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Enchanting Brush Embroidery Sugar Cookie Plaque

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Enchanting Brush Embroidery Sugar Cookie Plaque

I adore the little plaque cookies they are extremely versatile, and what better cake decorating technique than tone on tone brush embroidery? The finished design is elegantly suitable for hanging (except that it is edible). The plaque cookies are show stopping gift, bridal shower, wedding favor, graduation, or just the perfect cookie to say thank you. The pressure piping lilacs/wisteria flowers and dainty branches around the tone on tone brush embroidery to subtle bring your eye to the image. The border is a version of an “S” and reverse...

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Elegant Scroll Royal Icing Scrolls on a Sugar Cookie

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Elegant Scroll Royal Icing Scrolls on a Sugar Cookie

Royal icing decorative scrolls always grab your attention. Decorating dainty scrolls can transform any ordinary cookie or cake into a show stopping piece. This simple circle shape cookie has a new presence once the scrolls have been piped. Royal icing is the one medium that seems to intimidate a beginning (sometimes seasoned) cake/cookie decorator. However, with practice, time, and the willingness to fail and than learn from the mistakes you can be a wonderful royal icing artist. The Chandelier piped onto the cookie above is a series...

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Lemon Meringue Tart Transformed into a Cookie

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Lemon Meringue Tart Transformed into a Cookie

Bobbie Bakes at 5th Avenue Cake Designs shared this enchanting lemon pie/tart tutorial. Just looking at the photos enticed my tastebuds, with those adorable royal icing blueberries, charming lemon slices decoratively placed on the meringue and encompassed with an icing crust. Tart cookies would be a wonderful desert to serve at a 4th of July picnic, easy to transport and one sugar cookie recipe would enable you to display a plethora of the lemon tart cookies! Surprise your friends and family by flavoring the cookies and icing with lemon. Now...

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Learn the Secrets to Painting Flowers on Icing

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 4 comments

Learn the Secrets to Painting Flowers on Icing

Edible painting is a wonderful cake decorating technique, that can be a relaxing artistic expression for clients and friends. However several of my readers have contacted me to let me know they are frustrated and although they think hand painted cookies (cakes are beautiful) they hate painting. I want everyone to be successful edible painters; therefore I have created a video tutorial breaking down the strokes and expelling how to achieve elegant painting without frustration. I will show you how to properly load your brush, the paint...

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Easter Basket with Royal Icing Needle Point

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Easter Basket with Royal Icing Needle Point

Needlepoint royal icing piping is a unique technique to take your sugar cookies or cakes (even cupcakes) to the next level. I adore the intricate piping skills that can be achieved with a cornet and nozzle. Although piping a needlepoint pattern onto a sugar cookie or cake is pretty straight forward it is time consuming. A detailed needlepoint royal icing cookie can take several hours to finish. The end result is a sensational work of art. Anikó Vargáné Orbán has amazing needlepoint royal icing work, visit here site ,I promise you will not...

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Fondant and Royal Icing Frill Sugar Cookies for Easter

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Home, Tutorials | 4 comments

Fondant and Royal Icing Frill Sugar Cookies for Easter

Easter is just around the corner and every year I create special Easter baskets filled with custom cookies,candies, and other treats. I found this large egg cookie cutter and visioned an exquisite frilled sugar cookie with a light ombre effect. After applying the design I realized it resembled a Halcyon Day’s egg DF had given me yeas ago. (I collect them). My china cabinet has become a place of inspiration for cake decorating lately. Easter Sunday is April 20th, and will be here before you know it. I thought I would be fun to give an...

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Brush Embroidery Tutorial

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 4 comments

Brush Embroidery Tutorial

I thought it might be fun to learn a new method of brush embroidery..Victorian brush embroidery. Although the name sounds fancy the technique to create victorian brush embroidery is quite simple. Victorian brush embroidery generally is applied with two colours of royal icing to each petal. The embroidery is raised and lightly petal dusted or painted with petal dust for an elegant finish. This technique is prefect for special occasions such as bridal showers, wedding favors, and wedding cakes! I finished the cookies off with a few ivory tone...

