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Cookie Decorating – How To Turn Colored Dough Into Pinwheel Swirl Cookies

Learn Cookie Decorating From Janine at Janine is the queen of cookie decorating and cake pops. Be sure to visit her site at ;She offers a wealth of cookie decorating ideas on her blog as well as ideas for some creative cakepops and cupcakes. If your looking for ideas you must visit her! Learn step-by-step how to make beautiful pinwheel swirl cookies with colored dough.   For more creative sweets made simple, visit or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. What some free cookie decorating classes from Craftsy!
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Sugarveil Tutorial

Created by Edible Artists Network for the use of Sugarveil icing on the Sugarveil ; A client request lace on a wedding cake and I immediately thought of ; My first attempt a few months ago was a complete disaster, but I was determined to master this wonderful sugar craft. I broke down and ordered the Sugarveil mat. (more…)
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Buttercream Poinsettia – Piped

Buttercream Poinsettia David MacCarfrae presents finishing touches and creative ideas for Christmas cake decorating. HOW TO PIPE A QUICK AND EASY POINSETTIA WITH DAVID CAKES A quick and easy decorative idea for Christmas Cup Cakes, Christmas Cookies, Yule Log or a last minute Christmas David Cakes free hand piping technique can be applied using Royal Icing, buttercream, fresh or even savoury cream mediums .. it's up to you!  Step 1 - Mix red, green and yellow colored icings (either royal icing, buttercream, fresh cream, etc.)  Step 2 - Fill a plastic disposable piping bag with some red icing and then take a pair of…
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Autumn Centerpiece Cookie Box Filled With Mini Flowers

Grace your holiday table with this Autumn Centerpiece Cookie Box Filled with Mini Flowers, created by Cookiepreneur Amyee D. VanDyke of The Wacky Cookie Company. Fall is right around the corner. Harvest, celebrations and family gatherings begin.  One of the things I most enjoy about calling Northern Virginia home is the color of the foliage in the fall.  I drew inspiration from the color of the changing leaves in order to create this cookie box, which is fairly simple to put together, and just covered it with leaves piped in royal icing, flowers (3-D sugar cookies baked in a cupcake…
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Halloween Wedding Cake

Halloween Wedding Cake By Tami Utley A Halloween wedding cake is a fun project. My favorite time of the year is ; Here is a more sophisticated take on a Halloween wedding cake for those that want something to fit the season but not too scary. For Design and Assembly: 3 ½” half round cake Two 6”x 4” cakes to make a double barrel cake 9”x 2” cake 12” x 4” cake 16” x ” cake 6”, 9”, 12”, 16”, cake cardboard circles 20” base cake board covered in Black fondant Deep Purple, Grape, silver edible dusting powders (The Sugar…
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Paris Cake – Paris Fashion Theme Cake by Veena Azmanov!

Paris Cake We have an amazing tutorial for you today by Veena Azmanov! Read on to learn how to create this Paris Inspired Fashion Theme THREE TIERED cake!!  This is a three tier Cake: 10 x 4 “tall Bottom 8 x 6” Tall – Middle 6 x 4 “tall – Top The Tutorial consists of: Making the Eiffel Tower Shopper Silhouette 2D Shoes Shopping Bags (which are best made a head of time so they can dry) Medium to use – Azmanov is using Fondant with CMC added in this tutorial. You could also use 50% gum paste and 50%…
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Snowflakes Styro Ornament by Yvette Humbert – FREE tutorial download

Yvette has been a Sugar Artist and judge for more than 10 years and she has won numerous awards in various ; She has been teaching cake decorating locally and nationally for 5 ; Yvette holds a degree in Fashion Design from ; She was a special effects make-up artist for movies and commercials and she was an international Flight Attendant for almost 20 years. Yvette is the owner of Amazing Cakes Of Austin, in Austin TX and can be reached at 512/619-6765 or for information on current and upcoming classes. Click here to download this free tutorial now!
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Gelatin Pumpkin Witch

For Design and Assembly: Knox unflavored gelatin Small microwave safe bowl (glass preferred)ToothpicksFood color (gel or paste)Scrapbook scissors (wavy edge)Small scissorsPaint brush (soft, any size)Small paintbrush (5/0)Water balloonShorteningDuct tapeAcetate sheet (or other non-stick surface, a plastic textured sheet will work)Pastry brush or large floppy brushPiping gelDisco dust in black and purple (optional) I use Knox unflavored gelatin. If a higher grade of gelatin is used, the recipe might need adjustment for the amount of water.  But don’t fret; this is not a fussy recipe so different proportions of water to gelatin will still get the desired effect. Use a 2:1…
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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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