posted Monday Jan 30, 2017 at 08:58 PM by Anne Yorks
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It's been a super busy week with cookie work and family fun, so the timing of this tutorial is perfect, because these are three QUICK and EASY designs! Quick and easy - my favorite ways to decorate cookies! :)
I love using stencils because they create very precise cookies. This video features several of our best-selling Valentine Stencils.
A few tips for STENCILING WITH ICING (like the cupid and Happy Valentine's Day cookies)...
1. Remember to keep the icing consistency stiff. This will help the icing to hold its shape. If the icing is too thin, the image will blob out a little bit. Plus, if the icing is too thin, the stencil will be messy (reducing the number of times you can reuse it). I can usually stencil 6-12 cookies before cleaning the stencil.
2. Also, and this is very important, before stenciling with icing, I like to let the base layer of icing dry for at least 6 hours. This gives the icing a chance to firm up before putting any pressure on the surface. I normally wait 1-2 hours if I'm just piping details or airbrushing. But I have dented too many cookies by rushing. I find it best to wait 6 hours.
posted Tuesday Jan 24, 2017 at 07:14 AM by Anne Narber
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It’s the season of love! What better way to show it than with this pink polka-dotted LOVE cookie?!
This cutter is one of my favorites! I have used it every Valentine's for as long as I've had it!
And now there is a short video tutorial to show how to decorate it. When I first started making this cookie, I felt like I needed to use a projector to outline. But then I realized that by following the shape of the cutter, I can do this freehand - and it's a lot faster!! I outline this cutter the same way every time. I always start with the L, V, and E...then save the O for last. Watch and see...
posted Friday Jan 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM by Anne Narber
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When I learned how to type in high school...it was on a typewriter! That seems so foreign now. I think the typewriters were replaced the year after I took that class. But it was the most practical class I had in school. The skills I learned from that class I have used every day since.
Making a typewriter has been on my list for a few years. I am so excited to finally cross it off my list!
Here's the video tutorial on how to make these cookies using a purse cutter...
I think the biggest thing to set off this design is to trim the cookie at the top before baking. This will create a squared top for the edge of the typewriter paper.
Based on the popular cookie book, The Cookie Companion by Georganne Bell, you can now create the cookies of your dreams with this new CUTTER SET! Featuring ten unique designs, this set is a must-have for any baker. Tub of 10 metal cookie cutters: Cake Slice (3.25" X 3.5"), Cake Stand (3" X 4.5"), Baby (3.5" X 4.5"), Rattle (2" X 3.75"), Jar of Flowers (2.25" X 5"), Confetti Ribbon (2.5" X 4.25"), Candle (1.5" X 4"), Plaque (4.25" X 3.5"), Tall Gift 2.25" X 3.75") and Bird (4" X 2.5").