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Doughnut Sugar Cookie Tutorial… Super Easy!

Whip up a batch of colorful iced sugar cookies in no time with this doughnut sugar cookie tutorial and easy cookie glaze recipe! It's so easy to make these colorful cookies - even if you've never decorated a sugar cookie before. * GoodieGodmother.com

Whip up a batch of colorful iced sugar cookies in no time with this doughnut sugar cookie tutorial! It’s so easy to make these colorful cookies – even if you’ve never decorated a sugar cookie before. Many moons ago, before my small children, I had time to play with royal icing on cookies pretty regularly. In fact, it was still possible with just 1, because my oldest napped like a…

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Blooming Matcha Marshmallows

Celebrate Spring, your love of matcha, or just unique sweets with this beautiful blooming matcha marshmallows recipe and tutorial!  * GoodieGodmother.com

Celebrate Spring, your love of matcha, or just unique sweets with this beautiful blooming matcha marshmallows recipe and tutorial!  Let’s talk about blooming. These blooming matcha marshmallows are actually inspired by my friend Melissa who had one on a trip to NYC. She asked me if I thought I could reverse engineer it, and since I already planned to make matcha marshmallows, we take the recipe, get a little creative,…

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How to Make Cake Pop Roses

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! * GoodieGodmother.com

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial!  Cake pops make people happy. They just look absolutely darling, and food on a stick is always better. One Valentine’s Day, when I still had my home bakery, I decided to offer cake pop roses as a holiday special. I had so much fun making them that when thinking about…

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How to Make Monogrammed Sugar Cookies Without A Projector

A little creativity and time are all you need to create monogrammed sugar cookies - even if you don't have a projector! This post and video will show you how to make monogrammed sugar cookies without a projector. * GoodieGodmother.com

A little creativity and time are all you need to create monogrammed sugar cookies – even if you don’t have a projector! This post and video will show you how to make monogrammed sugar cookies without a projector.  Before I got into cookie decorating, I always wondered how cookie artists achieved consistent results over dozens of cookies. In some cases, it’s pure skill. But not everyone is a natural born…

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Gender Reveal Cookies

Go beyond cake with your gender reveal ideas! Gender reveal cookies are a unique way to share your baby's gender with a group, or with family and friends far away - they ship! * Recipe and Video Tutorial on GoodieGodmother.com

Go beyond cake with your gender reveal ideas! Gender reveal cookies are a unique way to share your baby’s gender with a group, or with family and friends far away – they ship! Necessity is the mother of all invention, and when a friend wanted me to make a gender reveal cake for her before she actually knew the gender, I decided to get creative. Gender reveals are lots of…

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Little Blue Truck Smash Cake – Buttercream Transfer Tutorial

Little Blue Truck Smash Cake - A buttercream transfer tutorial on GoodieGodmother.com

In this post I share how I used a buttercream transfer to make a Little Blue Truck smash cake for a friend’s son! I feel very fortunate to have found many friends with infants after our move to Virginia – mainly because it means that from time to time, I get to make smash cakes! I absolutely love making smash cakes for first birthday photo shoots. I think it’s a fun…

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Painted Fall Leaves Sugar Cookie Tutorial

Painted Fall Leaves Sugar Cookie Tutorial * Video and Instructions on GoodieGodmother.com

Decorating festive autumn sugar cookies is easy with my painted fall leaves sugar cookie tutorial. Using either royal icing or fondant as a base, learn how to paint sugar cookies to create vibrant and beautiful designs. Shortly before I closed the bakery,  I began this phase where I wanted to paint EVERYTHING! If there was a way I could work painting into a design, I would do it. I loved…

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Star Wars Macarons: Chocolate Chili Macarons & Wild Orange Vanilla Bean

Whether you belong to the First Order or the Resistance, the Force is strong in these Star Wars Macarons! Recipes included for chili chocolate macarons and vanilla bean wild orange macarons. The post also contains a downloadable template for piping the macarons and making your stencils. This is a perfect Star Wars dessert for your favorite foodie. * GoodieGodmother.com

Whether you are for the First Order or a member of the Resistance, the Force is strong with these Star Wars macarons!   I am typing this with just hours left on May 4 (May the Fourth be with you), but I couldn’t let today go by without something Star Wars related. It was too perfect! Of course, I didn’t realize this a week or so ago because this year has been…

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Cherry Blossom Cake Tutorial

Check out this cherry blossom cake tutorial to learn how to decorate a cherry blossom cake by painting on buttercream! Tutorial, FREE stencil printable, and video on GoodieGodmother.com

Learn how to paint on buttercream frosting using two different techniques with my easy to follow cherry blossom cake tutorial! One of my absolute favorite things about spring in Northern Virginia is the cherry blossom trees. The blossoms are just gorgeous, and I don’t even have to trek to the District to enjoy beautiful blooms – we have a few trees right outside our condo. Of course, it is a…

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How to Decorate a Rainbow Cake

A sprinkle-coated colorful cake makes a beautiful centerpiece dessert for a party. Learn how to decorate a rainbow cake like a pro with my easy-to-follow tutorial. * GoodieGodmother.com

A sprinkle-coated colorful cake makes a beautiful centerpiece dessert for a party. Learn how to decorate a rainbow cake like a pro with my easy-to-follow tutorial. Rainbow cakes make me so happy, and it was one of my favorite designs to make with my home bakery. I actually started making them because I agreed to donate a cake to a silent auction for a local organization, and one of the…

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How to Decorate an American Girl Cake

How to decorate an American Girl Spa birthday cake! Easy to do, even for those new to fondant, and perfect for the American Girl lover in your life! Read the full tutorial on GoodieGodmother.com

Happy Monday darlings! Today I have a tutorial for you sharing how to decorate an American Girl cake. My friend Sarah at Cook With 5 Kids has a darling little daughter who just celebrated a birthday, and I made her cake! The party was American Girl Spa themed and held at Sarah’s home with event coordination and loads of darling details by Misty at Frosted Events. The party theme was American Girl Spa,…

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How to Make a Mermaid Smash Cake

Learn how to make a buttercream MERMAID smash cake perfect for first birthday photos! Blog post includes plenty of helpful tips, even for beginners, and a video.

One of my favorite things ever is celebrating first birthdays! I love love love love to make smash cakes, and have made no secret of this to all my friends with babies. I’m rather shameless about it actually. Anyway, my friend Tara’s little girl turned 1 recently and Tara asked me to make a mermaid smash cake for her mermaid theme first birthday photos. Tara blogs at An Aiming High…

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