Cookie Quickie: Cute Ladybugs

Cute Ladybug Cookie_Sweetsugarbelle

With summer in full swing, I'm probably not the only one who's a little short on time.  So, I decided it's the perfect time to try out something new..."Cookie Quickies." "Cookie quickies" are the same tutorials you're used to, minus a bunch of photos. I'm not one-hundred percent sure how well this will go, but I thought it was worth a try. Anywho, here goes. Once upon a time, I would have told you there's no such thing as too many cookie … [Read more...]

Decorated Flower Cookies

Simple Daisy Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

Whether you're a beginner or experienced cookie decorator, flower cookies are one that everyone should have in their repertoire.  They are perfect in a group but also work well as a stand-alone design.  Flower cookies are a great way to add color and interest to any theme without investing a lot time and effort. A few days ahead of time, I used printed circle templates to make several flower centers .  To learn more and to print your own, … [Read more...]

Baby Triceratops Cookies

Baby Dinosaur Cookie

I have a whole bin full of dinosaur cookie cutters but not one that I absolutely love.  So, when it came time to make triceratops cookies, I had to get a little creative. I've never used this cutter for comets or shooting stars, but I LOVE it as a triceratops. This cutter is included in the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter Set, but if you don't already own it, you can pick one up here. To make these cookies you will need: Egg yolk yellow … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Foot Cookies

Dinosaur Track Cookies

Once a year I try to make cookies for my dinosaur-obsessed little boy.  I love the challenge of coming up with ideas that are the perfect combination of sweet and scary.  These dinosaur feet cookies capture the best of both worlds. To make dinosaur feet cookies, use a heart cutter to trim a flip flop as pictured below. To decorate these cookies you will need: Light green piping and flood icing Dark green piping icing … [Read more...]

How to Make Navy Blue Royal Icing

Denim Pocket Cookie

You know how I always say there's more than one way to mix a color?  We've talked about navy blue icing before but I'm going to touch on it again.  I've got yet another formula to share and I also wanted to clarify my mixing technique. Grab some popcorn and make yourself comfortable and I'll try not to confuse anyone. There is no right or wrong way to mix icing.  My preference is to create colors using ratios.  Remember ratios from … [Read more...]

How to Make Tiffany Blue Icing

Tiffany Blue Icing Cookies

The first time I made Tiffany blue cookies, I wasn't concerned in the least.  Until it was time to mix icing.  It was then I realized, I had no idea what color Tiffany blue actually was.  An Internet search only complicated the issue.  Google it.  You'll see what I mean. After years of struggling, I decided that the world needed  a swatch.  A common color reference for comparison.  Like a box.  Except picking up a Tiffany box isn't really … [Read more...]

How to Make Royal Icing Flower Centers with Free Printable Templates

Icing Centers for Flowers

Pre-made royal icing flower centers are not only  a great way to use up leftover royal icing, they're a great time saver.  The next time you have a little spare time and icing, make some to keep on hand . To make flower centers you will need: 15-20 second icing in the color of your choice Printable template of your choice: small, medium, or large {small is approximately 3/4 of an inch, medium 1 and 1/4 inches, and large is about 1 3/4 … [Read more...]

Decorated Mermaid Cookies

Decorated Mermaid Cookie_SweetSugarBelle

Instead of "Simple Mermaid Cookies", I'm calling these "Relatively Simple Mermaid Cookies". Truth is, there's nothing simple about mermaid cookies.  In fact, this is probably more of an intermediate cookie, but if you're going to decorate mermaids...this is about as simple as it gets. Since I'm not really into hand-cutting, I used a cutter from my collection.  This fish is from the Betty Crocker 101 Piece Set.  If you don't have this … [Read more...]

Sweet Sightings {First Edition}

Featured Image Sweet Sightings 1

Surfing the world wide web, I constantly run across cookie ideas that demand to be shared.  So, I put together a round-up of all the inspiring designs that make me excited to bake week after week.  Here are my most recent faves from cookie land. 1.  These pool party cookies by Sweet Ambs look so real that I want to dive right in!  You can check out the tutorial HERE. 2.  I love it when someone takes one of my tutorials to a whole new … [Read more...]

Decorated Ladybug Cookies

Ladybird Cookies

Over the years, I've decorated more ladybug cookies than I can count.  To keep things fresh, I like to experiment with new colors and designs.   This is the latest batch to come out of my kitchen. These little ladies are unbelievably simple to make.  I created both versions with an egg and small circle cutter. To make the first version, cut the bottom from the egg and gently position the circle into a pre-cut notch. Version two, which … [Read more...]