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...]

Toadstool Cookies from Simple Cutters

Toadstool or Mushroom Cookie

Funny thing about Alice and rabbits...they can show up ANYWHERE.  Mushrooms too!  This happens to me all the time.  I look at my grass and there's nothing there, then the next morning there's a toadstool where there wasn't one before. Just like their natural counterpart, mushroom cookies also have a way of popping up out of nowhere. Okay, I might be exaggerating a little.  They do come from somewhere, but luckily, just like real ones it … [Read more...]

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Font for Cookies

Jake and The Neverland Pirates Cookie Font

Looking for a quick way to add visual appeal to a cookie platter?  Try adding letter or number cookies in a complimentary font. To make these #5 cookies I used my Kopykake and a font called Creaky Frank.  I simply downloaded the font, {you can skip this step by copying the image directly from the site} enlarged it,  and projected it onto the cookie.  For an in-depth explanation of the process, click here. I hand-cut this particular cookie … [Read more...]

Easy Alice in Wonderland Cookie

Alice in Wonderland Cookie Cutter 1

I don't mind hand-cutting cookies here and there, but if there's any way around it I'm there.  Take sweet little Alice for example. I couldn't quite find a cutter to suit my "vision" so I pieced together two from my collection.  The Wilton girl and flip flop combine perfectly to create Alice. Unfortunately, the Wilton girl cutter is discontinued but you can often find it on Ebay or use another girl cutter like this one from Karen's … [Read more...]

Potion Bottle Cookies

Potion Bottle Cookie

If cookies could have a theme song you'd be reading this to the tune from The Wonder Years.  If it weren't for a little {or a lot} of help from my friends, we wouldn't even be talking about them now. They started out like a lot of my cookie ideas, as a completely different cutter.  From the moment I saw them I was imagining new shapes.  Like potion bottles.  All it took was a little trimming. If you don't have these cutters, that's okay.  … [Read more...]

Simplifying Multi-colored Cookie Designs

Jake and The Neverland Pirate Cookies

As a general rule I usually try to stay away from cookies that require ten million colors, but sometimes they're unavoidable.  When cookies like this happen to you these tips can make life a little bit easier. Before decorating: Make a list of the colors you need Plan the decorating process to re-use and mix as many colors as you possibly can Consider cutting out any unnecessary characters or make a few "showcase" cookies and limit any … [Read more...]

Superman Cookies

Superman Cookies SweetSugarBelle

Are you looking for a cookie idea for the super dad in your life?  Then these are perfect for you!  Technically I made these a couple of weeks ago for my super graduate, but I thought they'd work for Father's Day too. Since I unofficially crowned June no Kopykake month I'm going to show you how to make these perfect Superman cookies without a projector. Begin by printing out two Superman logos in the size you'd like your cookie to be.  … [Read more...]

Simple Star Trek Cookies

Starfleet Insignia Cookie 1

Confession time.  As much as  love Star Trek I am not a true "Trekkie".  That title actually belongs to my brother.  By the time he was in the fourth grade he faithfully read his Star Trek encyclopedia, spoke a bit of Klingon, and played with various USS Enterprise models that he lovingly glued together piece by piece.  Thanks to a family rule that we take turns picking movies {I come from a time where people usually only had one TV and VCR} over … [Read more...]

Charlie Brown Cookies {Easy Chevron Print}

Chevron Cookie

For those of you that think chevron is a new trend...think again.  The always lovable Charlie Brown has been rocking chevron print for over sixty years now. I've made many chevron cookies and it always involves either a kopykake or a template like THIS.  Then a few weeks ago I received these nifty little chevron cutters from Cheap Cookie Cutters and instantly fell in love. You can make full chevron cookies of course, {Lizy B has a … [Read more...]

The Easy Way to Use a Kopykake Projector

Iron Man Cookies_SweetSugarBelle

What do Kopykake projectors and Robert Downey Jr. have in common?  Nothing really, except that I kinda love them both. Over the years I've made no secret of my affection for Kopykake projectors.  I mean, what's not to like about a machine that can turn a five hour nightmare into a manageable two hour job? It may surprise you to know that my KK and I didn't start out on the best of terms.  When I ordered it, I expected a magic machine.  Talk … [Read more...]