Happy Birthday to you, Mom!

J is for Jamye.  That's my mom.  Today is her birthday.She gets smarter with age.  When I was 17, she was pretty dumb, but she's really learned a lot since then.  Funny the difference ten or twelve years makes ;)All joking aside, as a kid, I really gave my parents a hard time.  Especially mom.  I knew everything, and I was pretty merciless.Now that I am walking in her shoes, I understand a lot of the reasons behind … continue reading

What to do with Leftover Royal Icing {Perfect Flower Centers}

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There are actually tons of things you can do with it, but this is what I happened to be doing today, so this is what you get =) When I first began making flower cookies, I flooded the cookie, waited eight hours until it was dry, and then added the centers.  Then one day, I got wise.  I came up with a time saving method that is also a good way to use leftover icing. First, use painters tape to secure a piece of wax paper to a cookie sheet … continue reading

Pot o’ Gold!

I few weeks ago I made these cookies for Bri and Amy over at Savvy Mom's Guide.  I liked them so much, it inspired me to adapt the design for St. Patrick's Day.OKAY, today I'm not feeling very typeative, so lets get this show on the road =)To make these cookies you will need:3-4 inch round cookie cuttermini flower cutter, mashed into a cloud shape {mine came from Hobby Lobby}mini cauldron cutter {another Hobby Lobby find, but if you don't … continue reading

Color Chart and Printing Help

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I fixed it!  Woo hoo!  Well, I fib, my talented and computer savvy friend Amy Miller and blog maintenance lady, Robin, fixed it, I am just passing the word.  What would I, or really y'all do without them?! It's fixed, it's fixed, it's fixed, it's fixed. CLICK HERE to print. Helpful hints: When referencing colors, I used the term part rather than drop.  This is because icing color should be thought of in terms of ratios rather than … continue reading

I Love Color!

I have lots and lots of fun stuff to share today!  First of all, I am finally announcing the winner of the {Mommy and Me Giveaway}.  Michelle is the lucky winner! Congratulations, Michelle! The good news is, that even if you didn't score the big prize, you can still be a winner!  For a limited time, Jennifer is offering a 10% off coupon for all of my readers.  Just visit her shop, Sweet Apronz and Cupcakes and use coupon code "SUGARBELLE" at … continue reading

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}

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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