Pink Christmas Tree Cookies with Fondant Pennants

Happy December! I can’t believe the countdown has begun!  What have you got planned this holiday season? This year we’ve been invited to a few parties where, for some reason, I’ve been asked to bring cookies.  😉  I wanted to design a cookie that said fun + party with more of a generic feeling in the holiday affiliation area but still said “happy holidays”. Did you know I’m crazy for pennants?  What says fun + party more than pennants?  I… [Read More]

Decorated Ornament Sugar Cookies DIY and Snowflake Fondant Plunger Cutter Give-Away

I’m dreaming of a pink Christmas with sparkling snowflake cut-outs and if you are too you’ll want to enter and win this give-away for a PME Snowflake Fondant Plunger Cutter Set of three but first let me show you how to decorate pink ornament cookies using the fondant snowflakes as decoration. These punched out snowflakes of rolled fondant will dress up all your baking finery this season from cookies to cupcakes! To make the cookie dough, you’ll need a great… [Read More]

Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop

Last week began my cookie decorating workshops for this holiday season and we had a great time! I was honored to be invited to teach a group of Newport Beach tennis friends who gathered for dinner and wanted to learn how to become cookie decorating rock stars.  They were all so lovely, welcoming and enthusiastic that I could have easily forgotten I was there to teach! Don’t you love their matching aprons?  Diane, the organizer of the evening and third… [Read More]

Halloween Tushie Cookies

Don’t think of Halloween as being romantic?  These ghoulfriends found a way to show the monsters of their hearts their affection. And you knew it was just a matter of time before I designed Halloween Tushie Cookies, didn’t you?  See links below for the ongoing Tushie Cookie Collection list. Enjoy the BOOty cookies and have a happy Halloween! For Frankenstein. For Vlad Dracula. For Jack O’Lantern. I only have eye for you! Oh yes, and let’s not forget Mummy.  Always… [Read More]

Holiday Cookie Decorating Classes– Sign Up Now!

If you’re wondering what the heck snowflake cookies are doing on my blog on the last day of August it’s because my holiday calendar is already filling up with several hands-on holiday cookie decorating workshops in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.  But I can always fly to where you are too.  🙂 I’ve just confirmed two more private classes this week –  Newport Beach and Brentwood!  It’s very exciting to start thinking about which designs, recipes and techniques to share… [Read More]

Baby Blue and White Balloon Cookies with a Washi Tape DIY –Part Deux

If you read my previous post about the white balloon cookies, you saw simple and elegant white balloons where the lollipop sticks were wrapped in washi tape and tied with kitchen twine around the neck of the balloon cookie. Since I had extra dough, I decided to decorate a few more cookies for fun.  This little cutie pie on the invitation is my great-nephew, Daniel. Pearlized baby blue dragees made their appearance onto the cookie.  Such a sweet look.  I… [Read More]

Balloon Cookies For A Sweet One-year-old’s Birthday–Part Une

I know.  That’s a big headline for simple and elegant white balloon cookies with a French twist but a first birthday is a very special occasion to celebrate. When my niece, Lauren, showed me the invitation she was going to use for her little boy’s birthday with a white balloon pictured on it, I immediately thought of white balloon cookies to give to guests as party favors.  They would compliment the invitation but also the theme of all-white decorations at… [Read More]

DIY Decorated Statue of Liberty Cookies/Sparkler Holders

I love the look of fireworks shooting in the sky overhead of the lady in the harbor so I designed a cookie that could hold a sparkler to double as a place setting decoration adding to the anticipation of the night.  It could also serve as a party favor if it’s not eaten first during the fireworks display! Let me show you how to make the cookies. What you’ll need: My Sugar Cookie Recipe My Royal Icing Recipe Icing Decorating… [Read More]

Decorated Milkshake Cookies

You might recall, I recently designed and decorated these milkshake cookies for a post I wrote for Tiny Prints being inspired by one of their party invitation so now I’m going to show you how I made them and baked them with the straws. I began by drawing a template of the basic shape of what I think looked like a milkshake. I cut the template out of card stock and used it to help me cut out the shape… [Read More]

A College Graduation, Father’s Day and My Birthday

Off to celebrate all three this weekend! Back next week after coming down from cloud 9 to show you how to make these milkshake decorated cookies/party favors/place setting name “cards” I designed and made specially for Tiny Prints using their party invitation, Stately Straws, for inspiration.   Have a sweet and fun weekend!