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Brush Embroidery Turtle Cookies and a GIVEAWAY!!

 

UPDATE! Congratulations to Jeanne!! Her comment number 214 was drawn to win the prize. Thank you to all for participating!! I only had an inkling before of the turtle’s significance in story, place and personal lives before you shared with me. I love turtles even more now for being so significant to so many of you!!

 

I’m working on another new feature and giveaway for next week so stay tuned….

I’ve been wanting to try the brush embroidery cookie decorating technique for years now, and given the title of my blog, it’s shameful I’ve not yet.  These turtles were inspired by this Lily Pulitzer pillow at Garnet Hill. To echo my own words about this pillow for my roundup of throw pillow ideas at Houzz (see all 20 pillows here), everything about this pillow is my grandmother. She grew up on the Jersey shore, so she was no stranger to beach-themed decor, but always in the most subtle, clever and tasteful way. An early-Lilly addict, she’d have loved this print. That and the piping on the border, shape of the pillow and colors are so reflective of her house when I was a kid. Sigh. But I digress…

 

 

Back to cookies. And brush embroidery. Oh right, and the GIVEAWAY!!! I’m giving away everything you need to make these cookies (minus the cookie dough and royal icing, but I do have great recipes for those, and I’m throwing in the only tricky-to-find ingredient, meringue powder). For details on how to enter, scroll to the end.

 

For the turtles, I think these would’ve made a greater impact had I had the detail on top be an even darker shade of green, but alas, next time. For a much more apparent contrast, use white instead of green:

 

 

How to make brush embroidery turtle cookies

 

you will need:*

cookie dough

royal icing

turtle cookie cutter

food coloring

5 disposable decorating bags

3 couplers

3 decorating tips, size “3”

rubber bands

scissors

toothpicks

small, clean, flat paint brush

 

*For food coloring, I prefer Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Electric Green used here). You may find the cookie cutter in the craft store seasonally. Or click HERE for tips on finding cookie cutters. Find the decorating bags, couplers, tips and paint brush in the craft store. Or, win them from me!! See the giveaway below.

 

step one: bake your cookies

Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe, chill, roll out, cut out turtles and bake according to the recipe. Let cool completely.

 

step two: prepare your icing

Prepare royal icing according to the recipe. Divide and tint (I usually work with about 1 cup at a time) three shades of lime green.  Just use one or two drops for light, more drops for medium, many more for dark. Prepare three decorating bags with couplers and tips, fill with each of the three colors (reserving half of the light green and the medium green) and close tightly with a rubber band.

 

step three: decorate the background

Pipe a circle for the shell with the medium green and let set. Pipe the head, feet and tail with the light green and let set. Thin both the medium and light greens with water, a few drops at a time, until the consistency of thick glue. Fill empty decorating bags with each of the greens, snip about 1/2-inch from the tip and pipe to fill the shell with the medium green and the head, feet and tail with the lighter green, using a toothpick to encourage the icing as needed until the entire background is filled. Let set overnight.

 

 

step four: brush on the design

When the cookies have set well, pipe the design with the darkest green. First, pipe this sort of rectangular petal shape. Then dip your paintbrush in water, dab on a paper towel and brush from the icing inward in little strokes.

 

Repeat all the way around the outside of the shell, dipping your brush in water and dabbing on a paper towel as needed.

 

 

Then repeat with an inner circle:

 

 

Then one more little rectangle in the center:

 

 

Let dry well, preferably overnight, before handling and packaging.

 

 

And now…

 

The GIVEAWAY!!!

For a chance to win:

a turtle cookie cutter

5 decorating bags, 3 couplers, 3 decorating tips

2 bottles of Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Electric Green and Bright White)

a little paint brush

meringue powder

AND

 a Sugarlicious apron and a Sugarlicious spatula

 

 

leave a comment to this post before

Sunday, April 22, 2012, midnight EST

One winner will be chosen at random. Winner has 48 hours to respond after being notified before another winner is chosen. Contest worldwide.

 

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239 Comments

  1. Francine Werlinger
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    very, very cute! I know my grandkids would love these cookies!!!!!! And I’d love to win!

  2. Jennifer K
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness these are so cute!! My sister loves turtles so this would be awesome to win and make for her!

