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Summer Sunglass Cookies

These retro spotted sunglass cookies almost look like the real thing. Melted candies make yummy edible lenses and multi-colored sprinkles create quick polka dots. A perfect treat for any summer party table. YOU WILL NEED: 1 RECIPE CAKEGIRLS SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH HARD CANDIES (SUCH AS JOLLY RANCHERS) SMALL BREADSTICKS (SUCH AS WHEAT THINS HONEY STIX) BIKINI TOP COOKIE CUTTER 1 1/4" OVAL COOKIE CUTTER 2 BAGS ROYAL ICING MIX SQUEEZE BOTTLES EDIBLE PASTEL CONFETTI DISPOSABLE PIPING BAG 1/2 SHEET TRAY COVERED IN PARCHMENT PAPER TOOTHPICKS  STEP 1: ROLL, CUT AND BAKE COOKIES Prepare the cookie dough per the recipe and…
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Cake Pop Baby Rattles

Please note: All the products for this project can be found at   INGREDIENTS: 1 - 10 oz. Frozen Pound Cake (such as Sara Lee) 1 - 16oz. Tub Icing 1 lb. Pink Colored Coating Discs Paramount Crystals Pink Sanding Sugar Piping Gel SUPPLIES: Large Glass Measuring Cup 2 - 1/2 Sheet Trays Lined With Parchment Small Ice Cream Scoop Sucker Sticks Paintbrush Ribbon   STEP 1: PREPARE THE CAKE POP FILLING Cut the pound cake into cubes and place in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is even, fine crumbs. Place 1/3 tub of icing…
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Colored Dough Heart Cookies

If you've never made cookies using colored dough before, you're missing out. It's super easy to do and if you're not in the mood to decorate with icing, you still have pretty cookies! Today I'm going to share with your how I made these cute little heart cookies. They're pretty enough to be the main event but they also make a great accent piece for a platter of cookies or other sweets.   Supplies for Colored Dough Heart Cookies To make colored dough heart cookies you will need: Cookie dough made from your favorite sugar cookie recipe Heart cookie cutters…
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How to make a Monet Water Lily Cake

Cake Artist & renown Instructor, Bronwen Weber, shows how to easily decorate a "Monet Water Lily" Cake perfect for any occasion. Using FondX Rolled Fondant, a few colors of Soft Gel Pastes, Piping Gel, a Dusting Pump Brush, and a ReadyMade Gum Paste Lotus flower, Bronwen easily creates a beautiful & timeless design. (Video is 2:27 min) Click here to watch the video cake tutorial:    For more of Caljava's Cake videos, subscribe  Find more about the ReadyMade Gum Paste Lotus Flower, Pump Brush & FondX Rolled Fondant below. Follow us:Facebook @FondXWorld: @Caljava: @Caljava: #/myPhotos/Twitter @Caljava:
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NAUGHTY CUPCAKES: Chocolate Hi-Hat Surprise Cupcakes

  NAUGHTY CUPCAKES: Chocolate Hi-Hat Surprise Cupcakes By Jen De Guzman Rolfe Naughty cupcakes: not just for the holidays, and not just if you’ve been naughty… THE BEST “HI-HAT” cupcake recipe and information comes from Martha Stewart (links to ), so I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here. But, if you know me, you know I have to do my own little tweaks to something I already love. So, just what makes these cupcakes so naughty? It’s a few special ingredients: Devil’s Penis Chilies (they can be any dried chilies you have around) Chocolate-covered popping candy (any popping candy…
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Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies By Janine Eshelbrenner Problem: You're on the naughty list and you will be extremely embarrassed if your kids see you pull coal out of your stocking again this : Instead of disappointing Santa Claus with the same old decorated sugar cookies this year, impress him with stunning stained glass cookie ornaments. What You Will Need To Make Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments Your favorite sugar cookie recipe Holiday cookie cutters (This tutorial uses a candy cane, gingerbread man, Christmas tree, and mini Christmas tree.) Green, red, and brown gel food coloring Green and red hard candy (such as…
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Poinsettia Cupcake Tutorial

