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Excalibur Dehydrator 3926 TCDB Customer Review

I am a Royal Icing decorated cookie hobbyist (insert fanatic here, according to my family) and I purchased an Excalibur dehydrator in August of 2015, to solve some recurring issues with cookie production.  I was running into problems with occasional bleeding of dark icing colours,  occasional … Continue reading

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Eureka! A faster way to flood…

I am in the midst of making a few cookie sets. (Posts about the sets will come at a later date.) I was frustrated by how long it was taking to flood the bases with royal icing. I use a Wilton … Continue reading

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Warning if you use a dark edible ink food marker…

AmeriColor Burgundy on left, custom blend on rightOnce again, it was time to make another set of “Thank You Coach” cookies for my son’s school soccer coaches. My first conundrum was to create burgundy/maroon icing to match the team jerseys. I used AmeriColor Burgundy, but the icing only looked dusty rose. I then added a bit of Wilton No-Taste Red, Wilton Violet and Wilton Black. It actually turned out quite well. In this picture the AmeriColor Burgundy is on the left, and the custom blend on right.

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Soccer Cookies

Completed soccer cookies

Two of my three children are playing House League soccer this summer and the season is winding down. I have pulled out my cookie cutters to make the “Thank You Coach” cookie sets Continue reading

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Stick Figure Cookie and Camera Lucida App

Stick figure cookie

There have been a few babies born in my neighborhood so far this year, and there are two more arriving soon. When I was planning a “Congratulations” cookie set for one family this spring, I came across an inspiration stick person cookie on Pinterest made by Flour Box Bakery. I thought it was adorable, and wanted to use the idea. I do not own a Kopy Kake, although I was toying with the idea of investing in one to “advance” my hobby skills. However, with tax and shipping, it would be over $300.00 CDN. Hmmmm…. Then I read about an iPad app called Camera Lucida, which only cost $4.99! The app was originally designed for artists, but is also used by cookiers Continue reading

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