  3. Michelle
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Love this technique! So neat!

  4. Khandra Henderson
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I hope I win this give away to try brush embroidery, and make roal icing for the first time while using this awesome cookie cutter.

  5. Laís
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    OMG wish I had turtle cutters!

  6. Amy Hoff
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Awesome turtle cookies! Looks easy enough too! Thanks

  7. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    THIS IS SOOOOO ADORABLE!! I absolutely love this idea. It would be really fun to win this, i would be making those all the time! haha

  8. SummerRae
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    My sister LOVES turtles. I can’t wait to make these for her birthday! Shes going to be so suprised. Thank you!

  9. Lisa
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Interesting…I have never heard of brush embroidery for cookies? Great instructions and pics – thanks for sharing!

  10. Abigail-MyNappytales
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Oh wow that’s one lovely turtle! I hope I win.

  11. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Lovely! Such a creative way to use the brush technique :)

  12. Alice
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I LOVE these cookies!! My grandson would go crazy for them!! I love all of the wonderful ideas I see on your page! Thanks for always sharing!!

  13. lene
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    what cute little guys!

  14. Rochel S
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    So cute! Would love this!

  15. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Oh I love the turtle cookies!

  16. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing the brush embroidery technique. I have been wanting to try it and you made it look so easy, I think I can do it. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway too.

  17. Kayla
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Wow! Super cute, I have a friend who would love these! I never knew how to do the brush embroidery with royal icing!

  18. Katie
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Cute!

  19. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    I would love this package and would make them for my son’s preschool class for an end of the year gift. @Lorraine’s cookies – salome78@aol.com

  20. Katie
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    So cute! I was really excited when I figured out what this technique was just by looking at a cookie that used it. Simple!

  21. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Love these cookies my kids love turtles, we live near a lake, so we catch and release them all the time!

  22. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    so cute, I have been wanting to try this for a long time, just never been brave enough to make royal icing!

  23. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Wow I love the use of the technique!! :)
    I would love to win that kit so I can do my own turtles!! :D

  24. Liz
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I never even considered using brush embroidery this way! They look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Sheila Booth
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    What a creative idea for a technique! I have only done flowers and butterflies with it, this will be a fun summer addition! Thanks for the opportunity to win great stuff too!

  26. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Love how this technique made their shells look so real!
    THANK YOU Meaghan for opening your GA worldwide!!!

  27. Cynthia Rathunde
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Love these turtles, totally awesome! My daughter has a pillow just like this. Thank you for this tutorial, it is wonderful!

  28. Stacy
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Wow the turtles are so cute. I would love to win and give these a try. Thanks for sharing another great technique!

  29. Sandra Hockenberry
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Who’d have thought using the brush technique for the turtle shell? It totally works! How cute!

  30. Judith A. Vilà
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    They are really beautiful. I love turtles so does my 2,5 year old. I hope you can ship oversees, he he. Don´t worry, I am sure I am not going to be the lucky one to win this giveaway!!!!

  31. Jamie maassen
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    How cute r these!!! I can’t wait to try this technique on a few other shapes. I do not have a turtle but would love one !

  32. hadas
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    The urtles are wonderful and simple. Thank you

  33. Rikki-Dee
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    My aunt who just passed away loved turtles. I would so love to try and make these for when we scatter her ashes.

  34. Shannon Wilckens
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    My daughter loves loves turtles:) I cant wait to try and make these:)Thanks so much for the How to and a chance to win some great stuff:)

  35. Theresa Sea
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Those turtles look GORGEOUS with that design on them!

  36. BeckyKasten
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Can,’t wait to make these for my grandsons! Pick me please!

  37. Jenn Ellefsen
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    This is amazing!!

  38. KristinaA
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    These are soooo cute! I LOVE sea turtles! There’s a volunteer sea turtle project in Costa Rica that I’ve been wanting to do for some time. My schedule hasn’t allowed but but I think it would be great! Thanks so much for sharing and putting together this great package! I’d love to win it and make these at home!

  39. Kathrynn
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    My daughter would love these cookies, she adores sea turtles. I would love to win this prize so I can make her cookies for her birthday in June.

