Archery Cake & Cookies

Hi there,

Last week I made this cake for an archery-themed party. The birthday girl wanted a target, a bow and an arrow on top of a green cake, as well as some cookies to match the theme. I really hope she enjoyed it!!

The cake was iced and piped with green buttercream and the archery decorations were made out of fondant.

Some cookies were decorated with sugarpaste (targets) and some others were hand piped with royal icing (bows and arrows).

See you soon!

Sara

Batgirl & Spiderman Cupcakes

Hi there,

I never had heard about Batgirl before making these cupcakes -must be I’m getting old!!-, so I was quite curious and excited when I was asked to make them. After some research, I decided to make a cute and girly style (they had to be pretty for Spiderman, lol!!).

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I recently made more Spiderman Cupcakes, check them out!

Have a nice weekend,

Sara

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Glove Cookies. Cross Stitch Embroidery Technique

Hi there,

Still very cold out there…! Brrrr! Fortunately, just one month left to welcome the spring. Meanwhile, don’t forget to wear very warm clothes to avoid unexpected colds!

In some of these cookies I used a kind of cross stitch embroidery technique to make them look more realistic. I first made a royal icing grid and then I filled with dots some of the small squares alternately in order to form several patterns. It’s a laborious task but really rewarding once you see the result!

In the other cookies, I just used the wet on wet technique, marbling the patterns to get a coolest one.

Have a warm week!! ;)

Sara

Zombie Teddy Bear… Happy Halloween!

Hi there,

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!

This year, a part from the Halloween Cookie House I made recently, I’ve dressed up a giant teddy bear cookie (9×7 inch)… After playing with royal icing for a while, I’ve turned it into a zombie! 

To turn this lovely teddy bear into a (cute) zombie, I added small spooky details such as mummy bandages, a spider web, a snake, creepy spiders, a worm coming out through the teddy’s ear, a sewed heart, stitched wounds, a bone as a bow tie…

You can see the teddy’s transformation in the following pictures , lol:

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Hope you all enjoy this funny/terrifying night!

Sara

Halloween Cookie House

Hi there,

This is the project I’ve made for this year’s Halloween night. It’s a 3D haunted cookie house! Handcrafted and completely edible! Yummmy!! Buuuut… unfortunately we’re not going to eat it, since I want to use it to decorate home for the Halloween’s party. I’m going to add a small lightbulb inside to make it shiny and spooky!

I wanted to build a cookie house since long time ago, and I decided to give it a try this year. I got my inspiration from the fantastic Haniella’s haunted gingerbread house. I added my personal touches and details everywhere to create both a creepy and cute project.

As you can see, there are a couple of witches in a difficult situation. One of them has just fallen inside the chimney. The other one has been literally squashed by the house!! In the entrance, there’s an original “welcome” poster and in the back of the house, there’s a boiling witch cauldron (that’s actually an extra cookie!!).

I prepared my own templates (walls, roof…) to cut the cookie dough and once the pieces baked, I iced them with royal icing. When dried, I assembled them together (royal icing is an excellent glue!!) until I got my desired 3D haunted cookie house.

By the way, this kind of projects are usually called “gingerbread” houses because the cookies to build them contain ginger (it’s a special recipe). Anyway, if you don’t like gingerbread cookies or simply you prefer to use plain sugar ones, no problem, it’ll also work! Just make sure they are thick (5 mm) and sturdy enough.

I hope you like it and you can appreciate all the small details in it!

Have a great Halloween night!

Sara

Jolly Möh & Pink Floyd Cake… An hilarous combination!

