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Cookie Decorating Tutorials

Cookie Decorating Tutorials I want you to be successful with cookie decorating, and the only way I know how to do that is to share what I know with you. Here you will find all of the baking and decorating tips and techniques that I use personally. They are tried and true methods that have been proven through the decoration of literally tens of thousands of cookies.

Remember, a lot of your success depends on using the right tools. I've made available just about everything you'll ever need for cookie decorating on our online store. From cookie cutters to decorating and baking supplies, ingredients, packaging and presentation supplies, sugars and sprinkles, and much more!

I've divided the tutorial section into several different pages that cover everything from choosing your recipe right down to the last finishing touch on your decorated cookie, and hopefully everything in between. Feel free to browse through and see what interests you. If you have a question that isn't covered here, check out our F.A.Q. section, or contact me and I'll do my best to answer your questions.

Happy cookie decorating!
Dough Preparation & Baking
The first step in successful cookie decorating is finding a great cookie recipe...
Mixing rolled sugar cookie dough is fairly simple. The ingredients are minimal and it comes together in a snap...
After you have made the dough, you will need to refrigerate it to make it workable. Here's how...
Rolling out the dough seems to be the part people fear the most. It really is not too bad if you follow a few simple rules...
Finally it is time to fill your home with the magical smell of baking cookies! Here are a few tips...
Frosting Preparation
There are several types of icings that can be used to decorate cookies...
Coloring the frosting is very simple if you have high quality food colorings to work with...
Glazing is a technique that creates that super-smooth look you see on fancy cookies...
Decorating Bags
Knowing how to use a decorating bag is critical to your success...
Filling will be the same for all bags except the parchment triangles...
Correct handling can mean the difference between success and frustration...
Decorating Techniques
Glazing cookies is an easy way to make your cookies look instantly professional...
Some cookies have more than one color of glaze or are only partially glazed...
Sugaring is such an easy way to add something special without a lot of work...
I love edible accents on cookies! It is so easy and makes your cookie designs so cute...
This is a fun trick that uses only glaze and creativity. These cookies are very fun to make...
There are some simple things you can to to make sure it is more fun than frustrating...
Piping
The more you are prepared the more fun this part is going to be...
Dots are fairly easy, but there is a trick to getting them to look smooth...
To make teardrops, start with your bag at a 45 degree angle to the paper...
This will be the same technique whether you are making a bead border, a shell border, or a ribbon border...
There are two ways to fill in a medium-large space...
One of the hardest things to do in cookie decorating is a straight line...
Writing is probably the single most scary thing for new decorators, but it really doesn't have to be...
Airbrush Use & Care
A great introduction to the airbrush tool. Learn the basics here!
Let's start airbrushing! Find out how to start painting with an airbrush.
You'll want to take good care of your equipment. Also, some tips on troubleshooting.
Cookie Projects
You've seen cookies on sticks. Now it's your turn to make them...
These beautiful Fall Leaves are a lot easier than they look!
Create this friendly, spooktacular ghost for Halloween!
No two snowflake cookies are alike!
Frosty the snowman was a jolly, happy cookie!
Try this Wet-on-Wet technique to make beautiful hearts.
Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue!
You'll be surprised how easy these eye-catching arrangements can be...
Try this cute Jack-o-Lantern for a fun Halloween treat...
Gobble Gobble! Make this cute Turkey for Thanksgiving!
Make Santa cookies to leave as a treat for Santa!
Decorate these fun Christmas trees.
Master tear drops and create lots of fun designs!
Miscellaneous
You've collected the right tools. Now how do you make them last? Read how to wash and care for your cookie cutters.
Check out a few tidbits of information on how these wonderful tools came about.
"Wow" your friends and family with this amazing (and amazingly simply) Brush Embroidery technique!

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