Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Great Tutorial On Decorating Sugar Cookies!

I have had quite a few people ask me questions about how I decorate my sugar cookies.  In my head making my own tutorial sounds like a fantastic idea.  In my reality, that is never gonna happen. I am learning that I can not do everything!! I am also in awe of the amazing resources that are out there in the blog world and I would love to share some of my favorites with you.

Enter Sweetopia
I could spend hours pouring over Marian's sweet photos and amazing creations. She is Canadian and oh so talented, creative and productive!

Marian has also made some really helpful tutorials.  On the left hand sidebar of her blog she has a button for tutorials.  How great is that?!?!?  Today I present to you her tutorial on "How To Decorate Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing"

I agree with all of her tips and this tutorial is basically exactly what I would say, had I the time and gumption to make my own tutorial:)  She mentions Antonia 74's icing recipe and this is the one that I use.  Love it.  SO GREAT!  

Just to give you a feel for what this girl can do, check out these bad boys...

They are right up my alley.
Are you convinced?  She's good, reeal good.
You can be too!
All it takes is a few helpful tips and a lot of practice!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Easy Peasy Treats!

Okay so I know I know, I just told you I was done making treats.
This is an exception.   I am allowed to make exceptions:)

I just have to share the details.

Behold- the easiest treats EVER!!

That's right, that is all it is...

*two jumbo marshmallows(I made 20 treats using one bag = $2.50)

*stuffed on a wooden skewer ($1 for 100)

*dipped in melting chocolate ($3 per bag with coupon at Michaels, I used 1 1/2 bags)

*covered in sprinkles ($4 with coupon at Michaels)

Lay on parchment paper or wax paper on a tray and let them harden in the fridge...

Wrap 'em up however you feel led to do it...

* I went with cookie bags from Michael's, tied off with curly ribbon and tagged with the kids' names.

Imagine the possibilities?  Make these your own way and send me your photos!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Football Cuppies

Okay, so I am not making sweets these days. 

I have two reasons; one is my cute little 8 month old..she wants me to love her every waking hour.  And I want to love her too!  Cakes can wait till Caitlyn grows bigger and does not need me so much!

The second reason is we have gone healthy around here and I think when I take baking back up I will be doing it in a much different fashion and until I perfect that, I will only dream of the possibilities!

Take this adorable idea I saw over at HWTM.  Oh my!  how cute is this for a super bowl party?  Someone please make these and send me a photo!!!