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...]

Accenting Cookies with Airbrushing {Guest Post}

Sugarbliss Nautical Cookie Collection 2

I love the look of airbrushed cookies, unfortunately I don't quite have the knack.  Lucky for all of us there are sweet decorators like Laurie and Jeanette of SugarBliss Cookies that are willing to share their expertise.  Today they'll show us how to create beautiful cookies with simple airbrushed accents.Hello!  We are so excited about this opportunity to create a little guest post for Sugarbelle!  Our names are Laurie & Jeanette.  We are … [Read more...]

Simple Shark Cookies

Shark Cookies and Surfers

Working with what you have...it's a simple notion, but not always easy for a person like me.  Often, when I have a idea I'm not satisfied until I've recreated exactly what I see in my head. In a perfect world I wouldn't live eighty miles from everything I need.  But since I do, I've had to learn to be creative with my available materials and supplies.  Which brings me to these sharks. Can you believe that the girl who owns thousands of … [Read more...]

Crab Cookies

Crab Cookie 9

Crab cookies were one of the very first cookies I ever made.  The first time around, they gave me a little trouble.  Now, they're one of my favorite designs. To make these cookies you will need: Red piping, 20-second, and flood icing Black sugar pearls Since crab cookies are almost completely red I suggest using Wilton no-taste or Americolor tulip red.  You can read more about these colors HERE. Begin by outlining the body … [Read more...]

“Whale” You Be My Valentine?

Whale Cookie

These little whale cookies might be one of my all-time favorites. I got the idea for this set from one of my favorite corny Valentine's Day jokes. Hardy har har.  Get it? For the cookie I used a balloon cutter and added a wonky flower to some to create a spout. To make these cookies you will need: Dark blue piping and flood icing Light blue piping and flood icing Black candy pearls Begin by outlining the cookie as … [Read more...]

Simple Patrick Star Cookies

Simple Patrick Star Cookies 4

Did you know that goofy old Patrick has a last name?  That's the kind of thing you learn from making him into cookies over and over again. It's no secret that I am not a huge fan of making character cookies, but they're a fact of life.  So instead of thinking of ways to accidentally break my arm, I decided it might be more productive to think of ways to simplify the inevitable. Here's my theory.  Most character cookies are for kids and … [Read more...]

Simple Sand Dollar Cookies

Sand Dollar Cookie

Sand dollar cookies might just be the easiest cookies you'll ever make.  I know, I know.  I say that all the time.  But these cookies require nothing more than a round cutter and a bit of white icing. See what I mean? E-A-S-Y, easy. To make sand dollar cookies you will need: white 20-second icing white piping icing fitted with a #1.5 tip pushpin pearl luster dust or spray {optional} Anywho, think of this cookie as a clock. … [Read more...]

Simple Starfish Cookies

Starfish Cookies_sweetsugarbelle

Have you ever noticed that simple cookie designs are sometimes the prettiest?  These starfish are the perfect example. All you need to make them is: darker yellow piping icing lighter yellow flood icing {I mix white icing in the piping icing dish to create the perfect lighter shade} light yellow or gold sanding sugar I picked up my neat little starfish cutter at The Cookie Cutter Company but any star cutter will work. Begin … [Read more...]

Simple Seahorse Cookies

Seahorse Cookies

A few months ago a sweet cookie friend emailed me and asked me for a how-to on simple seahorse cookies.  It took twice as long as I planned to get it done of course, but finally, here they are.  This is for you Susie! To make these cookies you will need: light blue piping icing medium blue flood icing {I mixed navy and delphinium blue} disco dust {rainbow or baby blue} … [Read more...]

Tulip Red

Pirate Cookie Platter

Red has been the bane of cookie decorator's existences for well, centuries as far as I know.  Except that I made the centuries part up.  But for decades, AT LEAST! Red causes stress, PERIOD.  Why, you ask?  Well first of all, it does weird things like take two or three days to develop into the proper color.  It also likes to bleed and make the cookies that were perfectly beautiful the night before, tear-worthy the next morning.  And to top it … [Read more...]