Monthly Archives: October 2012

Eats // Glittering Cookie Sandwiches


recipe for glittering cookie sandwiches

If confetti was a cookie, they would definitely be glittering cookie sandwiches. Also, let me just tell you that this was my first time ever making these lovelies which A) was totally worth it and B) reminded me how important it is not to make up your own portion sizes when it comes to sweets. Technically they are supposed to be bite-sized (making a total of 5 dozen), but my laziness got the better of me and I decided I was just going to make fewer, bigger cookies… um, no. Not a good idea at all. Bite size is about all you can handle of the sweetness, so take my word for it.

Glittering Cookie Sandwiches from The Gourmet Cookie Book inspired by The Purl Bee:


2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
Sanding sugars in various colors

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons almond extract
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 stick unsalted butter, softened

recipe for glittering cookie sandwiches

To Make the Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place flour, cornstarch and salt in a bowl, mix togetgher and set aside.

With electric mixer, mix butter, confectioners’ sugar, almond extract and vanilla until fluffy.
Add flour mixture and mix on low until dough forms.

Place each sanding sugar into a small bowl.
Roll dough into balls, 1/2-inch in diameter, then roll balls in sanding sugar.  Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet, 3/4-inch apart.

Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Bottoms should just be turning golden.  Remove and place on cooling racks.

glittering cookie sandwich recipe

To Make Filling:
With electric mixer, mix all filling ingredients on medium until combined.

Complete Cookies:
With offset spatula place approximately 1/4 teaspoon of filling on half a cookie, sandwich the other half to form a ball.

recipe for glittering cookie sandwiches glittering cookie sandwich recipe

To package them, fill a clear take out container with different colors, and tie a gold ribbon around the top!


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Fall Wish List


fall wish list

If I had to force myself to only choose 8 reasonable fall items to wish for, I would pick these… technically I already own the lavender hearts, but I really recommend them that much.

P.s.- Want to see a crazier side of S+C, check out my quick feature on Studio DIY!

1 dot sweater // 2 bobbi pins // 3  lavender filled heart brooches // 4 anthropologie throw // 5  voluspa candle // 6 penguin classics book set // 7 viscid watch // 8 modcloth dotted scarf

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DIY // No-Sew Sequin Camera Strap


DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

I’ve been really swooning over a certain sequin camera strap that’s taunted me on Pinterest for the last month. After little deliberation and a week or two of procrastination, I’ve finally busted out a DIY version for me, I mean, for you. Just in case knowing this project costs less than a fraction of the real deal doesn’t convince you, it’s also super comfortable, durable, and simple.


First, measure and mark where you want the sequin trim to be placed. I centered mine all the way around. Next, place a thin line of tacky glue down the middle and let it set for a few seconds, then place your sequins on top. Tuck each end of your sequin strip under with a bit of glue so that it doesn’t fray over time. Set something of weight over it so that everything dries flat.
Once everything is dry, measure and mark where you want to place your D-rings. My D-ring was just a bit too wide, so I cute triangles on each side of my leather strap so that it wouldn’t bulge, and then Tacky glued everything in place. Again, let it dry with a weight on top.
To make sure the rings are completely secure (we don’t want any camera fatalities, you know), we’ll insert rivets. Using a rotary punch, cut a small hole through the strap and insert two small rivets on both sides. If you’re new to using rivets, they’re much simpler than they look! This is a great how-to video for them.
Lastly, twist your swivel hooks onto the D-rings just like you would a keychain, and you’re finished!

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

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DIY // Leather & Stamped Tote Bag


DIY leather and stamped tote bag

Cool news: I started working for Whimseybox! Any job that requires me to carve and stamp and make a leather strapped tote bag on my very first day is a dream come true. The downside is that I secretly really want to keep this bag forever and ever, but life could be worse. If you want to see my full tutorial to make your own, check it out here! Oh, and you’ll be able to see the unhappy accident I had in the making…

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DIY // Using Dry Ice for Effects (and a little extra bit)


how to safely use dry ice to create fog in drinks

If you’re missing the glitter and rainbows of my regular posts, don’t fret, they’ll be back next week! For now, I’m going to teach you how to safely use dry ice to create a fog effect in drinks for my last Halloween trick.

DIY using dry ice for fog effects


There are two main points to remember about dry ice: always buy the food grade dry ice, and secondly, never ever touch it!*

As long as you don’t come into direct contact with it, and are using the food safe version, then you can use it in drinks, punch, as fog machines, the list goes on. The warmer the liquid that you’re dropping the ice into, the more fog that you’ll get.

Bust up the dry ice block by lightly dropping the bag on hard ground a few times, and using small chunks for each jar. Keep the remaining dry ice in a small cooler, and replenish the ice as the fog dies down.

DIY using dry ice for fog effects

And for those of you wondering how to make the colorful scientific flask, just fill it with mineral oil and sprinkles. I covered the top with press and seal paper and ribbon so no one would try and drink it!


*Sugar & Cloth is in no way encouraging the misuse of dry ice. Though dry ice can be safe when used & handled properly, you are using it at your own risk.

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Eats // Petri Dish Jell-O


I love sprinkles, and the fact that this exceptionally easy petri dish recipe is exactly 50% sprinkles makes me giddy. All you have to do to create your own is make Jell-O per usual (what, you don’t usually make Jell-O?) and then pour it into the petri dishes. Let them cool in the refrigerator, and give them a dust of sprinkling just before serving them! I wrapped them with skull ribbon that I found at Paper Source so that the bottoms of the dishes wouldn’t fall off when someone picked them up. That wouldn’t be too cute..

DIY petri dish jell-o recipe

DIY petri dish jell-o recipe

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