Creating Expressions using Royal Icing Transfers with Arty McGoo {Guest Post}


Happy Easter, everyone.  Today, I have a very special visitor, the amazing Elizabeth Adams, otherwise known as Arty McGoo!  I always feel so special when Mrs. McGoo comes to my place because I'm one of her biggest fans!  I could go on and on, but instead I'll let her amaze you in true Arty McGoo Style.  Enjoy! Hi, my name is Arty McGoo and I'm so excited to be here today!  I really wanted to babysit little Liv and french braid all that … [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...]

Cookie Sled Place Cards with Yankee Girl Yummies {Guest Post}

Cookie Sled Tutorial

Want to learn how to build a cookie sleigh?  Well, you've come to the right place.  Kari, the super talented decorator behind Yankee Girl Yummies is here today to show us how! Coming to you from my favorite place in the world – my kitchen! Yankee Girl Yummies here and today I’m going to show you how to build a cookie sled!! How? What?? Did she say ‘cookie sled’??? Yes, a cookie sled. That is, a sled made out of cookies. Or cookies in … [Read more...]

Silly Spider and Bat Cookies

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Usually, Halloween cookies are some of my favorite to make but this year I was a little short on inspiration.  Then I saw these adorable spider cookies by SugarNosh Treats and suddenly an idea I'd been toying with fell into place. I made every cookie on this platter with the cutters below.  The baby rattles can be purchased here and here, the bat was a Target find, and the "MOM" cutter is a Wilton model that sat untouched in a bin for two … [Read more...]

Decorated Elephant Cookies and a Virtual Baby Shower

Decorated Elephant Cookies

I bet you didn't know when you woke up this morning that you'd be attending a baby shower...surprise! Today we're celebrating the upcoming birth of the baby boy that I've affectionately named Baby Bluebonnet.  He will actually be called Evan {which I'm very partial to being the mom of an Evan myself} and his sweet momma Amber is the native Texan behind Bluebonnets and Brownies. I "met" Amber way back at the beginning of my blogging … [Read more...]

Bowing Ballerina Cookies

Bowing Ballerina Cookies Close

Would you believe me if I told you there's a dancing rat to thank for these cookies?  True story. I've dreamed of bowing ballerinas since Christmas time, but I couldn't quite get it right...until I met Angelina Ballerina. Technically she's mouse, but that wasn't immediately apparent to me.  To make a long boring story short, Angelina led me to Google which in turn led to these. There are many cutters that will work for bowing ballerina … [Read more...]

Vintage Duck Toy Cookies

Duck Pull Toy Cookies 2

The month of March brought not one, but THREE precious babies into my life.  A tiny little nephew named George, a niece, Sara, and another one of my besties *finally* welcomed sweet John into the world. Babies of course make me happy, and when I'm happy it puts me in the mood to make cookies. I wanted to do something a little different than the standard bibs and bottles so I came up with a simple duckie pull toy cookie. Yes, they're three … [Read more...]

Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Project, Twelve Drummers Drumming


I was super excited when I first came up with the idea for the Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Project.  What I didn't plan for was the sadness I would feel when it came to an end. Now that the last day is finally here I am a little heavy hearted, but I think my final guest, Glory, of Glorious Treats is the perfect way to wrap things up. Glory is another Flickr friendship that blossomed thanks to the Internet.  I have learned so much of … [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Project, Ten Lords a Leaping


Today's guest, Susan, is a very special friend I met via Flickr.  A crafter turned cookier, Susan re-purposes  patterns that she originally designed  for other mediums such as soft sculpture textile painting to use as cookie templates. Each and every one of Susan's designs are an intricate feast for the eyes.  For those of you who haven't yet met her, it's my honor to introduce you to her cookies and blog, Kimsmom76. That're not … [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Project, Six Geese a Laying

Six Geese a Laying

Today's guest, Marlyn, of Montreal Confections is one of the first cookie friends I ever met online.  As a beginner I was floored by her work.  All these years later, I still have Marlyn moments...a bit of quiet time when I sit down and do nothing more than observe and enjoy the beauty of her designs. Now it's your turn to have a Marlyn moment.  Enjoy! Today on the sixth day of Christmas I give to you six "Canadian" geese a laying.  … [Read more...]