searched high and low for a Kopykake no avail.  So, to pave the way for someone {besides me} to make … [Read more...]

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Cookies with Semi Sweet Designs {Guest Post}

rudolph_cookies_Semi Sweet

It's pretty obvious that I think about cookies all day, every day.  No matter where I am, there seems to be inspiration all around. I see ideas EVERYWHERE...while shopping, on Pinterest,  and believe it or not, I am often inspired by other cookie artisans. There are certian times of year when everyone has the same cookie in mind.  What I love most is watching several people approach the same idea and come up with an idea that is completely their … [Read more...]