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Super Bowl XLVIII Game Time Treats

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Super Bowl XLVIII Game Time Treats

Tomorrow at 4:30 kick off will begin for Super Bowl XLVIII. Payton Manning and Russell Wilson will be face to face in New Jersey at the MetLife stadium (freezing there tush off). Unlike Super Bowl I, where The Green Bay Packer’s quarterback Bart Starr and The Kanas City  Chiefs quarter back Len Dawnson were face to face at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the temperature in Los Angles a balmy 79 degrees. For the past two weeks the news casters (on most channels) have talked about the freezing temperatures for tomorrow’s game and...

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New Year’s Haute Couture Cookies

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

New Year’s Haute Couture Cookies

Nicolas Jebran’s designs are cutting edge yet classic; his dresses flow with movement. Sydney and I were looking at his Winter 2014 collection when we both were drawn to the same dress, although neither Sydney nor I can purchase the dress for New Year’s Eve we can create an inspired fashion fondant and royal icing cookie. Fashion inspired cakes and cookies have become popular for weddings and other special occasions. In honor of both Nicolas Jebran and New Year’s eve I have prepared a video showing you how we recreated an...

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Winter Wedding Cookies

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Winter Wedding Cookies

I was looking at cookie cutters when I am across Blossom’sWedding Cake – Roses Cookie Cutter & Stamp Set. I placed an order and waited for my cutters (plus a few other fun cake decorating materials). I baked a batch of the wedding cake cookies the night they arrived in the post! The stamp is pretty cool tool and I will show a tutorial on how to use it soon. Bobbie’s Almond Royal Icing: 907 grams / 2-pounds icing sugar 247 grams/ 2/3-cup egg white 1-teaspoon lemon juice 1/2-teaspoon almond extract or flavoring of...

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Candle Lights On a Lactose-Free Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Gluten Free, Home, Products, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Candle Lights On a Lactose-Free Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie

I have been wanting to create a tutorial on the art of scroll piping with royal icing. It is easier to learn on a sugar cookie prior to an entire cake, piping an entire cake can take hours (even days depending on design and layers), while a cookie is not as time consuming.  The candle light cookie was inspired by Eddie Spence’s book The Art of Royal Icing: A Unique Guide to Cake Decoration by a World-class Tutor (this would be a delightful holiday gift). Bertolli contacted me early this month wondering if I might be interested in...

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Wet On Wet Royal Icing Poinsettia Tutorial

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Wet On Wet Royal Icing Poinsettia Tutorial

I wanted to share a quick royal icing technique, wet on wet. Wet on wet  is a method of using a royal icing constancy of 10-12 seconds to top outline, coat, and decorate your cookies  in a few minutes. For the poinsettia cookie above it literally took me 3.5 minutes to outline, cover, and decorate. Once the wet on wet method was finished I allowed the sugar cookie to dry for about 2 hours, piped a snails trail boarded, and  allowed the cookie to completely dry. The results are not only beautiful, but simple. Royal icing Fresh Egg...

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Learn How to Create A Gumpaste Bows on Gluten Free Sugar Cookies Card

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Gluten Free, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Learn How to Create A Gumpaste Bows on Gluten Free Sugar Cookies Card

I was asked by a friend if I could bake him a batch of gluten free sugar cookies. I have baked several pastries in the past that were gluten free (mostly bread and pastries), but I realized I had never tried to bake a batch of gluten free sugar cookies. I realized their must be a plethora of children who are unable to have gluten in their diet and would love to be able to receive decorated sugar cookies. I felt compelled to be able to devise a well decorated cookie as well as yummy and gluten free. I had been planning to  create Christmas...

