Sweet Talk Cookies

Creative Designs for Birthdays, Holidays, and Everyday

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Pub Date 23 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 11 Jan 2022

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Finally, a cookie book that’s sweet and sassy! Sweet Talk Cookies has gloriously out-of-the-ordinary cookie designs.

If you’re sick of the same-old cookies, if you can’t possibly decorate another bland tree or stocking, look no further. Hayley Callaway, founder of Hayley Cakes and Cookies (@thehayleycakes), has just what you need—whether that’s a taco truck and message cookie that says “Feed me and tell me I’m pretty” or a T-rex hanging Christmas lights. When it comes to designs, this is a book filled with cookies that have character, for year-round fun. Chapters span the seasons, including both holiday-related motifs and designs that simply celebrate something like summer fun (helllooo snow cones!).

If you’re looking to really make these cookies your own, you’ll love the creative lettering workshop. Once you master the art of writing with icing, you can customize to your heart’s content!

Inside, you’ll find all this and more:

A complete cookie class: Outlining all the key materials and techniques needed in the rest of the book.Recipes: Hayley’s signature cookie and icing recipes.Writing workshop: The key to making the cookies your own!Christmas cookies: Just try and pick your favorite from the what’s crackin’ nutcracker, Rudolph the sprinkle-nose reindeer, and a cookie that is decorated like a tray of Christmas cookies.Holiday cookies: Cookies to pop the bubbly and celebrate the New Year, fa-boo-lous Halloween cookies, ideas for your Valentine, and even a couple birthday party cookies.Animal cookies: A whole farm of mini-animals as well as bears, a rainbow turtle, even unicorns!Summer cookies: Have some fun in the sun with mermaids, fancy seashells, watermelon, tie-dye shirts, and more.And even more cool designs: Cowboy boots, eggs and bacon, carved woodgrain, a watercolor cactus...the sky’s the limit!


If you are the type of person who demands cookies not only taste good, but be in good taste, this is your cookie book soul mate!

Finally, a cookie book that’s sweet and sassy! Sweet Talk Cookies has gloriously out-of-the-ordinary cookie designs.

If you’re sick of the same-old cookies, if you can’t possibly decorate another...


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This is a great book for people who are familiar with royal icing decorating of sugar cookies and want to develop new skills. There are some sugar cookie recipes in here, including some.fun flavors, and a recipe for royal icing. The majority of the book is step by step color photos of decorated cookies. Some are specialty shapes (sources are included for cutters), but techniques taught could be applied to other shapes. The book talks briefly about stenciling and airbrushing, which are included on some of the cookies. It also covers lettering, with templates in the back of the book. Cookie designs are separated by animals, food, Christmas, other holidays, summer fun, and cool cookies. I liked how the designs were all colorful, and the book covered watercolor, rosettes, ombre, layered designs, and tie dye. This is not a beginner book but has tons of great ideas broken down into manageable steps.

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This is a master class in cookie decorating! There is great technical information for decorating techniques as well as basic cookie and icing recipes. A very useful guide to tools and supplies is also included, as is a lettering template. The foundational information is great, but the real treat is all of the gorgeous design ideas! Grouped by holiday or occasion, there are tons of absolutely stunning designs with useful step-by-step directions and supply guides. Anyone would be thrilled and awed to receive such pretty cookies! Each cookie has a beautiful full-page photograph as well as smaller pictures of intermediate steps or techniques, so this book is incredibly helpful to have on hand. Things are explained so well that it actually seems possible to recreate these amazing works of art! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a cute and helpful book! Callaway shares a sugar cookie recipe and decorating tips. There's a bit of helpful information at the front about different kinds of icing, shapes, and how long to wait to apply decorations. The majority of the book is a guide to making cute cookies. The instructions are around decorating using royal icing to make various animals and other fun shapes for cookies. There's templates in the back for making different lettering which is helpful too. Overall it requires some existing skill, but is a helpful guide for making beautiful cookies!

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Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. It’s a sweet compilation of recipes and ideas. Fun to follow and useful!

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I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited for a cookbook. We love making cookies but they are a little ehh looking if I’m being honest. This book has all sorts of designs and recipes for designing the cutest cookies. The author includes templates if your handwriting isn’t up for cookie decorating (raises hand). The pictures in this book are so beautiful and colorful!

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This is such a fun book! As a cookie myself I really enjoyed this one, and think it could be a great tool for anyone looking to up their cookie game. Great recipes and easy tutorials.

