How To Make Decorated Sloth Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some adorable sloth decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!   When I made my very first decorated cookie - I lived alone in Colorado. My husband was deployed. I had one child. And one friend. And cookies were sugar.... so really - I had TWO friends. When I moved to South Korea and had to give up making cakes entirely and started making cookies for REAL and not just for kidding any more... I was still just a girl and her sugar. I had a Ziploc bag full of cookie cutters. And a baking sheet that could fit six cut-outs at a time. At that time, this new wave of cookie decorating was really just beginning. And by "new wave," I mean -- cookies that were CRAZY adorable and still delicious at the same time. For decades, cookie decorating had either been one or the other. The cookies looked good OR they tasted good. And suddenly - you could have both. As it turns out...people kind of liked that whole thing. Since the fir

Skin Tone Color Palette and Icing Formulas

Skin tone icing color palette and the formulas you need to recreate them!  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 1st and 2nd or 3rd and 5th colors 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, 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.) NEED MORE?? Grab the cutters:  Tassel ,  Boy Graduate ,  Girl Graduate ,  Paw Print ,  Confetti Ribbon , and  Diploma . See how I made the GIRL GRADUATE cookies here. See how I made the BOY GRADUAT