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How To Make Medal Cookies

Posted on February 11th, 2013 in Cookies, Totorials

It’s really hard to start talking about how to make cookies or decorating techniques without even sharing with you basic stuff such as a cookie recipe, but I promise I will work on it.

My point is, I won’t get too detailed or technical until I have shown you the basics (eventually).

This quick and short post is about showing you how you can make those medal cookies I created for my daughter’s gymnastics meet.

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For now, feel free to use any cookie recipe you know. There’s lots of sugar cookie recipes out there. Even cookie dough from the grocery store might work.

This is all you need. Sugar cookie dough, circle cookie cutter and a straw.

Whether I make 5 or 100 cookies, this is how I make my make ALL my cookies.

Roll the dough inside two sticks of the same thickness to achieve cookies of the same height.

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Use your cookie cutter to cut your cookie. Press, but do not remove the cutter yet. Take your straw and perforate the dough close to the top. Twist is a little bit and remove the straw. Now you can remove the cookie cutter.

What happens when you remove the cutter and then make the hole you ask? Well, you make the cookie expand just a little bit, but it was enough to drive me crazy. Don’t do it, but try it if you’d like.

This same idea works perfectly well with ornament cookies for Christmas. Use a pretty Christmas ribbon and hang your edible ornament cookies on your tree.

You see? You got two cookie ideas for the price of one!

I’ll try to make the post better in the future when I’m ready to post useful information such as cookie dough types and icings.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it was useful in any way.

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Remember to have One Sweet Treat each and every single day! Thank you for reading!

M

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How To Make Star Toppers

Posted on August 1st, 2012 in Cupcakes, News, Totorials

I had the pleasure of helping a friend with her daughter’s 2nd birthday treats. She wanted some Dora the Explorer decorations and what could be simple, cute and screams Dora? STARS!!

Every cartoon episode of Dora the Explorer will have these stars… they are everywhere! So we decided to turn them into cupcakes toppers.

I also have a surprise for you!!!

I decided to turn this into my very first tutorial for you. So now you can learn how to make Dora the Explorer cupcake toppers also. Enjoy!

  1. I rolled some Fondant on a non stick mat. I got my non stick mats from Costco, but you can find them anywhere.  Using a star cookie cutter of any size, cut as many stars as you need.
  2. A long time ago, I purchased a sheet of candy or icing  ‘eyes’. I will not do that again because they are very easy to make. I will post how to make them later.  Icing eyes are very helpful in decorating cookies, cupcakes and cakes. You can find any type of candy eyes here.   
  3. Paste the candy eyes on the star. Place the eyes just above the middle of the star.  You can use Royal Icing or Chocolate. I don’t really know if a tiny bit of water would work, but I would give it a try.
  4. Using a food marker you can draw the mouth, eyelashes, eyebrows. I actually used a little bit of melted chocolate to make the mouth, but a red food marker will work perfectly.
Here are the finished cupcakes. In addition to the stars, I made some number 2s for her second birthday. The cupcakes were vanilla cupcakes with our sweet american buttercream.

Well there you go!  I hope you enjoyed this post and that it was simple and clear. I’m very excited that I finally got to publish my very first tutorial. I know you may have questions like what is Royal Icing or what fondant is. I will try my best to have this in my site as soon as I can.

I have more of everything coming up…. All I need is time!

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