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

Lovebird Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

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

Sweetsugarbelle Candy Cookies

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...]

$500 Holiday Cash Giveaway!

Holiday Cash Giveaway

Wanna win a little extra money just in time for the holidays?  Well, here's your shot!  I've teamed up a group of baking bloggers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this great prize! Only one reader will win.  Entries using the widget below. Facebook, Twitter and email entries are not valid.  Open to US residents only. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Twenty Cutters Every Cookie Decorator Should Own

20 Must Have Cookie Cutters via Sweetsugarbelle blog

Last night I had a horrible dream. I was in the middle of a zombie apocalypse watching helplessly as my cookie cutters were scattered to the four corners of the earth. Actually, I'm only kidding about the nightmare, but as I watched the looting scene in World War Z, I found myself wondering if there were any good cookie cutters in all that mess. If that doesn't scream "problem", I don't know what does. In real life I have hundreds, maybe … [Read more...]

Princess Face Cookies

Princess Face Cookie

Do you have a sweet little princess in your life?  If so, I highly recommend adding these to your baking list. As long as there are little girls in the world, princess cookies will always be a hit. The great thing about princess face cookies is that there are many cutters that will work perfectly.  Here are some of my favorites.  1.) flip flop, 2.) large ring, 3.) ornament, 4.) skull, 5.) fancy ornament, 6.) snowman, 7.) bell 8.) small ring, … [Read more...]