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GIVEAWAY!! and Valentine’s ornaments with icing paper

UPDATE: Congratulations to Kesha, Kimi, Sue, Elisa and Jennifer! Their comments were drawn by random.org to win the goods! Thank you to all for participating, and check back for plenty more giveaways!! GS Lortsher… they had icing sheets in Holland in the ’70s? I had no idea they ever existed before now. Morgan, me too!! Totally Target. And I say “Oh, I got that at Target” about five times a day. Karen, what a lovely tribute to your mom. Rice paper has been on my list to try with edible writers for ages. And Val, yep! I think the picture on the package shows the cake with a round of icing sheet on top and the sides frosted.

 

Eek, it’s my last giveaway of January before the real fun begins! Because I’m going with the assumption you can’t have too much sugar, the entire month of February will be devoted to Sugarlicious. I’m talking more giveaways (lots), treats, sneak peeks, chats and I’ll stop there before I give it all away. Let’s just say you won’t be escaping Sugarlicious until March at least. (To learn more about the book, click HERE.)

 

 

This week, I’m back with another FIVE Prize Packs for five of you. The supercute Prize Pack that includes all of the below:

 

an adorable apron
a hot pink oven mitt
a cutie spatula
a kitchen-friendly booklet with some recipes
some handy post-it notes for your Sugarlicious notes
In addition to the FIVE prize packs,
I’m also throwing in some icing paper.
(scroll to the end of this post for the giveaway details)

 

What’s icing paper you ask? 

 

Edible icing sheets are sheets of edible paper you peel and adhere to icing, frosting or fondant. They come in every imaginable design or pattern and help you quickly decorate cookies, cupcakes and cakes. Used to be the best place to get them was online (ticings is a good place to start). Now, thanks to the genius of Wilton, they who are always on top of things that are popular, you can buy something similar in the craft store, albeit in more limited patterns than online. Sugar sheets. Slightly thicker than edible icing sheets, you can cut them and punch out designs.
Naturally, because Sugarlicious includes everything you need to know—EVER–it also includes some tips and how-tos and crafts that use edible icing sheets.

 

how to make Valentine’s Day 
cookie ornaments

 

you will need:*
1 1/2-inch cookie circle cutter
1 1/2-inch circle punch
hole punch
sugar sheets
toothpicks
fondant
rolling pin
clean paint brush
light corn syrup
icing or frosting (optional)
baker’s twine or string
*You can use any size cookie cutter as long as it’s the same size and shape as the circle punch. Find them in the craft store. Also find white fondant, the paint brush and sugar sheets in the craft store. You can substitute white royal icing for the fondant if you prefer!! See below for tips on this.

 

step one: prepare your fondant toppers
Carefully peel back part of a sugar sheet and cut out 1 1/2-inch circles with the circle punch. Use the hole punch to punch a small hole at the top. Roll out fondant about 1/4-inch thick on a surface dusted with confectioner’s sugar to prevent sticking. Cut out 1 1/2-inch circles. Use the paint brush to brush the fondant circle with a thin layer of light corn syrup and adhere the sugar sheet circle, smoothing with your fingers. Use the toothpick to poke a hole in the fondant, and wiggle it around until it’s the size of the hole in the sugar sheet. Set aside.

 

step two: bake your cookies
Roll out cookie dough according to the recipe and cut out 1 1/2 inch circles. Place a fondant circle on the circle of dough and use a toothpick to mark where the hole is. Remove the fondant circle and use the toothpick to make the hole bigger. Wiggle it around so the hole is even bigger than the one on the fondant circle (best to leave some room for spreading). Bake according to the recipe and let cool completely.

 

step three: assemble your cookies
Using either a dab of icing or frosting or brushing the cookie with light corn syrup, adhere the fondant circle, pressing gently. Thread a piece of baker’s twine through the hole and tie closed with a knot.

