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...]

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 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...]

Sweet Sightings {First Edition}

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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...]

Bright and Pretty Daisy Cookies {Guest Post}

Bright and Pretty Daisy Cookies

While many cookie decorators have moved to Facebook, Flickr is still my preferred place to keep up with all of my cookie friends.  One of my favorite ways to relax at the end of long day is to head over and catch up on my favorite artists.  That's where I "met" Evon. Evon, also known as, Cookievonster, was one of my very first cookie crushes.  Her designs, with layers of texture, detail, and gorgeous colors, are a feast for the eyes.  Even … [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...]

Decorated Sunflower Cookies

Sunflower Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

Through the years I've tried to come up with new and exciting ways to interpret old cookie designs. I've come up with some fun ideas, but more often than not I come to the conclusion that simple is best. I was reminded of this again recently while making sunflower cookies.  Each cookie took less than two minutes to decorate but there was something beautiful about their simplicity. I have several sunflower cutters, but my favorites came from … [Read more...]

Royal Icing Sunflowers

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There is a chill in the air, and I've been bitten by the urge to make autumn themed cookies.  Royal icing sunflowers have been on my to-do list for a very long time.  Not only are they fun to make, they're handy to have around and a great way to use leftover icing. To make sunflower transfers you will need: My free printable sunflower template Wax paper Painter's tape Stiff yellow royal icing Dark brown piping icing Stiff green … [Read more...]

Toning Down Pink Icing

Floral Monogram Cookies Close Up

Pink icing seems easy enough, but when it comes to matching specific colors that "simple pink" can quickly become a source of frustration.  If you've ever run into the the problem of pink icing being just a little too bright, try this tip. Tone down bright pink icing by adding a blue or green color to the mix.  The original shade of pink {left} was completely transformed with only a touch of each. I prefer to use leftover icing whenever … [Read more...]