When I started making sugar cookies, I had no idea what I was doing. I just sorta winged it a lot.

But one thing I loved to do was go online and look at pictures. When I came across Bridget's site… I spent a whole lotta time there.

Not only does she make beautiful things that are so much fun to look at, but she breaks it down. Gives step by step instructions, and encourages you to go out and make some!

I love that.

There is nothing worse then a pompous baker.

Except feeling like you have to toot in church.


Anyway, in honor of featuring Bridget today, I did something I have NEVER done before.

I made royal icing.

(Can you believe I have NEVER made royal icing before???)

It was not pretty. I have a whole new respect for Bridget and the talent she displays… working with royal icing is not easy! Or maybe it is easy, but I am just so used to the stuff I use that it was hard for me to adjust! I don't know.


Bridget's site is just so pretty… I wanted to make something pink. Cause, ya know. Pretty in pink?

I am a child of the 80's.


Since I realized I was totally unable to write any words with that finicky royal icing… I had to try out some dots and lines.


I gotta tell you… it was much easier to do lines with her recipe. With my icing, my hands starts to cramp and I have to take 47 Advil to get through one dozen. Sorry. I might be exaggerating there. No more then 46.


When I talked to Bridget about what inspires her… she said, "friends, family, and Martha". I am in love the brilliance of that line and think someone should snap it up immediately and make a blog with it as the title!

Oh yeah. She mentioned she likes to eat too. We can so totally be besties now.

Thanks sweet Bridget for your sweet and wonderful blog!

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Oh MY! Your sweet post and these picture are making me CRY!!! A tribute in cookies?!? I am just beyond flattered…and I am laughing because I’m glad I’m not the only one worried about tooting in church! 😉 SOOOOO funny! Yes, we are besties, now! 😉

  2. YUM! I have no idea what the difference is in icings (probably due to my lack of talent, knowledge, skills, willingness to learn…the list could go on!) Which of the icings, taste wise, do you prefer?

  3. Royal icing sounds grand to me! Of course I don’t really write on cookies much ;)! I love Bridget’s site, I couldn’t figure out why you wrote the Bake at 350 until I finally clicked on over!

  4. You are so stinkin’ funny! That tootin in church remark was hilarious! Once again, I am so impressed with your talent.

  5. They are beautiful now I just have to work up the courage to make them like yours!! You made food gawker!!! Congrats!!!!

  6. What a nice way to recognize Great bloggers! Bridget is a Favorite of mine too! Through her Tweet about you, I found your blog! Love it!
    Thank you!

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