Party Time!

19 Jan

About the same time that we got the Jungle Pals cutters that I showed you before, we also got these fun party theme cutters:

I still had some chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge so I thought I may as well try these guys out, too! Here’s what I came up with.

Presents

Party Hats

Cakes. See the one on the left? I was trying my best to be asymmetrical, because I'm always way too symmetrical. I ended up with asymmetrical symmetric lines. I tried.

Cupcakes!

My favorite was the yellow one.

I liked the swirls, which were inspired by Brenda’s super cute swirly cupcakes. I can’t do them quite like she can, but I thought it was cute anyway!

And the red one has potential. My black frosting was a little too thick so my outlines were kind of rough. If you ever run into that with Meringue Powder Buttercream (or Royal Icing, for that matter) don’t be afraid to add a few drops of water to thin it down a bit. You’ll get lots smoother lines. I did end up adding some water, but not till after I did this cookie:

See how the lines (around the cherry especially) are kind of bumpy and rough? That’s from the frosting being too thick.  Just a little FYI.

Some groupings:

I wasn’t too excited about the pink set, and I couldn’t put my finger on why. I think I just figured it out. I don’t think I like the black outlines with them. I tend to default to black outlines because generally I really like that style. I like the cartoon-y coloring-book type look. But I don’t know about black with the pastels. When you try this at home, go for a white or grey outline.

And you ARE going to try this at home, right? Because if you do, you’re going to need the cutters. Comment on this post by Midnight tomorrow (Thursday, Jan 20, which happens to be my sister’s birthday- Happy Birthday Shannon!!), and I’ll pick a winner at random to get the cutters.

Thanks for reading!

143 Responses to “Party Time!”

  1. Alexandra January 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    I’m totally going to try these out. I love the presents! I might even do it with the chocolate chip cookies too, never tried that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Liz January 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    What fun cookies! I would love to have this set of cutters. And my birthday was Monday! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Ina Vanderhorst January 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Cute cutters…even cuter cookies :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Deb January 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    They are cute.

  5. Rachel January 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    Ooh, pick me, pick me! I love these party cookies!

  6. Wendy Scarbrough January 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Ever the teacher Karen! We love you!!! I adore the pink set! Pink and black are my favorite together. I am doing lots of pink and black hearts for Valentines Day as well as the traditional red and white. You inspire everyday and that is a gift we love to receive. Thank you and God Bless.

  7. Lorna Putman January 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    Love these cookie cutters. I especially love the hat with the fringe. I would have never thought about fringe …. THANKS

  8. Karla January 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    They look great!!! Is there help for those of us with a cookie cutter addiction?

  9. Kristin January 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    OK! seriously in love with all of these designs.
    you are so awesome and such an inspiration on so many levels. :o)

  10. sweetalltheway January 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Love it! Love it! Love it!
    Love the detail on each design, love the swirls and the dots…definitely want to try that out myself.

  11. Lori L January 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    These are too cute! Today’s my birthday, so I think it would make a great birthday gift :)

  12. Emily January 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I love the yellow cupcake! I like the black frosting with the pink but it would also be cute with purple. . . . Happy birthday to Shannon! And we’re finally back(!) and I’d love to see your set up if it’s not all packed away already. :) PS do your lovely cookies freeze well?

  13. Ruth January 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Even your “bumpy” cookies are beautiful! I hope to be a fraction as good as you one day!

  14. Amanda Hutson January 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Sooo cute!! I like the cupcake and party hat cutters that I already have but I like having some variety.. and they’re adorable! Why must you keep finding cute stuff I don’t have yet? LOL

  15. Janel January 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I would LOVE this cutter set!

    mackenziescraftymom@gmail.com

  16. Tina January 19, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I love the red cupcake! They are all wonderful, but that one is my favorite :)

  17. Nancy January 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Would love these – am horrible at cookies, but need to learn and these would be a great start! LOL Thank you!

  18. Kim January 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    LOVE the cupcakes! They are so cute :D

  19. Alyson Avoglia January 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    I don’t have any of these cutters and would love to add them to my collection! Your cookies are awesome. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    • Tamara January 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

      As always beautiful and very inspiring. I have had lots of fun trying out different designs from your gallary and cards. I’ve learned a lot from your website and am so glad you know have this blog.

  20. Jen S. January 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I LOVE the yellow cupcake! Super cute!

  21. Brittanie January 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I’m always on the lookout for fun party hats, and these are too cute! Such a fun collection!

  22. Sarah January 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    They are so cute! Happy Birthday to your sister :)

  23. Lorraine Russo January 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    I would love these! I love the cupcake with the cherry

  24. yvonne January 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    would love to win them …i love your cookies

  25. Jennifer McCoy January 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Ooh! Those are so festive and fun. I’d love to have those party cookie cutters in my slowly growing collection. They’d be perfect for my husband’s graduation party I hope to have this June.
    I would love to be the winner!
    Happy Baking!

