Friday, April 23, 2010

Trout by Claudia of Coastal Cookies!

Happy Friday everyone!  I wanted to leave you for the weekend with this incredible Trout fish done by the very talented Claudia of Coastal Cookies!  She did an out-of-this-world amazing job on this fishy!  This was done using our Trout cookie cutter.

I also wanted to let you all know that we are giving away a FREE cookie cutter (your choice-limit $20.00 value).  There are a couple of ways that you can be entered:  1)  Just pick your favorite cookie from this blog and leave a nice comment and as easy as that you will be entered.  ALSO  2) You can direct people to follow our blog here or become a fan on our facebook page and we will enter both of you in our drawing. You can be entered as many times as you refer people~ if they become fans!  Just be sure they send us an email letting us know you referred them or have them leave a comment on our facebook page (ecrandal copper cookie cutters) letting us know that you referred them.  Thank you for helping to make our business GROW!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fondant Decorating Tutorial by Cindy of!

I have a treat for you  today.  One of our awesome customers has done a special step-by-step cookie decorating tutorial, using fondant and our Life Ring cookie cutter.  Thank you Cindy for taking such great care and precious time to do this for us! You may visit all of her marvelous cookie and cake creations at!
1.  The first step in decorating cookies in fondant is to have everything you need set up ahead of time.  Fondant is the diva of all icings and demands to be dealt with “right now.”  There is no waiting period with fondant and air is the biggest enemy of fondant when you are decorating with it.  In this picture I have from top left the Ecrandal life ring cutter with inset.  Eric did a particularly good job with this cutter.  I made six cookies using a rolled cookie dough (any dough with the word “rolled” in the title will work.)  I used heated and strained peach preserves for my “glue” and to add extra flavor to the cookie.  The cookie is Vanilla flavor, as is the Satin Ice fondant (I chose the nautical theme of red, white and blue for these cookies) so the peach flavor gives a little zing to the cookies.
2.  Using the cutter and the inset, roll out the fondant and cut the fondant to fit the cookie.  The fondant is stretchy so don’t worry if it doesn’t fit exactly when you cut it.  Put the “glue” (strained preserves) on the back of the fondant (NOT on the cookie directly) and match up the fondant to the cookie, using the palette knife to help shape the fondant. 
3.  Your cookie should now look something like this.
4.  Get all the base cookies done first before starting on the detail work.
5.  Roll small logs of fondant in contrasting colors and cut about 1 inch lengths.  Lightly brush the preserve glue on the back and flatten onto the cookie with your finger.  Use the palette knife to straighten the contrasting logs and round the edges. 
6.  When the cookies are done, find a great piece of scrapbooking paper for a background and have fun with it!!  Bon Voyage!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Music Notes by Diane Duff

Hi!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with plenty of sunshine.  I LOVE springtime in North Carolina!  Today, I have some very creative musical cookies to share with you.   I love the artistic spin that Diane Duff has put on these music notes.  She used our Music Note, Music Notes, Treble Clef, and Bass Clef cutters to cut out these yummy melody's.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Princess Hats by Cindy Taylor

When you wish upon a star-makes no difference who you are?  Well, okay so maybe it does take more than a wish to be able to decorate like this.  At least I know I fall very short no matter how hard I wish.  These royal hats are perfect for your little princess's sweet tooth.  Magically decorated by Cindy Taylor using our Princess Hat cookie cutter.  Thank you Cindy for sharing with us!  Even if we don't get to taste them.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Heart Bouqet and Candy by Pam of Cookie Crazie

Good morning friends!  Today I have some yummy love cookies to share with you. Don't they make you want to eat them?  Pam of Cookie Crazie always does the most incredible work. I love to look at her blog  These were done using our Heart Bouquet and Hard Candy cookie cutters!  Have a loving day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Owls by Coastal Cookies!

Happy Day! Today, I have for you a collection a darling owls.  I LOVE owls right now and wished I was capable as Claudia in doing such a talented job of decorating them.  This feathered fellow we have named "Night" owl and he is available along with his noisy cousin "Hoot" owl.  Check them out!  Also, be sure to go and check Coastal Cookies site out and see all the marvelous cookies she has.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cookies by Ali's Sweet Treats!

Hello!  I hope you all are enjoying beautiful sunny weather like we are, I LOVE spring!  Okay, today I have a collection of cookies made using custom cutters that we have made for Andrea of Ali's Sweet Treats, she does an incredible job! I love her art, and I'm sure you will agree she does amazing work.  All of these with the exception of the corset cutter were from custom cutters made especially for Ali's Sweet Treats, so we do not sell the designs. We do sell the corset cutter if you are interested. If you are ever needing a custom cutter made please let us know, our prices start as low as $25.00 sometimes less if we end up using the design in our regular line of cutters.  Please be sure to go and check out Andrea's web site and look at all she has to offer at .  Thank you and have a yummy day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ballet Cookies by Lisa Watson

Happy Saturday everyone!  I have a couple of  sweet ballet treats to share with you. Aren't these just the most lovely and delectable dancing cookies you have ever seen?  These pretty darlings were carefully decorated by Lisa Watson.  Thank you so much Lisa for sharing.  They were done using our ballet slipper and ballet Tutu cookie cutters.  The ballet slipper is on sale right now.  We have several different Tutu's to choose from as well, so be sure to check out all the options on our site!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hibiscus Flowers by Ann Murray!

Today we are going tropical with a couple of delicious looking hibiscus blooms!  These pretty flowers were so skillfully decorated by Ann Murray.  Makes me wish I was in Hawaii!  Thanks for sharing these with us Ann! These yummy edible flowers were done using our-yes, you guessed it, hibiscus flower cutter, which you may purchase in three sizes!
Have a warm day everyone!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sea Life Cookies by Claudia of Coastal Cookies!

Today I have a splendid little salty collection of sea life cookies made by Claudia of Coastal Cookies.  Claudia has a cookie business right here on the coast of NC!  Check out her site and take a look at her eye catching cookie art at  Thank you for sharing your art with us Claudia! These cookies were done using our Crab, Hermit Crab, Jellyfish and Mahi-Mahi cookie cutters.  We do not currently have the Mahi-Mahi on our website, but they are available.  Just let us know if you are interested in that particular shape.  Have a sunny day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Little Black Dress by Destini of Ohsugarcakes!

Here is a simply divine little artistic beauty.  I LOVE this dress.  This was done by our talented customer Destini of Ohsugarcakes click on the link to see her fabulous cookie creations.  This cookie was done using our Party Dress cutter which comes in three sizes.  Thank you Destini for sharing your wonderful artwork with us!

Monday, April 5, 2010

So Sorry

I know it's quite shameful that I have not been here to update for a long time!  I am truly sorry.  I guess taking care of six kids, home schooling and running a business gets a bit hard to keep up with at times.  Anyway, I am back and I getting ready to post some of the WONDERFUL cookie pictures that all of you have sent to me.  THANK YOU!