  40. Cecily
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute. What a great way to use brushe embroidery.

  41. Doreen
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Those are the cutest!! Great giveaway!

  42. Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    What a cute idea!!! Just when I thought turtles couldn’t get any cuter!

  43. Melissa
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I have been enjoying your cookie decorating posts SOOOO much! I made all the easter ones & now am looking forward to trying these cut little turtles! Never thought I could make cute cookies! So glad you taught me that I can!! Thanks!

  44. Nadia
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea to use this technique on turtle cookies!!

  45. Kristin Jenkin
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Awesome cookies and very cool technique. I bet the pictures don’t even do them justice! Love the step by step decorating instructions. Thanks to blogs like this, I’m a much better decorator and would love to give these cookies a red hot go! ;)

  46. LoriN
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    The turtles are so cute. I’ve only tried the brush embroidery technique once myself, they came out okay. I just need some more practice. Thanks for hosting a cool giveaway.

  48. Roxana Morcan
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    very good idea for an animal cookie! thank you for the giveaway! It is nice, because is one of the few open worldwide.

  49. Carina Langholm
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    So cute! And thank you for having a worldwide contest, so few of those around.

  50. Malia Alatasi
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    The Tokelau (a Polynesian nation in the South Pacific, accessible only by a three day boat’s journey) is “Fonu”. The Fonu is considered an Ika Ha, a sacred fish. I would love to win and bake some for my Elders who find joy and great appreciation in the artistic aspect, the yummyness, and the cultural significance of this cookie. Good luck to all that enter! :)

  51. Robyn
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    My future daughter-in-law has turtles as pets, so I know she would love these, and I would love to make them for her because I love her!

  52. Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    ma sono fantastiche!!!!!
    spero tanto di poterle vincere!!!!!
    kiss from italy,
    byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  53. Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    This would be so fun!

  54. Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    How pretty!

  55. Michelle Braun
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I would love to try the brush embroidery. You make it look so easy. The turtles are so cute.

  56. Marisa
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I would LOVE to have everything needed to make these! DS just saw them and now he wants mama to make turtle cookies!

  57. Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Love them! Would love to be making turtle cookies in our house! :)

  58. Pamela Shrout
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Adorable…..thats all I can say!

  59. Nicole
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I love it! I will definitely have to try this out!

  60. Karen
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I have seen so many people trying this technique. It guess I need to try it too. And I love the cookie cutter!

  61. Nicole
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute! I love turtles and these look like fun to make!

  62. Chantal
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Coolest cookies ever – love them

  63. Saskia
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh emmm geeeee!! This so cute! Pick me pick pick me *Crosses fingers*

  64. Maria de los A. Reina
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I like the idea, never imagine how useful the embroidery technique could be. Thanks for the opportunity. maryangeles_reina@yahoo.com

  65. Camille
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    My daughter bought your book and is crazy over everything in it!! She’d love to win this.

  66. Saskia
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Love this!

  67. Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous, I went to Hawaii in September and I fell in love with the sea turtle, I am not sure I’ll be able to do these justice, but I’m willing to give it a shot. Heck yeah I want to win

  68. amanda
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    This is so awesome! My nickname is turtle and this would be an awesome set to win to bake cookies and give them to my friends as an inside joke!

  69. Nikki
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Love the turtle cutters!

  70. Anna Jordan
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Turtle Cookies?!! Super cute!! I have a pet turtle, makes me want to add some red ears!

  71. Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Found your blog through Pintrest and saved it to my Favorites and came back for another look. My neice is having a baby shower May 12th and her nursery theme is turtles. These are so cute and would match her theme perfectly! Love the fact that you also have cookie and icing recipes. I’d love to win the contest so I’d have to make the cookies for the baby shower, I’d have no excuse not to! LOL

  72. Samantha M
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    What adorable cookies! I would love to win the set…

  73. Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    These are amazing! I so want this!

  74. Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    these are SO CUTE!!!

  75. Tracy turner
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    So cute.. I have seen this in a few different mediums, but I must say on a turtle it’s the best!! Would love to win this one for sure!

  76. nichia
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I never thought of doing brushwork on anything other than flowers.

  77. Elain Ponce De Leon
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    you make it look so easy! i’m going to have to try this technique!