  26. Lisa H. January 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Love the the new cookie cutters! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Shauna January 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    I love the yellow one too! I love how the sprinkles pop off! Gotta try this!

  28. Nicole T January 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Love the cupcakes and birthday cakes.. i have been coveting these cutters ever since i saw some decorated a few weeks ago!

  29. Jodi January 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Love the presents and cupcakes they are so cute. I would love to win the cutter set and try making them myself.

  30. Courtney January 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    You are very talented! I can’t wait to try and re-create some of your designs!

  31. Tamara January 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    As always so beautiful and inspiring. I have had lots of fun trying out different designs from your gallery and cards. I’ve learned so much from your website, and am so glad you know have this blog.

  32. M January 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    How cute!! I love them!

  33. stephanie miller January 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    obviously my fave is the cupcakes, they are soooooo cute!!!!!

  34. Shera January 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Love the yellow cupcake! Thanks for the chance!

  35. Anita Cornetto January 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    ALL of your cookies are just so beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat..lol

  36. Nila January 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Love the cookies. I def want to try

  37. Lauri January 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Felicity’s birthday is coming up next week. These could be perfect! (hint, hint). I like the black with the pink and white (I actually thought it was more of a lilac color, but no matter). Anyway, pink and black are very “in” right now. Or they were a few months ago anyway… They all look fantastic!

  38. Anne January 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    I already have those cutters but I wanted to say how beautiful your cookies are. So creative!

  39. Ashley January 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Those are adorable! I could make awesome cookies for birthday presents with those!

  40. Angela January 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    I love these cookies, even the red one.

  41. Beth January 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    These are too cute! I would love to add them to my collection. I recently started doing cookies and need to keep my supply of cutters going! Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. Hillary January 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    I want to party with these cutters!! Woo hoo!

  43. Carrie K January 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Those are super cute Karen! I really liked the red one even if you thought the icing was too thick. I am going to have to make some. Super super cute!

  44. Karla January 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Cute!! Jan 20 is my bday too;)

  45. Heather S. January 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I love them! I especially like seeing what I wouldn’t think to do (like adding candles to the the cake/not taking the outline of the cookie as the guide for my own outline) Cute set and really nice work!

  46. Ansa January 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    Those are really cute! I love the bright colors.

    When I didnt win the jungle pal cutters, I went to Michael’s and bought them. I made the elephants and my daughter loved them.

    thanks for inspiring me!

    Ansa

  47. Caitlyn January 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    These would be perfect for my dog treats!! Thanks for the idea :)

  48. Dottie January 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Love the cupcakes!

  49. Scott January 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Party time is right! Great cookies and post! Count me in :)
    Thanks for the chance at a fun giveaway!

  50. Amber January 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Very pretty! Can’t wait to make these.

  51. Stephanie January 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    I love these!

  52. Kerrin January 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    What cute cookies you came up with! My favorite is the swirly, yellow cupcake, too- sooooo cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  53. Colleen Boehm January 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    What can I say but “WOW!” I only hope that someday I can learn to do something that comes close to this. It’s a little overwhelming to attempt it…yours are so beautiful!

  54. Lynnda January 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Love, Love, Love these. Can’t wait until the next birthday. I am having so much fun with your page and Shannon, Happy Birthday.

  55. Danielle January 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    These are so cute! I’ve been practicing with Royal and the NFSC recipe, but still can’t quite get my piping right :)

  56. Shelly Nguyen January 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Love the cutters and Happy Birthday Shannon!

  57. Yael January 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    They’re adorable!And I think your swirls are great!

  58. GarEli January 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Hola!!
    Feliz Cumpleaños para Shannon!
    Yo quiero estos cortadores!!
    Besos

  59. Dee January 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    These cutters look like alot of fun! Your cookies look great!

  60. Robyn Frost January 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Love these even more!! Absolutely adorable! My favorite is the cherry cupcake!! Love the red!!

  61. SweetSugarBelle January 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Pick me! I love these cutters and need a backup for when I break my cuppie. I use it WEEKLY!!!

  62. Debbie Painter January 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    These are so cute!! I love the presents!!

  63. Bea @ CancunCookies January 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    I too love the cartoon like style of black outline… love your Party designs, Karen!

  64. Nichole January 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    These are adorable! The black outline gives them a whimsical look :)

  65. Joan January 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    YES!!!!! I have been on a decorated cookie learning curve, but am finally confident to share the ones I have made with others. My son’s 8th birthday is coming up and that hat would be perfect!!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  66. Devi M. January 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    I absolutely love those cookie cutters! They would be great to use for some Valentines cookies!

