BRP Box Shop Giveaway
Mar 20, 2017

BRP Box Shop Cookie Box Giveaway

If you’ve been following this blog, it’s no secret that I love the boxes from BRP Box Shop. As cookie decorators know, a great deal of time and effort goes into making hand-decorated treats. BRP’s high-quality packaging is the perfect cookie companion that showcases your hard work beautifully.

Over the past year, after opening up my cookie cutter shop, I’ve been designing many cookie cutter designs around BRP’s cookie boxes. It can be a struggle deciding on the right cookie cutters to fit into a wide variety of gift boxes available out there. My goal was to take out the guesswork and make cookies that would work harmoniously with specific gift boxes.

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How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies by
Mar 14, 2017

How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies

How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies by

With spring just around the corner, these Easter bunny cookies are sure to bring out your springtime spirit. Inspired more by Peter Rabbit than the Easter Bunny, I went with a general, spring seasonal design, with carrots rather than Easter eggs. However, if a more festive Easter design is your style, these Easter bunny cookies are easy to customize to fit your upcoming Easter festivities.

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How to Make Easter Chick Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Mar 1, 2017

How to Make Easter Chick Cookies

How to Make Easter Chick Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs

While I’m in the middle of processing all the pending cookie cutter orders, I wanted to take the time to say a quick “Thank you!” I appreciate all the support of my small business and the incredible amount of patience from everyone. I apologize for it taking over a week to get the orders out. I realized rather quickly the order queue became too long for me to handle as a solo operator. Unfortunately, I needed to shut the store down temporarily to help contain the chaos on my end. I hope to have the shop up and running again sometime next week.

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Bright and Cheery Easter Color Palette by Semi Sweet Designs
Feb 22, 2017

Bright and Cheery Easter Color Palette

Bright and Cheery Easter Color Palette by Semi Sweet Designs

I have a confession to make. Picking out color schemes for cookies is hard (for me at least). On average, I can plan out the design of a cookie idea in an hour or less. However, deciding on how I should color a cookie design can take me DAYS to mull it over. I’ll look to Pinterest, or items I find in the seasonal section of department stores for any source of inspiration. Then I’ll go back-and-forth in my head whether I’m making the right choice. Then, as the first drop of food coloring hits the icing, I give my last prayer to the icing gods that I made the right decision. This is a typical cookie week for me.

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Decorated Easter Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Feb 12, 2017

Decorated Easter Cookies and Cutters

As the winter temperatures slowly rise, I’m hoping spring weather is just around the corner. Although, Mother Nature can been pretty unpredictable. Here’s hoping the current run of nice, sunny days in southern California holds true for just a little while longer.

One thing that will always get me into the spring state-of-mind is decorating Easter cookies. Just like I did for my Christmas cookie cutter options last year, I wanted to provide Easter cookie cutter designs in the shop early. This way, you could get a head start planning your own Easter cookie options. Luckily, Easter is later this year (April 16th), leaving us with plenty of time to prepare.

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How to Make Valentine Bumble Bee Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Feb 1, 2017

How to Make Valentine Bumble Bee Cookies

“Would you bee mine, Valentine?” That pun has been a Valentine’s Day classic for as long as I can remember. Thinking back to 2nd grade (circa 1989), I remember having a blast with one art class assignment. It was of a paper bumble bee carrying a heart that we had to glue-stick together. Now the more I think about it, it was kind of lame. However, my seven-year-old self thought it was (in 80s terms) like totally rad.

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Valentine Cookie Ideas by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 22, 2017

Valentine Cookie Ideas with Existing Cutters

As January slowly comes to an end, it might be a little late to come up with more Valentine cookie cutter options. However, it’s never too late to repurpose existing cookie cutters! Maybe you might already have a few of these cutters from the past year. Before I move on to the next holiday (Speaking of which, don’t you wish time would slow down just a little, especially on the weekends?), I wanted to squeeze in just a few more Valentine cookie ideas for you to try. Here are some fun and easy Valentine-themed gifts you can whip up using a few of my existing cookie cutters.

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How to Make Elephant Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 17, 2017

How to Make Elephant Cookies

It’s always nice when you can use a cookie cutter for multiple designs. Not only does it give you more bang for your buck, it also helps keep your cookie cutter collection a little less crowded. That’s a major plus for me, and those with small living spaces. As I was sketching the cookie cutter design for these elephant cookies, almost immediately I saw other animals hidden in its shape. Like koalas!

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How to Make Fox Heart Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 7, 2017

How to Make Fox Heart Cookies

Every time I finish a set of cookies, my brain seems to always have a hard time relaxing or chilling out. Looking at a finished cookie, I tend to think, “Could this have been made easier?” Or, “Could I use this idea in another way?” Well I got to answer the latter question after finishing these bushy-tailed animal cookies.

When I made those animal cookies a couple autumn seasons ago, I thought I could possibly reuse that same idea for Valentine’s Day. I wasn’t sure how at the time, but now that I can make my own cookie cutters, the opportunity presented itself. That’s how these fox heart cookies were born.

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SHOP ON VACATION. I will be processing all pending orders over the next week. All items in the shop have been placed temporarily "out of stock" while I'm away. I will restock and open the shop when I return on March 29th. I apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your support!