How to Take Apart and Clean Your Airbrush

Airbrush Parts

My relationship with my airbrush has not always been an easy one.  My first attempt went well, but after that it was all downhill.  A few years and several guns later, I'm finally have a better understanding of how my machine works, and what went wrong all the times before. Most of my beginner airbrushing woes were the result of two things, the improper care and cleaning of my equipment, and not being able to reassemble a gun once I had taken … [Read more...]

Decorated Rose Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Decorated Rose Cookie Close-Up

I don't know if I should be ashamed or proud, but it's amazing the ways I come up with to avoid work. Usually, cookies are the exception, but lately I've become L-A-Z-Y. Rose cookies have been on the agenda since January, but in the last few weeks even the simple version seemed like too much effort. So, I came up with an even simpler design. Behold the most recent result of my total lack of motivation...even simpler Valentine's Day rose … [Read more...]

Snowman Cookies with Earmuffs

Snowman with Earmuffs Cookie

For years I've heard that creativity ebbs and flows like the tide but I never really understood what that meant until I started recording my thoughts online. Most of the time, my head is full of ideas and plans to execute them.  But sometimes they don't fall into place as quickly and easily as I'd like. These snowman cookies are a perfect example.  Believe it or not, they were inspired by a penguin hat that Old Navy carried a few years … [Read more...]

How to Airbrush Cookies with White Gel Color {Guest Post}

SB - Close Up

When using an airbrush to decorate cookies, the most typical approach is to apply a darker color over a lighter base.  Until recently, creating the opposite effect (white over a dark base) was limited to white icing, or disappointingly translucent bright white airbrush color. I don't know about you, but this has always left me feeling a bit limited when it came to certain cookie designs.  You can imagine how excited I when I scrolled though my … [Read more...]

New Year’s Cookies and Tips for Making Black Royal Icing

Happy New Year Cookies

Hola, everyone!  It's 2015 and I'm obviously a little late to the party. Usually, I'm on top of a new year...I love new beginnings and clean slates, but this year I needed some downtime.  After three weeks of Christmas cookies, I was ready for a break.  Who knew I'd ever look forward to cleaning house? After getting our living space in order (or as much order as possible with four kids) I spent some real, (unplugged) quality time with my … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Wreath with Chapix Cookies {Guest Post}

Chapix Christmas Cookie Wreath

Have you ever been so excited about something that you could barely contain yourself?  That's how I feel about today's guest.  One of my very first cookie idols, Myri, of Chapix Cookies is sharing her first online tutorial here, today, in MY space! For years, I've dreamed of attending one of her classes, but until then, this is the next best thing. Follow along as she demonstrates how to make her magnificent Christmas cookie … [Read more...]

Decorated Holly Cookies

Holly Cookies For Christmas

Did you know that decorated holly cookies are probably my all-time favorite Christmas cookie to make?  Especially since I picked up Good Cook's twelve piece holiday cutter set.  These well-made cutters are the perfect combination of traditional and whimsical and instantly put me in the mood to create. To make these cookies you will need: Red 20-second icing Green outline and flood icing White piping icing Begin by using red … [Read more...]

Easy Decorated Holly Cookies

Rustic Holly Cookies

It seems like the holiday season is flying by, so this year I'm trying to embrace simpler cookie designs.  Rustic wet-on-wet holly cookies look great and are sure to please. To make these cookies you will need: Light blue outline and flood icing Light green flood icing Red flood icing Toothpicks, needle tool, or turkey lacer Clean wet cloth White piping icing (optional) When decorating cookies using the wet-on-wet technique … [Read more...]

Decorated Pilgrim Cookies with Color Me Cookie {Guest Post}

Cute Pilgim Cookies

Hello, I'm Adrianne, from Color Me Cookie, and I have been decorating cookies for almost three years now.  Last year, I made pilgrim cookies for thanksgiving and loved how they turned out.  I am very excited to show how I transformed my favorite gnome cutter into these precious pilgrims. I've said it before, I love cutters that can be used in a variety of ways.  Two of my favorites are these gnome cutters by Klickitat Street. I've used … [Read more...]

Halloween Candy Bucket Cookies

Halloween Candy Bucket Cookies

Halloween is almost here and I can't wait to raid...I mean CHECK my kid's candy stash.  In the meantime, I made my own Halloween candy, cookie-style. I'd originally planned to use a skull cutter for this design, but after sketching, I realized my jack o' lantern stencil was too big for the cutter I had in mind.  Instead I went with a candy corn. Before decorating I traced around the bottom of the cutter with a food safe marker to map out … [Read more...]