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Natizo Cake Decorating Set – Unboxing and Review

The folks over at Natizo were kind enough to send me this cake decorating set to check out and promote to my viewers.  This was not a paid promotion so my opinion expressed is sincere.

You can purchase this cake decorating set  at Natizo Cake Decorating Set

Flower Silhouette Decorated Cookie

Flower Silhouette Decorated Cookie
Now that I’m working part-time, 24 hours per week, I have more time to make cookie decorating videos.  This cookie was made with leftover icing from a previous cookie project

To learn how to make cookie templates, see my Birdhouse Cookie link.  I used the below picture.

 

Owl Silhouette Decorated Cookie

Owl Silhouette Decorated Cookie
It didn’t take much time or work to make this cookie.  Check out my Birdhouse Cookie link to learn how to make templates.  I used the below image:

 

Peace/Love Sunglasses Decorated Cookies

Decorated Cookies
Summer is just around the corner and who wouldn’t love these cool sunglasses?  I used a sunglasses cookie cutter and designed my own Peace and Love graffiti on a plastic template.

To learn how I make templates and all about icing consistency check out my Birdhouse Cookies

Cookie Decorating Tip: How to Transfer Details to Dark Colored Cookies. Krav Maga Belt Testing Cookies

Edible markers are excellent tools for tracing and drawing details on top of royal icing.  But they don’t show up on dark colors such as these black Krav Maga Yellow Belt cookies.  If I had a Kopykake projector, it would make things easier but I don’t have $300 to buy one. So I had to get creative and this is my way of transferring details onto these cookies.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you probably heard that I’m getting my yellow belt in Krav Maga at the end of June.  It’s only 6 of us testing and I thought I would celebrate the occasion by making these cookies.

To make these cookies I used a onesie cookie cutter and cut off the bottom.  The gingerbread cookies were made using my Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Check out my Birdhouse Cookie post for info about icing consistency and how to make a template

Flip The Bird Decorated Cookies

We all know someone we’d like to send these cookies to.  To be honest, they are one of my favorite cookies to make and also very easy.  It doesn’t take that much decorating skill either.  Very little royal icing is used.

To learn how to make the templates and icing take a look at my Birdhouse Cookies I used this picture to make the template.  For a woman’s hand I just extended the fingernail.

the finger

For the gems check our my video  below

To make the ring, I used Gold gel paste color and various colors for the finger nails.IMG_3312IMG_3313 IMG_3310

And here they are made with gingerbread.  I just love the nail art.

The Finger Gingerbread

Clear piping gell was used to hold on the gems because royal icing underneath the gems would change the clarity and color of the gem.  I added sanding sugar on top of the purple nail and I used the wet-on-wet technique for the yellow nail.

If you look closely at these hands you’ll notice the mistake I made.  I forgot to polish the thumbnail.

I Love Lucy Cookies

I Love Lucy is my favorite retro TV show.  I can watch the episodes over and over and never get bored.  I can even recite most of the Vitameatavegamin script with my eyes closed.

If you haven’t seen my I Dream of Jeannie cookies go here and if you would like to know more about how I make the templates from these pictures go to my Birdhouse Cookies post

To make these cookies you will need a basic rolled cookie dough and the proper icing consistencies (see the Birdhouse Cookies post for more info on that).  You will also need edible writers, a sharp and clean sewing needle or pin (I used a T-pin), and templates from the pictures below.

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I made a separate template for the Vitameatavegamin label.  Icing colors used were Red for the heart and lips; a mixture of red with a little bit of brown for her hair, yellow with a smidgeon of brown for the bottle; ivory for the label and of course black.  Edible writers were used to outline and a blue writer was used for Lucy’s blue eyes.

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I Dream of Jeannie Cookies

Classic TV shows are very popular on TV these days.  I can count at least 5 channels that are dedicated to old shows.  These cookies took me a few days to complete.

To learn how to make the templates and icing go to my Birdhouse Cookies post

I used these pictures which you can enlarge and print out

Just Jeannie Bottle Just Jeannie

While making these cookies the theme song (which you can watch below) kept running through my mind

For icing colors on Jeannie I used:
Golden yellow or egg yellow for the background
Ivory for the skin
Christmas Red for clothes, earrings, and bracelet
Rose Pink for pants and top
Navy blue for middle eye

For the bottle:
Navy blue for bottle
Christmas Red for details
White for details

Both were outlined in black and I added some details in black as well such as black dots on top of the red details in the bottle.
I also used Wilton Extra-Fine edible writers

NOTE: It’s very, very, very important to wait until the icing is 100 percent dry before adding any details on top of it.  Trust me, I ruined one of the Jeannie cookies because I was too impatient to wait for her face to dry before adding her facial features.  It’s best to wait at least 8 hours.

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Birdhouse Cookies

I love making these one dimensional birdhouse cookies.  They are easy and fun to do.  To make them you will need to roll out cookie dough and cut the shapes with a template.  A very good Roll Out Sugar Cookie Recipe can be found here

To make the template, I used this pattern.

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Using an edible marker, trace the design onto a piece of acetate and cut along the lines.  To make the hole in the center, I used the wide bottom of a pastry tip (about 3/4 of an inch).

And you will need Royal Icing, also found at the same link as the cookie recipe (scroll down to the bottom).  Most of the icing should be a 6-10 second flood consistency.  You can learn about icing consistency here.

I used either a tip 2 or 3 for the flooding and a tip 1 for the gold details.

Colors used were Americolor Brand Violet, Lemon Yellow, Pink, and Gold.