Storing Royal Icing

It takes a LOT of guts to show someone the inside of your refrigerator, EVEN if it is a picture from the beginning of the week, before I've had a chance to wreck it.It's about right up there with letting someone rifle through your underwear drawer.  You can tell a lot about people by looking in their fridge.But even though it's scary {maybe even scarier for you} I'm going to do it! I'm posting this … continue reading

Rainbow Tie-dye Cookies

St. Patrick's Day bit me with the rainbow bug!  They are everywhere...pancakes, waffles, Rice Krispie treats, Jello...and STILL, I am not tired of seeing all of the pretty colors.  So, I decided to make more.These simple cookies are very beautiful  AND what's even better is that they are easy to make!The hardest part is gathering all of the supplies.  Be prepared to spend an half an … continue reading

Coloring and Preparing Royal Icing

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I do lots of weird things.  Some of them don't make sense until I explain the logic behind them.  The way I color and prepare my royal icing is one of these things. Keep in mind, this is not the only way, just my way. I begin with VERY stiff RI.  YOu can find my recipe by clicking HERE.  See how the spatula stands straight up in the icing?  It should be so stiff that even if you were to thump it, the handle would barely move. Also, … continue reading

An AHA Moment…

Most of the time I try to plan my blog posts, but sometimes they just happen.  This is one of those times.  Just call it a blog of opportunity.It all started with Justin Beiber cookies.  Yes, you heard me right, Justin Bieber.  I always say I am not going to do this to myself anymore, but it was for my neighbor, and I really like her, AND she has mowed my lawn a few times, AND the clothes rack I "borrowed" last year is still … continue reading

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