Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Barbecue Grill Cupcake Toppers - Complete tutorials

Hi everyone!

I recently collaborated with my friend Elena from Just Me Prints, here are a few of the goodies from the hamburger themed birthday party.

The first tutorial is for these grill cupcake toppers, you can watch the complete video here.

Photos by Elena Roussakis

Here is the template for the royal icing portion.

The second barbecue themed tutorial is for cookies, I created piñata hamburger cookies. You can watch the tutorial here.

Photo by Elena Roussakis

Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby DeFranco Cookie Tutorial

Sometimes the video editing process takes me into the wee hours of the night and I'll get sidetracked with the many many distractions YouTube has to offer. One of my favorite channels to watch is the Philip DeFranco Show (please note I would give his channel an R rating), he describes his channel as a place "where he talks about newsy type stuff that matter to him".

He announced last October that he & his fiancée Lindsay were expecting their first child and so today's tutorial is for them & "Baby DeFranco" as he calls his son.

This whole idea stemmed from one of my delusions where I wondered what his sons YouTube channel would be called? Since daddy's company is SourceFed I thought the perfect name for his sons channel would be BreastFed, and so that is what is going on Baby DeFranco's onesie cookie. I'm thinking that (if you are an artist you must check this site out) should totally start a baby line and this should be the first design.

Last but not least I am not sure where the monkey comes in for Philip DeFranco but a monkey with glasses is featured at the beginning of his videos and so I created a cookie versions of the DeFranco monkey. See his monkey here.

Watch both video tutorials here.

Should you wish to recreate my cookies here are the templates:

If you see this Phil just love you channel and I'm so impressed with what you have accomplished, I hope my cookies made you smile.

Take care,


Thursday, April 10, 2014

The "Cookie Queens" Virtual Baby Shower

Welcome to our virtual baby shower!

Congratulations Callye & Georganne on the arrival of your beautiful baby girls. I'm excited to be part of this virtual celebration and have created some cute cookies for you.  Preview photos and all links at bottom of this page.

One has to think for a a minute or two about what to make for 2 of the biggest cookie bloggers? After some reflection it came back to what brings us together? Baking cookies! I made some baking themed baby cookies, you'll find the links to the tutorials below.

This bib cookie designs is pretty classic with a few details that add interest, this cookie could be done in any color combination, Watch the tutorial here. Purchase cutter here.

The classic baby shower cookie, the onesie I've seen it done 101 different ways and in as many colours. It's nice to personalize this cookie, in this case both moms are bakers so I added an apron to the onesie cookie. I tied the apron design into the bid design above, watch tutorial here. Purchase cutter here.

As you look at this cookie what do you see? I am not sure if my initial idea is a success but it was meant to be a combo baby bottle/ rolling pin. Just in case our 2 new junior bakers get in the mood to make cookies as they are having their midnight feeding, watch the tutorial here. Purchase cutter here.

Templates (11 x 8.5 paper):

I hope you've enjoyed my portion of the festivities please be sure to scroll all the way down this page to find the clickable links to all the other beautiful projects.

1. Sweet Ambs
2. Jill FCS
3. The Decorated Cookie
4. Klickitat Street
5. Semi Sweet
6. Simply Sweets by Honey Bee
7. Make Me Cake Me
8. Haniela's
9. Montreal Confections
10. The Partiologist
11. Munchkin Munchies
12. The Cookie Puzzle
13. De-Koekenbakkers
14. Chapix Cookies
15. Ali Bee's Bakeshop
16. Krazy Kool Cakes
17. Pretty Pink Princess