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...]

Father’s Day Cookies with Kids

Father's Day Cookies

I know I said that this month was no-Kopykake month but I can't help but make an exception for the Father's Day cookies we made this year. I would love to take credit for such an adorable idea, but my amazingly creative friend Kim actually came up with it.  Besides being a talented decorator, Kim is also the mother of two very small children.  The balance she's found between kids and cookie life never ceases to amaze me.  I'm always inspired … [Read more...]

Simple Royal Icing Roses

Simple Royal Icing Roses 1

I kind of have an obsession with royal icing roses.  I mean, this is the sixth time I've dedicated a blog post to them.  I guess I just like pretty little details.  At this point we've talked about squiggle roses, ribbon roses {twice}, mini-Wilton style icing roses, and swirl roses.  These simple roses are pretty much the same thing as squiggle roses, but a little more clean and sophisticated. To make simple royal icing roses you will … [Read more...]

How to Make Gold Icing…and Silver Too!

Gold Icing Color

Lustre dust...sparkly magic powder with the power to give plain royal icing a beautiful metallic sheen. Lustre dust comes in tiny little pods like these.  At over three dollars for just two grams, it might seem a bit pricey...but trust me a little bit goes a long way. I've tried about every goldish color of lustre dust on the market and after experimenting with all of them, I am particularly fond of Golden Bronze, Super Gold, Old … [Read more...]