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October 5, 2014

Video Release: 2-D Royal Icing Transfers (Part 1 - The Basics)

If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve had transfer-mania lately. My cookie perfume bottles had them; so did my cookies necklaces; and so will the...

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October 5, 2014

Video Release: How to Make Embossed Cookie Necklaces

Another fun video project for kids (or adult princesses!), this cookie gets its glamour almost entirely from embossed cookies, shaped with...

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September 27, 2014

Video Release: How to Stencil Contoured Cookies (A NEW Decorating Technique!)

I’m pretty excited about this video, folks! I dare say, I’ve come up with a new (at least to me) cookie decorating technique! As you may...

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September 21, 2014

Video Release: How to Make (Another!) Multi-Color Chocolate Cake Wrap

Back by popular demand! I’ve got another chocolate cake wrap video for you! This one is a touch more challenging than the last, as it...

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September 10, 2014

Video Release: How to Make 3-D Cookie Bookworms

Here’s a fun back-to-school cookie project (in video form) to cheer up those kids who’d rather be in the kitchen than in class! You can...

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September 7, 2014

Video Release: How to Decorate 3-D Cookie Perfume Bottles

Part Two of my mini-series about 3-D cookie perfume bottles, this video shows how I used a mosaic (aka piecework) technique to decorate the...

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September 1, 2014

Video Release: How to Assemble 3-D Cookie Perfume Bottles

I love making 3-D cookies, as you should know by now! This project is inspired by my collection of vintage filigree perfume bottles, and...

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August 24, 2014

Video Release: How to Make Multi-Color/Solid Chocolate Cake Wraps

In this video, I take my popular semisweet (one chocolate) lace cake wrap up a notch by piping a solid wrap in many colors. (I’ve got seven...

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August 14, 2014

Video Release: How to Make Cast Sugar Containers

In this video, I pick up where I left off in Cast Sugar 101 (Part 1) - link below - by showing you how to take various cast sugar pieces...

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August 7, 2014

Video Release: How to Repurpose Leftover Cast Sugar (aka Cast Sugar Basics 101 - Part 2)

In this second-part of my two-video Cast Sugar 101 series, I provide a few creative ways to repurpose leftover cast sugar from Part 1 (link...

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