Category Archives: Tutorials

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Royal Icing: Recipe and Instructions

Like most cookie decorators, I started out with a tried a true royal icing recipe I found on the internet. I went through about four bags of powdered sugar before I got it right. Even then it was hit or miss for a while and I always had to be sure to keep extra powdered sugar around to start over with because once you ruin royal icing, there’s no going back. Now that I’ve been doing this for a while, the recipe I use is one that has been modified to suit my needs and as I’ll explain later, my climate.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Stenciled Yoga Cookies

When Yoga Meets Cookies

As you may have figured out by now, I have a lot of siblings. Including me, there are six of us. Between the six of us there are a lot of different interests so it’s nice when two of them can come together like this. My sister Linda is kind of crazy about yoga. You know, the way I’m crazy about decorating cookies and cakes. Since the first time I decorated a cake (oh was it bad!) I have been obsessed and i’m pretty sure that my sister has been obsessed with yoga since her first downward dog. Linda has been working toward becoming a certified yoga instructor (free lessons for me!) and at this point she’s asked me to make cookies to share with her fellow yogis several times. This platter is my favorite version of yoga cookies so I’ll share with you how I made them. Continue reading

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Caged Love Birds

Bird cages and love birds are everywhere this season. So of course I had to make my own version in cookie form. I thought about how I would do it for almost two whole weeks before I actually made my cookies so I hope you like them. 
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Elegant Baptism Crosses

Lately, I’ve got baptisms on my mind a lot. Last year, three babies very close to my heart were born. This year, I’ll be baptizing two of them! So in all my planning and excitement, I remembered that I took these picture to share with you and then never had the time to upload them. So just in case you too have baptisms on the brain, here’s how you can make these cookies to celebrate your little one’s special day. Continue reading

Christmas Tree Cookie Pops

Easy Christmas Tree Cookie Pops

Looking for some simple but cute cookies for the holidays that don’t require a lot of effort? Well, once again, inspired by my husband’s aversion to royal icing, I give you these icing-free Christmas trees. Continue reading

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Show Your Love With Cookies

I know I’ve already told you that my husband doesn’t like sweets and won’t eat the cookies I decorate with royal icing. What I haven’t told you is that I’m crazy so I still make royal icing cookies like these for him. Continue reading

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Super Simple Football Butter Cookies

Believe it or not, my husband doesn’t like sweets. If I ever find a way to make cookies taste like tabasco sauce, I’m sure he’ll eat them all before they even get the chance to cool but for now I’m settling for making him happy with a special set of his favorite no-so-sweet butter cookies. Continue reading

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How to Turn Minions into M.D.s

Character cookies make great gifts. People can’t seem to get enough of them. It’s even nicer when you can take character cookies and personalize them for the person receiving them. That’s how these cookies were “born” and this is how you can give your Minions a medical degree. Continue reading

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Cameo Cookie How-To and Theme Parties

I absolutely love theme parties. So when my sister asked me to help plan a surprise party for our sister-in-law, I volunteered to make a cake, cookies, and take care of the decorations. My sister-in-law is one of the most elegant people I know so I had to make something worthy of her personality. Continue reading

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How to make Mike from Monsters Inc.

These days it feels like everywhere I look there is something Monster’s Inc. related going on. Then my friend Monica asked me to make cookies for her nephew’s birthday and I had to think up an idea for some simple cookies I could make quickly. So here goes, my very first tutorial. Continue reading