Glaze, Icing Misunderstood

There are many mediums that can be used to decorate cookies...royal icing, fondant, "royalish icing", rolled  and regular buttercream, and one of the most misunderstood, glaze, also known as corn syrup icing.It might be a little disloyal, but I don't believe that royal icing is the only way to decorate a cookie.  I think that each person needs to find a medium and make it their own.Still, I hear a lot of people say, … continue reading

Lego Man Cookie

I meant to do this tutorial two weeks ago, but time got away from me.  Luckily, I met a new friend who got me in gear AND helped me to make it easier for others to make Lego man cookies for their own kiddos. Some of you might remember that I made Lego man cookies for my son's Valentine's Day party a few weeks ago.  Not long afterward, I "met" Andrea of Knitty Bitties who was planning on making these for her own son's birthday and had a few … continue reading

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday!  If you have children or grandchildren, chances are you're VERY familiar with his books. They are a pretty big deal in my house.  We own all of them, and doubles of some, so there was no shortage of inspiration on my end! To celebrate what would have been Dr. Seuss's 107th birthday, I made cookies.  I let the kids pick some of their favorites... Green Eggs and Ham was the winner, hands … continue reading

Lots and Lots of Leprechauns!

St. Paddy's day is coming up!  To be perfectly honest, I've only ever made ONE set of St. Patrick's Day cookies, some very simple shamrocks when I first began this cookie journey.In the years that followed, I always had good intentions to make more, specifically Leprechauns, but one thing always stopped me.  I just could not find a cutter I just really loved...So, this year my mission was to find a way to use the cutters I already … continue reading

Making Itty Bitty Award’s Night Cookies {Tutorial}

Oscar Cookies

I love making itty bitties.  Everything is cuter in mini.  Believe it or not, it's  actually much easier to make minis than a full size cookie.  I can decorate them quickly and they leave me a little more room for error. Making these is an all day project but not an all day job, if that makes sense.  All it takes is a little planning and patience . When I make minis, I decorate in 10 to 20 minute spurts and let each step dry between … continue reading

Cookie Swag

The Academy Awards are coming and I will be celebrating, cookie style.  I absolutely adore itty bitties, and they make the perfect gift.  So, I made my own little "swag bags" cookie style =)I decided to go a little red carpet for these.  Ballgowns, traditional tuxedos, and of course, that gold guy, Oscar!Put them in a pretty jar, drop them in a red bag, and viola, instant swag for your Oscar night party! After all, an Academy … continue reading

Color My World

Color is a pretty difficult thing to explain.  I think in a lot of ways it's in the eye of the beholder...sometimes subtle differences are huge depending on who's looking.Using experience and a handy color chart from a veteran cake decorator, I tried to put together a little guide to refer to while mixing icing colors.Keep in mind the sample colors might not be EXACT, but they are a general idea.  {Its VERY hard to make mauve on the … continue reading

Mommy and Me Giveaway!

*If you are having trouble leaving a comment, click on the words at the bottom that say 203 {or whatever number} commentsLong before my first baby was even thought of, I would tell people that I wanted  a little girl, born on Valentine's Day.  I never in a million years thought it would happen, but it's funny how things work.  My sweet baby Belle was in fact born on Valentine's Day {barely, I almost didn't make it past the 13th}, … continue reading

"Cookie-ing" From the Trenches

I love to make cookies.  In fact, it's so much fun, I don't know why the whole world has not joined thecookie revolution.  It's rewarding, fun, and a tasty way of expressing yourself. I just cannot understand why everyone's not doing it, UNTIL... I spend the better part of a Saturday standing at the sink doing this.  I'm guessing bottle washing is not a popular weekend pastime... Oh, the things I do for this crazy hobby of mine!  … continue reading

Building Cookies is Not SEW Easy!

Yesterday put me in a sewing mood which gave me this bright idea.  I wanted to build a sewing machine out of cookies.  It worked {eventually}, but believe me, it wasn't pretty. I may have said some bad words in the process. Halfway though, I was thinking I might have been better off making the cute pillows on my to-do list instead.But I made it, and lived to tell about it.I wish I had a video of myself building … continue reading