Dani’s Blog: THE JUICE

The Sweetest Slice

This year, Pizza is my Valentine! I have finally figured out how to merge my 2 very favorite food items… pizza + cookies. I could not be more excited about this sweet pizza slice cookie! (pun intended)

SDB Pizza Slice_Pizza Slice pizza box LR

While we are kicking these off for Valentine’s Day this year, this is a truly great all year ’round cookie. Inspired by Cece’s Shop Rite Birthday party, I decided to delve deeper into what I’m calling  “Foodie Cookie Fun” this year. (What was I waiting for?)

With olives and Foodie face...

Pizza cookie with olives and Foodie face…

 

Pizza cookie with M&M Meatballs

Pizza cookie with M&M Meatballs

 

Pizza Cookie with Heart Pepperoni

Pizza Cookie with Heart Pepperoni

To get started, here’s the ingredients we used for our pizza cookies…

 

SDB Pizza Slice_ Ingredients

 

As always, an amazing cookie cutter handcrafted by the artisans of CopperGifts.com

As always, an amazing cookie cutter handcrafted by the artisans of CopperGifts.com

Like real pizza, these cookies are so fun to ice and top! Just let that first layer of tomato red icing dry and harden for about an hour. Then ice the crust and add the cheese (ivory royal icing mixed a bit thicker than usual) and toppings. Here’s what we used…

Red M&M meatballs, Red Jumbo Heart pepperoni, Small heart tomato bits, Green leaf basil, Green jimmy basil, Black olive candy pearls, Mini Chocolate Chip olives (note, these get melty if you package them in a cello bag).

If you are adding the face… Icing Googly Eyes and a sprinkle curved mouth (or draw or ice it on).

I feel like we can go on and on topping these! It would be so much fun to set up a little pizza cookie party, with all the toppings and let everyone create their very own pizza cookie art  because really there is nothing better than sharing a slice with someone you love!

For ALL the how-to-ice details, check out our how-to-ice SweetDaniB TV video here:

We hope you love these pizza cookies as much as we do! Xo Dani

 

Wedding Cake Cookies with Martha Stewart and Macy’s!

I always say ‘my cookies get to go to the coolest parties’ and last night I totally party crashed the fun!

I was super excited to be asked to do a wedding cake cookie favor for the Macy’s Herald Square book signing party for Martha Stewart’s latest (and totally amazing) book, Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspiration. My friend Kait, who was a stylist with me on the Martha Show, is engaged so we knew it would be the perfect ladies night out.

Wedding Cake Cookie favors for Martha Stewart's book signing at Macy's Herald Square

Wedding Cake Cookie favors for Martha Stewart’s book signing at Macy’s Herald Square

 

We iced this cookie in 2 layers. The first layer in flat white royal icing then allowed that layer to fully dry before adding the decoration details and topping them with sanding sugar.

We iced this cookie in 2 layers. The first layer in flat white royal icing then allowed that layer to fully dry before adding the decoration details and topping them with sanding sugar.

 

The space was set up so beautifully and I have to admit I got super excited when I saw that Macy's styled their signature cubes near the registry section with a cookie! Woohoo!

The space was set up so beautifully and I have to admit I got super excited when I saw that Macy’s styled their signature cubes near the registry section with a cookie! Wow! 

 

Another cookie styled next to my favorite cake stand in Martha's collection at Macy's. I am ordering this immediately!

Another cookie styled next to my favorite cake stand in Martha’s collection at Macy’s. I am ordering this immediately!

The flowers were gorgeous! Especially these beautiful bouquets by Darcy Miller and the Martha Stewart Weddings team.

I could not decide which was my fave!

I could not decide which was my fave!

We waited on line so Martha could sign Kait’s book…

When it was our turn I totally yelled "Hi Martha! Kait's engaged!" It was a little loud but I get so excited about weddings!

When it was our turn I totally yelled “Hi Martha! Kait’s engaged!” It was a little loud but I get so excited about weddings! (Sorry Kait!) Martha was excited to hear about all the details of planning so far.

 

So fun!

So fun! 

Afterwards we shopped around, made a must-do visit to the Macy’s shoe floor (yes, an entire floor) and ended the night with some martinis and wedding planning. A perfect Ladies Night indeed! Thank you Martha and Macy’s! Cheers to Kait’s wedding year! More on that to come! 😉  Xo Dani