Dinosaur Foot Cookies

Dinosaur Track Cookies

Once a year I try to make cookies for my dinosaur-obsessed little boy.  I love the challenge of coming up with ideas that are the perfect combination of sweet and scary.  These dinosaur feet cookies capture the best of both worlds. To make dinosaur feet cookies, use a heart cutter to trim a flip flop as pictured below. To decorate these cookies you will need: Light green piping and flood icing Dark green piping icing … continue reading

How to Make Navy Blue Royal Icing

Denim Pocket Cookie

You know how I always say there's more than one way to mix a color?  We've talked about navy blue icing before but I'm going to touch on it again.  I've got yet another formula to share and I also wanted to clarify my mixing technique. Grab some popcorn and make yourself comfortable and I'll try not to confuse anyone. There is no right or wrong way to mix icing.  My preference is to create colors using ratios.  Remember ratios from … continue reading

How to Make Tiffany Blue Icing

Tiffany Blue Icing Cookies

The first time I made Tiffany blue cookies, I wasn't concerned in the least.  Until it was time to mix icing.  It was then I realized, I had no idea what color Tiffany blue actually was.  An Internet search only complicated the issue.  Google it.  You'll see what I mean. After years of struggling, I decided that the world needed  a swatch.  A common color reference for comparison.  Like a box.  Except picking up a Tiffany box isn't really … continue reading

Decorated Tutu Cookies

Tutu Cookies

Despite a complete and utter lack of grace, I still have a thing for ballet.  There's something so elegant and feminine about tutus, even in cookie form.  These pretty cookies are beautiful and easy to make. While there are several gorgeous tutu cookie cutters available,  I don't make them enough to justify the investment.  So, I used cutters from my collection. My favorite design began as a shell, trimmed with a heart. I'm kind of partial … continue reading

How to Make Royal Icing Flower Centers with Free Printable Templates

Icing Centers for Flowers

Pre-made royal icing flower centers are not only  a great way to use up leftover royal icing, they're a great time saver.  The next time you have a little spare time and icing, make some to keep on hand . To make flower centers you will need: 15-20 second icing in the color of your choice Printable template of your choice: small, medium, or large {small is approximately 3/4 of an inch, medium 1 and 1/4 inches, and large is about 1 3/4 … continue reading

Sweet Sightings {Second Edition}

Sweet Sightings Second Edition

It was an eventful week in Cookie Land and I'm back again to share my favorite cookies from around the World Wide Web.  I hope you'll take a minute to visit the talented artist behind these amazing cookie creations.  Enjoy! 1.  These dog cookies from Compassionate Cakes are pretty much the best I've ever seen.  When you click over, be sure you have a minute to look around.  You're going to be there a while. 2.  I always dig mini-things, but … continue reading

Decorated Mermaid Cookies

Decorated Mermaid Cookie_SweetSugarBelle

Instead of "Simple Mermaid Cookies", I'm calling these "Relatively Simple Mermaid Cookies". Truth is, there's nothing simple about mermaid cookies.  In fact, this is probably more of an intermediate cookie, but if you're going to decorate mermaids...this is about as simple as it gets. Since I'm not really into hand-cutting, I used a cutter from my collection.  This fish is from the Betty Crocker 101 Piece Set.  If you don't have this … continue reading

Sweet Sightings {First Edition}

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Surfing the world wide web, I constantly run across cookie ideas that demand to be shared.  So, I put together a round-up of all the inspiring designs that make me excited to bake week after week.  Here are my most recent faves from cookie land. 1.  These pool party cookies by Sweet Ambs look so real that I want to dive right in!  You can check out the tutorial HERE. 2.  I love it when someone takes one of my tutorials to a whole new … continue reading

Decorated Ladybug Cookies

Ladybird Cookies

Over the years, I've decorated more ladybug cookies than I can count.  To keep things fresh, I like to experiment with new colors and designs.   This is the latest batch to come out of my kitchen. These little ladies are unbelievably simple to make.  I created both versions with an egg and small circle cutter. To make the first version, cut the bottom from the egg and gently position the circle into a pre-cut notch. Version two, which … continue reading

Decorated Ballerina Cookies

Decorated Ballerina Cookies

I've always loved the idea of ballet and ballerinas, but unfortunately I am about as light on my feet as an elephant.  I fared about the same in the grace department.  In other words, ballet and I just don't mix.  So, once again I'm living vicariously through cookies.  Hey, whatever works, right? To make these cookies I used what may just be the most versatile cutter in my arsenal...a common plastic snowman cutter. To decorate these cookies … continue reading