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...]

Decorated Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies SweetSugarBelle

I am always on the look out for new, creative cookie designs and this one definitely fits the bill.  I can't take credit for this idea, it was shared on my Facebook page by Jennifer, of Cups 'n Cakes by Jennifer, who's daughter actually pointed out the resemblance between the cutter and Mr. Grinch.  Gotta love creative kids! Anywho,  this was too good not to share, so I threw together a quick little how-to. My favorite part of this cookie … [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...]

Decorated Chevron Print Cookies

How to Make Chevron Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

I know, I know.  Everyone is pretty much over the whole chevron thing, but I wanted to come back to this popular print once more. This time, however, in addition to the pattern, I want to answer another frequently asked question...how to apply sprinkles to one part of a cookie without them sticking to another. You can make chevron print cookies with or without a projector, but I prefer this method to save time.  If you don't have a … [Read more...]

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Font for Cookies

Jake and The Neverland Pirates Cookie Font

Looking for a quick way to add visual appeal to a cookie platter?  Try adding letter or number cookies in a complimentary font. To make these #5 cookies I used my Kopykake and a font called Creaky Frank.  I simply downloaded the font, {you can skip this step by copying the image directly from the site} enlarged it,  and projected it onto the cookie.  For an in-depth explanation of the process, click here. I hand-cut this particular cookie … [Read more...]

Simple Rose Monogram Cookies

Floral Monogram Cookies

From time to time I get on cookie kicks.  Lately it's monograms. Perfect monogram cookies are easy to make.  Since I went projectorless for the last two rounds, I thought it was time for a Kopykake version.  As I've mentioned before, a Kopykake won't change your skill level overnight but with practice it will allow you to achieve a consistent results in less time than other methods. To create monogram cookies with a Kopykake I always begin … [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...]

Custom Alphabet Cookies

Custom Letter L Cookie

Maybe it's just me, but I've always dreamed of having my own little family of cookie elves.  They'd spend their days singing happy little cookie tunes while washing dirty icing bowls and making custom cutters to suit my every need.  A girl can dream, but until they show up creative thinking and hand cutting are the best solutions for me. I usually prefer re-purposing to hand cutting cookies but sometimes it's the easiest and most inexpensive … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Cookies with Kids

Father's Day Cookies

I know I said that this month was no-Kopykake month but I can't help but make an exception for the Father's Day cookies we made this year. I would love to take credit for such an adorable idea, but my amazingly creative friend Kim actually came up with it.  Besides being a talented decorator, Kim is also the mother of two very small children.  The balance she's found between kids and cookie life never ceases to amaze me.  I'm always inspired … [Read more...]