Cookie Decorating

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…

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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

Flower Pot Cookie Greetings

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I have been making versions of these cookie flower pots for years now. Last year I used Mason Jars and added critters (see them here), the year before I set flower cookies in dirt pie (see them here)… This year, I wanted my sweet niece Cecelia to help me out with these, so I simplified the process a bit. This is such a great little cookie project for kiddos to help with!

Bake your flower cookies on sticks like so.

Bake your flower cookies on sticks. This is a cute little cutter I picked up at the craft store. While the oven is on, cure your mini flower pots. I baked mine at 350 for 10 minutes. Get our sugar cookie cutout recipe here.

 

Mix one or 2 colors of royal icing. Ice the flower solid then use candy to decorate and add color to the center.

Mix one or 2 colors of royal icing. Ice the flower solid then use candy to decorate and add color to the center.

 

Candy beads, nonpareils, M&Ms... so many pretty options!

Candy beads, nonpareils, M&Ms… so many pretty options!

 

Cede decorated each flower with a recipient in mind so I labeled them in drying position for her.

Cece decorated each flower with a recipient in mind so I labeled them in drying position for her. Let your flower cookies dry for 8 hours or overnight.

 

This one is my favorite!

This one is my favorite!

 

Smush a fig newton into the bottom of each pot...

Smush a fig newton (or Fig Newman in this case) into the bottom of a pot. Smush another on top of that one if this is one of your favorite cookies like me.

 

"Aunt Dan, don't eat all the fig newtons!"

“Aunt Dan, don’t eat all the fig newtons!”

 

Scoop some jellybeans into each pot...

Scoop some jellybean grass into each pot… (we used apple Jelly Bellies)

 

Then add a heart candy to each pot.

Then add a heart candy to each pot.

 

We then placed the pots in the cello bags Cece will deliver these cookie pots in- that way all she and her Mom needed to do was add the flower cookie once it is dry.

We then placed the pots in the cello bags Cece will deliver these cookie pots in- that way all she and her Mom needed to do was add the flower cookie once it is dry.

 

Once your flower cookies are totally dry (8 hours or overnight) stick your cookie flower into the pot. The fig newtons will add support for the flower to stand up.

Once your flower cookies are totally dry (8 hours or overnight) stick your cookie flower into the pot. The fig newtons will add support for the flower to stand up.

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Its such a fun and sweet little greeting for Mother’s Day or a fabulous way to say “Happy Spring”. Packaged these would eve be adorable for a Wedding or Baby Shower. Can’t you just picture at each place setting on a long table looking fun and festive?

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing Moms out there!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing Moms out there!

Sending you big cookie hugs! Thanks to Cecelia for the amazing cookie & crafting assist!  Xo Dani