 

 

royal icing substitute
If you prefer royal icing over fondant, prepare icing and tint white. Outline and flood the cookie with white icing (see here for tips on flooding cookies) and let dry very well, preferably overnight. Brush the icing with light corn syrup and adhere the sugar sheet circle, smoothing with your fingers.

 

now let’s get to the GIVEAWAY!!
Have you ever used edible paper?

THE GIVEAWAY

So this week I get to give FIVE of you the awesome Prize Pack,
and I’m throwing in some icing paper, too! The store only had three left of the design shown, so I got two with little hearts.

to ENTER to WIN:

a sneak peek booklet AND 
 the awesome Prize Pack that includes 
an oven mitt, spatula, apron, a few recipes, post-its AND 
icing paper
(reminder, the sneak peek is NOT the book itself which is available February 7th)

 

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Tuesday January 31, midnight, EST 

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100 Comments

  1. Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    yaaaa!! NEAT – Ever since I got an edible printer I have been NUTS over making stuff with it…I LOVE icing sheets as decorations, so neat and easy too!

  2. Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I have never used icing paper before!!!! I would love, love, love to win this giveaway!!!

  3. CIndy
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    How exciting….your energy is contagious! I would love to win especially for the icing sheets. I don’t have an edible printer yet so these would be wonderful!

  4. Holly
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! You have the greatest ideas – cant wait to try! Thanks!

  5. Elizabeth T.
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Sweet!! Just my kind of pink too!! ^_^

  6. Tracy Temple
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    What a fabulous concept with your edible
    Icing! It sounds so easy! Would love to try!

  7. Joey C.
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I love prize packages and giveaways. This would be so cool to win. I’ve never tried icing sheets before but they sound like a lot of fun to use.

  8. Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    How cool that you posted this, I was just looking at some sheets and was wondering if I should buy them or not, I’ve never used them before.
    These cookies are so cute.
    Fabulous giveaway!

  9. Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    What a great post and giveaway! Can’t wait for your new book!!!

  10. Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    We used to buy edible paper when we lived in Holland in the 70′s. Fun stuff!

  11. Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I have never used Edible Paper, but you make it sound so easy, I will have to try it.

  12. Deanne
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never used it, but would love to try it! Love the cookies!!

  13. Adrienne
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    What a cool idea…. the paper is perfect for anyone who is “decorating challenged” like me!

  14. Angie Ha
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Icing paper! I had no idea that even existed!! What a great way to easily decorate cookies!

  15. Tziona
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Love this tutorial. Have been seeing people sell “fondant toppers.” Was wondering about them. Would love to try them myself now! Have never used the edible icing paper.

  16. Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win. I have always wanted to try the icing sheets, and this prize pack looks awesome!

  17. Posted January 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Perfect! It would be a great way to decorate FAST. I have 125 middle school students who LOVE cookie treats! TKS for the opportunity to win them a little luv.

  18. Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I love using icing sheets, I print out the cutest things:) I cannot win but love your stuff.

  19. Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I have used Edible Paper and transfer sheets- and both are so much fun to work with!

  20. Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I love using icing sheets! So much fun. Ticings are my favorite…love that they come already cut into circles of any size :)

  21. Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never used edible paper but would love to try it! What a fun giveaway!! Hope I win!

  22. val
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Ahh! I love the apron! I’ve used sugar sheets once before. I made car shaped cupcakes & cut the wheels out of sugar sheets. I’ve never seen the sheets with cutesie designs before, I wonder how it’d look to top a cake with a circle of sugar sheet & leave the sides frosted!?

  23. Boo Hartsell
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    I would love to try the icing sheets. My daughter has used them but I have not. Thank you, Boo

  24. ladywild
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I love decorating cookies, but sometimes time is a real issue. Seems like using the icing sheets would really cut down time in emergencies.

  25. Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Hello, please enter me into your giveaway! Thanks!

    Ella,

  26. Jill
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think I have ever heard of icing sheets! They are so cute!!

  27. Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Love it! I love your new website, it’s adorable. Such cute valentine treats. I have previously made your chocolate hearts and they were a huge hit!

