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Fantastic Find: Evil Cake Genius Gold Icing Mix Review

A royal icing mix that claims to make shiny gold icing that you can PIPE straight out of the bag and not need to paint to get that ultra-shiny gold look? Is it the real deal or too good to be true?
(Spoiler alert - IT'S LEGIT!!! The Evil Cake Genius Gold Icing Mix is a total cookie decorating game changer.)



Oh you guys. Tell me if you've heard this story before. 
Your client wants gold details on their cookies. The perfectest, shiniest, precisest gold details that every existed. So you make those gorgeous cookies. You ever-so-carefully and masterfully pipe those details with an icing that is as close to gold colored as you can get. And then you  mix your shiny gold luster dust of choice to **just** the right consistency (hopefully!!) and then painstakingly paint every. single. tiny. detail. for hours on end with an absolutely tiny brush...hoping to only get that gold luster dust exactly where you want it. Only to end up with cookies that feel like they were finished by Jackson Po…

How To Make Skin Tone Color Icing - For Cookies and Cakes

Everyone should feel represented. Use these skin tone color formulas to know what colors to mix to match skin tones more easily!


Cookies, like flowers, have a near magical ability to transform even the most ordinary of days into something special. They brighten the occasion and are a tangible display of love, thought, and affection. Use this skin tone chart to make the occasion every more meaningful! 
Take a screenshot. Pin the post. Save or download the photos. 
And then use this chart with your customers. Let them choose the color that best represents themselves or their loved one. Come back here for the formulas to re-create the color. 


I also have the high resolution version of the charts in their different options available for free download without watermarks HERE.  You are free to use these images in your business, with your customers or friends or family...anywhere you feel it will share love and understanding and hope. 




A FEW NOTES ABOUT THE COLOR FORMULAS:

I used Chefmaster brand …

Top Cookie Decorating Questions About Copyright and Trademarks - ANSWERED!!

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about cookie decorating and copyright, trademark, and intellectual property protection!!
Navigating the world of custom cookies can sometimes be soooo tricky when it gets mashed up against the world of intellectual property rights, copyright infringement, and trademarks!

If making decorated cookies is something you are interested in... you need to learn how to protect YOUR OWN intellectual property as well as protect your business by staying clear of any legal infringement on someone else's intellectual property rights!

I've got the top ten...or eleven-ish  of the most commonly asked copyright and trademark questions for cookie decorating - answered by someone  who actually finds it interesting to study those very questions!

It's my husband. His name is Stan. He's an attorney. And sometimes he explains things in ways that I don't quite understand. So if there is something you want more clarification on -- email me or lea…

Happy Graduation Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next graduation celebration cookie project!!
I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas. 

If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos! 
When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the blues above), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing. 
When I make very light or pale icing colors (like the gray above,) I mix the food coloring into a very small amount of icing (2 tablespoons) first and then use that saturated icing to color the rest of my icing. (Check out THIS POST for details.) 
See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE



NEED MORE??

See how I made the grad tassel cookies, and grad cap cookies!

Get the cutters: tasselgrad capclass of 2020, face mask, Rx bottle,

How To Make Decorated Graduation Cap Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some simple and easy graduation cap decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 

Just to check --

Is eating homemade strawberry jam by the spoonful okay now? Like... can I call that a meal and check off a serving of fruit?

Or is that still in the "Let's both agree to pretend that neither of us do that, but secretly we really just want to be invited to a strawberry jam eating party with no children and no homework" category?

How To Make The Easiest Graduation Tassel Decorated Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some fun and simple graduation tassel decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 


Can we all just agree to call a spade a spade and say --

HOW IS THIS EVEN THE SAME DIMENSION THAT WE WERE LIVING IN 3 MONTHS AGO?!

How to Pipe Royal Icing Ruffled Flowers

Learn how to make some 3D piped ruffle flowers with royal icing with this cookie decorating tutorial!! 
I've started categorizing my days by how many people in my home have had a complete meltdown before 10am.

One child sobbing over a missing Lego piece that is the size of a splinter and can apparently cure cancer while simultaneously dancing a jig -- Threat Level 1.

Top Ten Best FDA Approved Edible Gold Dusts for Cookie Decorating

Looking for an FDA approved EDIBLE gold dust that is still shiny?! What does edible and non-toxic even mean? This post is full of all the explanations and links to my top ten favorite shiny, edible gold luster dusts!! 


It can be REALLY CONFUSING trying to navigate the world of "edible" and "non-toxic" and "FDA approved" when you are shopping for gold and silver and other metallic (and even some non-metallic) dusts for cookie decorating.

Don't worry though. I've got you covered with...once again...probably more information that you really want to know when it comes to choosing the shiniest edible gold dusts on the planet.

And if you want to skip all that good ol' fashioned unsolicited advice and learning -- CLICK HERE
to jump to my top ten recommended edible gold dusts.

Tropical Parrot Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next tropical jungle cookie project!! 
I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.


If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!


See how I made the parrot cookies HERE!!


See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 


Get the cutters: parrot, flower, heart leaf, teardrop leaf, and small heart.



How To Make Decorated Parrot Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some brightly colored parrot decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 

I've decided that I'm going to stop using the word "homeschooling" to describe what is currently happening in my home. I think it's giving homeschooling a bad reputation.

"Checking my email 71 times a day and rapid fire negotiating with my four children simultaneously while trying to also download new learning apps and find lost logins before they realize we are 27 minutes past our scheduled time for their nutritious afternoon snack and everyone devolves into an exploding slush of anger and resentment" ...just seems a little long though.