Fun Summer Cookies

It’s been at least a week or two since I featured cookies, and you know how much I LOVE to show off fun cookies.  Today, I thought I’d spotlight some summer themed designs.

From Whisk This,  super easy AND cute watermelon cookies… even *I* could make these!  You’ll just need some food coloring for the pink, green and black.  Although we think mini chocolate chips would make great ‘seeds’ too!

From Family Fun, a cute cookie for the beach or ocean theme party… oyster pearl cookies! Most any round cookie will do but if can one with a bit of a design like the ones below – all the better!

 

From Amy Atlas, a FAAAAAAB summer cookie tutorial… with lemon and lime slices, and even a glass of lemonade…cookie style!

 

Now, this next post from Sweetopia is for the die-hard cookie decorators out there… it has some sweet summer cookie inspiration for the novices, and GREAT, GREAT tips on avoiding spots on icing.

 

And finally, from Glorious Treats… a lovely DIY on designing Hibiscus Flower cookies. Perfect for the summer Hawaii theme party!

Summer Cake and Summer Dessert Recipes & Ideas

I am SO excited about today’s post.  I had a LOT of fun (and a few helpers) when I went looking for summertime desserts and summertime cake ideas.  My kids all voted for the following links and tutorials as their favorites!

First, from Make and Takes, a delish Watermelon “Pie” recipe.  Simple to make but oh-so-much fun!:

And sticking with a watermelon theme for just a minute, check out these adorable (and yummy looking) watermelon cupcakes, from Bakingdom: She used black sugar pearls as the seeds but they aren’t readily available so I would use mini chocolate chips!

From Family Fun, you HAVE to see this Towering Sandcastle Cake recipe!  I think this one was voted TOP recipe by all THREE of my kids. (Probably because we live in the desert, and playing with sand is something they just imagine and dream about).  And yes – you can make it!  Read through the instructions and you’ll see how EASY it is to make!

For you fondant lovers, I have a sweet, sweet cake recipe from Sweetapolita.  Click to read all about the Rainbow Doodle Birthday cake!  She takes you through step-by-step instructions on how to make a rainbow cake but I’m sharing these tips to make it *way* easier if you aren’t a master baker (the cake is easy – the buttercream is delicious but a bit of work!). 1) If you don’t want to make a fancy buttercream frosting than use any frosting you are comfortable making or purchase canned frosting; I won’t tell if you won’t. (but…if you’ve never made a real buttercream you may want to try her recipe.  It’s fabulous!) 2) You can purchase fondant at most craft stores as well as many bakeres (including supermarket bakeries) are happy to sell you some.  Just ask! 3). Edible ink pens are available in the baking section of craft stores.

And finally, from The Two Savvy Sisters, an adorable recipe for a Caterpillar Cupcake… cake.  Very simple to put together… but would have a HUGE wow factor with kiddos at a party!


What are YOUR ideas for summertime party desserts and cakes?

 

Fruit Salad in a Watermelon Boat Extraordinaire!

And I’m busy, busy sleeping IN, going to the park, hanging out in the sunshine, making fun crafts, and taking naps with my kids.  Because of that, posts will be a bit shorter this week, BUT they will all be devoted to ideas for all YOUR last minute Easter fun!

Today’s quick link?  A super fab Flower Watermelon Basket Garden, from babble.com:

How are YOU keeping busy during Spring Break this year?