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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 […]

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 […]

American Meringue Buttercream

American Meringue Buttercream

My journey to American Swiss Meringue Buttercream was an interesting decision One of the first things I learned doing cakes in a hot climate was that a crusting American buttercream is not always the best route to go.  I’ve done cakes were this budge 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 […]

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

My first introduction to swiss meringue buttercream was at Le Cordon Bleu.  I remember it wasn’t overly sweet but still pretty delicious.  I was mostly in love with how it felt.  I’m weird about texture, especially in my food.  I’m one of those people that hate […]

My Favorite Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd

My Favorite Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd

When I was in culinary school I used a lot of sponge cake recipes.  They were okay and for the French style of training I was involved with it was expected we knew how to do a sponge cake.  As I began to step out […]