To KopyKake, or not to KopyKake, that is the Question!

"Do you have a KopyKake?" That is is probably the number one question I get.  The answer, yes.  I ordered mine last April or May after an all-nighter  that produced a less than mediocre set of Princess Tianas.  {There might have been tears involved} When it first arrived, I immediately put it together.  I was so excited!  However, the excitement soon turned to disappointment.  It wasn't exactly what I thought.  It did project, but since a … continue reading

And the Winner Is…

Sorry to have kept everyone waiting.  I had such a huge response to my latest giveaway, and it took me a while to sort things out.First, I would like to say, I enjoyed all of your comments more than words can express.  They made me laugh and brought back my own special memories, so I thank those who were willing to share their "Nanny" with me.As for the winner...The good news is, the wait is over...I am pleased … continue reading

Wisdom comes from Experience

I have a rule.  It's one of the first things I tell aspiring cookie decorators, and my #1 cookie tip.?  It's not cute or catchy, but it's 100% true, and the sooner you learn it, the sooner you will be on your way to becoming an awesome decorator.So here it goes, SweetSugarBelle's #1 rule for decorating cookies...*It is not about how well you decorate a cookie, it's about how well you can fix it, or come up with "plan B" when you … continue reading

Don’t Be a Cookie Cutter Snob!

When I first began my cookie adventure, I was CLUELESS!  I had a few cutters, and I definitely wanted more.  So, anytime I had any extra money, I would invest in a copper cookie cutter.Something about them felt so special!  They were heavy and shiny and they even had a little stamp.  Definitely something special...*Then I got wise*Don't get me wrong, if my house caught fire, I have a few copper cutters that I'd rescue … continue reading

Sneak Peek!

Don't forget to enter to win my ultimate cookie decorating kit :) Follow this link to my {Start the Year Off Right Giveaway} for three chances to enter!  The cool part of is, I only photographed some of it =)  There's MORE!  For most of the items you see here, hop on over to Karen's Cookies, one of the best one stop shops for cookie decorators with the most REASONABLE and FASTEST shipping I have come … continue reading

In The Mood For Chocolate Chip?

The first thing I will say is, THESE BABIES ARE GOOD! * I know, bad joke* My first experience with this recipe was almost two years ago when my friend Johnna sent me the most incredible box of cookies.  I was so surprised because not only were they chocolate chip, they were decorated! And to top it off, they were amazingly good! The only problem was, she sent them to me on the very first day of one of my MANY diets.  So to  keep myself … continue reading

On Vacation!

It's visiting week!  Today I am hanging out over at my friend Marian's blog, Sweetopia, so come on by and join the fun! I made some fun camoflauge cookies in her signature colors and a tutorial so you can do the same!    … continue reading

Start The Year Off Right! {Giveaway}

Many people start the year off with resolutions, but since I tend to break them so easily, I like to do GOALS.  On December 10,  two years ago, I added this entry to my list of goals: *8. Start developing my true hobbies and interests like crafting, restoring old furniture, and cookie baking. (Basically being the absolute best at anything I choose to do!)* When I wrote that, I did it with good intentions, but who knows what would have happened … continue reading

Lemon Poppy Seed Cutouts {Recipe}

I have never been overwhelmingly interested in New Year parties, and the older I get, the more apparent it becomes.  I was SOOOO excited because this year I had nothing to do on New Year's Eve but stay home and try out some of the recipes I have been working on. They were all good, but my taste-testers (the Bern-Dogg family)  picked a winner hands down... *LEMON POPPY SEED CUT-OUTS* I have wanted to test this cookie for a LONG time, but … continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR {for real this time}

Happy New Year everyone!  For real this time!  I didn't plan on posting again for a day or three, but sometimes ideas just happen.This one came to me while I was doing my pre-New Year dinner shopping. My oldest son LOVES beans. However, the younger two, not so much. Pinto beans are pushing it, so any parent can imagine their HORROR when I mentioned black-eyed peas were on the menu. As soon as I dropped the bag into the basket the … continue reading