Wilton’s Sea Life Fondant and Gum Paste Mold– Part 1

Have you ever used a fondant mold to make fun shapes for cake decorations or for cupcake toppers?  That’s what I did to create these sea life fondant embellishments! Fondant is very versatile to work with and I’ve used it many times to decorate cookies but when I attended the Wilton Sweet Up earlier this year I was introduced to molding fondant.  This was my first time using a fondant and gum paste mold and I have to say, I… [Read More]

Fabulous Fondant Daisies at Framed Frosting

Happy July!  I think we’re all in shock it’s here already. Today, I’ve written a guest tutorial DIY post for Danielle on her blog, Framed Frosting.  I shared how I made these daisy cupcake embellishments out of rolled fondant and how very easy they are for you to make them too! I had the pleasure and fun of meeting Danielle and her perky personality and helpfulness at the Wilton Sweet Up in April at Wilton Headquarters outside of Chicago.  Danielle… [Read More]

Wedding Dress Decorated Cookies For A Bridal Shower

Over the last few weeks I had the pleasure of designing and decorating cookie favors for a bridal shower in Newport Beach this weekend.  What made these cookies special for me was that they were invited to the party by Mary Ann of the blog Classic Casual Home.  We were finally able to meet, have lunch and become fast friends in person after reading and commenting on our respective blogs and emailing each other over the past few years! The… [Read More]

Decorated Nautical Cookies!

The fleet is in! Are they nautical wedding cookies? Nautical Save-the-Date cookies? Nautical birthday cookies or nautical baby announcement cookies? Let’s set sail … … and send up the flags. Let’s signal L.O.V.E. … and Happy Birthday to my love bug, G.E.J., who turns 21 this weekend. Save-the-Date for a nautical wedding or to announce the very special arrival of a new member of the crew. The Scrabble possibilities are endless when you know the nautical alphabet or you can… [Read More]

Bat Cookies! with Steamed, Rolled Fondant

Our power was off all morning to mid afternoon so I’m a little late in posting to wish you a happy Halloween so “Happy Halloween” at last! Late, late, late last night after we returned home from a wonderful dinner with our lovely friends I began this project- Yep, sometimes I can be a little batty when it comes to making and decorating cookies. When I’ve got an idea I’ve got to see it through. The cookies were for a… [Read More]

Collegiate Cupcakes – UCLA

To honor and celebrate a very special recent UCLA graduate I made UCLA cupcakes for his graduation party. I started out with a new oh-so-yummy vanilla cupcake recipe, made a variation using vanilla bean paste and voila! Next, I had to lock in my colors. I fell in love with the Decco Drops I found at Williams-Sonoma (in-store) so I had to commit to using a slightly more aqua color than the true Bruin baby blue. This also meant using… [Read More]

Cookie Cutter Textured Sheet Set Give-Away Winner…

The winning entry for the Autumn Carpenter Cookie Cutter Texture Set is… Miss Sweet Tea! Congratulations Angela! Send me your address, darlin’ and which set you’d like. Generator Min: Max: Result: 13 There were 17 entries for this cookie decorating specific give-away. Again, for some reason when I copy and paste the random.org info it doesn’t reflect the max. number. Oh well, it worked anyway. 🙂 Thank you for entering. I love coming across new products and sharing them with… [Read More]