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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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!

Galaxy Cake – Olive’s First Birthday!

We celebrated our daughter Olive’s first birthday last weekend, and I decided to go all out for her cake! The theme of the party was galaxy, which, aside from the galaxy star cookie topper, really just involved hanging some shiny stars from the ceiling 🙂 I haven’t made a tiered cake in almost 10 years, so this was definitely a challenge, but I’m very happy with how it turned out!

Here’s what I used to make the cake: