How to Make Coral Royal Icing

How to Make Coral Royal Icing

There are several icing colors that give cookie decorators grief.  Darker colors like black and red are known to be troublesome, but believe it or not, it's the lighter shades that get me. Of all the colors I've ever mixed, coral is the one that's caused me the most stress.  I've wasted more icing than I care to admit trying to achieve the perfect shade. The exact ratio of yellow to pink always eluded me until one day, on the brink of a … [Read more...]

Decorated Chevron Print Cookies

How to Make Chevron Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

I know, I know.  Everyone is pretty much over the whole chevron thing, but I wanted to come back to this popular print once more. This time, however, in addition to the pattern, I want to answer another frequently asked to apply sprinkles to one part of a cookie without them sticking to another. You can make chevron print cookies with or without a projector, but I prefer this method to save time.  If you don't have a … [Read more...]

Perfectly Stenciled Cookies Every Single Time

Perfect Cookie Stenciling 8

Do you have cookie friends?  If not, you should. I have a cookie friend who's kind of a genius.  You've heard the old saying two heads are better than one?  Well Kim is kind of like two heads.  Add mine to the mix and we come up with things like this. One night while our husbands were doing the things they do {football and X-box} we were having one of our cookie "text talks".  The topic?  Stenciling. Kim had an idea that magnets might be … [Read more...]

China Doll Cookies

China or Kokeshi Doll Cookie

After making Chinese New Year Cookies last January, I thought I'd satisfied my creative urge.  But when I saw these Kokeshi doll cookies by Trinnie Loves Cookies, the wheels in my head began to turn...again.  Suddenly the simple red outfit designs I came up with looked a bit drab. After a week or two of trying to figure out how Trinnie created the wet on wet pattern she used for her cookies, I finally asked.  I'd have never guessed that she … [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...]

Custom Alphabet Cookies

Custom Letter L Cookie

Maybe it's just me, but I've always dreamed of having my own little family of cookie elves.  They'd spend their days singing happy little cookie tunes while washing dirty icing bowls and making custom cutters to suit my every need.  A girl can dream, but until they show up creative thinking and hand cutting are the best solutions for me. I usually prefer re-purposing to hand cutting cookies but sometimes it's the easiest and most inexpensive … [Read more...]

How to Make Quatrefoil Print Cookies

Quatrefoil Print Cookie

Lately, it seems like quatrefoil is popping up everywhere.  On pillows, clothing, and even cookies.  While quatrefoil may look intimidating, it's definitely doable.  I promise you can master this print. Using a cookie projector can make quatrefoil print a much more manageable task.  Here's a little template to simplify things.  To print, click HERE. After printing the template, trim to fit your projector, and clamp securely in … [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...]

Accenting Decorated Cookies with Stencils {Guest Post}


According to the Urban Dictionary a squee is, "a noise primarily made by an over-excited fangirl, however it has spread rapidly and is now widely spread among the web community." Up until last Thursday I'm pretty sure I have never EVER "squee-d", but my friend Hillary, AKA The Cookie Countess changed all that.  I'm now a "squee-er". What, you ask, could possibly make me squee? As of now, guest posts like this. Guess that makes me a rabid … [Read more...]

Pretty Stenciled Damask Cookies

Damask Cookies

A few years ago, I was invited to a baby shower in honor of a childhood friend.  My job was to make cookies, of course.  She sent me pictures of her bedding and we came up with some designs which I made into cookies. Now I don't know if I've mentioned it, which is really a lie, because I mention it all the time...I live in a pretty rural area which happens to be about seventy miles from where the shower was going to be. That morning I left … [Read more...]