Thursday, February 26, 2015

Decorated Sugar Cookies - Kawaii Cupcakes

THEY'RE SOOOO CUUUUTE!!! These are HANDS. DOWN. the cutest cookies I have ever made. I had such a good time making these. I'm pretty sure I was smiling the whole time. I mean, just look at their cute little faces! How can you not smile? I of course couldn't resist making them even cuter with the addition of polka dots, stripes, hearts, sprinkles, and pastel colors. I think my favorite cupcake has to be the mustachioed one. 

Several of my friends have birthdays mid February/early March so these cookies are for them. Here's a picture from Kelly's instagram of what they looked like when she received them It's always a giant sigh of relief when my cookies reach their destination safely. EDIT: My website has since been changed from Sweet Pree to Kishmish Kitchen).

I was inspired by none other than Sweet Ambs for these cupcake cookies - here is her tutorialMy head is spinning with ideas on more kawaii-inspired food cookies - I'm thinking fruits and vegetables, sushi, doughnuts, ice cream cones, a box of chocolates, mochi....the possibilities are endless!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Decorated Sugar Cookies - Valentine's Day Hearts

I made these Valentine's Day cookies for Amy and Melissa, a wonderful couple that I met here in Seattle. I really enjoyed making this cookie set as I used new several methods that I learned from the one and only Sweet Ambs, such as wet-on-wet roses, piped Wilton roses, and painting with gold luster dust. 
I love how feminine and delicate these cookies are. They make me want to host a tea party out in the garden with my finest china. Except I don't own any china. Or have a garden. 
My piped lettering needs LOTS of work. It pains me to post the above photo, but I think it's important to document my imperfections so I can look back on them one day and see how much I've (hopefully) improved! And on the whole I am pretty proud of this set.