  67. Kim January 20, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    Wow so cool – party in a cookie! The kids in my afterschool program would really have fun decorating the cupcake and party hat! They are in a baking phase :-)

  68. rosa January 20, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    I love the red spotty cupcake, it´s gorgeous!!!

  69. Eprsy January 20, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    I love these cookies, especially the cupcake ones that look the buttercream swirls (remind me of soft serve and you can’t have a birthday party without ice cream). I would love to make these.

  70. adriana January 20, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    Super cute! Love the hats!

  71. Sandie January 20, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    I especially love the cupcake designs. I have been collecting cookie cutters for about 15 years, and would love to add these to my collection! (I am planning to make some cookies this weekend!)

  72. Kristin Frank January 20, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    Interestingly, I JUST ordered those exact cutters from your website, along with a few more things to get me started with this hobby. So if I win someone else will be getting an awesome set of cutters.

  73. Rose January 20, 2011 at 3:50 am #

    Adorable. I would love to win this set. I agree the black outline really makes the cookie pop.

  74. linda st. laurent January 20, 2011 at 4:31 am #

    The cookies look great!! You do an incredible job.

  75. Kelly January 20, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    Would LOVE to have this set!!

  76. Rachel January 20, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    Such a cute set . . . and love what you did with them!! thank you for the inspiration and education you provide to aspiring bakers like me!!

  77. Amy v January 20, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    Love your creativity on a blank cookie slate. I love the swirls as well!

  78. Dianne January 20, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    Great job on the cookies. Any “birthday person” would love to have these.

  79. Sheila January 20, 2011 at 5:02 am #

    Very cute. Will definitely try these.

  80. barb January 20, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    Love these cutters and crossing my fingers that I win! :)

  81. Patti January 20, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    I love the swirls on the cupcakes!!! I’m going to try that for sure!!!!

  82. Georganne January 20, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    Funny – the purple present is my very favorite of them all — and the next favorite is the red and white cupcake!

  83. Nicole January 20, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    So cute! I think you’re right, the black outline works well with all the bright colours but odd against the pastel pinks. I can’t wait to try my had at decorated cookies like these but keep putting it off. I suppose I’ll have to get started on Valentine’s day cookies soon if I’m really going to do them. :)

  84. Lisa January 20, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    My birthday is next week, this would be a great gift!

  85. brenda dubois January 20, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    I love your cookies! So cute. My order will be coming soon! I hope I win too.

  86. Debbie January 20, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    I love,love,love your site!!

    Sophie6912003@yahoo.com

  87. Shelley January 20, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Great cutters. Can’t wait to try them out. Your designs are nice.

  88. Emily January 20, 2011 at 5:49 am #

    I love these cutters! I’ve been looking for the perfect cupcake cutter and I think this is it. I have been wanting to try a swirly cupcake, myself. Beautiful cookies!

  89. Lee Anne January 20, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    I love the fringe on the birthday hat. And, apparently my icing is often too thick! Thanks for the tips (and for the video tutorials!)

  90. Diane K January 20, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Those are adorable. Great job. Those cutters would make a great addition to anyones collection.
    My favorites are the pink ones. I even love the black outline.
    Thanks again for sharing you ideas.

  91. Jamie Sinha January 20, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    I love the cookies that you decorate! So beautiful!

  92. Kristen Babcock January 20, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    You’re truly an inspiration. Gorgeous cookies!!

  93. melissa January 20, 2011 at 6:28 am #

    Super Cute !!

  94. Loren @ The Baking Sheet January 20, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    I LOVE Karen’s Cookies!! :o)

  95. Mary Lynne Jones January 20, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    Love how you decorate your cookies!!! & such fun cookie cutters!! Def adding you to my google reader !!
    Mary Lynne
    Rmljones@yahoo.com

  96. Teresa January 20, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Very cute! I love the party hats!

  97. Sheila Morales January 20, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    Who doesn’t need new cutters? These are perfect for a birthday with no theme, always so difficult to come out with something! I like your yellow cupcake too!

  98. Jennifer January 20, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    OH OH I would like to try them!!! I love what you did Karen!!

  99. Maggie Mason January 20, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    Love these! Cute cookies!

  100. Linzy January 20, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Love these!

  101. Sherie January 20, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    Love your cookies! Thanks for the inspiration!

  102. Kara January 20, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    These cookies make me feel like throwing a party! The colors are so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  103. maria elena January 20, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Preciosas y coloridas cookies!!
    Bss.

  104. Meg R. January 20, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    ADORABLE!! I hope I win!! Thanks for the chance!

  105. Mireia January 20, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    I love your cookies, your blog and your shop!! Thanks for all! You are my inspiration!

  106. Kelly Ham January 20, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    Beautiful cookies Karen! My hubby’s birthday is today, I should have made him these!!

