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Flip Flop Cookies with Sweet Sugar Belle {Guest Post}


I asked Callye of The Adventures of Sweet Sugar Belle to share some of her sugary secrets today.  Callye is uber fabulous, absolutely darling AND  has a blog full of useful tips and ideas for cookie decorating.  I’ve enjoyed soaking up all of her cookie smarts and think you will too!


Summertime is drawing to a close, and although I like the cooler weather, I am not quite ready to let it go.  So, in the midst of all the back-to-school ads, and end-of-summer vacations, I decided to make flip flop cookies one more time.

The best thing about these is that although they LOOK complicated, they are really simple to make. 

Here’s how to decorate Flip Flop Cookies

You will need:

  • Aqua and white icing for outlining with a #2 tip
  • Aqua, pink, green, yellow and white flood icing

Begin by using aqua icing to outline the cookies

After they are outlined, fill them with the matching flood icing. 

Normally, I would suggest filling them all at once, but the floral decoration on the cookies is done while the first layer of icing is still wet, so you have to work on only a few cookies at a time, moving very quickly.  For the record, this is called wet-on-wet decorating.

First use the pink to add flowers.  Draw them just as you would if you were drawing them on paper, then add leaves and a center.

Let this layer dry for at least eight hours, preferably overnight.  The next day, add the toe strap.

It might help to trace around your cutter and sketch what you want it to look like before actually putting it on the cookie.  I usually do this when I make flip flop cookies just so I don’t have to make a few goof cookies before making one I’m happy with.

To make sure the strap is perfect I begin by outlining the top, and then adding the bottom line to close it.

Flood the outline, and let this dry for about 6-8 hours also.

See, pretty and easy!

Flip Flop Cookies

I’d love to see these in other colors, ESPECIALLY yellow, maybe I’ll get to it before the summer passes me by!

Many people are intimidated by decorated cookies. But all it takes is a little practice and know-how, and you’ll be making beautiful cookies sooner than you know!  If you mess up, the worst thing that can happen is someone has to eat an ugly cookie, and that’s not bad at all!

So, give these a shot before the summer is gone, or keep them in mind for your next luau.

In the meantime, you can come visit me and read about all my adventures!  Until then, happy summer, and even happier decorating!

You can find a Flip Flop Cookie cutter on Amazon or you can try Michaels.

Chocolate Cookie recipe from Lilalola.

Callye’s Royal Icing recipe

 About Callye:

Callye is a wife and mother to three, who has a huge passion for cookies.  She loves to draw and paint; by creating stunning cookies she can share her talent with the world.  Due to  the lack of cottage laws in her state, which she has successfully lobbied on capital hill to change, Callye no longer sells her cookies, but instead she shares her knowledge and passion on her blog The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle (named after her daughter Belle), by teaching others how to  decorate cookies, and use ordinary cookie cutters in extraordinary ways. 

Connect with Callye on Twitter | Facebook


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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Those are amazing! Love the colors. They would be a perfect snack to take to a Pedicure Party!

  2. Callye is a true talent. Thanks for sharing her awesome energy & amazing cookies with us.

  3. I just love everything Callye does!! Thanks for the extra dose of sugar today!! 🙂

  4. These are fab and I’ll attempt to make them for my nieces’ birthday party!

  5. Oh me~Oh my!
    I seriously LOVE these adorable cookies!
    I live in flip~flops!
    These are the cutest flip~flops ever!
    I bow in amazement at cookie decorating!

  6. These are incredibly adorable! Such a terrific guest post!

  7. Oh my goodness! Those are the cutest cookies!

  8. I just adore Callye! Those cookies are absolutely stunning. Great guest post, Cheryl!

  9. those are so cute. I love sugar cookies and these totally have the wow factor!

  10. How adorable are these?! Everything Callye does is fabulous!

  11. I LOVE these!! Heading down to the beach in a week and thinking these would be the perfect treat to take!

  12. so so cute…plus thanks for the chocolate cookie recipe for this, I have been wanting to bookmark one! 🙂

  13. absolutely one of the CUTEST cookies i have ever seen!!!

  14. They look fantastic.

  15. This is far most the cutest cookies I have ever seen!!!! Hoping to try it out soon 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful edible flip flops.

  16. These are the cutest cookies I ahve ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. These are super cute Callye! Thanks for the tutorial and thanks to Cheryl for having you as a guest post. What did you think of LilaLoa’s chocolate cookie recipe? I think I missed your post about that one. I remember you were checking out different recipes and sharing your thoughts. I don’t like chocolate, so I need to hear from others on the different recipes before I make them for my kids 🙂 Thanks! Cristin (Pinkie)

  18. Those are so cute!

  19. They look fabulous. Although you make them look so easy I’m pretty sure I’d still mess it up. I have a very unsteady hand.

  20. These are adorable!

  21. Callye never ceases to amaze me with her cookie decorating skills, love her! I’m secretly hoping one day her cookie skills might rub off on me, lol.

  22. these colorful Aloha cookies are perfect – what do you put in your flood icing?

  23. I love the recipe…and the excellent cliks..
    first time here…u sure do have an awesome collection of recipes…
    Am your happy subscriber now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..

  24. Callye you are a rockstar my friend! You know how cool I think you are. I just want to sit in a room with you snd chat while we flood cookies. 😉

  25. Cutest cookies ever! Love these flip flop cookies!

  26. Callye’s cookie perfection makes me scream (softly, or to myself, the kid’s sleeping) every time I spot one of her creations. Wonderful! I posted a link on EdibleCrafts.CraftGossip.com 🙂

  27. Oh my goodness – these are absolutely adorable. Well done, Callye!

  28. These are absolutely adorable! Love them!

  29. These are crazy adorable! They would be so fun at a shower or kid’s party. Or a pool party!

  30. WOW! I love cookies and I am so into FLIPFLOPS. I collect flipflops and this treat is just perfect for me 🙂 so cool!

  31. Oh my word…these are so completely adorable!!

  32. Oh my goodness – these are so darn cute I can hardly stand it!! I have ZERO talent at decorating cookies but this post makes it seem so easy that I may just be able to pull it off!!

  33. I’m flippin over the serious cuteness of these cookies. I love Callye!

  34. It’s really fun. I put a link to your article on my french blog.

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  36. Love these flops! Did you use thinner flood icing for the flower and the leaf? It appears so, but I just want to be sure before giving these a whirl. Thank you and so cute!!

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