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Category: Videos

January 26, 2014

Video Release: How to Assemble 3-D Cookie Heart Boxes

I love projects that do double-duty - meaning that can be eaten AND serve some other party-purpose! In this video, I show how to put...

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January 19, 2014

Video Release: How to Emboss and Gild Cookie Dough

Not every cookie needs to be decorated with royal icing in order to stand out! In this video, I show how to emboss cookie dough using...

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January 13, 2014

Video Release: How to Pipe a Needlepoint Pattern with Royal Icing

Wondering how I piped the insanely detailed needlepoint patterns on my stuff-able stocking cookies posted recently for Christmas (video...

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January 5, 2014

Video Release: How to Dip and Decorate Contoured (or Rounded) Cookies

In this video, I show how I decorated the surfaces of my 3-D Christmas globe ornaments (assembled in this earlier video), but the same...

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December 24, 2013

Video Release: How to Make Perfect (Savory or Sweet) Cream Puffs

I’m especially fond of recipes that can do double duty both as sweets and savories, such as this time-tested cream puff (aka pâte á...

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December 23, 2013

Video Release: How to Assemble 3-D Stuff-able Stocking Cookies

It’s double-feature day - in celebration of the holiday season! In this, my second video release of the day, I show how to cut and assemble...

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December 23, 2013

Video Release: How to Assemble 3-D Ornament Cookies

I love cookies that have an element of surprise - like these 3-D Christmas ornament cookies that can be hung as decorations, filled with...

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December 15, 2013

Video Release: Advanced Stenciling Using Color and Pattern Blocking

If you’ve already watched my basic cookie stenciling video, now’s the time to step up your stenciling game with the more advanced...

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December 8, 2013

Video Release: Edible Papers 101

Wafer paper . . . frosting sheets . . . edible images . . . yeah, the array of edible papers used for cookie and cake decorating can be...

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November 29, 2013

Video Release: Advanced Dual-Mode Stenciling

I covered cookie stenciling basics in a previous video, but now it’s time to take stenciling up a notch with dual-mode stenciling, a...

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