I’m excited to share with you my first video of 2017! I’ve been going non-stop since I came back to work after maternity leave and I’m really proud of myself for getting this video finished in time for Valentine’s Day 🙂 I incorporated lots of different designs into this set including brush embroidery, lace, filigree, wet-on-wet stripes and polka dots! Scroll down to watch the video tutorial.
Here’s what you’ll need to decorate these Valentine’s Day cookies:
Roll-out cookie dough (use your favorite recipe or get mine in the tutorial shop)
I just returned to work after two months of maternity leave. It’s great to be back and a little weird all at the same time! This is the longest I’ve gone without decorating a cookie in the last 8 years. When I picked up the piping bag again, I was happy to find that I haven’t forgotten how to do it!
Since I’ve been back, I’ve been working on a couple of Valentine’s Day video tutorials and trying to catch up on all the administrative stuff that got neglected over the last two months. There are also some collaborations in the works that I’ll be sharing with you in the coming weeks. It’s a lot to do, especially now that I’m working part time (down from about 50 hours before my daughter was born!). While I would love to stay home with her all day, I feel fortunate that I’m at least able to spend almost half of my week with her while still being a working mom.
In other news: I’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award! The Shorty Awards honor the best in social media, so I was pretty thrilled to hear that I’m a nominee. I’m up against some pretty stiff competition (Marcus Samuelssen and Tasty just to name a couple!). If you have a minute, you can head over to the website to vote for me!
Gingerbread is one of my favorite holiday cookies to make so when Go Bold With Butter asked me for a holiday recipe and design, I knew I wanted to make a gingerbread house. See the full video and tutorial on their site at http://goboldwithbutter.com/gingerbread-house-cookies/ What are your favorite holiday sweets?