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?!?

Newsletter and Sale – so many reasons to celebrate summer!

Swim to our 25% off cupcake pick sale! Summer is here – which means bbqs, pool parties, weddings – all reasons to celebrate with cupcakes and stylish, fun and clever cupcake picks! Browse our select cupcake picks on sale HERE. Discount automatically applied at checkout.

We are also happy to announce to our “hot off the press” Summer Newsletter with fun decorating ideas and new products to inspire every baker. View this online only newsletter HERE.

New this summer is our fish bowl cookie cutter! Create your own aquarium with this fun cutter, quins and bright royal icing colors. View the how-to recipe HERE.

Enjoy the sunshine Fancy Friends!

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.

Fancy Flours knows Fancy Flowers

Whether it is cookie cutters, chocolate transfers, sugar whimsies, muffin cups or cupcake picks, Fancy Flours has every flower pattern, design or shape under the sun! With over 100 floral inspired items to choose from we’ll help make sure your flour-y treats are the star of the party.

Featured above is our Orchid Cookie Cutter decorated in vibrant shades of royal icing. We always use our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe for delicious results every time. Happy baking fancy friends. Summer is just around the corner!