Sunday, July 1, 2018

Cookie Cake/Tart

I have seen these cookie tarts or cookie cakes all over the internet and on IG and Facebook. They look so beautiful and delicious. I thought they looked complicated and I needed an excuse to make one.

So when I realized a couple of months ago that one of my closest friends was turning 40 soon I knew it was the perfect opportunity!!

You certainly can make your own macarons and meringues or you can buy them and save your self a lot of time. (that's what I did) Or use any type of decorations I have seen some decorated with all kinds of candy and that is a great option as well. I used a mascarpone whipped cream but your could use buttercream or cream cheese whipped cream or just a stabilized whipped cream there are so many variations.

Here is what you need.

  • Your favorite roll our sugar cookie recipe (mine is here) I printed out 10inch number on paper, cut them out, placed on rolled out dough already on cookie sheet, then cut our dough.
  • Choice of flowers
  • macarons, meringue or any type of decoration
  • fresh fruit 
  • mascarpone whipped cream (I used this recipe) I had to triple the recipe for the two 10 inch numbers

Here is a speed up video of me putting it all together.  And here is a YOUTUBE link.

Friday, December 1, 2017

How to make Poinsettia cookies - Buttercream or Royal Icing

Want to impress your guest this holiday season. Well they will be when you show up with this poisnettia cookies. They are simple to make and can be done with tools your already have in your house.

Let's get started:

Make up your favorite buttercream recipe or royal icing or you can even use the canned stuff from the store but I do not suggest it, cause homemade is sooo much better! Click HERE to see both my buttercream and royal icing recipes.

Tools needed:

Icing colored red, green and yellow
piping bags - or ziplock bag
Snowflake or circle cookie
Wilton 366 and 352 Tips or just cut bag into a upside down V
Wilton #2 tip or just cut small hole in a piping bag
Gold sprinkles - optional

If you don't have tips just cut your bags into an upside down V as in this picture cut the bag a little smaller for the green leaves and make wider bigger upside down V for the flower.

Here is a video of how to pipe the cookies.

Let the buttercream crust and server on a platter then listen to everybody oooh and aaaah over them!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Elf on The Shelf Cookies

Elf on The Shelf Cookies
Limited Supply Available to pre-order, so order fast!

Have your elf deliver a personalized cookie on the day he/she arrives.

Pick up dates are: November 22nd or November 30th 

When checking out Please indicate the following in the notes to merchant box:
  1. Pick up date
  2. Boy or girl
  3. name(s) of children
  4. light or dark skin tone

Order HERE!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coloring Canvas Cookies

Coloring Canvas Cookies are perfect for birthdays, class parties and even adults enjoy coloring them. 

Who wouldn't love to get to show off their artsy side and eat it too.

I have made these each of my children's birthdays in the past. They are perfect at birthday parties. It gives the kids a "craft" to do, which will also give you some moments of silence, and it can serve as the birthday treat. 

One year my son had a Minecraft birthday party and here are the cookies I did for it. The boys really enjoyed coloring them. I gave them the option of eating it once they were done coloring them or they could take it home first to show it off to their families.

The technique used above is called wet on wet. I bordered and filled the cookies with white icing then immediately piped the coloring image onto the wet icing with black icing using a tip less pipping bag or you could use a #2 Wilton tip in a icing bag. Then you let the cookies dry for 4-6 hours or over night. I like to use edible ink markers to color them. There are several different brands of edible ink markers but the Wilton brand can found at your local Walmart, Joann's or Michaels. If you don't have those stores you can order them online.

These markers can be used on naked cookies, royal icing cookies that have been dried, really any food surface that is solid, you can even color a piece of bread!

Here are cookies for my daughters birthday party. This time for my daughter who had a unicorn party. As you can see I made some cookies with coloring book images on them and then just dipped some unicorn cut out shape cookies and let them use their own creativity.

When I am doing a lot of coloring cookies I like to dip my cookies to make it easier and much faster process.

Please refer to a previous post you can find HERE, that details my cookie dipping process. 

You can find my royal icing recipe at this link HERE.

 Below are some more pictures of children enjoying coloring cookies. My kids love to color them when I have extras from orders. I also like to do coloring cookies for a activity for class parties at my children's school. You can do water color options with food coloring but food color markers are less messy and are better for younger children. If they do the water color kind, younger kiddos cookies end up being pretty messy and brown or black.

You can freeze coloring cookies as well. I like to seal my cookies individually and then store them in a airtight container then you can pull out a few cookies, let  them come to room temperature, take them out of their bags and let their artistic juices flow. You could also use the cookies as little love notes for your kids school lunch! They will be so surprised to get a "sweet" note from mom.

So give it a try and if you have any questions please comment or send me a message on my Facebook or Instagram account! 

Happy Decorating!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

PreCookie Con Classes

Cookie Con Is coming and Pre Cookie Con Classes will be on March 8th 2017 at the downtown Hilton in Salt Lake City Utah
I will be offering 2 hands-on Paper Paper Paper cookie decorating classes

Both classes will cover the same techniques using different types of edible paper to decorate cookies such as edible images, wafer paper flowers, and possibly sugar stamps. 

A little more time will be spent on edible images and how to print and different application techniques.  Each student will go home with a goody bag and a set of cookies decorated by you!   All materials will be provided in class. 
Space is limited, first come first serve.
*Classes will be held only if at least 6 seats are filled
Cancellations before January 1, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $20 fee.
Paper, Paper, Paper
March 8, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 8, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Limit: 12 people
Cost: $110.00
Register HERE
* Registration fee does not include a ticket to CookieCon. Class seats are reserved for CookieCon attendees only. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

S'more Sandwich Cookies

Smore Sandwich Cookies with out the gooey!

I love smores but sometimes i don't want to toast marshmallows so here is a quick substitute to do instead and the kids love to help with making these. All you need is three think frosting, crackers and chocolate chips.

You could use store bought vanilla icing and add marshmallow creme to it or you can make it your self which is wayyyyy better.

S'more Sandwich Cookies
graham Crackers
mini chocolate chips
marshmallow frosting

 Marshmallow Buttercream

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners\' sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 (7 ounce) jars marshmallow creme or fluff


Cream butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium until butter is light and fluffy.
Add in vanilla extract.
Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.
Once fully combined, gently fold the marshmallow creme into the frosting.