Poinsettia Cupcake Tutorial By Jeannie Gearin   Poinsettias and pastels are a beautiful addition to any holiday table. Here is a cupcake project to try even if you have never made gumpaste flowers before.   Supplies Needed: Rolling pin Pasta roller (optional) Small Poinsettia cutters, 3 sizes Petal veiner Foam square Foam pad Pink luster and pearl dust Super Pearl luster dust Pixie Dust Paint brush Ball tool Pink, white and green fondant with tylose powder added Cupcakes Pastry bag with large round tip, such as Ateco #807 Buttercream frosting Piping gel Multi colored pearl dragees White sugar sprinkles  …
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Snowman Cake Pops

If you're thinking about making cake pops for the holidays, snowmen are the perfect subject. Perfectly round heads on top of perfectly round bodies, plus all those cute little it would almost be a waste to make one out of snow instead of cake and candy coating! Supplies for Snowman Christmas Cake Pops To make snowman cake pops you will need: White cake balls Lollipop sticks Green and white candy melts Green and white sparkling sugar Black confetti sprinkles Orange candy-coated sunflower seeds Chocolate jimmies Red shoestring candy Jumbo red heart sprinkles Sour candy belts Toothpicks Tweezers (clean and used…
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Teeny Tiny Little Brushes for Teeny Tiny Little Lines

Ever wonder what the secret is to thin lines like these? My secret is a teeny tiny paintbrush like this 20/0 spotter. Just to give you an idea of how tiny it really is, heres how it stacks up against a boo boo stick and a toothpick. I use a small brush like this dipped into a mixture of gel paste and water for very fine details like   Read more ~r/TheSweetAdventuresOfSugarbelle/~3/BtshlTnScmE/
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Frosted Pink Roses

Before we jump into red & green, can we have a shot of pink, please? I really wanted to call these Winter Roses, but I guess since it's still fall, I'll have to go with "frosted."  I love an open rose shape, but couldn't find a cutter to match, so years ago, I made a template.  Once you realize that making your own templates (more…)
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Indian Corn Cookies

Now that weve covered Indian corn colors, I thought it would be fun to make a few Indian corn cookies. I didnt have an actual Indian corn cutter so I came up with a few that would work.  My favorite combo was a carrot combined with a leaf& but any of these worked well also.  For info on where I purchased these cutters, check (more…)
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Thanksgiving Cake Balls – Video Tutorial

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is coming up so fast! I'm ready to eat some delicious food :) This is a tutorial that I did for a book review in September, but these would be perfect for Thanksgiving dessert. They are called Toffee-Brown Butter-Pecan cake balls!   Just to warn you that they are very rich so if you make them small they will be a perfect end to a big Thanksgiving feast! I will be making some more tutorials soon so be on the lookout for some holiday treats! :) Click here to view the video tutorial:
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Birthday Cookies with Sprinkles

I have to confess, I'm a bit of a sprinkles addict. I have a growing collection in every color, shape, and size you can imagine. My pantry stores jars of sprinkles from basic nonpareils to pig-shaped sprinkles. That's why when it came time to make these birthday cookies I knew the design needed to include one thing above all sprinkles! Supplies for Present and Balloon Birthday Cookies Cookies made from your favorite sugar cookie recipe and cut using a present and balloon cookie cutter (an oval cookie cutter will work for the balloon too) Royal icing in white (12-count consistency)…
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When Spiders Go a Little Preppy…

I mean, really, who said spiders and spiderwebs have to be black & orange anyway? This is the second year that kiddo has decided he's not going trick-or-treating.  I miss Halloween costumes.  I'll be honest, Mr. E made a lot of them.  One of my favorites: a traffic light. He made it so the red and green lights really lit up (more…)
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Peanut Butter Cupcakes + PB & Marshmallow Frosting… My Current #1 Most-Requested Flavour!

I grew up with peanut butter & grape jelly sandwiches in Virginia & California, & love anything with peanut butter (PB) even now. When I first moved to the UK over a decade ago, I have to say that people were like, “Whaaaaat?” Having now served PB variations of cupcakes, macarons, brownies, cookies, etc. at various parties, it seems I have converted a few peeps & now PB & Marshmallow is my most-requested/ordered flavour. YAY!  I personally love my choc/vanilla cake, filled with caramel & marshmallow, topped with PB & sometimes jelly frosting, but that might be a bit much…
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