Cookie Art
September 3, 2016 4:22 PM   Subscribe

Amber Spiegel is a cookie artist. Using the nomnomnom de plume "sweetambs " she offers short video lessons in royal icing artistry on Instagram and longer lessons on YouTube, Facebook, and her own blog. [Note: videos have (soothing) background music.]
posted by Room 641-A (9 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
All I can think about is John C. Reilly's dragée addiction.
posted by rhizome at 4:54 PM on September 3, 2016

Man, some of these cookies are so pretty, I feel like I'd be super uncomfortable eating them. (But I would still eat them.)
posted by gloriouslyincandescent at 5:34 PM on September 3, 2016

Oh, goshwow. Wouldn't it be great to have one and wear it around your neck as a pendant and when you were having an especially annoyed moment you could just reach down and put it in your mouth and CRUNCHHHHHH!! sweet sweet heaven.

With bonus freaking people out around you for eating your pendant.
posted by owlrigh at 5:43 PM on September 3, 2016 [4 favorites]

Well there goes another hour of my day. I find this genre of cookie-icing / cake-decorating / adding-pretty-sugar-topping-to-baked-goods video completely addictive. Is it art? Is it craft? Is it glorifying a sugar addiction with gaudy artificial colors or is it a celebration of what a person can do with a cookie?
Also notable: Extreme baking!
posted by Vatnesine at 6:09 PM on September 3, 2016

Yay! Amber is a friend of mine and lives in my town, and she is an absolute sweetheart (yes, as sweet as her cookies, which BTW are completely delicious). I can't wait to show her this post!
posted by flyingsquirrel at 9:34 PM on September 3, 2016

My dad has colon cancer, I sprained my ankle, my husband and I have been fighting, our old dog cant stop pooping on the floors, LIFE IS STRESSFUL RIGHT NOW but oh holy cats, this is helping. My 7 year old and I are ensconced in some blankies and planning on watching these for as long as we can get away with.
posted by waterisfinite at 6:22 AM on September 4, 2016

That's my kind of art! Wouldn't eat any of it because my body can't handle the sugar rush anymore, but it inspires me to want to create!
posted by mantecol at 9:48 AM on September 4, 2016

posted by killy willy at 10:31 AM on September 4, 2016

I've been thinking about taking one of her classes. I really adore baking, and precise, technical decorating. I love watching the videos and seeing the techniques she uses.
posted by rachaelfaith at 8:01 AM on September 6, 2016

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