Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Book Sugar Cookies

These cookies were made for a baby shower.  The theme was "Starting a New Chapter".

The book design and "Thanks" were taken from tags that were created for the shower.  The books were royal icing transfers.  I used my Kopykake for the text.

They were bagged and put into jars for shipping.

Later, they were popped into the favor bags.  Not a bad match!

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fall Cookie Decorating Class

I'll be teaching another Cookie Decorating class at The Kitchen Studio Cooking School in Frederick, MD on Thurs, November 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm. 

We'll be decorating the Fall cookies that you see in the photos below - some with colored icing, some in black and white so that the kids can color them at Thanksgiving! 

We'll talk about using common cookie cutters to get these designs, wet-on-wet, as well as wet-on-dry icing techniques. This class is both for beginners and those with some decorating experience. I hope you'll join me! You can sign up here.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Construction Sign Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

I made these sugar cookies decorated with royal icing for a baby shower.  The theme was "Baby Under Construction".  So cute!

Construction signs with "Thank You" to be handed out to the guests.

I added a touch of luster dust to the nails to give them a bit of shine.

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Friday, October 11, 2013



State Sugar Cookies

These were made for a wedding. 300 of them! The theme was "Burlap and Lace" with him being from Texas and her from Maryland.

The hearts were royal icing transfers and represent their hometowns.

I piped their names on just four of the cookies.  These were to be given to the bride and groom.

The rest were packaged up into gift boxes for the guests.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Candy Crush Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

I'm hooked. I admit it. I love Candy Crush. When I saw SweetAmbs' tutorial, I knew that I would have to make them sometime.

I really dislike hand-cutting dough, so I went with squares.

I used my KopyKake to pipe the candies.

The dots on the chocolate candy are piped, not sprinkles.

The highlights are wet-on-wet.

Are those possible moves bothering anyone else?

There.  Better.

That next move is now bothering me.  Just like with the game....I must stop now.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Baby Boy Shower Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Decorated sugar cookies to welcome a baby boy or "Little Man"!

I love how these turned out.  They're definitely one of my favorite baby sets.

I made a platter to be enjoyed at the shower as well as bagged favors.

The ties on the onesies and plaque are royal icing transfers.

The patterns on the ties and onesies were done wet-on-wet.

Polka dots and plaid.  So cute!

I arrived the day before the party for delivery.  It was clear that this was going to be a Pinterest-worthy shower!  The hostess did an amazing job with the decorations.  The cookies happened to match everything perfectly!

Here's just one photo from the party.  See?  Perfect match!

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sunflower Sugar Cookies

Sunflower sugar cookies decorated with royal icing for a bridal shower.

I added just a few mini leaves to break up all of the yellow.

Simple, but pretty!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Cookies in a Jar - make a great gift!

Cookies in a Jar!  Don't you think these would make a great gift to send to someone?  Sugar cookies decorated with royal icing tucked into a cute jar!

A few months ago, I was offered a wholesale arrangement with a website.  They wanted me to sell cookies.  I don't ship.  I'm afraid of shipping.

I decided to try to come up with a safe method.  I wanted them to have a cute presentation so that they would be perfect for gift giving.  And unique!  I wanted something completely different than what I've seen for shipped cookies.

Enter the mason or canning jar.  Simple round cookies to decrease the possibility of breakage.

The three collections shown are:

Fruit and Flowers with strawberries, cherries and daisies.
Party with cupcakes, presents, bunting and hearts.
Get Well Soon with pills and a prescription label.

I shipped a few jars off to some willing testers.  No breakage and they loved them!

But in the end, I decided to decline the offer.  After adding in the share that the website would get, these jars would be crazy expensive.

So I decided to offer the jars on my own website.  No need to mark them up.

There are 14 cookies in each jar.

They're individually bagged and heat-sealed.

I'd say that they're pretty darn cute!  Hop on over to my website to see more collections and order your own Cookies in a Jar to send to someone you love!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Beach Birthday Sugar Cookies

Cookies for a first birthday.  A day at the beach!

The white icing is done with brush embroidery.  Love that technique!

The flip flops, bucket, shovel, and beach ball are all royal icing transfers.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

New House Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

These cookies were for a housewarming party.  Very fun set to decorate!

 Real estate sold signs, moving vans, keys, houses, and mini flowers.

The house cookies were especially fun to do.  I wanted to add many more details though. I could have worked on those all day!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

A simple, yet fun cookie design - ice cream cones!

These were made on a whim.  A few days ago, I had my first health department inspection.  *gulp*

The inspector needed to watch me in action at the bakery.  *gulp*

I didn't have an order due just then, but needed to make cookies.  On my way out of the door to the inspection, I grabbed an ice cream cutter. I planned to leave these cookies at the bakery to be sold.

One hour later, I passed!  With flying colors, I might add.  There was just one strike against me.  Apparently I'm supposed to keep all receipts for egg purchases from the last 90 days - at the bakery.  Who knew?  Not me.  Somehow I missed that little tidbit.  In case there's ever an egg recall, my receipts are supposed to be there so that the eggs can be tracked.  I had 30 days to correct this infraction.  It took me one day.  My receipts are there.  Done!  Shew! Yay!

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