Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fondant Cookie Decorating Tutorial Video

I primarily decorate my cookies in royal icing but I realize that this medium might not be ideal for everyone. In this post I share with you 2 videos that explain how to apply fondant to the surface of a cookie. In my first video I show how to easily do this as well as how to accurately repeat your design onto a batch of cookies.

In my second video I show you how to use a tool called a textured rolling mat this tool allows you to apply a premade design to the surface of a cookie, cupcake or even a cake.

View videos here:

Here is the template to my tiara design:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Royal Icing Transfers

In this post I share how to easily make royal icing transfer discs out of leftover icing. These discs can be real timesavers on future cookie projects:

Here is the video

Here is the template to facilitate making perfect circles:

Lotus Flower Cookie

Some time ago Haniela's had a virtual cookie party, in this party 19 flower tutorial were created by various decorators. For my tutorial I worked with a lotus flower, see photo below:

Here is the link to my video:

HTML Tables

Here is the template to my design:

1. Black Eye Susan by Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker
2. Carnation by Meaghan, The Decorated Cookie
3. Cherry Tree Flower by Pam, Cookie Crazie
4. Daffodil by Georganne, LilaLoa 
5. Daisy by Stephanie, Ellies Bites
6. Dogwood by Marian, Sweetopia
7. Gerbera by Paula, Vanilla Bean Baker
8. Hyacinth by Amber, SweetAmbs
9. Hydrangea by Kim, The Partiologist
10. Iris by Cristin, Cristin's Cookies 
11. Lavender by Liz, Arty McGoo
12. Lily of The Valley by Hani, Haniela's
13. Lotus by Marlyn, Montreal Confections
14. Morning Glory by Glory, Glorious Treats
15. Orchid by Ali, Ali Bee's Bake Shop
16. Pansy Nicole, Life's A Batch
17. Poppy by Callye, SweetSugarBelle
18. Sunflower by Bea, Cancun Cookies
19. Tulip by Lorriane, LorrainesCookies

Henna Peacock Cookie Platter Tutorial

Some years back I created a cookie design that got me noticed in this wonderful cookie world, here it is if you haven't seen it yet:

 I have gotten requests from all over the world for this cookie, particularly this year when peacock inspired weddings seemed to be all the rage. I don’t like to create a design twice and so when I wanted to make a new video I used that design as a starting point for something completely new. The other element of inspiration for my new design was henna which I seem to be seeing everywhere. I was very happy with my finished design it seems to marry these 2 elements perfectly.

In my YouTube video I explain in great detail how to reproduce all three of the cookie designs in the platter. Video can be viewed here:

Here is the my original design template:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teddy Bear Royal Icing Transfers

In this video I show how to make cute teddy bear royal icing transfers, they can be done in any color you like. If you are a hobby baker royal icing transfers are the perfect way to get a portion of the decorating done before you even bake your cookies.

Below you will find the template for the bears along with a detailed video on how to make them: