Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Bettter late than never: GIVEAWAY!

Ok, so I know was supposed to do my birthday giveaway in like May, but things have been crazy busy around here. BUT we made it in the end and now you can enter for a little cookie decorating fun of your own!!!

The winner will receive -

1 x AmeriColor gel in electric pink, 1 x CK Products pink sugar crystals

2 x Wilton standard couplers, 2 x disposable piping bags, 1 x Wilton #1 tip, 1 x Wilton #2 tip

1 x Blossom Sugar Art dress cookie cutter

and last but not least, this awesomely (yes it's a word) cool mini rolling pin - just because it is so darn cute!!!

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway is also open to international entrants so everybody can join in the fun. The competition will be open until 8pm AEST Friday 29th June 2012. At this time I will use random.org to generate a winner.

To make it fair to everybody please only post one comment for your entry, anybody that has entered more than once will be excluded from the giveaway.

Now that the boring stuff is over, head on down and place your entry.

READY .. SET .. GO! 


Congratulations to Detirijose on winning the birthday giveaway! I hope you thoroughly enjoy your goodies and make sure you share your creations :)

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Quick catch up!

Ok, so here I am quickly catching up on some of the big things that have been happening!

I told you in the last post that I would fill you in on how the Easter Cookie Swap came about. It was getting close to Easter and after feeling very left out watching all the American Cookie Swaps I put a call out on Precious Pie Cookies Facebook page asking if any Australian cookiers would be interested in an Easter Cookie Swap. I had immediate interest from Beck at Becca's Biscuits who reshared my post to her wall and had immediate interest from Traci at Cookie Queen Kitsch'n.

Between the three of us we decided the best course of action was to start a page where all Australian cookiers could gather, meet and share. So we started Australian Cookiers United and from this page we ran the Cookie Swap and were excited to have plenty of interest! If you want to see what everybody created head on over and take a look. Feel free to join in the fun while you are there :) There is currently a TV Cookie Challenge going on with some great prizes up for grabs, all the details are on the page and it is open to ANYBODY!

Here are my cookies sent out to my two swappers.

Next was ANZAC day. I collaborated with the lovely Maree of The Old Fashioned Baking Company to create this lovely package to commemorate ANZAC Day.


I loved this pack and it was an honor to create it!

I also created two dessert tables with my bestest friend Lauren from Happy Little Cupcake. Check out her blogpost here to see all the deliciousness!
Anyway, I'll finish up the boringness (it's absolutely a word!) and hope to see you drop by our Australian Cookiers United page :)

Thursday, 5 April 2012


Ok, so I know it has been a REALLY long time but I have been so caught up in cookies that the blog went straight out the window! I promise to try and be better though :) Honest!

Seeings as it's Easter and all I'm going to share this years Easter creations. Easter is very exciting for me this year as it marks 1 year since my first cookie decorating attempt and I am proud to say that I have come a long way!

Anyway enough of the blibber blabber .. we want to see cookies right?

This is my blue antique/vintage Easter cookie collection.

And if your going to make blue then it goes without saying that you have to do pink, right?

And then, of course, you need a little bright cookie love.

But what I am most excited about is the Easter cookie swap I was a part of this year. More on that in the next post but I will give you a little peek at what I created to send out to my swappers :)

and this

Well I hope you enjoyed my little Easter cookie feast. I'm off now, it's nap time at our house and after a VERY long week cookie-ing I could use one :)

Have a safe and happy Easter everybody!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Energize my cookie

This week I had the challenge of creating an "energy cookie" for a beach volleyball team to take to the Masters Games. They gave me a sample of their team shirt material and left me to my own devices.

Having never even considered making anything of it's kind I had to do some research and here was the end result.

Energy Cookie Recipe


2 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
100g Melted Butter
3/4 Tsp Vanilla Paste
1 Cup Dried Fruit & Nut Mix


Preheat oven to 180.

Combine dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.

On a cookie tray place the cookie cutter you wish to use. Scoop in mixture and pack tightly. Gently remove cookie cutter and repeat process until all mixture is used.

Bake until golden brown (about 20 minutes).

Ta Da! You have energy cookies. Eat as is or decorate with Royal Icing.

If you have any left, cookies can be stored in an airtight container.

Have you ever been given a custom order that has left you feeling a little overwhelmed?

Monday, 3 October 2011

From fail to fun!

So I spent this Sunday with Miss Lauren from Happy Little Cupcake and boredom took over after FAR too much rain watching so we got to cupcake baking. Orange cupcakes for that matter!

So now it's icing time, right? Well my cupcakey friend says "do you have a large icing tip?" Now I totally didn't look at her blankly (I know what a large icing tip is!), but apparently a number 4 tip does NOT constitute a large icing tip! Who knew? It's not my fault I tell you, I'm a cookier!

This was where I came up with my AMAZING idea that had Lauren looking at me like maybe I was a little bit defective and telling me that it wasn't going to work. But being the stubborn optimistic person that I am I wouldn't be persuaded.

So I pulled out the trusty cardstock and made myself a large icing tip.

Tell the truth, you know you are looking at it and thinking that it is totally awesome!!!!

Feeling creative we decided to go with a blue, green and yellow icing swirl. We coloured our buttercream and got our tip ready for it's grand introduction to the world of decorating.

This may or may not have been the begining of the end of my masterplan! Lets just say that all in all it was an interesting experience. Out of this experience though also came some fun. I looked at the disaster and just saw failure but Miss Cupcake saw monsters and that's when things started to look up :)

Here was our end result

What kitchen disasters have you turned around?