Sunday, May 30, 2010

Princess Castle Cake

Every little girl dreams of being a princess (thanks to Disney!).
You can create this magical castle with wafer cookies, heart
candies, ice cream cones, pastel candies and pink frosting.
Frost a three layer cake and decorate with the candies and
cookies. I used two types of ice cream cones. buy the pink
cake cones to place upside-down on the cake.
Add the decorated (with pink frosting swirls)
waffle cone on top of the pink cones. This gives each cone

Go to to buy our soft pink color gel, cake
decorating supplies, decorating tips (we used #16 star tip) and bags.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Easter Cookie Ideas

Celebrate Easter with beautifully decorated cookies for
your Easter baskets or table decorations. They also make
wonderful gifts. Go to for a
variety of Easter cookie cutters, quins, food colors and
decorating supplies.

Cat Crazy

For cat lovers, we used our Quilt Cat Cookie cutter, super black and
pink Americolor gel paste colors to create these easy to make cookies.
Go to for your supplies

Monday, May 24, 2010

Candle Cookies

Put another candle on the birthday cake!
Our Candle Cookie Cutter is great for birthday cookies and
using to create fondant shapes, brownie cut-outs or craft
templates for cards and scrapebook pages.
We used a variety of Americolor gel paste colors to
decorate these cute candle cookies.
Go to for supplies

Monday, May 10, 2010

Swan Song

No ugly duckling here! Celebrate with this easy to
decorate swan cookie. Our Swan Cookie Cutter is
perfect for your springtime and baby shower parties!

Lazy Ladybugs

Create these lazy ladybugs with our ladybug cookie cutter,
super red and super black food color gels and decorating bag
and tips. To get wonderful cookie and icing recipes, go to our
Recipes on our main website,

Spring Flowers

Create these springtime flowers with our variety of
garden flower cookie cutters, quins, food colorings and
decorating supplies - always found at
We used Faux Fondant to decorate the flowers.

Hats Off to Moms

Hats off to MOMS!! Celebrate your mom with these
adorable hat cookies. With our hat cookie cutters and
easy-to-create decorations, you'll bring sweet smiles to
the one you love.
Make Jill's Faux Fondant and you're ready to decorate
with cookie icing.

Friday, May 7, 2010

It's Strawberry Season

Every spring our family looks forward to the strawberry stands
that sell fresh picked strawberries. This year the strawberries
have been sweeter than ever! Enjoy these sweet strawberry
cookies for your spring & summer time parties.
Use our Strawberry cookie cutter, Super Red, Black and
Leaf Green Americolor gel paste to create these easy-to-make

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Graduation Cookies

It's that time of year to celebrate the accomplishments
of our loved ones. Using our Graduation Hat and Diploma
cookie cutters, you can create a platter of cookies to
congratulate your graduate. Decorate with the school colors
using our variety of Americolor gel paste colors.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Making Jill's Faux Fondant

Owner & Creative Director of Sweet Art Factory makes her own fondant. She calls it Faux Fondant. Since fondant can be quite expensive and bland tasting, Jill creates her fondant using marshmallows, powdered sugar and a variety of clear flavorings (her favorite is almond flavoring). With just six easy steps, you'll be ready to decorate cake, cookies, brownies and cupcakes!


1 16 oz. bag on Minature Marshmallows

2 lb. Confectioners Powdered Sugar

2 Tbsp. Gum Paste Mix (we sell 2 oz. jar)

1 Tbsp. Clear Extract or Flavoring (we use Almond)

Shortening (to coat your hands when mixing)

Step ONE & TWO

Place marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute. Stir and add your extract or flavoring. If not completely melted, heat at 20 second intervals until you can stir it and it is very smooth. Do not overheat.


Pour confectioners sugar in a large bowl. Mix in the Gum Paste Mix. Create a well in the center. You want to make sure that when you pour the marshmallow mixture into the bowl, it does not touch the sides.


Pour the marshmallow mixture into the sugar bowl. Coat your hands with shortening. Begin to bring the sides of the sugar into the marshmallow mixture. Slowly add the sugar into the mixture. Eventually you will have a dough. If too sticky, you can add more confectioners sugar.


Continue to knead the dough until it is a fondant texture. If you are not going to be using it right away, store it in Saran Wrap or Ziploc bag. Make sure you create an airtight seal. It should last about 2 - 4 weeks.

Step SIX

To create colored fondant, just add some food gel color into center of fondant. Knead the fondant until all the fondant is the color you desire.

Now, you're ready to roll it out and decorate!

Whether using fondant to decorate cookies, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, create figurines etc., you'll love working with this faux fondant.

Below is an example of rolling out the fondant and cutting shapes using our cookie cutters. Once the shapes are cut out, use a pastry brush to brush some water on the cookie before placing the fondant shape on top. The water will act as a glue for the shape to stay in place and dry nicely. Once you are finished, you can decorate the cookie using cookie icing.