Top Tutorials & Recipes of 2013


Happy 2014! While 2013 was whizzing by, I had a lot of fun sharing my recipes and kitchen adventures with you. What was your favorite post of 2013? Did it make the list of Top 5?

How To Make Cake Pops -

How To Make Cake Pops | A Step-By-Step Tutorial

If cake pops are new to you or you have tried them in the past and never gone back, this cake pop recipe is the perfect place to start!

One of my most rewarding kitchen adventures has been learning how to make cake pops. I always know that if I want to let my baking imagination run wild, I can just start with a cake pop recipe and see where it takes me! The possibilities are endless. Read more…

How Ingredients Behave In A Cookie Recipe -


How Ingredients Behave in a Cookie Recipe

Learn what ingredients do in a cookie recipe and how to change them for different cookie results.

I’ve always thought of baking, especially decorating, as a form of art. Surprise! It’s actually more of a science… chemistry really. In my quest to find the perfect sugar cookie for decorating, I have learned a lot about how individual cookie ingredients behave in a recipe.

The foundation of any cookie recipe consists of five types of ingredients: fat, sugar, flour, a rising agent, and a binding agent. Read more…

How To Make Royal Icing


My Favorite Royal Icing Recipe

This is my favorite royal icing recipe. It doesn’t dry rock hard but is still sturdy enough for stacking and shipping!

There is one thing every cookier needs in their arsenal… a favorite royal icing recipe. The royal icing recipe that I’m sharing with you today is my favorite because it is not only yummy (of course!) but it is the perfect texture. There is a not-so-secret ingredient that allows the icing to harden enough for stacking and shipping while remaining soft on the inside. No more biting into a beautifully decorated cookie and cringing because the icing is rock hard! Read more…

5 Tricks to Stop Cake Pops from Falling Off Sticks


5 Tricks to Stop Cake Pops From Falling Off Sticks

My cake pops used to fall off the sticks. Now that I know these simple tricks it never happens!

Cake pops can be frustrating, I know. But, with some simple tips and tricks they can become easy. Let’s review some solutions to common cake pop problems and before you know it, they will be your favorite sweet treat too! Today’s cake pop challenge… taming those unruly cake balls that fall off the stick. Read more…

30 Thanksgiving Treats


30 Easy Thanksgiving Treats

These adorable Thanksgiving sweets all include a recipe or tutorial!

Now that Halloween has awoken your sweet tooth, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving treats. Between turkeys and pilgrims and a zillion kinds of pie, there are lots of creative sweets made by talented sugar artists to get your imagination going.

This collection includes a variety of Thanksgiving treats with step-by-step directions so you can feel comfortable making them on your own. You will feel proud to display any of these creative sweets on your Thanksgiving table! Are you ready for some sweet inspiration? Read more…

Are you wondering what to look forward to at in 2014? How about we start the year off with an awesome giveaway! Check back later this month to learn what my favorite ingredients and tools are for making perfect cake pops every time. Then, enter for a chance to win a Cake Pop Making Prize Pack, valued at over $150!

Of course, you already know that this year will be filled with fun step-by-step tutorials for decorated cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes. But, did you also know that may be expanding to bring you even more creative projects? Pretty packaging and presentation can take your baked works of art to a whole new level. That’s why I’m toying with the idea of adding printables and crafts to the blog.

What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts. What were your favorite projects from 2013? What do you want to see on in 2014?

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4 Responses to Top Tutorials & Recipes of 2013

  1. Great posts and I’m excited for your giveaway! :)

    • Janine says:

      Thanks for all your support in 2013, Jennifer! I can’t wait to see what Not Your Momma’s Cookie has in store for 2014!

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