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...]

Decorated Ballerina Cookies

Decorated Ballerina Cookies

I've always loved the idea of ballet and ballerinas, but unfortunately I am about as light on my feet as an elephant.  I fared about the same in the grace department.  In other words, ballet and I just don't mix.  So, once again I'm living vicariously through cookies.  Hey, whatever works, right? To make these cookies I used what may just be the most versatile cutter in my arsenal...a common plastic snowman cutter. To decorate these cookies … [Read more...]

Decorated Princess Cookies

Princess Cookie Close

You know how it is with princesses, they think they rule the world {or at least that's my daughter theory}. Leave it to a princess to show up right in the middle of a fall cookie blitz.  Hopefully, these princess cookies are cute enough to pardon the interruption. I pieced my princess cookies from a gingerbread girl and a small round gumpaste cutter. Using I knife I slightly trimmed the arms, and added an extra circle of dough for a … [Read more...]

Princess Face Cookies

Princess Face Cookie

Do you have a sweet little princess in your life?  If so, I highly recommend adding these to your baking list. As long as there are little girls in the world, princess cookies will always be a hit. The great thing about princess face cookies is that there are many cutters that will work perfectly.  Here are some of my favorites.  1.) flip flop, 2.) large ring, 3.) ornament, 4.) skull, 5.) fancy ornament, 6.) snowman, 7.) bell 8.) small ring, … [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...]

Teeny Tiny Little Brushes for Teeny Tiny Little Lines

eyelashes on cookies

Ever wonder what the secret is to thin lines like these? My secret is a teeny tiny paintbrush like this 20/0 spotter. Just to give you an idea of how tiny it really is, here's how it stacks up against a boo boo stick and a toothpick. I use a small brush like this dipped into a mixture of gel paste and water for very fine details like eyelashes or facial features on character cookies.  Holding it like a pencil makes it a bit … [Read more...]

Lalaloopsy Cookies with a Pumpkin Cutter

Lala Crumbs HR

It's no secret I am pretty pumped for fall.  Not only do I love the weather I'm pretty excited about these adorable cookies.  Honestly, Lalaloopsy dolls used to creep me out a little {maybe it's the button eyes} but since I live with a Loopsy lover, they've started to grow on me. For those of you who aren't familiar with Lalaloopsey, this is my favorite character, Crumbs Sugar Cookie.  Any guesses why I love her? Now I bet you're … [Read more...]

Hello Kitty Bow Cookies

Hello Kitty Bow Cookies

I have always been a Hello Kitty fan but these cookies bring back especially fond memories. A few years ago I made Hello Kitty face cookies to send to one of my best friends back in Virginia.  Her baby girl was on the way and since I couldn't make the shower it was the next best thing. She knew that cookies were coming, of course, but she wasn't quite sure I would send enough for everyone at her baby shower.  She could have asked *ahem* … [Read more...]

Simple Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Final Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

My days of decorating cookies for profit really turned me on to appeal the of simple cookie designs.  I've said it before, and I will say it again.  Cookies do not have to perfectly match to match perfectly.  So what if you can't quite master Strawberry Shortcake's face as a cookie?  These are just as adorable and easy enough for a beginner. Believe it or not I have a Strawberry Shortcake cookie cutter.  The story of how I acquired it is … [Read more...]

Girls Like Pirates Too

Girls Are Pirates TOO!

Or at least around here they do.  My Belle likes pretty much anything her brothers do.  So in this house, we make equal opportunity cookies. To make these I used a bell cutter and ears that I swiped from an Easter bunny.  There wasn't any big reason for the rabbit, except that I was looking for a carrot cutter around the same time, and  happened to notice the ears would work.  You could use any cutter as long as it's the same basic idea.  A … [Read more...]