  78. Cynthia
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    You´re like my “sensei” for this matters… I secretly follow you, but I just LOVE everything you do. Halloween??? Your designs were THE hit in my party :)

    Wanna win!!! we all do!!! :)

  79. Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have a turtle cutter in my collection – would LOVE to have it! Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway package!!!

  80. Eva Royo
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Son preciosas y parecen sencillas de hacer. Lo intentaré seguro. Gracias por enseñarnos tus maravillas. Besos desde Zaragoza (España).

  81. Tammie
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    love the turtle cookies. hope i win so i can try them at home . u did a great job.

  82. Isa
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I love it! It´s a fantastic tutorial!
    thank you from Spain.

  83. Angelica
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I would like to participate. Thank you!
    they are lovely cookies.

  84. Rebecca Bell
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    These would be great to make for a weekend beach trip! I’ve yet to attempt the brush embroidery, maybe if I win it will give me the extra push to do it :)

  85. Julie Haan
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow! What a great idea using the brush embroidery technique on a turtle shell! Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Bettie
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    These are precious. What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  87. Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Please, enter me. I love the turtles.
    Hugs

  88. Lori H
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I love embroidery! Just never thought I could do on a cookie!! I love it!

  89. mamaowl
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    WOW! What an idea! You are sure very skillful, and I would like to try how I can do this!

  90. Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I love cookies! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

  91. Kesha
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I love the turtles! They are too cute! Thank you for the giveaway.

  92. Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Who would have thought to use brushed embroidery on a turtle! Love it! Such a great idea!

  93. Kachi
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Green is my favourite color! The turtles are so cute!

  94. Mily
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea!! the cookies are beautiful..

  95. Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I looove the turtle cookies!!!

  96. Jamie Poloncak
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! My daughter loves turtles so these would be fun to make…fingers crossed!

  97. Martha T
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are adorable. I have never thought about doing brush embroidery on cookies, but I plan to try it in the near future. Thanks for sharing!

  98. Donna
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely adorable! My granddaughter loves going to the zoo and especially loves the turtles! Why? Because they don’t move away so fast and make loud noises! lol! She’s a mess! :) Anyway, I am definitely going to order this cookie cutter if I don’t win because she would love this! Too cute! Thanks for the contest AND tutorial!

  99. joanna
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Loove it! pick me!

  100. Karen Brennan
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    What a great technique, and an awesome giveaway!!

  101. yuval
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    WOW! how beautiful

  102. Vicki Wright
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    These are fabulous! I need to make them.

  103. Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh goody! Free stuff is always so cool!!! I hope I win these cool items :)

  104. Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Adorable cookies!! I have been wanted a Sugarlicious apron since I saw them here.Would love to win.

  105. ilksen
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Go green turtles.. love ‘em :) also the techique inspired me, thanks a lot for sharing.

  106. Dana Thain
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I have been meaning to try the brush embroidery technique for months…If I won-NO more excuses!

  107. antonia
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are adorable.Thanks!!!!

  108. Teresa Alcantara
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Lovely turtle!!! Next week I would try it.

  109. Gina
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I will so try again to win one of your great giveaways. This idea is sort of scarey for me but I will try it. So, bring on the supplies and I promise I will make them sort of as good as you do, lol. Love your stuff. Thanks.

  110. lee
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    I love turtle- and this cutter is so sweet! thanks!

  111. Katie
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this!! I’ve been looking for turtle cookie ideas for my friends Hawaii wedding:))

  112. Susan
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Love the tortuga idea.

  113. Lorna
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I for sure have to try this embroidery stuff. Looks amazing ( at least when YOU do it ) Thanks for the giveaway.

  114. Sunny
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Turtles are my favorite! Love the cutter. Thanks for the sweet (literally!) giveaway.

  115. Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    These are so adorable! I’m still trying to work on my decorating skills and would love to practice with these tools!

  116. Teresa
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    So in love, turtles are my favourite animal!! I haven’t seen them done with the brush embroidery before, looks great!! Thankyou for offering a world wide giveaway :)

  117. jaime kihn
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Those are so cute! The best part is my 2 yr old LOVES sea turtles :)

  118. amy marantino
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    nice job, these are very cute

  119. Elizabeth
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Love the turtle cookie cutter – too cute!

  120. Courtney G.
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are so adorable!!! I love turtles!

  121. NLM
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Super cute cookies! Love the turtles….thanks for offering the giveaway.

