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

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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...]

Easy Pteranodon Cookies

Pteranodon Cookies

When I was a kid flying dinosaurs were called pterodactyls.  Then recently, my son informed me that they're actually pteranodons.  We couldn't agree, so, I looked it up. Turns out, we were both right.  Pterodactylus, shortened to pterodactyl, was a broad name for all flying dinosaurs until scientists figured out that there was more than one type. Pteranodons are way bigger than pterodactyls and not technically dinosaurs.  They kind of look … [Read more...]

Triceratops Face Cookies

Triceratops Cookie

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm kind of on a dinosaur kick.  My dinosaur-obsessed son has been requesting this theme for years, so I'm always in search of fresh, fun ideas. This triceratops face cookie is one of my older designs, but it's definitely one of my favorites. To decorate these cookies you will need: Light yellow piping and 20-second icing Dark yellow piping and 20-second icing White piping icing Black piping … [Read more...]

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My Sugarbabies

Years ago, when I started this blog, I didn't really have a plan.  Then, over time, I found my "voice" and developed my own method and style. What began as an impulse decision ultimately became one of the most rewarding experiences of my life...a creative outlet and place where I could share my ideas with others, while staying at home with my sweet kids. I  appreciate everyone that comes here week after week and hope you will take a few … [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...]