Dani’s Blog: THE JUICE

A Space Themed Galaxy Birthday Party with Martha Stewart

Somewhere in a galaxy far far away…

The Spring issue of Martha Stewart Living features Martha’s grandkid’s “Interstellar” birthday party. I have been lucky enough to be asked to contribute to Jude & Truman’s birthday parties for a few years now (Our animal menagerie cookies from Jude’s 1st birthday are still one of our most popular cookie order requests). The Galaxy theme of this year’s party could not have been more inspiring to me. I have been a huge Star Wars fan since I was a “little Leia” and I grew up watching those movies on a loop with my brother. As a dedicated Star Wars nerd, my text ringtone sound is “happy R2“.

The invitation to the party featured an adorable sketch of Jude and Truman riding in a saucer like spacecraft. I designed a new cookie cutter based on the sketch and my friends at CopperGifts got right down to work in making this cutter extra amazing. We added a mini Saturn as cute cookie companion.

I iced Jude and Truman into the ship then added stripes, smiles and hair sketch lines using foodoodler food coloring pens.

 Of course party was incredible! Held at MSLO’s headquarters in NYC,  I was excited to duck in and even got permission to take a few photos…

Jude and Truman’s invitation graphic set as signage at the entrance to this amazing party.


Huge inflatable planets!


Coolest party decor ever!


The kids crafted DIY solar systems


Jude and Truman’s Spaceship Cookie Favors included the kiddos in a spacecraft, Saturn, Jupiter and a shooting star cookie. We couldn’t resist adding some extra star candies and some matching M&Ms to the boxes.

What I love about the parties Martha and Alexis design each year, is there’s always something for the kids to learn while they are having fun. At this party, the kids crafted amazing DIY solar systems and they went on a tour of the galaxies in a portable planetarium set up by starlab.com. The solar system cake Alexis baked was especially incredible! See the cake and the rest of the amazing details of this party here.

We have been having lots of fun with these cookie cutters ever since the party and are so excited to share more ideas on how to ice them. I could not resist adding an alien head to complete the set!

Greetings Earthlings.


Alien faces!

We are going to have so much “out of this world” fun with these cookie cutters! Here’s to many more SWEET galaxy adventures! Xo Dani

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Speaking of cookie fun, here I am delivering some intergalactic cookies to outer space! 😂









Happy December!

Here at SweetDaniB, we are busy with cookies all year ’round but there is nothing quite like the month of December for getting merry and festive. It is THE month everybody seems to be turning not their ovens. Here are the cookies we will decorating all month long…


Photo Credit : Mikel Paige Party concept: Color Pop Events

Bring on the Unicorns! When I teamed up with Color Pop Events to work on a this Lisa Frank inspired Holiday Party I had no idea how much a unicorn cookie tree would be needed by the time the holidays rolled around!

You know we love a good cookie tree and this one features our new Topsy Turvey Tree, our Curly Cue Candy Cane and one of my favorite by CopperGifts- the Unicorn! Use bright colors to decorate like we did here or limit your icing palette to red, green, white with maybe a dash of pink!

At this party we plated up a platter of Rainbow Cloud cookies and Narwhals. The narwhal is one of my new vert favorites and is perfect for this time of year due to its original inspiration factor: The move ELF! (specifically this scene) For die hards, you knew that already!

SDB Narwhal rainbow horn set

Supplies to pick up… jumbo hearts, candy pearls, candy beads (bigger than pearls), googly eyesdisco dust in pixie and gold or silver (or another fun accent color). Of course you will need our SDB Expert Icing Kit and our Heart Applicator Tweezer. If you are new to cookie decorating email us about our new “SDB complete kit” which isn’t listed on our site yet but is available for sale. Contact us here about purchasing this kit which makes a really great gift!

SDB Complete Expert Icing Kit- New!

SDB Complete Expert Icing Kit- New!

In this year where women are taking a bigger stand than ever (right ladies?!), I thought it was about time to feature the character who my bestie Amanda recently dubbed ‘the brains of the operation’… Mrs. Claus! We don’t have a photo of this exact cookie yet but she is inspired by CopperGift’s Grandma cutter and I promise, she will be amazing. We have sized her to perfectly to stand side by side with her man Santa and together they will spread the love all the way through to the new year.

Inspired by this self portrait cookie, which I named "Old Aunt Dan", Mrs. Claus is going to be an amazing cookie to add to your Holiday Cookie Platter!

Inspired by this self portrait cookie, this version which I named “Old Aunt Dan”, Mrs. Claus is going to be an amazing cookie to add to your Holiday Cookie Platter!


For Mrs. Claus cookie you’ll want to pick up candy beads in the pearl white, jimmies, and some silver luster dust. Oh and that cookie she’ll be carrying- thats a jumbo sugar quinn

One last little friend to usher us into a fresh, bright, and “totally normal” New Year… our Happy Troll cookie cutter. This is one I have been wanting to design for a long time, based on those quirky little friends from the 70’s. I always thought these guys would be just amazing with our gnome friends and mushrooms but would also work well with Unicorns and Rainbows! Photos coming soon!!!

Speaking of mushrooms, for those who want to keep it a bit more traditional, here’s my fun cookie take on the yule log…

SDB woodland christmas eve cake

Using our petite fox cutter (we can’t get enough of this little guy!), jumping bunny, mixed size tree cutters and baby mushrooms, all baked on sticks, this is the perfect easy cake for Christmas Eve sweetness! Make it extra easy and buy the cake!

Happy December to all. More Holiday cookie fun to follow! Xo Dani