Hi there,

Last week I made a very interesting birthday cake, which I wanted to share with all of you. The person the cake was for, is a big fan of Pink Floyd’s music and Mario Benedetti’s poetry and she loves the cute Jolly Möh sheep and the white roses. So I designed a cake consisting on a single round tier with a Jolly Möh sheep on top wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt and listening their music! To go with it, also made some hand piped cookies with Mario Benedetti’s verses! And, if that wasn’t enough, I also prepared a bunch of cupcakes toped with… guess what… Yes! More Pink Floyd and Jolly Möh’s! Overall, a very unusual combination that turned out to be pretty fun! Don’t you think? ;)

I coated an 8″ round vanilla cake with scrumptious dark chocolate ganache and pink rolled fondant, trying to make noticeable sharp edges (I’m a bit obsessed with that!!).

Then, I added the rest of the decorations. I mixed 2D & 3D details to emphasize some of them. I really like the earphones that Jolly Möh is using, as well has her t-shirt, haha! She’s also holding a white rose as a gift for the birthday girl. As you can see for her position, she needs a big hug!! Hug me!! ;)

It was particularly challenging to fit Mario Benedetti’s verses on a single cookie! But with a bit of concentration and steady hand, I could pipe them with white royal icing. My friend Mónica advised me that it would be a good idea to pipe white letters over sky blue cookies. She was right!

By the way, I’ve something on the works for Halloween. Something that I haven’t tried before and been wanted to do for a while now… Spooky!! Stay tuned :)

See you,

Sara

Flip-flop Cookies & Cheerful Flowers

Hi there,

These are my latest cookie designs: summery and fresh! All of them were fully decorated with royal icing, but for the tiny sugarpaste flowers on the flip-flops.

I made some cute feet with painted nails and wearing colorful flip-flops.

I also made some cheerful flowers and happy sun cookies.

It was my first time using a food dehydrator to set the royal icing. I had some troubles in the past due to craters in small and angular areas and I was sure that those toe nails would be a problem if I didn’t dry them quicly. Fortunately, that useful machine worked for me to prevent my royal icing from cratering!! No craters in the nails! Yay!!

I read that the food dehydrator is also very useful to avoid colour bleeding and to dry the royal icing quicly and thoroughly despite the humid climate, which prevents the cookies from absorbing humidity and becoming soggy. They come out really crunchy, just how I like :D

I hope you liked them!

Have a good week,

Sara

Tropical Fish Cookies For Kids

Hi there,

Yesterday I was experimenting some techniques with the leftover royal icing of my last PME decorating lesson. I didn’t want to throw it away because it was still in perfect condition. I baked some delicious fish-shaped cookies and I decorated them with colourful patterns using the marbling technique, the petal effect (to make the scales)… I think they look great for a kids’ party in the summer! Funny and simple!

Since I was in a rush, I couldn’t take as many pictures as usual. Just this one…!

I think I’ll be making more cookies next week. If so, I’ll share the result with you all to give you some inspiration!

Have a good week,

Sara

Mice & Cheese Cookies

Hi there!

Recently I’ve been specially interested in cookie decorating. I love piping, so when I have a cookie in front of me, I just want to pipe and pipe royal icing throughout. And once finished, I happily start piping the next one, and so on until I decorate the whole batch of cookies.

Cookie decorating it’s a quite time-consuming process (mixing, rolling, cutting, baking, preparing royal icing, decorating, drying time, packing…) although very very fun and gratifying. I usually add one more step, which is taking pictures of the result and sometimes, making photo collages.

As I mentioned in my previous post (frog cookies), I think that changing the purpose of the cookie cutters is very interesting and highly creative. Making a frog from a flower-shaped cutter, sexy underwear from a heart-shaped one… In this occasion, I used a heart-shaped cutter again to make playful mice.

If you keep the whole heart-shaped cookie, you can make mice faces  (both boys and girls!). If you cut it in half before baking, you can make some little mice. In addition, if you cut a round cookie dough in half, you’ll make the simplest and easiest mice ever :- )

I didn’t forget to make some cheese sugar cookies to make my mice happy!! Some slices ended up with a few bites…

I got my inspiration from Sugar Dot Cookies, who made some cute mice faces and squares of cheese. I added my personal touch, as well as new stuff, of course!

I hope you like them and as I did, you get inspired!

See you soon.

xoxo

Sara