  122. Teela C
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    LOVE the brush embroidery!! I’m so anxious to try it now!!!

  123. Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    These turtles are SO cute! Would love to make these for my kiddos!

  124. ladywild
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I love turtles. these are so cute

  125. Cristina
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    They are so cute! Thisbis avgreat idea, thanks for the tutorial! :)

  126. Amy
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    SSSOOO cute! I want a turtle!

  127. Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful turtles, Meaghan. I was lucky enough to see turtles nesting and swimming many years ago on vaca in Greece. I’d love to win this set but not sure I qualify with being an international subscriber/reader.

  128. Wilai Charpentier
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    So cute. My boys would love it. Thx

  129. Larissa
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    How cute are those turltes!!!

  130. Shannon D
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    too cute!!!! Love all your creative ideas. Wish I could eat one!

  131. Jenny
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    this will be perfect for my boyfriend who’s sooooo into turtles!

  132. Lauren Betz
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are beautiful! I love your blog! I would over to erin, thanks for the chance.

  133. Theresa Murphy
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    I love your turtle cookies they are super cute and I would love to make these myself and this give away is super nice of you!!! I love all your stuff and I stock your blog lmao

  134. donna
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Great job on the embroidery ~ very Sugarlicious :)

  135. Yvette Melvin
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this giveaway. My 3 year old grandson loves turtles! And he begs me daily for cookies. What a combination!

  136. Sandra K M
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Adorable turtle cookies! Reminds me of Hawaii and the sea turtles encountered every time we snorkeled.

  137. Karen
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Super cute! The embroidery technique really makes them stand out.

  138. Debby
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Just starting to teach myself decorated cookies and I so far I only have bags and couplers so this would be great to add more to the supplies I know I will need.

  139. Posted April 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    I’ve loved this technique since the first time I saw it! You found the perfect cookie to display it..so cute! :)

  140. Gina
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Totally adorable! I am going to try this

  141. michelle R.
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I love this unique technique!! I can’t wait to try it.

  142. fran
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    perfect for my son’s 2nd bday- our ‘tudul’ theme

  143. Posted April 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I Love turtles! these are so cute!! :)

  144. Jennifer
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute idea! I love turtles! Hope I win…fingers crossed! :)

  145. Anne Schroeder
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    These are fabulous! If I won them I would make them for all my friends at school! We all know that teachers need lots of treats at the end of the year!

  146. Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    What a great decorating technique and it’s perfect to create a turtle shell.

  147. Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Imformative post, thanks for shating the details of brush embroidery. The turtles are adorable.

  148. Kathy
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    these are so cute!!!

  149. Carmen
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Those turtles are adorable! They would be great for a sea or ocean-themed party!

  150. Julie
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I love turtles! Super cute! You make this technique look so simple! I am excited to try it!

  151. mekei
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    boy you are making me hungry!

  152. jessie
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Adorable cookies – my girls would love these!

  153. Ellen Lai
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Amazing cookies! If only I could do it!

  154. Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE the creativity! I would never think to use the brush embroidery technique for turtles, love it!! Great job!

  155. Mjmayhugh
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Super cute !

  156. Kate D.
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    Brilliant decorations. I’m definitely trying this one.

  157. Posted April 19, 2012 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    These are adorable! I love that you used the brush embroidery technique for something other than flowers… I feel inspired :)

  158. Jaan
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Ooo! Love the turtle cookies. What a neat idea to use for encouraging everyone to save the Turtles. Would love the turtle cutter.

  159. Posted April 19, 2012 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    I love the tutorial! I’ve been meaning to try it!Thanks for having a worldwide giveaway!

  160. Rachel
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    Wow sensational and beautiful all in one!

  161. Jamin-a
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    I’d love to win, these turtles are beautiful!!!

  162. Beverly
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    How cute! Would love to be the lucky winner.

  163. Yatie
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    Reminds me of the turtles back at my grandparents village. Whenever it’s the mating season, we’ll go to the beach and watch the turtles lay eggs for hours. They are so cute, you just want to hug them!!

