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Don’t rush the process

Don’t rush the process

All morning I’ve been in my kitchen trying to tweak my go-to sugar cookie recipe to speed up the process.  Like, in real life it takes forever for this foolproof dough to be ready.  It has to sit in the fridge for 2 hours, then […]

How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

I’ve taught enough classes to know one of my top questions is how to clean your bottles and tips after decorating.  One of the most taxing things to do after decorating cookies, cakes or cupcakes, is cleaning up everything you used.  Listen, I get the […]

The Georgia Pinners Conference Recap

The Georgia Pinners Conference Recap

A few weeks ago I saw a Facebook post about the Georgia Pinners Conference. As a joke, I said I should apply to teach here.  Then my sister blogger Kim, over at Savvy Mama Lifestyle, says DO IT and I did!  A few days later […]

Cinnamon-Apple Coffeecake

Cinnamon-Apple Coffeecake

While I absolutely love doing custom desserts, when I’m invited out to brunch with my girls I don’t want to spend HOURS making custom cookies or shaping fondant into cupcake toppers.  Sometimes I just want to bake from the heart and spend as little time […]

Lemon Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Lemon Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Right after culinary school, I went to work at Bliss Bakery down in McDonough, Ga.  When I tell you this team was absolutely amazing.  My kids were much younger, both were still in elementary school at this point.  There favorite thing on the menu was […]

Gingerbread (cutout) Cookies

Gingerbread (cutout) Cookies

During the holidays the first thing people think about is gingerbread houses and gingerbread cookies.  It wasn’t until the holiday season of 2017 that I decided I wanted to experiment with these cookies, at the request of a repeat customer.  I noticed that some recipes […]

Royal Icing Recipe

Royal Icing Recipe

The story of my love affair with royal icing (RI). For the first few years of my cake decorating life I really didn’t go after cookie orders.  I was intimidated by the whole RI situation and so whenever I did do cookies, they were fondant […]

Royal Icing Consistency Guide

Royal Icing Consistency Guide

Royal Icing Consistency is a HUGE deal in the land of cookie decorating.  We’ve all seen the cookies that are less than perfect.  I’ve been to stores and purchased cookies that were rock hard and not worth the money.  The same way the icing on […]

Decorated Sugar Cookie Recipe

Decorated Sugar Cookie Recipe

Custom cookies are my life.  Listen cakes are cool and creative and fun, but I LOVE me some sugar cookies.  I can remember when I was in culinary school and I was constantly searching for recipes to make my own.  The one thing I noticed […]

Cut-Out White Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Cut-Out White Chocolate Cookie Recipe

I love all things white chocolate.  Especially a beautiful white chocolate cut out cookie!  I added this jewel to my arsenal of cookie flavors a few years ago when Karen’s Cookies first launched Cookie Con.  I remember being mesmerized by the entire idea of adding […]