Football Cupcake Toppers

football cupcake toppers

What better way to celebrate your favorite team during football season than with hand piped royal icing football cupcake toppers? I made these football toppers for my nephew’s birthday party the exact same way I made these unicorn cupcake toppers. The biggest key to success is to allow yourself enough time for them to dry nice and hard. How to … Read More

Easy Rolled Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie dough rolled out with hearts cut out

Easy rolled sugar cookies that don’t puff or spread and tips to have a fun cookie decorating party with kids (or adults). Everybody needs an easy, sugar cookie recipe that works every time. This one is mine and it hasn’t failed me yet. I was a painfully shy kid. So shy, in fact, my kindergarten teacher assigned my mom to … Read More

What Is Meringue Powder?

what is meringue powder

It came up over the Christmas season, from a good friend of mine, that not everyone might know what meringue powder is.  Considering it is a key ingredient in royal icing, it would probably be useful information to have. What is meringue powder? Meringue powder is basically powdered egg whites.  (Not powdered egg yolks, which are also available in stores, … Read More

Chocolate Dipped Oreos

Chocolate dipped oreo flowers

Here in Illinois, the last two days have been in the fifties outside.  The birds have started chirping.  You can feel that spring is coming.  This kind of weather makes me start thinking about my garden and new flowers blooming. These chocolate dipped Oreos with royal icing daisies are like a flower bed for your taste buds.  These cookies come … Read More

Swirly Sugar Cookies

Decorated sugar cookies with royal icing

I made these cookies earlier this week for Valentine’s gifts.  Everyone thought I must have spent hours decorating, but honestly, they were a cinch to make. All I did was make this butter cookie recipe and this royal icing recipe.  I piped an outline in white using a Wilton #2 tip and flooded the center.  Let them dry overnight.  The … Read More

Spider Web Sugar Cookies

Spiderweb cookies

These spider web sugar cookies are super simple. With the help of a toothpick and some food coloring, it’s easy to achieve these spooky treats! Happy Halloween!  I hope there are lots of treats in store for you today.  I had the good fortune to be invited to my friend Mandy’s Halloween party this past weekend.  Mandy loves this holiday … Read More