A little friend inspired me to talk about cookies today. She made some amazing sugar cookies for her daughters birthday and they turned out fabulous!
Cookies are a wonderful addition to any afternoon tea or party, they are quick and easy to make and decorate. I intend to have a cookie decorating station at my sons 4th birthday and I think the kids will need to fight the adults for a spot at that table!
There are many ways to decorate your cookies and the absolute best place to go for recipes, cookie pop how to's, decorating tips is Cake Journal. Not only is her site a haven for cookies, but for cakes and fondant and ANYTHING cake or cookie related.
Images Courtesy of Cake Journal
Another excellent source is Sweetopia! What is great about these ladies is that they are willing to share their knowledge and assist with any questions you may have. Their instructions are so clear and easy to follow, and the results are beautiful.
Images courtesy of Sweetopia
If you were wanting to make sugar cookies, you will find a great recipe on Cake Journal's site- it is the recipe I use everytime and it has never failed me. Coles or Safeway sell Orchard fondant (the edible rollable icing stuff that the butterfly and dragonfly cookie are topped with) and it tastes very nice and is super cheap!
These were my Easter cookies which I made and gave to the neighbours for Easter. The cookies are covered in fondant, in a clear bag from Spotlight with a little tag that I made- note to self, start taking better photos instead of relying on camera on phone!!
Have a browse through these inspiring sites, I guarantee you will learn SO much and I bet you will want to bake something tomorrow...