Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just Something I Made



Let me introduce you to a wonderful blogger and graphic designer, Cathe, of Just Something I Made. Cathe's blog is like nothing I've ever seen. Full of FREE downloads, art, and projects...inspiration on crafting, collecting...not to mention, it just looks really cool! I'm not doing it justice...you have to see for yourself!

Here are two recent entries from Just Something I Made:

{FREE labels for your jars of glitter. Hmmm....I'm thinking maybe labels for SPRINKLES should be next, Cathe!}

{And check out this idea for personalized pancakes!!!}

Well, this week is Just Something I Made's 2nd blogiversary and guess what Cathe is giving away?!? Bake at 350 Cookies!!!

{You may remember my camera hates pink, so these flowers are really a bright pink, not the purple-y pink you see here. Grrrr. }



Here's how to make them:
  • With black royal icing, use a #3 tip to pipe the outline of the cake (AmeriColor Super Black). {I really wanted the outline to stand out here...you can always use a #2 tip for a thinner line.}



  • Pipe the outline of the flowers with the same tip.
  • Thin white royal icing with water to the consistency of thick syrup, let sit several minutes (AmeriColor Bright White).
  • Stir with a rubber spatula to pop any air bubbles that have risen to the surface; transfer to a squeeze bottle.



  • Fill in the background of the cookie in white.
  • Thin the colors for the flowers (AmeriColor Egg Yellow and Deep Pink).



  • Fill in the flowers.
  • Let sit at least one hour.
  • Change the tip on the black icing to a #2 tip. Add the number on the cake, dots on the white icing and pipe over the outline of the flower for definition.


  • Let dry overnight.


So, pop on over to Just Something I Made...there may even be some cookies in it for you! ;)


Related posts:

I'll be linking this up to I'm Lovin' It Fridays over at TidyMom because I'm lovin' Just Something I Made...and I'll *always* love cookies!

86 comments:

  1. they cookies look super good! I entered the 2 years contest!
    plantress

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  2. so so cute! love the flowers...you have the cutest ideas!

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  3. Thanks for a great quick tutorial on decorating cookies. I may just try this. The squeeze bottle seems easier than a bag and tip.

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  4. I just love decorated cookies!! Yours are wonderful and so cute I may have to try some of your designs. Do you ever put them in arrangements with sticks and if so do you have instructions?

    Cool blog, I put a link on my blog to it at my visionsofbliss blogsite.

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  5. Thank you so much for kicking off my blog birthday celebration with a major bang, Bridget!! You are the BEST!

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  6. Love the cake flower cookies :)

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  7. Love these! They are so cute, and look so yummy! :)

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  8. Oh BRIDGET!
    I can barely stand it!!!!
    Two of my VERY favorite things in the world on the COMPUTER SCREEN at the SAME time!!!
    What are they you ask???
    BRIDGET's COOKIES & GLITTER!!!!!!
    Oh how I adore GLITTER...just like I ADORE Bridget's COOKIES!!!!!
    I am telling you...
    when I popped over to Cathe's blog not long ago...
    and read her post/giveaway about that GLITTER...I thought I was literally going to hyperventilate!!!! {spelled wrong I am sure...oh well ;o)}
    Unfortunately Cathe had like a thousand freakin comments on that giveaway!!
    I was like MAN...why does she have to be sooooo POPULAR!!!!
    Well I will pop over for sure...
    and try not to pass out when I see Bridget's adorable cookies up for a giveaway to celebrate her 2 years anniversary!!!!!
    I'm sure by the time I pop over there will be like thousands of commnets!!!! xxooxx
    Happy Day Sweetpea!
    You're THE BEST...and I was studying the way you created those lovely cookies like I was getting ready to take a final exam in Med School! xxooxx ;o)

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  9. Yummy! I won't even attempt to try that. Mine wouldn't turn out anywhere near as good as yours.

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  10. Those are so stinkin' cute! You make me want to dig out all of my supplies and get to baking. I was doing a lot of cookies and cakes until about a year ago. I miss it.

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  11. Hmmm....just something I want to win

    Or
    JSIW2W

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  12. Bridget..what adorable little cakes and I just love your offcenter flower and the colors are perfect!!

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  13. I just LOVE your cookies! What a great way to help a friend celebrate!!

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  14. So fun! Can't wait to check out her site! :-)

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  15. Just popped over to Cathe's!
    YEAH!
    Only 34 comments right now!
    YEAH!!! ;o)
    Bet there will be 5000 or more by Monday! ;o)
    xxooxx
    Shhhh!
    Maybe noone else will find out about it! ;o)

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  16. Ok so you make it look oh so easy....lol..thanks for the tutorial..I need to try these I have never seen cookies look so nice...I think I might love it here...enjoy your weekend

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  17. Your cookies are fabulous! I'm heading over to her site now, it looks like I'm going to love it!

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  18. yum! these look fabulous as always!!!

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  19. awesome! what a great way to use that cutter too! I love your tutorials too

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The black totally makes them! :):)

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  21. These are so cool, Bridget! Your style and creativity are amazing... I love your TUTOS... Thanks for the #3 Tip tip... I've had some "problems" because I was using #2 tip for the outline when doing this...

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  22. Thanks for the tute. They look wonderfully cute and delicious. I entered to win at her blogiversary.

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  23. I missed the tweet on this... I so need to re-tweet!! Awesome cookies and GREAT tutorial!!! You are the BEST!!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  24. These are true art pieces but they look delicious too.

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  25. Just entered the contest! Great instructions as usual. You make it look so easy - I really have to give royal icing a try!

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  26. Amazing cookies, thanks for the tutorial, it makes me want to bake a batch straight away!

