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...]

Cookie Cutters by Sweet Sugar Belle

SweetSugarBelle Cookie Cutters

In a perfect world every cookier would have a personal cookie cutter making elf.  I haven't quite figured that one out yet, but while we wait I have the second best thing. I made cookie cutters!  Well, I really didn't make them, I just designed them and all three are now available at Karen's Cookies. To be perfectly honest, designing cookie cutters is a little nerve wracking.  It's one thing creating a shape that I like, but when it comes … [Read more...]

Country Kitchen Sweet Art Giveaway

Sweet Sugar Belle Country Kitchen Giveaway

I've been a little under the weather lately but just because I'm not feeling 100% doesn't mean you should suffer too.  So, here's a little giveaway to keep ya entertained while I recover. Nothing fancy, just a few things that make me happy. One lucky ready will win a $50 giftcard from County Kitchen Sweet Art, 2 #1.5 PME tips, a corset cutter from Ecrandal, and a sharp knife for hand cutting. Best of luck to you all! a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]