Summer Cookie Fun!

Julia Usher’s new beautiful book Ultimate Cookies was extremely popular over the holidays, but it’s not only for holiday baking. She has plenty of fun stuff for Spring & Summer baking as well! I couldn’t seem to pick a favorite project because they are all so amazing, so instead I am going to show you several that I thought would make fun Summer projects! Remember you must purchase the book Ultimate Cookies to get the instructions & how-to’s for these wonderful cookie creations.   BUY NOW

These sail boat cookies are just too cute! They would be great treats for a Nautical Summer party! Thinking of throwing a Nautical party? Check out our fun Nautical themed baking items to make your party complete! Shop Nautical Now

These butterfly cookies are sure to make your heart flutter! So colorful and fun, they would make great treats for a Garden Party!

One can never be too old for ice cream! Don’t these adorable cookies just make you want to throw an Ice Cream Social Party?!

These Peacock cookies are so gorgeous! How do you do it Julia? To make this project a little bit easier for you we have actually created a Peacock Cutter Set & a Peacock Project Kit! The cool thing about the Peacock Cutter Set is that in the fall you can use them to make Turkey’s!

Remember: You need to purchase Julia’s book Ultimate Cookies to make these projects! This is a great book that you will turn to over and over again. It has projects for every season & holiday so it never gets old.     BUY NOW

We also offer a variety of other cookie project kits & cutter sets to go along with the book. Check them out in our Julia Usher’s Ultimate Cookies Department.

Celebrating Summer Birthdays

It’s not quite officially summer – but it is FINALLY starting to feel that way (at least in our neck of the woods) and the sunshine is much needed! The sunshine has us thinking about summer birthdays…pool parties, bbq’s, picnics, spending time with family and friends and of course, celebrating the Fancy way with fabulous treats and colorful decorations. We’ve partnered once again with our  good friend ArtGirl TM who is creating handmade sets of six sugar cookies shaped like candles and shipping them in a cute gift container. These colorful cookies measure approximately 4″ tall, are made with all natural ingredients and are NOW available on our website. Perfect when your your in a pinch and looking for a pop of color for a party. They are almost too cute to eat…almost! We love the idea of popping them in a batch of cupcakes decked out in colorful baking cups to match! We love ArtGirl and her fun website…check it our for decorating inspiration! Iif your up for an afternoon project – try your hand at making candle shaped cookies at home with our Candle Cookie Cutter, No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe and a batch of royal icing. YUM!

ArtGirl Candle Cookies

Also for the summer birthday season we can’t get enough of Cake Pops! Sure -they are all the rage, but for good reason! Look how festive they are decorated in rainbow colors, sprinkled with white non-pareils and dressed up with a Happy Birthday Cake Pop Skirt?

Happy Birthday Cake Pop Skirts

Cake Pops featuring Happy Birthday Cake Pop Skirts

Colorful Cake Pops

Colorful Cake Pops Decorated with White Non-Pareils

Also just in are some fantastic options for birthday candles. From fancy Candelabra’s and Match Stick Candlesto these Firecracker Birthday Candles and these clever Roman Numeral Candles…there is something for every birthday party! The Roman Numerals come in a pack of 8 are are way more fun and keep folks guessing your age – I mean doesn’t a giant L look much better than a giant 5-0!

See our entire Candle selection HERE. 

Roman Candle Set

Roman Candle Set

Retro Easter Puzzle Cookies

Cookie puzzles? Yes, indeed! Try this fun spin on any of our wafer papers and make your cookies into cookie puzzles with our Puzzle Cookie Cutter. The Retro Easter Wafer Paper images featured above are the perfect size for our toast puzzle cookie cutter. Simply follow our HOW-TO recipe guide for step-by-step instructions for creating these fun and colorful treats. Then sit back while your friends and family piece the cookies together before happily gobbling them up! A fun idea for Easter morning!

 

Check out the Sweet SugarBelle Blog! We heart SugarBelle!

We are just smitten over Sweet SugarBelle’s amazing cookies and are excited to follow the adventures of Sweet Sugar Belle on her BLOG – and we wanted to share it with you too!  This baker/decorator has an amazing talent for designing lovely sugar cookies in vibrant colors and patterns. What we especially love is her recent blog posts about storing and decorating with royal icing. The step-by-step photos are a great reference if you are just learning how to use royal icing or have ever wondered how to keep it for more than just a day. Even after decorating many a sugar cookie, we were truly inspired by the unique tie-dye prints and intricate floral scroll patterns (and the fun Justin Beiber and knitting theme cookies are too cute for words!!). All this amazing creativity will make any cookie lover smile in a big way!

Please check out Sweet SugarBelle at: http://sweetsugarbelle.blogspot.com. Just be prepared that after you browse this blog, you will want to whip up a batch of cookies ASAP (and perhaps eat some too)! Green shamrock cookies for St. Paddy’s Day, anyone?!?

Cookies for Two

Heart Puzzle Cookie Cutter Set
Royal Icing Mix
Assorted Pink Food Coloring

Adorable new cookie cutter set to make a one of a kind cookie for Valentine’s Day. This will be a fun baking project, (especially for kids!), as you can personalize them to make them unique. Have fun – use icing writers to doodle names, messages, or drawings!

Directions:
Puzzle cookies are easy to make and fun to give as treats to children. We made these puzzle cookies using our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe, which you can find under RECIPES at the bottom of our Home Page. Make the dough and cut out the heart puzzle shapes using the Heart Puzzle Cookie Cutters.

NOTE: If you want the pieces to fit together- Leave each cut heart of dough positioned together to bake–do not separate the puzzle pieces. Immediately after the cookies are removed from the oven, use the Heart Puzzle Cutters to recut the puzzle pieces on each side of the heart. Gently wiggle the cutter when re-cutting the dough to make sure you have well cut pieces. Allow to cool.

Red, white and blue wafer paper cookies!

Celebrate America’s birthday with a stunning batch of sugar cookies complete with patriotic wafer paper designs. If you haven’t tried wafer paper – don’t worry – it is easy to use and you get great results. View our complete how-to guide for these mini wafer paper cookies. You can also try using edible glitter to give the cookies a little bit more shine.

Also try our project of the week – featuring patriotic cupcakes with our red pisa muffin cups and Lucks’s brand royal icing star decorations. Simple. Delicious. Classic. A mini cupcake is the birthday finger food for a 4th of July party or BBQ.

View all July 4th product HERE.