I melt with you

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And now I have the Modern English song stuck in my head. Which is not a bad way to spend the day 🙂

But I digress…here’s a quick little tutorial on how to make these happy little love cones.

To start, bake your cookies with the use of an ice cream cookie cutter and a small heart cookie cutter. I apologize, but I didn’t get a picture of the process with the dough. Basically, you begin by cutting into the top of your ice cream cookie with the bottom of the heart. Cut out a small heart from the dough, place it into the ice cream gap that you just made. And then repeat. And repeat. Until you have three heart scoops like this:

heart 1To ice the cookies you’ll need the following colors:
– Light brown (piping & flooding consistency)
– Dark brown (piping & flooding)
– Pink (piping & flooding)
– Red (piping & flooding)
– White (piping)
– Black (piping)

Begin by outlining the first heart scoop in red.

heart 2

Then flood the red outline and outline the top heart scoop with pink.

heart 3

And flood the pink heart as well. At this point, you’ll need to wait until the two hearts dry a bit before proceeding. Once those are dry, outline the middle heart in dark brown.

heart 5

Then flood the cookie.

heart 6

Using the light brown, outline the cone part of the cookie and flood.

heart 7

heart 8

The cookie will have to dry a bit more before we can add final details. So go get some lunch, fold some laundry, waste 20 minutes or so.

Then add your final details. Use the dark brown to detail the cone. Pipe white and light brown sprinkles on the ice cream scoops. And top them off with some sweet smiles 🙂

heart 9

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I’ll stop the world and melt with you
hmmm hmmm hmmm

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And there you have it. Have a sweet day everyone!


A Pinterest Inspired Valentine’s

I think it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with Pinterest. I could (and do) waste hours pinning. But, out of wasteful hours comes inspiration. Although most of the pins only amount to daydreams, it’s become a great place for me to store baking ideas. My favorite thing to stumble upon is an adorable graphic that I simply must turn into a cookie.

I’ve had these pinned for quite some time and couldn’t wait to make them.

Image courtesy of pumpkins and posies

Image courtesy of Pink Ink Doodle

I thought they would make adorable Valentine’s Day cookies. Who wouldn’t want an edible Valentine card?

So, without further ado, here they are in cookie form:

Have a happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

I love you like…

Who says all Valentine cards have to be corny?

My take on it:

These are super easy to make and they make great gifts. And you can pick your own “I love you like” quotes to make it even more special. Remember: nothing says “I love you” like a good inside joke 😉


I LOVE YOU LIKE HIPSTERS LOVE PLAID (don’t worry, I love me some plaid too)



And my personal favorite: I LOVE YOU LIKE DOBBY LOVES SOCKS

What “I love you like” quotes would you use?

Better late than never

Some sweet treats made for Valentine’s Day.

I tried a new cookie recipe from i am baker. The sugar cookies came out wonderful – the almond flavor adds just the right touch of sweetness. If you get a chance, her blog is definitely worth the visit; her piping is exquisite.

Her cookies come out so shiny that I decided to try her royal icing recipe as well. I had a bit of a hard time with it though, the icing never fully dried and I made it too runny. She adds corn syrup, which gives her cookies that beautiful shine. Next time I try the recipe I need to add less milk to make it less runny.

I’m still having trouble with some air bubbles – drat! I’m going to have to revisit some cookie tutorials online.

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