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Sweet Talk Cookies by Hayley Callaway is a feast for the eyes. I challenge anyone to look at the sumptious photos of the cookies in the book and not drool.! Not only will the mouth watering photography inspire you but you'll learn A LOT whilst you read. Sweet Talk Cookies opens with the basics - types of icing, equipment needed, airbrushing techniques and even how to mix the colours you use for best effect. After these, the cookie decorating instructions are set out by theme - animal, food and occasion. There's even resources at the back which you can use as templates for you decorating. In short. this book has everything you need to take your cookies to the next level wow factor. Perfect for any kitchen and anyone with sweet tooth.

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The book has beautiful images and ideas for sugar cookies. I loved the idea of the pop method, had never seen it before and I'm excited to try it. Also appreciated the instructions on how to mix colors to get unicorn poop. Thank you!

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Sweet Talk Cookies by Hayley Callaway is a handy book full of ideas for all kinds of cookie ideas. Featuring lots of different patterns and how to do them.

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This cookie book is all you need if you want to learn how to decorate cookies like a pro for birthdays, holidays, gifts and more! The author explains in very thorough and simple terms the difference between royal icing and glaze and when and how to use them. She provides recipes for sugar cookies as well as gingerbread and a chocolate cut out cookies. She gives instruction on color mixing, stenciling, air brushing and writing as well as providing letter templates. This cookie book is amazing! Thank you Netgalley, Quarto Publishing Group-Harvard Common Press and the author for this eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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This deliciously delightful book is a must-have for the inspired baker both young and old. With step-by-step guides on technique, great recipes and fantastic photos you will soon be baking up a storm of deliciousness. From cute to modern, and simply fun there is no surprise why cookies are much loved for celebrations or just because. because they add a little magic to the table. From the basics to advanced techniques even the not so good cook (putting my hand up here) could achieve scrumptious greatness.

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Adorable, these are the cutest cookie designs I've ever seen. Great to flip through for inspiration as you're looking to impress friends, family, and colleagues at the next party! I'm only a beginner dessert decorator but these look like they would be doable and motivates me to practice! So cute.

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"Sweet Talk Cookies" by Hayley Callaway is absolutely amazing! If you have ever wanted to learn how to make specialized cookies for birthday parties, holidays, meetings, and gifts this is the only cookbook you will ever need. Hayley demonstrates in stunning pictures different cookie decorating techniques using royal icing and glazes. She gives step-by-step instructions how to properly use pastry bags, couplers, metal piping tips, sprinkles, and luster dust. She teaches color mixing, how to make flowers, and scrolls. She even includes cookie stenciling and a comprehensive writing workshop in which she includes lettering templates. You will be delighted by her recipes and designs of special holiday, summer and animal cookies. This cookbook is not only educational, it's a feast for your eyes. Standing ovation to Hayley Callaway for this outstanding cookbook! Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group-Harvard Common Press for my free e-book in exchange for my honest review.

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Okay...I have an obsession with these kinds of cookies. Like, so much! I wish I can do them and have that talent. And she makes it seem like anyone can! And the pictures are stunning! I love this so much! And plan on trying my hand at these!

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What a fun book! Sweet Talk Cookies by bakery owner Hayley Callaway is the perfect cookbook for bakers who want to bake good cut out cookies and decorate them professionally. This excellent book shows readers in step-by-step photographs with easy-to-follow instructions all of the steps to decorate cookies. While this cookbook has a few recipes for cut out cookies (plain sugar, ginger, chocolate) and icing, the main focus of the book is creating innovative shapes and designs for every occasion and decorating them. There are chapters on basics, as well as equipment needed, and techniques to make beautiful cookies. Then there are dozens of great designs and fun shapes. The Christmas chapter includes several cookies that Santa will love, as well as guests who visit during the season. Other holidays included are New Year’s, Easter, Halloween, and birthdays. There is a design for everyone here, and although Callaway’s instructions are great, most bakers will find that they need a bit of practice before their cookies are as perfect as hers. The techniques, once learned, can be applied to any shape of cookie needed for any occasion, so if you happen to be a cookie cutter collector, you can practice on your favorite cutouts. This cookbook is perfect as a gift for a creative young baker, and it is a good addition to a comprehensive cookbook collection. Highly Recommended. Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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Such a pretty book filled with many ideas for decorating sugar cookies! Thankfully not just the usual Christmas cookie but various other holidays/themes like Eggs & Bacon and even a Tie Dye shirt. What I enjoyed most is the detailed steps provided for decorating, that just might give me the confidence to give one of these beautiful designs a try. The author, Hayley Callaway (Hayley Cakes and Cookies) also included a few cookie and icing recipes, including her Glaze Icing recipe that after over 100,000 batches has perfected. A cute, pretty book that would also look nice on any cookie lover's coffee table! Sweet Talk Cookies was provided digitally via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I just might have to purchase a printed copy just for my cookbook collect!

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