Easy Decorated Burlap Cookies

Burlap Easter Bunny Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle

To most people, these probably look like burlap Easter bunny cookies.  But when I look at them, I see so much more.  I see victory! Seriously though, I've been experimenting with decorated cookies that look like burlap for years now.  I've piped them (total hand-killer), tried stencil after stencil, and even toyed with using actual burlap, but none of these methods produced the effect I had in mind. Then, after about four years of thinking, … [Read more...]

How to Use Cookie Inspiration From Others

Christmas Cookie Wreath

When I first delved into cookie decorating, there were very few online resources for inspiration and learning.  Then, in just a few short years a couple of shops, blogs, and a small Flickr community morphed into a large and ever growing group of talented artisans and suppliers. Now, the Internet is filled with projects, ideas, and inspiration...a wonderful thing.  Not only are we creating and sharing our own work, we're also encouraging others … [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...]

Decorated Cow Cookies

Cow Cookie

Are farm-themed cookies on your to-do list?  Then this cute little cow cookie is just what you need. Believe it or not this friendly little farm animal started out as a dress cutter.  I picked this one up at The Cookie Cutter Company. To make these cookies you will need: Ivory piping and 20-second icing White piping and flood icing Black piping icing {make it a little on the stiff side} and 20-second icing Red 20-second … [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...]

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...]

Creating a Ruched Effect with Royal Icing

Ruched Poinsettia Close Up

Since the day I came across this gorgeoumous cake on Half Baked I've been kind of in love with the ruched look.  But being that I'm not too adept with fondant I had to find a way to get the same effect with royal icing. I first tried ruched icing last summer when I was going though my ribbon rose phase and I liked it so much that I thought it deserved a repeat for Christmas. Creating ruched royal icing is not difficult.  The most … [Read more...]

Pretty Stenciled Damask Cookies

Damask Cookies

A few years ago, I was invited to a baby shower in honor of a childhood friend.  My job was to make cookies, of course.  She sent me pictures of her bedding and we came up with some designs which I made into cookies. Now I don't know if I've mentioned it, which is really a lie, because I mention it all the time...I live in a pretty rural area which happens to be about seventy miles from where the shower was going to be. That morning I left … [Read more...]

How to Make Giraffe Print Cookies

Giraffe Face Close Up

Over the past couple of years I've made more animal print cookies than I can count.  I don't know if it's a Texas thing, but people around here are just wild about it {pun intended}.  I've gone over how I make zebra and leopard print cookies but somehow I completely overlooked giraffe until today. Believe it or not, giraffe print is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.  I used a yellow/gold-ish icing as a base and a warm brown for the … [Read more...]