  164. maria g panico
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    What a great idea and so cute! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  165. Josie
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    What a clever idea! They look really gorgeous.

  166. gail
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    So cute!

  167. Linda Shurlow
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    I have never tried the brush technique. It makes a very interesting pattern; will have to try this. Thanks.

  168. Kacey S
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    I’ve been excited to try the brush embroidery. Thanks for making it look so simple! :)

  169. Colleen E
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Love it! I always wondered how those types of cookies were made, yours look so cute!

  170. Tricia
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I would love to bake these for my turtle rescue sister, Maggie. They are so sweet!

  171. Kristina Stephens
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    This brush technique is fantastic. It looks much more natural! Definitely want to try this one.

  172. Shari Harniss
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Oh, how very sweet! Literally!!

  173. Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Wow, Meaghan, you’ve done it again! Those turtles are adorable. I love how the royal adds contrast AND texture. That would work for other animals and flowers. Thanks for the idea and another great giveaway!

  174. Bea
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I love cookies and turtles!!! I’d like to make a batch!!! Hope to win!!

  175. Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    I love this use of the brush embroidery technique, turtles are genius. I especially enjoy the subtlety of the green on green.

  176. Sara
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Very cute! I would have never thought of brush technique for the turtle shell!!

  177. Alice
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    This turtle lover must take a chance on this giveaway. Gotta go check out the link to find this cookie cutter. Love both colors of icing. Thanks for sharing this beautifully decorated cookie.

  178. Maren
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I think it’s an amazing idea to use the brush embroidery technique for animals and I love how this turtles turned out. They actually remind me of the pet-turtle I had as a kid.

  179. Gwyn
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    This cookie cutter is awesome!!

  180. Caitie
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen this brush technique around and loved the look, but not a fan of flowers. I LOVE the idea of it on a turtle! Totally inspired me to try it soon :D

  181. Cindy H
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Turtlicious – never seen this technique before!

  182. Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, those turtles are adorable! I’ve piped on cookies and I’ve used my paint brushes on cookies, but I never thought of piping and dragging for this technique. Thank you so much for sharing!

  183. marianne
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    i love turtles like cute little squirt from finding nemo :D hope i can win this totally awesome gift pack!

  184. Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Oh those are sooo cute! I have wanted to try this technique for awhile now, but I only use glaze so I am not sure how it would work! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Kim
    The Cookie Puzzle

  185. MommaMary
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I think these are fabulous! Would love to win this great giveaway! Thanks!

  186. Jeanne Mayes
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    My grandkids would love these cookies! Pick me.

  187. Kim
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Cute giveaway. Love the turtle.

  188. Michelle
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable and would be perfect for my friend’s baby shower – all frogs & turtle themed!

  189. Claire
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    What a very sweet giveaway, I have liked you on FB. I would love to win this and beable to make them with my grandchildren. Thankyou for the chance to win your giveaway.

  190. amyt
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    SO pretty!!! LOVE turtles!

  191. Carol S.
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Just discovered your blog through one of the needlework blogs I read. What fun!

    LOVE these turtles! My totem is the sea turtle, and it would be so cool to make these.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  192. Vicky
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Such cute cookies and a great tutorial! I love turtles!

  193. Posted April 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    oh pick me pick me! I would love to win this wonderful prize!

  194. Jane
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    you are so creative…i have only seen this technique done on a flower.

  195. Barb
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    would love to win

  196. Abbey R.
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    This is so awesome! I have always wanted to learn how to do this technique and I can’t wait to use it. Would love to make some cookies for my best friend, turtles are her favorite animal!

  197. Posted April 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful and creative way to use the brush embroidery technique!

  198. Christine B
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    How cute! My neices have all grown up, but they’re having babies, so I’ll be able to teach them to make cookies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  199. Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    These little turtles are so cute – love how you did the brush embroidery on them – so creative!! :)

  200. Barb
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    OMG! My 3 year old daughter just loves turtles. I absolutely have to try to make these now. You are so creative!

  201. Step
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this and give it a try…very cute

  202. Christina
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Adorable cookie that is not girly. It’s a big possibility for my little one’s first birthday. What a perfect idea for this method!