  28. Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this giveaway!

  29. amy marantino
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I would try the icing sheets, and would love to win.

  30. Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never tried the icing sheets before, but they sure look like a whole lot of fun!

  31. Rikki-Dee
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I love those cookies!!

  32. Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Never heard of icing sheets before. Would love to try them.

    the cookies look awesome!

  33. Theresa Sea
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you! :)

  34. Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I am looking forward to February:) And I would LOVE to win this prize!! Thanks for this giveaway. By The Way…I LOVE your new website!!!

  35. Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    I have used icing paper on cakes before and I think is really easy to work with. I would love to use it on cookies.
    I am so excited for the release of your book, I can’t wait to have it.
    Thanks for the giveaway, so many goodies!
    Did I mentioned that your new blog design is adorable?

  36. Lisa
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win your prize pkg. Love your ideas and look forward to the book. Congrats!

  37. Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Oh my word! Your ornaments are too cute! I have been dying to try sugar sheets and now after seeing your ornaments I am going to have to run to the craft store!

  38. Jenny
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Love the new look of your blog, and the prize package is awesome. I hope I win. :)

  39. Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh those are so fun! Is it sad that they kind of remind me of the Target logo? More proof that Target owns my soul. :) I hope I win a prize pack!

  40. Tammy
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    How cool is that! I would love to play with those frosting sheets!

    BTW, love the new site!

  41. Stevie
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Awesome giveaway, please enter me :D . The frosting sheets I’d love to try. Thanks for the chance. <3

  42. Dana Thain
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    I am trying again…hope to win!!

  43. Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    I have never personally used edible paper but when my Mother turned 65 I had a cake made with 4 pictures of her. One when she was 2yrs, one at 16yr, one at 21yrs, and one close to her 65yrs of age. The pictures were on rice paper so it was edible. Would love to try edible paper.

  44. susie
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    What a fabulous giveaway filled so many wonderful goodies!!! I would love to win this one.

  45. Inbar
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I am newbe in the cookies world and any help would be appreciated!!!

  46. Gina
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    You are driving me nuts with these giveaway. Stuff is outrageous. Can’t wait to get your book when it comes out. Been pre-ordered and waiting patiently.

  47. Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I love icing paper… it’s perfect for cutting out shapes by hand!

  48. maria
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I love these ornaments. I’ve never heard of icing paper. thanks for the post!

  49. Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Ooo…I’d love to win this! It would go perfectly smashing in my kitchen!

  50. Michelle Bixel
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I have been using edible paper a lot lately…I LOVE it!!

  51. Susan S
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Loving all the goodies to feed the creative juices!

  52. Mikki
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Lovely! These are so pretty and I’d love to try them out. love the new blog too :D

  53. Malinda Robertson
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    I love getting your emails about all the different things you do. I would love to win this to try all the wonderful ideas.

  54. Denise
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    So cuteeeee, I need Sugarlicious in my kitchen and my life!

  55. Kesha
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I have never used paper to decorate with! I have always wanted to but have been unable to find any in stores around my area! Your cookies look AMAZING:)

  56. Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Perfect! I have 2 minichefs students (my daughter) who LOVE cookie treats! TKS for the opportunity to win them a little luv.

  57. Lorna
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    No clue what icing paper is, but I sure want to learn. Your book looks awesome !! Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    These look adorable. Can’t wait to try.

  59. Melisa
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to try the icing paper, such a cute giveaway!

  60. Jennifer Reschke
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Never used these before but they look so much fun . havent been cake decorating for long so still learning –and there is always so much to learn. Didnt think I would be a late bloomer with cake decorating but my Grand children love the results –kids are the most appreciative and less critical –bless them. Cake decorating has given me so much fun an dkeeps my fingers nimble too. xoxoxo

  61. Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    This is a great idea! Hoping to win :)

  62. anna
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    how cool is this! makes life easier for beginners like me.

