Ever since I had high tea at The Howard last year, I have lusted over 'too pretty to eat' cookies but never thought about trying to make them myself, they always seem to say 'you could never make me' and that not only frustrates me (even though I haven't even tried) but it scares me off for a while!
If you're in London and fancy something a bit different, I highly recommend the TLSee Afternoon Tea! We couldn't eat everything so they box it all up for you to take away and enjoy later! They also make THE BEST scones I have ever EVER tasted! Mmmmmm.
Anyway, last night I spent a good few hours on a website that excited me into cookie delirium and made me say 'Cookies that look too good to eat? YES. YOU. CAN!'
So let me introduce to you, the newest addition to my bookmarks bar, the holy grail website for the cookie baker inside of you, the delicious Sweet Sugar Belle.
This site has it all! From sugar cookie recipes and how to bake the perfect cookie, to decorating tutorials and a printable cookie decoration tool shopping list!
It really does hold your hand through what can seem a daunting, edible cookie world and, make you believe you could create this sort of perfection with a little time and effort. Naturally, I am now on a mission to become the perfect biscuiteer! Tonight will involve a little trip to Hobbycraft and my local sugar craft shop! I am giddy with excitement!
Along with amazing hints, tips and tutorials, there are also a few youtube videos which explain a couple of processes on icing your cookies. I have to say, after watching these, I wanted to get up at midnight and start baking! I have an insistent urge to 'flood ice' cookies!
You can also follow Sweet Sugar Belle on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Grab a cup of tea, get browsing and then get baking! Are you tempted to have a go too?