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Cookie Sticks

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Cookie Sticks

I love love love cookie sticks!  These tools really help you pull off some straight lines!  The cookie cutter is by Sweet Sugarbelle and the microplane can be found in almost any store that carries kitchen supplies.  To use the microplane, simply shave the edges of a cool cookie until you get your desired straight lines.

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Royal Icing Transfers

Royal Icing Transfers

Did you know you can make any candied shape you want out of royal icing?  Find your favorite image, place a flat piece of parchment paper over your printout, and start icing your transfer shape!  Let it dry, peel it off, and place it on your cookie.  There are so many opportunities for designs with these types of candies.  Here is a simple one color silhouette design.  Enjoy!

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Pop Top Packaging

Pop Top Packaging

How sweet are these little containers to hold your cookies?  Once they are filled and sealed, the little top peels back like an actual soda can! Watch how I customize them below.  These ones are 3 1/4" x 5" in size and can be purchased from PaperMart.

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White Food Gel

White Food Gel

Did you know when you make your royal icing that it is actually pretty transparent naturally?  This can sometimes result in colors bleeding into each other when you ice cookies (i.e., red into white).   I add white food gel coloring into every single color I make.  If I am making white royal icing, I add a good amount of white gel into it.  If I am making any other color (besides black), I add white AND the other color.  For example, if you were just to add red gel food coloring into your freshly made royal icing, sure it looks...

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Make Your Own Maze Cookie

Make Your Own Maze Cookie

Make your own maze cookie.  Find the video and free image here!

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