Spring Chick Sugar Cookies

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Sunday, April 24th, 2011 | Read the Rest

Sugar cookies decorated to look like little chicks or chickens using royal icing

One of the two cookies I made for Easter with the family were the Spring Chick sugar cookies. I used Betty Crocker’s sugar cookie package to get a head-start on them and to help ensure that they’d make it all the way through the decorating process. I used oval cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and learned a new technique to ensure that the cookies don’t stick to the counter or my fingers: lots and lots of flour…

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Melted Snowmen: The Finale

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 | Read the Rest

I finally finished my cookie decorating. This week got a little more hectic than planned and I had less time to play with my baking and decorating pieces in the evenings than I would liked. But I suppose, better late than never. Plus, while slightly-old cookies are still great to decorate, it makes them less tempting to devour them all after the decorating is done.

Check out the Melted Snowmen: The Beginning to see where our story is starting from and to get an idea of how to do the first portion of this project.

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Melted Snowmen: The Beginning

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 | Read the Rest

The other day I noticed the cutest cookies: sugar cookies with melted snowmen! Apparently this cookie idea has been all the rage this holiday season, just check out this Google search for melted snowman cookies. You’ll see a ton of way adorable half-melted snowmen.

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Fields of Yellow Roses

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Friday, January 8th, 2010 | Read the Rest

Okay, so maybe not ‘fields’ per say, but I did finish seven lovely yellow Wilton Roses per the Wilton Cake Decorating Book 1. I have to be honest, when I started the roses, making the triangle-esq shaped bud that goes under them, I really thought that I am simply not a flower-creator. They just were not looking correct. The book shows them to be beautiful cone-shaped things and mine looked more like the tips of baby bottles with a long snout at the top.

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Buttercream Frosting, How I Love You

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 | Read the Rest

After Duncan Hines bested me with their Lemon Cake Box mix, I was determined to do better with the frosting and decorating of the cake. I started off with the recipe for Buttercream Frosting listed in my Wilton Cake Decorating – Class 1 booklet.

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Indulging My New Passion

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Saturday, December 26th, 2009 | Read the Rest

Happily, I received the very start to my new free-time passion: cake decorating supplies! I received a bunch of Wilton goodies, perfect for starting off with buttercream frosting decorating and moving into fondant and gumpaste a little later.

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The Start of an Obsession

Posted by Jen Chiappisi on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 | Read the Rest

For as long as I can remember I’ve always absolutely loved baking. I can still remember back to those days in which I helped bake chocolate chip cookies and other bakery yummies with my mother, fueled by my desire to lick any unused dough off of the mixer beater-bars.

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