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Category: Projects

May 30, 2012

Beadwork Technique Tips

Even though some people may think of beadwork (the making of perfectly round icing dots) as a minor icing detail, I treat it here and in my...

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May 26, 2012

Filling and Handling a Parchment Pastry Cone

So how do you use my favorite decorating tool once it’s made? Regardless of the decorating technique you choose, there are some basic...

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May 26, 2012

Making a Parchment Pastry Cone

I hope you’ll find it reassuring to learn that I do 95 percent of my cookie decorating with this simple DIY tool, also called a cornet....

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May 15, 2012

Easy Ephemera Name Tags

Need some name tags or place cards, but hate your handwriting? Or tired of store-bought options and canned clip art, yet not the best...

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April 29, 2012

Cocktail Cookies

Cheers to these cookies! They’re relatively fast and easy to decorate because many of their details - “salt” on the rim, lime wedge, and...

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April 21, 2012

Fiesta Dress Cookies

Flashy and fun for Cinco de Mayo, these cookies get most of their flair from the wafer papering technique.

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April 5, 2012

Panorama Easter Egg Cookies

You’ve heard of panorama sugar eggs for Easter, right? You know, the ones with icing-trimmed windows that frame edible vignettes nested...

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April 4, 2012

Rubber-Stamped Springtime Cookies

I call rubber stamping my ultimate cheater technique, because it allows anyone - even those without God-given artistic talent - to create...

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March 16, 2012

Needlepoint Easter Basket Cookies

The delicate needlepoint effect on these baskets is straightforward once you know how, but because the spaces in the grids are so small...

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February 5, 2012

Baby Rattle Cookies

Ever since developing the projects for Ultimate Cookies, I’ve been smitten with the notion of 3-D cookies. (You’ll see everything from 3-D...

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