  107. Barbara January 20, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    Sooo cute! I’m going to try the chocolate chip today.

  108. Kori January 20, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    very cute! I love the bright colors. you have a beautiful talent!

  109. suzanne January 20, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    All of the cookies are great. I especially love the cupcakes.I’ve been wanting to try them for a long time..maybe I’ll win the cutters and give it a try :)

  110. Paulittta January 20, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Hi Karen!!

    I love these cookies cutters!! Maybe I can try to cook this cookies :-)

    kissessssssssss

    Paulittta
    http://www.elmundodepalapalittta.com

  111. Paulittta January 20, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Hi Karen!!

    I love these cookie cutters!!

    kissess from Castellón, Spain

    Paulittta
    http://www.elmundodepalapalittta.com

  112. GLORIA MCBRIDE January 20, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    My grand daughter is turning two and I would LOVE to make these birthday cookies for her party. Wouldn’t I be the most special grandma in the world.

  113. Paulittta January 20, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Hi Karen!!

    I love your cookies and these cookie cutters!!

    kisses

    Paulittta

  114. Samantha January 20, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    They turned out very nice! I love the little cupcakes :)
    Thanks for sharing Karen!
    Sam

  115. Kami Jensen January 20, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Me want cookies, hee hee! I absolutely loved the design on the red cupcake with the heart on top. I will definitely try that one out for Valentine’s day!

  116. Christy January 20, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    I have been wanting these cutters for some time now. So I hope I win!!!

  117. Amy @ Amy Miller Designs January 20, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    Great cookie cutter shapes!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  118. Cindie S. January 20, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Hi Karen, cute cookies! I have been looking for a smaller cupcake without a candle. This one is perfect.

  119. teresa reyes January 20, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    Beautiful cookies. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some of your cookie cutters :D

  120. Teresa January 20, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Love these. Great set!

  121. Becky Dajany January 20, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    I think you are the most talented girl in the whole entire world! I think you are too hard on yourself because those cookies look fantastic! Also, I am excited about the idea of using chocolate chip cookies. Great job, Karen!

  122. Stevie January 20, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    I LOVE the red cupcake, everything about it is so cute!! Thank you so much for the chance.
    ~Stevie
    ne14whips6@yahoo.com

  123. Christie Block January 20, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Happy birthday to Shannon! I’d make her some cookies but I don’t have these darling cutters…..YET!!!

  124. Donna Armstrong January 20, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Happy Birthday Shannon!!
    Love these cookie cutters. They make the cutest cookies come to life.

  125. Brittany Ann January 20, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    I absolutely LOVE the cupcake cookie’s!! The swirly one is my favorite!! So adorable!!

    Happy Birthday Shannon!!

    bar0008@auburn.edu

  126. Kim January 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    These are adorable! I might have to order them and a few others on my wish list, regardless. I love the yellow cupcake with the sprinkles! Too cute.

  127. Anna ♥ Sugarized January 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Oh Karen, you are ever so generous! =) Love the cookies! My favorite would have to be the red cupcakes…so appropriate for V-day. =)

  128. Tatyana January 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Oh, I would like to win this set of cutters, so cute!

  129. Jana January 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    I love these. I want to try them!

  130. iactlikemyshoesize January 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    Wow! :)<3

  131. Tiffany January 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    So cute! I will try them out soon.

  132. Brandy January 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    I would love these cookie cutters! :)

    Thank you!

  133. Katie Troumbley January 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I love these, how creative are you? Way to go Karen!!

  134. Jaclyn January 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Cute cookies, Karen!

  135. Mireia January 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    This cookie cutters are fun!

  136. Barb Mc January 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    I’m a new follower and love your stuff! You are so talented.

  137. Liz Adams January 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    I think this set is so cute!! Love your blog and how you show the right and wrong way. Would love to win this set so I can use them for my granddaughter’s birthday party!

  138. Rachel Z. January 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Another beautiful batch of cookies! I’m going to have to try making some with chocolate chip dough :-)

  139. Krystal M January 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Super cute! I love these cookies, I could only wish to be so talented.

  140. Natalia January 21, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Happy birthday to Shannon!!!! Love these cookie cutters.

  141. Denise V. Moses January 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    Not ever winning anything if I was to win, would be GREAT. I love you website.

  142. Adelaide Rua January 22, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Olá Karen, sou portuguesa e adoro o teu trabalho, a decoração que fazes nos cookies, são maravilhosos.Já há algum tempo encontrei o tei sit e já recebo o teu jornal com as tuas artes de doçaria, só tenho pena de não entender o inglês para perceber melhor os vídeos. Desejo-te também um Feliz Ano Novo e tudo de bom para ti. Felicidades. Beijos. Adelaide

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