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...]

Sweet Sightings {First Edition}

Featured Image Sweet Sightings 1

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...]

Flower in Boot Cookies {Guest Post}

Flower in Boot_Yankee Girl Yummies

Today my sweet and talented friend, Kari, of Yankee Girl Yummies is sharing her adorable flower-filled rain boot cookies.  They are perfect for baby showers, teacher's gifts {Thanks for helping me "bloom"}, or just to welcome spring.  Enjoy! I'm going to let you in on a secret. I struggle with girly.  With baby.  With Cute.  So, putting together a cookie tutorial for a baby girl...was like the ultimate challenge!  Time to break out the big … [Read more...]

Polar Pals Decorated Cookies

Polar Pals Cookies

With the recent blast of bitterly cold weather, it is almost impossible not to have winter cookies on the brain.  Polar pal cookies are the perfect way to keep warm and busy on a long winter day. I used my trusty snowman cutter as the base for this sweet little snow girl. To make these cookies you will need: Yellow piping and 20-second icing Flesh tone piping and 20-second icing {a small amount} Red piping and flood icing Black … [Read more...]

Decorated Cardinal Cookies

Cardinal Cookie Sweetsugarbelle

I've always wanted to make cardinal cookies, but I've never been able to find quite the right cutter.  This year, I decided to make it happen. It took a little thought, but when it finally hit me I was super excited...and a little sad I hadn't thought of it earlier.  I made this cookie using  a simple egg trimmed with a heart.  If you want a curvier bird, a flip-flop works well too. Like many of my cookies {on a good week} my cardinals … [Read more...]

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle2

There are very few cookies that say, "Christmas" quite like gingerbread.  With the busy holiday season in full swing, I am always looking for beautiful decorating ideas that don't require a lot of fuss. These simple gingerbread trees are easy decorate and make a great gift. I'm probably beginning to sound like a broken record, but I thought I would say it one more time.  Often, the simplest cookies are the most beautiful cookies of all. I … [Read more...]

How to Make Tan Royal Icing

Tan Royal Icing

Most icing colors are pretty easy to figure out, while others are a little more complicated. Tan icing might seem simple, but if you've ever added warm brown to uncolored icing with the expectation of a pretty yellowish-brown, you know this isn't the case.  The pinky, almost flesh-colored result isn't even close. Unfortunately, icing color is not an exact science.  Most of the time, my colors aren't mixed from a pre-existing formula.  I … [Read more...]

Decorated Pumpkin Cookies

Decorated Pumpkin Cookie

Looking for an easy and impressive autumn cookie design?  Try decorated pumpkin cookies.  This classic shape is great for beginner and advanced decorators alike. To make these cookies you will need: Pumpkin orange piping and flood icing {I mixed tulip red, egg yolk yellow, and a touch of warm brown} Green piping and 20-second icing Begin by outlining the pumpkin segments as shown below.  Based on the cutter I chose to divide the … [Read more...]

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...]