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“Extras” is exactly that - extras! If it’s not a recipe, a project tutorial, or a party plan, you’ll find it here in this colorful catch-all part of my blog. In addition to the latest video releases to my newly revamped YouTube channel, Recipes for a Sweet Life, you’ll see new product announcements like my new app (woo hoo!), cookie challenges, giveaways, and other not-to-miss news!

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March 25, 2017

Video Release: "Easter" Prettier Plaques Stenciled Cookie

I know it’s been a while since my last video post, and I am SO sorry - but the reason is all good news! I’ve been super busy teaching...

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January 22, 2017

Video Release: Chocolate Roses and Leaves

A companion to my recent chocolate dome made for Valentine’s Day, these modeling chocolate roses and leaves are lifelike (enough), but...

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January 12, 2017

Video Release: "I'm Yours" Prettier Plaques Stenciled Cookie

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day, everyone! This week, I’ve got another stencil set to show you from my new Prettier Plaques series,...

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January 7, 2017

Video Release: Chocolate Dome and Pedestal

It’s never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day and spreading love to family and friends! That said, this week I’ve got...

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December 27, 2016

Video Release: "Peace" Prettier Plaques Stenciled Cookie (with "Merry" Variation)

Happy New Year, everyone! This week, I’m featuring another of my favorite sets in my new Prettier Plaques cookie stencil series –...

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December 15, 2016

Video Release: Mini Edible Food (A Companion Video to My 3-D Oven Cookie)

Still wondering how I made all the mini edible accessories in my recent retro oven cookie video? If so, in this week’s video, you’ll find...

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December 15, 2016

Video Release: 3-D Mrs. Claus Cookie

Step aside, Santa! Mrs. Claus has arrived! In this video, she dazzles in an all-cookie outfit that’s perfectly accessorized for her...

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December 5, 2016

Video Release: "Noel" Prettier Plaques Stenciled Cookie

Hello! I’m back this week with a video featuring “Noel”, my favorite set from my new Prettier Plaques cookie stencil series – just...

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December 2, 2016

Video Release: 3-D Retro Oven Cookie

Get your holiday baking groove on with this 3-D oven cookie, complete with cookie turkey and edible sugar pies and cookies! In this video,...

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October 29, 2016

My New Stencil Line, Plus Giveaway

Well, well, the day has finally come! After nearly a year in discussion, design, and development with my new partner Stencil Ease, I’m...

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