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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.

Jungle 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!

When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the pinks 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.

See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE!


Grab the cutters:Toucan, Flamingo, Chameleon, Parrot (coming soon), Cloud, Bow,Tropical Leaf, Long Leaf, PineappleSun, Long Petal Flower, Wonky Petal Flower, and Nancy Plaque


Kids Craft -- Puppet Sugar Cookies

Let kids in on the cookie fun with this creative puppet cookie project just for them! 
You guys.

This was one of the best cookie projects I've done with my kids yet! Let me break it down for you --

Kid Craft -- Candy Center Sugar Cookies

Let kids in on the cookie fun with this easy smashed candy cookie project just for them! 
So... today happened.

The whole day. It just kept going. And we kept going with it.

My kids made crafts. And ate food. And colored. And fought. And ate more food. And did more crafts. And cried. And tickled each other.

And I made an unbelievably GIANT MESS in the kitchen with my kids today. And I heard one of them say, "This is a lot of work. You do this every day?!" And for half a second, I thought they were impressed with the unbelievable amount of work and time I put into this passion of mine...the late nights, the hours of making and rolling dough, making the same mistakes over and over out of exhaustion... FINALLY they were appreciating the hard work that goes into these sugar creations of mine!! I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN THEIR SUGAR EDUCATION!!!