Autumn and Halloween Cookie Cutter Giveaway

Autumn Halloween Cookie Cutters

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Wilton cookie cutters.  So, of course, when this year's wave began rolling into stores you better believe I got them all. What's even better is that I picked up extras...for you. Three lucky readers have a chance to win all these cutters, all you have to do is follow the instructions below.  Entries are limited to residents of the US or Canada, eighteen years or older.  Good luck! a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]

Sweet Sightings {Fourth Edition}

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It's that time again!  I'm back with another edition of Sweet Sightings, the post where I highlight some of my favorite things from around the world wide web. Here's what I've been crushing on lately. 1.  One of my real-life best buds is releasing her first book, and I could not be more excited!  The Bearfoot Baker's, 100 Animal Cookies: A Super Cute Menagerie to Decorate Step-by Step, due to release on October 1st, is available for … [Read more...]

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...]

How to Make Royal Icing Flower Centers with Free Printable Templates

Icing Centers for Flowers

Pre-made royal icing flower centers are not only  a great way to use up leftover royal icing, they're a great time saver.  The next time you have a little spare time and icing, make some to keep on hand . To make flower centers you will need: 15-20 second icing in the color of your choice Printable template of your choice: small, medium, or large {small is approximately 3/4 of an inch, medium 1 and 1/4 inches, and large is about 1 3/4 … [Read more...]

Summer Memories Giveaway

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This isn't exactly cookies, but it's the next best thing...free stuff! After a very long winter a few friends and I thought we'd greet the warm weather with a super fun giveaway.  Talk about starting summer off right! Two people will win either a Canon Camera or a Blast Zone Pirate Bay Inflatable Combo Water Park and Bouncer.  One prize per person. Entering is easy.  All you have to do is follow the sponsors below on … [Read more...]

Decorated Love Bird Cookies

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You might have noticed by now that I have a long running love affair with bluebirds.  Somehow, I end up making a variation of them every single year.  I'd almost decided to take a break, but when I discovered these adorable illustrations by Cookies With Character, I knew they'd be happening soon. Krista's latest artistic venture, Drawn with Character, takes cookie decorating to a whole new level.  Specializing in clip art designed with the … [Read more...]

Decorated Candy Cookies and Free Kopykake Template

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As a life long Willy Wonka fan, candy cookies have always been one of my favorite things.  However, candy cookies often involve swirls which is one of my least favorite things. As a perfectionist, I often get hung up on things like spacing and lines, so make things a little easier I'm sharing a free printable template.  If you have a Kopykake, simply print and pop into your projector.  If not, re-size the image to fit your cookie and cut into … [Read more...]

Gingerbread House of Cards with The Cookie Architect and Friends

Gingerbread House of Cards by The Cookie Architect and Friends

Ever wonder what would happen if a real-life architect took up cookie decorating?  Well, the obvious, of course!  She'd build things.  Cookie things. When Rebecca, AKA the Cookie Architect first approached me with this project I was more than a little nervous.  I don't do well under pressure and I get especially stressed in situations where there's only one shot to get it right.  In other words I could never work for NASA.  In any case, I … [Read more...]

Jingle Bell Cookies and a Printable Kopykake Template

Jingle Bell Cookies

I've got a confession.  Jingle bell cookies don't make me jolly.  They don't bring back sweet holiday memories from days gone by.  They absolutely frustrate me...beyond belief!  I've been trying to make jingle bell cookies for a few years now without success {no, there aren't pictures}. This year, determined to make them happen, I searched high and low for a Kopykake image...to no avail.  So, to pave the way for someone {besides me} to make … [Read more...]

Ten Gifts for the Cookie Decorator

Ten Gift Ideas for Serious Cookie Decorators

Christmas is coming and if you haven't yet done your shopping, now's the time. I probably should have called this, "Ten Gifts for the SERIOUS Cookie Decorator" because the items shown here are some pretty serious cookie hardware. Chances are, the decorator in your life might even own some of these tools.  If they don't, they need to.  Time to get shopping! Cookie Books:  Even the most experienced cookie decorators love books.  They're … [Read more...]