Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies

Snowman_Cookie_WEBHow cool and how SIMPLE! Do we love it? YES!

Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Make your favorite sugar cookie icing recipe when cookies are cooled and make a “puddle” that looks like the snowman has already melted. While the icing is still wet, stick a marshmallow to one side. Let icing dry. Use a red/orange candy sprinkle for the nose and black icing to make eyes, mouth and arms. Use blue icing for the scarf (or change this color up) and green for buttons (or change this color up as well).

I told you it was simple – and it looks so cool you people will think you took a lot of time to create your masterpieces.

Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim Cookie / Candies

111111111Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim Cookie

~Turn fudge stripped cookies upside down

~Hold Reece’s candy with the top facing down and pipe icing on the top of cookie

~Stick the Reece’s on top of icing

~Pipe orange icing around base to make a nice finish and add a buckle design on the front

Tips and Tricks:

~Use a small zip lock bag with tip cut off to pipe for these cookies and save money by not using the expensive icing bags

~Instead of fudge stripped cookies use the cookie parts of Oreo’s and enjoy the insides while preparing these cookies

Halloween Sugar Cookie Mummies ~ Easy

545870_10100141348623202_2044196699_nSo Easy!!! Make your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe (or use premade) roll and cut out (with a knife)  cookies that are shaped like your thumb. Round the ends and bake. Make an icing recipe and drizzle back a nd fourth across the cookies – it does not need to be neat and perfect which makes it great to allow your children to help. You can use a sandwich zip lock bag and cut a tiny piece from the corner to pipe icing. The eyes can be made by mixing the same recipe for the icing and add a few drops of food coloring or you could place two chocolate chips top side pushed into cookie before you bake them. Easy and looks great when you have several on a plate for a Halloween party or favors for a party.

Despicable Me Minion Cake by Betty Crocker

994524_661854820511276_130088733_nThis is such a creative way to make a Despicable Me Minion cake – and you do it from a standard sheet cake pan. For full instructions, please visit the following link to Bettty Crockers website. There you will find step by step instructions that go into great detail that are easy to follow.

SOURCE: Betty Crocker

Icing On The Cake – Different Styles

icing a cake treatment treatments finishes finish1st: ice the cake and make random 1/2 swirls  with a tip of a spoon and rotate them as you go

2nd: ice the cake and use a fork and run the tips of prongs into icing to make squiggle/straight lines (squiggle is more forgiving)

3rd: ice cake and use tip of spoon and  dig little trenches going around the edge and random on top

4th: ice cake and use a butter knife tip and drag it from bottom to top around edge and from edge into the center on top

Now you never have to worry about making the icing all nice and smooth (which will give you a quick headache). Use these designs with butter cream or any soft icings like cool whip icing. I hope you enjoy!