  63. Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never used it, but I’d love to try! :)

  64. Isa
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    wow! I LOVE the new design! I just preordered your book, thanks God to Amazon.co.uk! (I couldn’t find it in Spain…) How bad we don’t get the chance to get that gorgeous apron (i LOVE it!!). Can wait to get the book :-) congrats!

  65. Alexandra
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Have your book pre-ordered, can’t wait to check it out.

  66. mary elizabeth
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    new to your site….what a fab day to find you! i can’t wait to dig in!!!

  67. donna
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    thanks for an inspiring afternoon of looking at all your amazing talents!!

  68. Nancy
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Found your site through LilaLoa! Perfect timing with the giveway going on. I am new to cookie decorating and you have such cute ideas!

  69. stacey
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    have been DIEING to try edible paper…:)

  70. Alisa
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I would love the icing paper! I’m new at using it, but I like the results. I can’t wait for the book to come out!

  71. Nancy
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    What a cute idea for how to use all my craft punches — would love to win this prize package as I’ll be baking & decorating for my grandson’s 1st birthday soon! Love all your ideas and inspirations.

  72. Kim
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Awesome Love it

  73. Maureen Chapman
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I have been thinking of getting a printer to use edible paper. There are so many options!! Love this giveaway! It would make a nice birthday present for me! ;»)

  74. Susan
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    I haven’t tried sugar sheets – yet! They look like fun. As always your ideas are great and your newly remodeled site looks very good and is MUCH easier to post a comment!

  75. jackie
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    looks really tasty!

  76. Mackenzie
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    So so soooo cute!!!!

  77. Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    I had never heard of icing paper before, but it looks awesome! I am mostly bedridden, so the rare chance I get to bake something, it has to be QUICK and easy. This would be a perfect thing for me to use! Thanks for the information. :)

  78. Elisa
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    I have not used edible paper before. Hopefully I can try the icing paper if I win. Love your blog!

  79. Kelly
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on your new book!! It sounds great…can’t wait to see it!

  80. Wafaa Siqueiros
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    I’m planning to try the icing paper for my daughters birthday cake in March. I can’t wait to see how it works. Thanks for all of the great ideas you provide.

  81. EmilyG
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    Great giveaway, thank you!

  82. Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Love all the pink!

  83. Posted January 31, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    I’ve never used icing sheets. They look fun!

  84. Posted January 31, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I love all your special merchandise. Hope to collect each of those.

  85. Sarah C
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Fun, fun! Thanks!

  86. Heather A
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Those are so cute! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  87. christin
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I’ve so been wanting to try those sheets! Thanks for the giveaway, can’t wait to get Sugarlicious!

  88. Posted January 31, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Great giveaway! Would love to experiment with the icing paper.

  89. Kathy McGuirk
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I would love the giveaway. I have never used icing paper but it looks beautiful. kathleenmcguirk@yahoo.com

  90. Michelle
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always wanted to try these edible sheets… they look like fun :)

  91. Faith
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    I have never used icing paper before, but am crossing my fingers that I get to try it!

  92. Posted January 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I’ve not tried these edible sheets yet! I need to now though! :)

  93. Posted January 31, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just stumbled on your site and I’m so glad I did. There is so much helpful, great information about decorating cookies. With the lovely and right tools, I’m so inspired to bake and decorate homemade cookies more often than anyone who knows me could ever imagine.

    All the power to your new book, “Sugarlicious.”

  94. Lynn Marie
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    LOVE the edible paper! I had not seen that before. I sooo enjoy visiting your website too.

  95. Katie Hogue
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    I’ve never used icing paper but it looks so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  96. Carmen
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    I don’t think I’ve ever EATEN edible paper, let alone used it myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. Posted February 1, 2012 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    i’d love to be entered into the giveaway! thanks!!
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  98. Carol
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I’ve never used edible paper,but I love to do edible crafts. Would love to try something new.

  99. dale
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I am new to edible paper crafting and would love to win this.

  100. Carol
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I have never used edible paper, but I love to make edible crafts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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