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Poinsettia Brush Embroidery Sugar Cookie Card

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Poinsettia Brush Embroidery Sugar Cookie Card

I wanted to compose a unique Christmas video tutorial to start the holidays off with you. Sugar  cookie christmas cards seemed to “fit the bill.” Who wouldn’t want a sugar cookie card? It is edible, personally designed for a special person in your life. This past Valentine’s Day I created sugar cookie cards tutorial, it was amazing to see each recipient’s eyes dance as they opened the gift box with the sugar cookie card inside. The possibilities to sugar cookie cards are endless. You could place your own unique...

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Airbrushed Sugar Cookie Oak Leaves

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Airbrushed Sugar Cookie Oak Leaves

With Autumn fully here I decided it might be fun to create some sugar cookie oak leaves with autumn colours. An airbrush is a wonderful method for cake decorating fondant or royal icing. With the airbrush method you have the option to layer a multitude of colors and give a realistic look. The oak leaves have four colours yellow,green, orange, and gold. each colour is visible and subtle, just like a an autumn leaf in nature. This is a continuation of edible airbrush techniques from the Airbrushed Cornucopia Sugar Cookies Tutorial.  In the...

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Airbrushed Cornucopia Sugar Cookies Tutorial

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Airbrushed Cornucopia Sugar Cookies Tutorial

I wanted to create cornucopia sugar cookies for edible place cards on our Thanksgiving table; only I found I did not own a cornucopia cookie cutter. I wasn’t going to let that stop me I went into my cookie cutter storage drawers and found two cookie cutters to design DIY cornucopia sugar cookie. I used a witches hat and circle cookie cutter. I couldn’t be sure if my idea would work, I needed a trial run. Besides it was time to send a care package to Sydney and I knew she would find these cornucopia cookies adorable. Once the...

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Learn Designer Fondant Ruching on a Sugar Cookie

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Tutorials | 2 comments

Learn Designer Fondant Ruching on a Sugar Cookie

Fondant fabric techniques have become brilliantly  popular in the past few years and ruching is no exception. Ruching is a French term which means to gather, ruffle, or pleat; the term is a sewing technique in which fabric or ribbon is gathered in a repeating pattern to form ruffles, scallops, or petals. Ruching also happens to be an extremely fun technique to recreate with fondant. I have designed  two separate ruching techniques that resembles Haute-Couture dresses, and both approaches can be created on cakes and cupcakes as well. This...

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Fondant Bamboo Sugar Cookie and Flowerpaste Asian Orchid Spray Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Spray, Tutorials | 6 comments

Fondant Bamboo Sugar Cookie and Flowerpaste Asian Orchid Spray Tutorial

For quite sometime I have been waiting to create a bamboo framed sugar cookie with Spathoglottis orchids, better known as Asian Ground Orchids.  I had promised Sydney I would wait for her to come home in order for us to design the sugar cookie frames together. She has a love affair with orchids and had seen Asian ground orchids in a photo with a friend in Sri Lanka. I had originally placed  five orchids in a Mariposa lily spray, however we have received several requests asking to show a Asian Orchid tutorial. All orchids are similar in...

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Roses From Piping to Full Blown Sugar Paste Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Tutorials | 0 comments

Roses From Piping to Full Blown Sugar Paste Tutorial

While preparing fondant covered sugar cookies to send to Sydney I realized there are several mediums, in cake decorating, for creating decorative roses. From easy and fast rosettes, piped royal icing roses, gumpaste fabric roses, to full blown sugar paste roses. All of these techniques are beautiful on cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and sugar paste sprays to keep forever. The plaque sugar cookies above become an extra special favor with the addition of piped royal icing roses and leaves. The piped royal icing roses would be also be stunning on a...

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Fondant Linen Sugar Cookie Dress Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Tutorials | 2 comments

Fondant Linen Sugar Cookie Dress Tutorial

A fashionable 3-D fabric fondant sugar cookie dress!

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