Sweet Sightings {Third Edition}

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It's time for another edition of Sweet Sightings, the post where I share my most recent faves from around the web. 1.  I've long been a fan of Sugarbliss's airbrushing skills, but their "Hootenanny" set blew my mind.  The perfect combination of texture, color, and design take my breath away. 2.  I was absolutely delighted by The Cookie Monger's Lobster Boil Collection.  Made entirely from re-purposed cutters, these cookies were part of the … [Read more...]

Decorated Mermaid Cookies

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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}

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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...]

Simple Starfish Cookies

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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...]

Watermelon Slice Cookies

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I love coming up with innovative cookie designs, but sometimes there's nothing better than tried and true.  Watermelon cookies are not a new idea but they are always a fun, fresh crowd pleaser.  Take them to your next summer picnic and you'll see what I mean. I like to use a 7-inch plastic storage container to cut out these cookies just like I did for my pizza cookies.  If you'd like to see how a simple Tupperware can be turned into a … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Shirt Cookies for Father’s Day

Hawaiian Shirt Cookies

All-in-all, I would say that I have a pretty cool husband.  I mean, he puts up with the whole cookie hobby thing and he does laundry, but there's one thing about him that just really bugs me.  The guy doesn't like Hawaiian shirts.  Apparently, he thinks they're dorky.  Crazy right?  I think every man needs at least one tropically-type shirt. In any case, since the hubs is not down with flowery shirts, I have to get my Hawaiian shirt kicks in … [Read more...]

Watermelon Sugar Cookie Truffles {Guest Post Cookies and Cups}

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Okay, I'm finally on vacation...has anyone besides me noticed that the week before vacation seems like an eternity, only to have the actual vacation go by in the blink of an eye? Anyways, that's neither here nor there. What I'm really excited about it this guest post. Although I would have loved to spend my vacation making and photographing cookies, my mean ol' husband decided Sea World was a better option, so thankfully, a few of my … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Cookies

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I promised an "advanced" cookie so here it  is... I generally shy away from this type of tutorial for two reasons.  It's difficult to break down on my end {as in the super-stressful wondering if I forgot anything kind of difficult} and I also worry it might be discouraging from a beginner's standpoint. Some cookies are more of trial and error than a clear-cut design plan. No matter how much planning you do,more often than not, things don't … [Read more...]

How to Make Kite Cookies

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I have a to-do list and a cannot wait to-do list.  These were on the cannot wait list.  I've been dreaming of  cute little kite cookies with cute little tails for a very long time, and finally I got around to trying them out! These were so easy to make.  For the kite cookie, any diamond shaped cutter will work, but I didn't have one large enough, so I squished a square cutter until it was the right shape. To make the kite part of the cookie … [Read more...]