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Sign up to win my New Craftsy Online Class- Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies

I’m so thrilled to announce my Craftsy class, Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies!!!  Shooting a video with Craftsy was such a wonderful experience. The people at Craftsy are so incredibly nice, fun and funny too. Click here and sign up to win to take this class for free!

Drawing will end December 10 at 5:00 pm EST

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I start with the basics and go over cookie recipes. Next I talk about choosing cookie cutters, rolling dough and baking the cookies. Then I’ll talk briefly about designing your cookie.

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Run sugar is the most popular cookie decorating technique students want to learn. I’ll take you through different icing consistency and show you how to make your icing perfectly smooth. Then I’ll show you different outlining and marbleizing effects.

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I’ll show you how to cover your cookie with rolled fondant and also how to add some cool textures.

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Next I’ll talk about some feminine techniques like brush embroidery, eyelet lace, and a stained glass effect.

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Learn how to paint and flock on cookies too!

Sign up to win this class today, and learn so much more!

Drawing will end December 10 at 5:00 pm EST.

Zombie Cookies

Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. Could it be because Halloween is in a couple days? Possibly, but it seems as though zombies dominate all areas of media throughout the year. My husband’s favorite show is Walking Dead. All four of my kids love zombie video games. I happen to have love zombie movies. One of my favorite all time movies is I Am Legend and I really enjoyed the latest zombie big pic, World War Z. On my retail website (Country Kitchen SweetArt) “zombie” is currently one of the top search terms. These cute, not scary, zombie cookies are perfect for celebrating the undead! They are baked using cookie cutters from FRED. Order them here, then decorated with run sugar.

 

Decorated Zombie Cookies

Skeletons and Pumpkins- Bright Treats for a Halloween Party

The following Halloween projects are perfect for simple treats that kids can help make. Bright colors were chosen, but you can give the treats a spookier look by using black and white instead. This was one of a project that was cut from my book, Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. My son, Simon and my mom decorating a skeleton face cake, skeleton face and pumpkin cookies, skeleton bone caramel pretzels, and pumpkin donuts.

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Donut holes were sprayed with orange food color spray. Green rolled fondant was shaped for the stem.

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Ready-to-go caramel was shaped and gently pressed on the ends of pretzel rods. After the caramel was shaped, the bones were dipped in bright colors of chocolate candy coating.

LSKAC-02-208 White rolled fondant was colored with electric green food color. Black rolled fondant eyes were cut using round cutters. The mouth was piped using black royal icing and tip #3.

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Skeleton face and pumpkin cookies were covered with rolled fondant . The eyes were made using mini round cutters and round plunger cutters. The mouth and nose were piped using tip #1.5.

Check out my book, Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids for more fun projects! cover

New Book Available- Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies with Kids

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I had a ton of fun writing this book. I was fortunate to have many of my friends and family willing to participate with their kids. I also had all four of my kids in the book. Even though my older boys were nearly 16, they agreed to be part of the book. Dan Brand was once again the photographer and did an amazing job photographing the kids and projects. He has quite a way with kids! Two of his own beautiful girls are in the book. The book contains a couple hundred photos, but Dan took thousands! I’ll post some of my favorites that didn’t make the book soon.

The book can be ordered from Country Kitchen SweetArt or pre-ordered from Amazon.

Simon’s Construction Birthday Party Cake

This cake is a cake featured in the gallery section of my book, Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating. I also created some cookies to coordinate. Simon (my son), now wants this cake for his birthday. He’s never been “into” construction toys, but I guess since it has his name on, he thinks it should be the cake for his birthday! The cake board is covered with red fondant and textured with my brick texture mat. The bottom tier has wood panels created with a wood texture mat and rolled fondant. The top tier is covered with yellow fondant and has cut strips using black fondant. The hard hat, hammer and orange cone was hand molded. The nails were cut using the opening of tip #6 and grey fondant. The fondant was painted with silver luster dust. “Simon” was cut using the cricut cake.

Construction Theme Birthday Cake

Road Sign Sugar Cookies

Brown, Red, White and Green Decorated Christmas Cookies

These Christmas cookies are covered with rolled fondant using various texture mats from my Cookie Cutter Texture Sets. The holly is created using a plunger cutter from PME. Fine details were piped with royal icing.

Christmas Cookies decorated with Rolled Fondant

Santa clothes cake with snowflake cake and cookies

Chocolate panel cake with snowflakes and Santa's Clothes

This collection of treats is from my book “Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating”. I am so excited! I just heard that I may be receiving a copy any day! It is officially out February 1. (Preorder on Amazon.com or Country Kitchen SweetArt) This cake is covered with chocolate panels using light blue chocolate and snowflake chocolate transfer sheets. The decorations are created with gum paste and PME’s gum paste Santa cutter. The snowflake cookies were made with my snowflake cookie cutter texture set using light blue fondant and piped royal icing designs. The Oreo cookies were dipped in light blue chocolate and decorated with piped run sugar accents.