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Projects

I love to craft just as much as I love to cook. (The large number of non-edible projects in my book Cookie Swap should have tipped you off!) There’s something very satisfying about shaping nothing into something with my own two hands. Plus, a handmade invitation, party favor, or gift is the truest expression of the heart. In this special blog file, you’ll find an assortment of my latest crafting projects, tutorials, and tips, some edible and others not, classified by project type.

Dough Contouring Techniques for 3-D Heart Box
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March 1, 2010

Stenciling Technique Tips

A cookie decorating technique after my own heart, stenciling doesn’t require that you be a born-again Van Gogh. With a pretty stencil, the...

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February 15, 2010

Marbling Technique Tips

Marbling is responsible for the wonderfully intricate, Italian watermark-like patterns on the various cookies, pictured right. While...

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February 14, 2010

Cotton Candy Cupid Clouds

Put everyone in high spirits with these whimsical Valentine’s Day cotton candy displays. In addition to the candy, two other parts are...

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February 14, 2010

Love Letters Redux

Another interpretation of cookie “love letters” - and a much more literal interpretation at that! The envelopes here are iced...

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February 14, 2010

French Bistro Menu

Oh, there’s nothing better than a project that lets me share my treasures and keep them too! Last year, I rescued a stack of blank vintage...

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February 14, 2010

Love Letters

When a box of Russell Stover’s no longer registers appreciative oohs and ahs, offer this Valentine’s project as a token of your undying...

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