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...]

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...]

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...]

Quilted Royal Icing

Quilted Cookie

Quilting?  Tufting?  Whatever you call it this easy technique is a simple way to dress up decorated cookies.  It's pretty much my new favorite thing. It's possible to make quilted cookies without special equipment but to save time I prefer to use a Kopykake.  If you don't have a projector, check out Sweetamb's tutorial on Celebrations.com or purchase her how-to video here. To make quilted cookies you will need: Printable quilting … [Read more...]

Patriotic Flag Cookie Platter and Printable Kopykake Template

US Flag Cookies

Whoever said summer was about long lazy days fibbed or didn't have kids.  Now that school is out it seems like I run all day.  Fourth of July cookies are one of my all-time favorites to make but it seems like every year I run out of time.  It's times like this when I revert to simple and sweet. These cookies can be made with or without a Kopykake.  Either draw lines on the cookie before decorating with a food safe marker or print out the nifty … [Read more...]

One Direction Cookies and a Printable Kopykake Template

One Direction Harry Cookie

People often ask me what part of cookie decorating takes the longest.  Is it the baking?  Mixing icing colors?  The actual decorating? All great guesses, but in my case the longest {and sometimes hardest} part of the cookie decorating process is the research and planning.  I often work on a cookie collection for hours before I even turn on the oven.  Especially when the theme involves a certian British boy band that I was previously unaware … [Read more...]

Vintage Floral Bunny Cookies and a Free Printable Kopykake Template

Vintage Floral Bunny Cookies 2

Spring has finally made it to my corner of the world, and lately I've been finding it harder and harder to sit inside decorating with warm breezes and sunshine calling my name.  This time of year I find myself turning more and more to projects that require minimal decorating and color mixing.  This technique doesn't require a lot of work or prep time, but they're sure to impress. To make these cookies I used the Nature's Vignette pattern … [Read more...]

Kitchen Aid Mixer Cookies with a Free Printable Template

Pink Kitchenaid Cookie

It's like a dream come true.  Kitchenaid mixers in every color as far as the eye can see.  Except these mixers are cookies, which, if you can't have the real deal is the second best thing. Like many of my cookies these began as a cookie cutter and a dream.  Funny how a bit of sketching can turn a skull into a stand mixer, right? If you don't already own this skull cutter you can use my printable template for hand cutting or to pop … [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Project, Seven Swans a Swimming

Seven Swans a Swimming_Bearfoot Baker

Is anyone a little sad that this project is halfway over?  I know I am, but I am even more excited to see what each day will bring. Today's it's Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker, one of my nearest dearest friends.  Sometimes I don't know how she puts up with my cookie craziness, but I am glad she does. Here's Lisa and her breathtaking interpretation of seven swans a swimming!   I can't even begin to tell you how fun this project … [Read more...]