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...]

Easy Stadium Cookie

Stadium Cookie

It's not Friday, but I still have football cookies coming your way.  These easy stadium cookies are the perfect addition to  your next game day celebration. The great thing about this design is that they can be made with any basic shape.  This time I chose circles.  Next time I may do squares.  The point is, to keep things fresh, simple, and fun. To make these cookies you will need: Green 20-second icing Gray 20-second icing (white … [Read more...]

Decorated Football Player Cookie

Football Cookie

It's autumn in West Texas, so naturally, I've got football on my mind.  This adorable football player cookie is easy to customize to match your favorite team and best of all, it's made with a cutter many of you may already own. Did you guess?  My favorite snowman cutter has saved the day again! Before decorating, I used a food color marker to map out my design.  This is a great way to create uniform cookies without using a … [Read more...]

Homecoming Mum Cookies

Homecoming Mum Cookie

Homecoming mums are a Texas tradition.  They were so common where I grew up, I didn't realize that mums are almost strictly a Texas thing. What is a mum, you ask?  Basically it's an artificial flower stapled onto cardboard backing with ribbon and trinkets attached.  In my case, a TON of ribbon and trinkets. Let me show you. How about my date, er, I mean mum.  Talk about Texas-sized!  It was almost as big as me. In Texas, homecoming is … [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...]

Decorated Cheerleader Cookies

Cheerleader Cookies

In Texas, Friday is synonymous with football, which makes it the perfect day for decorated cheerleader cookies.  But before we get to the decorating, I want to share a little story about what I learned from these cookies. As some of you might have noticed, I'm kind of a perfectionist (that might be a gross understatement) and I really pride myself on ironing out the kinks in a design so the people using my tutorials don't have to. Most of … [Read more...]

Shark Fin Cookies

Shark Week Cookies

Note to self: If you make a bunch of dinosaur cookies to get ahead for your son's birthday, he will inevitably decide (one day before the party) to change his theme. That's where easy shark fin cookies come into play.  These cookies are so simple, you can probably start one day before the party and finish with time to spare. I complicated things by adding a few more designs, but that's another issue. Shark fin cookies are as easy as … [Read more...]

Decorated Hibiscus Cookies

Hibiscus Cookie

Summer is coming to an end but I'm not quite ready to say goodbye.  Decorated hibiscus cookies are the perfect nod to warm summer days filled with fun in the sun. The cutter used here is actually a sand dollar, but it makes a great hibiscus.  You can find it here. If you're a little short on time, a four leaf clover also works well.  To learn more, click here. To make these cookies you will need: White 20-second icing Bright pink … [Read more...]

Cookie Quickie: Decorated Hula Girl Cookies

Decorated Hula Girl Cookie

It's time for another "Cookie Quickie," the same tutorials you're used to, without all the photos. Today's theme is luau, featuring decorated hula girl cookies. Like many of my cookies, this sweet hula dancer began life as a snowman cutter, which is included in this set. To make hula girl cookies, simply follow the steps below: Use 20-second icing in the color of your choice fill the top portion of the hula girl's hair. Wait a … [Read more...]

Ballet Slipper Cookies

Ballet Slipper Cookie 2

Years ago, I ordered ballerina slipper cutter and eagerly waited for it to arrive.  I was very excited, but as soon as I opened the box I realized I was in over my head.  That poor cutter went straight into a bin never to be seen or heard from again. This happened over and over again until finally, I realized that specialized cutters just aren't for me.  So, here are ballet slipper cookies, Sugarbelle style. I used a simple egg cutter to … [Read more...]