Softball / Baseball Cookies Made SUPER Easy (Video Tutorial)

No these are not Frankenstein baseballs….they are lime green softballs!  I know when you look at them you think, ‘Why are those baseball green?!’  But the color worked out really well for a tutorial, because you can see the details better on the lime green than on white icing.

Softball CookiesWhen you watch the video below, you will see that I have given you a shortcut to give you near perfect piping when working on the stitches.  Sometimes my piping can leave a lot to be desired and I get nervous as to if I can get the curves to look proportionate and not crooked.  So watch the video below and let me know what you think.

I hope you enjoyed the video.  Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.  You can leave me a comment or contact me via my website or Facebook page!

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Bring on the Sunshine (Video Tutorial)

That’s right…..More Sunshine cookies and another tutorial.  What can I say, these little guys are popular.Sunshine Cookies (2)

So this is my first video tutorial and while I did an okay job at editing it, it is still a little rough.  I apologize for the bad angles, focus and being zoomed way too far in.  So I promise going forward to to do a little better each time.

My reasoning for doing a video tutorial on another set of sunshine cookies was due to the number of questions I had as to how I did the sunrays.  Some wanted to know how I got the shape of them.  Some wanted to know how I was able to create them with out those dreaded craters that appear during and after the drying process.  And some wanted to know more about the consistency of icing I used.  I hope when you watch this, I am able to answer the questions you had.  But please feel free to leave me a comment or contact me on my website, Facebook or email if you have any other questions or comments!

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Disney Frozen’s Elsa and Anna

Here is my most challenging, most nerve racking and most rewarding set of cookies I have done.  Disney Frozen’s Elsa and Anna Cookies.  I was excited to take this order to see if I was up to the challenge of creating these characters.  There are so many wonderful and talented cookie artists that have nailed these cookies, and I was nervous that I would not be able to come close to what others have accomplished.  Elsa and Anna are iconic Disney characters….what if my looked closer to Dopey or Grumpy!?

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I have to say I was really excited and proud with how they came out.  Above is the beautiful Elsa.  And below is her equally gorgeous sister Anna.

I did a set of 20 of these cookies for a sweet little girl Leryn’s 6th birthday party.  And while I am concerned with how these cookies are perceived by my peers and customers, I was most concerned with how she liked them.

Frozen Cookies (3)Her Dad brought her along when they came to pick them up.  I showed the cookies to her, her faced showed me all I needed to know.  She smiled from ear to ear and seemed to be really excited.  Then this afternoon for her party, her Mom posted the cutest picture of her dressed as Anna holding the cookies looking so happy.

I have said it before, and I will say it again.  My favorite part of making cookies is the way it affects and makes people feel!  Seeing the smile on her face was more than I needed to know I did well!  Thank you Leryn!

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Sweet and Simple Summertime Cookies

Who’s ready for summer?  I know I sure am!!  Here is a set of some adorable summer beach balls, flip flops and watermelon cookies.  Summer Cookies (1)

These were super easy and so fun to do!  Especially since I didn’t have a watermelon or mini flip flop cutter.

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I fell in love with the little watermelon slices.  So what do you do when you don’t have a watermelon cutter….you use a scalloped circle cutter and cut the sides off at an angle!
Summer Cookies (3)And what do you do when you don’t have a mini flip flop cutter…..you make one!!

GetAttachmentIt is so easy to do.  I bought a roll of thin aluminum sheeting and printed off a picture in the size and shape I wanted the cutter.  Cut a strip of aluminum the length you need, then fold over about a 1/4″ lip for the top edge.  Next, you will place the bottom edge of the strip down onto the shape you printed and bend/shape the aluminum to match it.  Trim off any excess aluminum from the shape you’ve created.  Finally slide one end of the strip under lip of the other end to attach the ends.  I used a pair of needle nose pliers to pinch the ends and tighten them to avoid sliding apart.

This set of cookies got to go to elementary school today as an end of school year surprise.  One cool Momma surprised her son with them to take to school!  I’m sure he will be a popular boy today!

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Facebook 1K Fan Giveaway (Contest Ended)

As a thank you for all of the wonderful support I have received in such a short amount of time, I wanted to give you all an opportunity to get a little something back from me!  I have am having a Facebook 1K Fan Giveaway.  I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to http://www.HowSweetIsThat.ca and a dozen decorated sugar cookies, designed and decorated by none other than myself!  A little over a week ago I hit 1000 likes on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sweetsinfuldecadence.  (If you haven’t checked it out and liked it yet, you really should!)  It means a lot to me because I took the leap and decided to open Sinful Decadence just under a year ago and have been trying to take things really slow.  But all of the support really makes a girl smile!  So thank you for making me feel good about doing what I love.  If you would like to enter the giveaway, click on the link below that says, ‘Sinful Decadence 1K Facebook Fan Giveaway’!

Sinful Decadence 1K Facebook Fan Giveaway