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  27. WOW these are so cute and look super yummy. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm planning a baby shower and this will help.

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  28. I'm going to try making these myself! They are so pretty!

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  29. Your cookies are gorgeous! I'm sure they are so yummy too!

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  30. My two favorite peeps in one place! how awesome is that?!

    LOVE these cookies.....you're getting me in the mood to make cookies...I haven't made any since Christmas!

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  31. I love your cookies!! I would have a hard time eating them they are such works of art!

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  32. I just entered to win these! Lovely cookies!

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  33. Love Cathe's site (we met at Blissdom - can I assume you will be coming to Blissdom11? Pretty please?) and I love these cookies. Your modern half-flowers are quite snazzy. ;)

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  34. You make the most beautiful cookies! I'll have to go enter to win some!

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  35. Thanks for the great link! Hope I win your cute cookies! :)

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  36. I really need to make some cookies, and I can only hope that at least one of the many dozen will look half as good as yours! You are truly an inspiration, and I am grateful for your tutorials.
    Debbie

    lov2hike46 @ aol.com

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  37. YOU R A STAR!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!
    Sophie

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  38. Thank you for posting this wonderful tutorial! I'm in the process of making some cookies (practicing now) for a small event and this tutorial really helps me see the finer side of things. They look wonderful!

    Thanks again!

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  39. I know you don't like how your camera doesn't give the true colours but it doesn't really affect what we see...these are too cute and as always, a wonderful tutorial! Thanks!

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  40. I've always wondered how the icing on this style of cookie is always so perfectly smooth and now I know! Thank you for posting the step by step pictures they are truly helpful!

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  41. You rock - plain and simple - You Just Rock!

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  42. bridget ~ i love seeing pictures of how your cookies come together! some day i hope to win me a .5 dozen! :)

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  43. i love iced sugar cookies. when i was little, my dad owned a store near a farmers market. if i was a good little girl, i would be rewarded with an iced cookie. it was always a highlight of the week!

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  44. Those cookies are so darn darling and look delicious. So great with the black outlines! Thanks for sharing them.

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  45. I just found out about you from JSIM. What a yummy blog! I'm looking forward to exploring more.

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  46. Just arrived via JSIM. Love your blog, beautiful photos! And now I'm hungry!

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  47. You're cookies are fabulous...you make it look so easy, I'm jealous!

    Sara @ www.GirlyGirlzBows.com

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  48. Bridget - your cookies are always AWESOME! Thanks for sharing JSIM with us.

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  49. What kind of frosting do you use that fills in so evenly. I worked in a bakery for a while when in highschool and I never could make my decorations as good as you!! Love them!! ~~ I found your blog through MommysKitchen's blog

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  50. Hi Ashley again. I had a blonde moment ~~ I found your blog through justsomethingimade's blog not mommyskitchen :)

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  51. Bridget, you mentioned to "let dry for at least one hour." Did you not have trouble w/ the black bleeding onto the white?

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  52. Love your site! Especially like the looks of those cookies. I can hardly wait for Cathe to return! Hope I win!

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  53. As always, so creative. I love the colors - very springy!

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  54. You make it look so easy. Which I am sure it is not! Super cute cookies and I really love those labels too.

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  55. So cute and thanks for the step by step directions.

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  56. Can I ask you a cookie question? I noticed you outlined with black and filled with white. How do you keep your dark icing from bleeding into your white? It usually happens the day after the cookies are decorated. Is there any way you can prevent this? Thanks!

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  57. The Five of Us and Happy Home...I think using AmeriColor food coloring helps with this. I noticed bleeding a lot more when I use Wilton years ago. That said, they are in my freezer waiting to be shipped and you guys are making me nervous!!! :)

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  58. Now I know I needed a glass of milk BEFORE I clicked over here! Thanks for sharing and I'll be headed over to JSIM to get myself in even more trouble!

    Thanks for sharing ~j.

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  59. Bridget, I am totally loving the offset flowers you've been doing lately. LOVE THEM!!!!
    p.s. where did March go? I haven't mailed off your cookie stencil yet--i'm thinking it's going to be a summer cookie.:)

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  60. I need practice, practice, practice.

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  61. Bridget, your cookies always make me smile :)

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  62. I love the blog Just Something I Made. Thanks for sharing about it!

    How did you get started making cookies? I have always wanted to try this but am not sure if I should take a class or just start by trial and error?!? Any advice?

    Have a great week!
    epfaulkner at gmail dot com

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  63. what a great cookie! Thanks for the How-Tos! Perhaps some day I will be brave enough to actually try to make something! :D

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  64. Love Love Love your blog. Your cookies are the cutest I have ever seen. Thanks for the chance to win some of them.

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  65. The cookies look SO good abd are so cute...Doing a little Sunday morning blog hopping...Its snowing here.
    I have 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS that I will draw for tonight ...
    stop by and leave a comment...That's all that's needed.
    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

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  66. What a talent you have! You make it look like even I could make these! Thanks!

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  67. You're always so creative with cookies. They look so good.

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  68. Great tutorial! It gives me confidence to try decorating.

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  69. I just love everythin you do!! These are soooo freakin cute!

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  70. I love the JSIM cookies!
    Where did you get that amazing glitter from?

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  71. Beautiful! I always love your step-by-step cookie pictures... You make it look so easy, though (and I know for a fact that it's not!)

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  72. What a great idea! I might have to do this, too!

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  73. Those cookies were even more vibrant in person. Guess someone needs to upgrade their camera soon ;-)

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  74. Hi Bridget,

    My old camera hated pink too. Weird! These cookies are awesome, as are all your works.

    Laura

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