Unicorn Cookies and Some News

A friend of mine ordered some unicorn cookies recently, which gave me an opportunity to use the new unicorn cookie cutter designed by Lilaloa for Ann Clark Cookie Cutters. I didn’t film a tutorial for these simply because I didn’t have the time (it’s amazing to me how much longer it takes to decorate a cookie while filming it!), but I’ve posted a couple of links to other unicorn cookie tutorials at the bottom of this post.

I stopped selling cookies at the end of 2014 when I switched my focus to tutorials and classes, but very slowly, I’ve been taking orders from friends and family. I’m hoping to open my online cookie business again in late summer when I move my studio back into a commercial kitchen (currently I’m working in an art studio with a kitchenette). I’ll be sure to send out a newsletter with more info when I’m settled in the new space. You can sign up here to stay up to date!

Find this unicorn head cookie cutter here at Ann Clark Cookie Cutters.

Click on the images below for more cookie projects!

  

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Lulu & Roo Cookies and Giveaway!

I can’t wait to dress my daughter in Lulu & Roo’s summer “Retro Beach Collection”! Not only are their clothes adorable, but they’re really comfortable so your kids will WANT to wear them (anyone else ever have issues when it comes time to get dressed? 😂). Follow the link to enter to win $350 worth of clothing for your little one: https://gleam.io/LgG5n/lulu-and-roo-sweet-ambs-giveaway

Good luck!

Here’s what you’ll need to make these cookies:

  • Roll-out cookie dough (use your favorite recipe or get mine in the tutorial shop)
  • Paring knife to cut the cookies
  • Flood Consistency Royal Icing
  • 12″ decorating bags
  • Couplers
  • Decorating Tip 2
  • Decorating tip 1
  • Scribe tool
  • Brushes
  • Fine tip brush
  • Yellow Color Dust
  • Pink Color Dust
  • Purple Color Dust
  • Blue Color Dust
  • Edible Charcoal Powder (for black)
  • Alcohol or flavored extract for painting with food coloring (why? read this)
  • Paint palette or small dishes
  • Food Coloring: Pink, yellow, and blue from the Wilton Color Right set

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Vintage-Inspired Cat Cookie! Time-lapse Video Tutorial

I created this vintage-inspired cat cookie after Jenny Holiday’s adorable cat paintings appeared on my Instagram feed. Take a look at her incredible work – I’m sure you will be inspired, too!

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

Watch the video to see it all come together! For further instruction on making piped roses, check out my online cookie decorating class at Craftsy.com!

Right-click on the template below to save it to your computer and print it out. This can be used to cut the cookie dough as well as to help with the placement of the face. After the base layer of icing is dry, trace the eyes, nose, and mouth using an edible ink marker.

Did you notice my floral and polka dot nails in the video? My sister-in-law gave me these gorgeous nail wraps for Christmas. She really knows my style! I thought they were prefect for this project. You can purchase them here through my affiliate link: http://bit.ly/NailPolishStrips

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Macaroys + SweetAmbs Macarons

I met Roy Cohen of Macaroys at Smorgasburg food and flea market here in Kingston when I purchased a box of his delicious macarons. I’d always been intimated by making macarons (there are so many things that can go wrong!), but Roy makes it look effortless.

While baking macarons makes me nervous, decorating them is a different story! We thought it would be so much fun to combine our talents and teach a macaron baking and decorating class, so Roy made a test batch here at my studio for me to decorate over the weekend. This is my new obsession. I mean, look at these! There’s just something about a decorated macaron that’s so appealing to me. We’re still working out the details of our class, but stay tuned for details.

UPDATE: We finalized the details of the class! Find more info and register here.

Roy sells his macarons at local markets in the Hudson Valley during the summer. Check out his work at macaroys.com and on Instagram.

The rose-filled macaron in this last photo is based on designs by SweetMoses and ayseyamanbutikpasta. I probably wouldn’t do this one again because it was so hard to place the roses on the shell facing outward! They do it way better than I do, anyway 🙂 Take a look!