Latte Art Cookies!

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As I sit here writing this, I’m sipping on my favorite Holiday drink: the chestnut praline latte from Starbucks. It’s a good thing they don’t offer these all year round because I find them very difficult to resist while they’re available.

Latte art is always impressive, and if you’ve ever tried pouring steamed milk into a cup of espresso to create a pretty design, you know it’s not as easy as some baristas make it look (just ask Kawaii Sweet World!). I think it’s safe to say that these latte art cookies are a little easier to master than actual latte art, and if you mess up, you can always scrape the icing off and start again :)latte-cookies2

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

Colors: The Wilton Color Right color system was used to create all of the icing colors in this set of cookies.


Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Combine butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt
Add cocoa powder and milk.
Stir in flour.
Split into two pieces. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll dough to 3/16″ and cut cookies using a round cookie cutter.
Bake cookies at 350º Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

Watch the video below to see how I made these latte art cookies.

Click on the images for more cookie decorating projects!                     gender-reveal-cookies2 Mason-Jar-Cookies3 Donut-Cookies8

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Spirograph Cookies!

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A few weeks ago, I was shopping with my mom at a store called Bop To Tottom in Kingston. The name of the store is pretty much the best way to describe it… it’s one of those stores that you’d go to if you’re looking for a unique gift. They have costume jewelry, clothes, hats, scarves, purses, makeup, soaps, candles, and the kind of toys that bring you back to your childhood. This is where I was reunited with the Spirograph Set and knew immediately that I had to try it out on royal icing with edible ink markers. These Spirograph cookies are the result of my experiment. spirograph-cookies2


The ultra fine point on the Rainbow Dust edible food pen works really well with the Spirograph.spirograph5

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

Border colors: Blue, Pink, Purple (The Wilton Color Right color system was used to create all of the icing colors in this set of cookies)

Watch the video to see how I used the Spirograph set to decorate these cookies:

Click on the images below for more cookie projects!                            Rainbow-Leopard-Print-Cookies Galaxy-cookies3 makeup-cookies-resized


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Wedding Photos!

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I don’t have a new cookie tutorial for you today, but I do have wedding photos!

Our wedding took place on September 12th at New World Home Cooking.


The dress I wore for the ceremony is from David’s Bridal and my birdcage veil was handmade by Juda Leah in Saugerties, New York. I found the lace bolero at Lowlita Designs on Etsy and the earrings were purchased from a cute little store outside of Tokyo during my trip to Japan. The necklace is from Lauren Conrad’s jewelry line at Kohl’s.


We borrowed the neighbor’s barn for our backdrop. SweetAmbs-Wedding18


The bouquet was made mostly of fabric flowers from my bridal shower with a few of my own coffee filter roses. SweetAmbs-Wedding6

The clutch is from Leela Purse on Etsy.SweetAmbs-Wedding7

This was my original bouquet that I made out of ribbon and brooches. I didn’t end up using it because it seemed too big. Now it’s part of the decor in my craft room!SweetAmbs-Wedding1

You can see a tutorial for these monogrammed cookies here. I made 130 of them for the wedding!SweetAmbs-Wedding5

The guest book is by Anna Griffin.SweetAmbs-Wedding14

The food at New World Home Cooking in Saugerties is amazing. We chose it as our venue not only because of the delicious food, but also because of its rustic charm (the restaurant used to be a barn!).




The bakers at New World made a gorgeous vanilla buttercream wedding cake.SweetAmbs-Wedding8


I made the cake topper from wafer paper roses and gum paste leaves (working on a tutorial!).SweetAmbs-Wedding20

The place cards were made from scrapbook paper and sticky labels that I bought at Michaels craft store. SweetAmbs-Wedding11

A few weeks before the wedding, I went to Macy’s and bought a dress for the reception. Although the ceremony dress was very pretty, it was so tight I could hardly breathe! I’m really glad I bought another dress so that I could relax during the party. The dress is sleeveless, but I wore the same bolero that I wore for the ceremony.SweetAmbs-Wedding13

A lot of people ask if my engagement ring is a family heirloom, but it was actually purchased from Joseph’s Fine Jewelry in Coldspring, New York, along with the wedding band. They have so many beautiful antique rings. Marc’s ring was made by Point No Point Studio on Etsy. SweetAmbs-Wedding17

Photographer: Guy Chan Photography

Venue: New World Home Cooking in Saugerties, New York

Music: DJ H2O in Newburgh, New York