  203. Hayley
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    These are just gorgeous – always sucked in my animal cookies – they are so cute! Love the embroidery technique – never seen that done before. Well done!

  204. Jodie B
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    LOVE these turtles! I am so glad that you decided to try the embroidery technique. You did a beautiful job.

  205. Linda L
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Love this technique! Thanks so much for sharing it. And I pinned ya too!

  206. Élizabeth
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    THIS IS AWESOME. I wanna try it for sure, my sisters and brothers would love them so much!

  207. Judy S
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    I am gathering up your list for decorating cookies to give to my daughter for her birthday at the end of ythis month. PS your blog address will be very promenent in the package! Thank you so much for all the wonderful information.

  208. Patti
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I have been wanting to try the brush embroidery technique also. I wouldnt have thought about using it for turtle shells! What a creative mind!!

  209. Mirela
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    Wondering if the embroidery technique works on flower cookies, maybe butterfly wings…

  210. Chelsey
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    I love the look of brush embroidery and those turtles are absolutely adorable!

  211. mary norman
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    AWESOME!!! thanks for the chance,
    mary

  212. Posted April 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh, what lovely turtles! The green-on-green one is my favourite. I, too, have been wanting to try brush embroidery for ages, but have never got round to it… Maybe these turtles will motivate me to try the technique (even when I don’t need flower cookies!)

  213. Tracy C.
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    How cute are those. I love the brush embroidery technique. I have been seeing it everywhere these days. Thanks for the giveaway.

  214. Posted April 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Now how stinkin cute are those turtle cookies. I would love to be the winner of your fun and generous giveaway

  215. smfsprout
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    I love turtles and I can’t wait to give the brush embroidery technique a try. Thanks for making it appear easy.

  216. Vivian
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Those are so cute!! And so much detail, almost makes you not want to eat them, but of course we will!

  217. Claudia
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I would love this…so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

  218. JULIA
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Super super cute!!! I so need to try this technique out,thanks for the great giveaway :)

  219. Emily C
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Those look delicious.

  220. Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    great idea using brush embroidery- I never would have thought of that. Really cute!

  221. Kelaine
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh!! These are adorable. I would love this kit!

  222. Gayle
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    These turtles are too cute! I would love to have a go at trying to recreate them! Thanks for the opportunity to try :)

  223. Brenda
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I love the turtle and you blogs. I have bookmarked your site for future ideas and how to’s. I really like your work.

  224. Holly
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for showing how the brush work was done. I think your cookies are too cute and my little boy keeps pointing at every pic saying “I want Mama, peessee!”

  225. Melisa Villeda
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Wow! These are amazing! You just gave a wonderful idea for a butterfly idea!!!

  226. Kandy
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea to give the turtle some texture on it’s back. You are very talanted.

  227. Terri Simmons
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    I love the turtle cutter and could use it to celebrate the turtle project at Jekyll Island.

  228. Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    Oh wow! That is a really cute design for turtle cookies! They look so yummy~ Very cute giveaway :)

    ~ Kieli ~

  229. Sandy-Lee
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    Woohoo!!! finally a competition that us South Africans can enter! :)

    Those cookies remind me so much of my honeymoon in the seychelles… boy do i miss it there. That would be such a wonderful surprise that I could make for my hubby for our 1 yr anniversary!

  230. Posted April 22, 2012 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    My husband loved turtles and I would really like to make some of these for his grandsons. And it looks like a great technique to learn. I could see using it for some flower detailing.

  231. Judith A. Vilà
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I love turtles, so does my 2.5 year old!!!!

  232. Audrey
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    These turtle cookies are adorable! I love turtles and am now inspired to try the brush technique.

  233. Jenna
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    My son is totally into sea turtles right now so it would be awesome to win this!!!

  234. Jo Wilson
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Love the brush technique shown on these – I’ll have to give it a go!

  235. Lilia
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Love them and I think it will be more forgiving to start with this technique on this project than on flowers.

  236. Sonda
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the “how to” on this technique. They are really cute.

  237. Jaci McCoy
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are adorable!

  238. Posted April 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Just learned brush embroidery this weekend! Would love to try the turtle!

  239. Heather A
    Posted April 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to try brush embroidery.

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