Judit Reding

Simplifying the Art of Cookie Decorating

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Starting your cookie decorating journey can be overwhelming. From what are the must haves to what recipes to use, let me help you simplify this process.

Find my signature roll out cookie recipes and creative ideas for flavor variations, with the same recipe. Also, tips and tricks on how to prevent spreading.

My royal icing recipe as well as ideas and techniques. Learn how to achieve the desired consistency, whether it's outlining, flooding, or intricate piping.

Sharing different color palettes for cookie decorating. Find classic color schemes, monochromatic combinations, soft pastels, earthy tones, Holiday palettes and so much more.

Ideas and links on cookie packaging. Anything from a Simple cellophane a bag to boxes, tags, bows and backers. Ideas and inspiration on cookie packaging.

If all you need is pictures of decorated cookies, this is for you. A one stop spot to inspire your creativity and get those cookie ideas out of our head.

 I combine my love for cookie decorating with my passion for fashion, makeup and home decor. Find links to gift ideas and trends for a cookiers lifestyle.

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Discover vibrant hues and playful tones inspired by our 2024 collection for a stylish back-to-school color palette! Dive into our blog for colorful ideas that make learning even more fun.

Jul 16, 2024

Gear up for the new school year with our fresh 2024 collection of cookies, beautifully packaged to add sweetness to back-to-school preparations! Explore our blog for inspiring wrapping ideas.

July 3, 2024

Here’s a fun and easy cookie-packing guide! You’ll find many creative and practical tips to make yummy, school-safe treats for your little ones’ lunchboxes.

June 27, 2024

Gear up for a sweet back-to-school season with our 2022 collection of cookies, perfectly packaged for the occasion! Dive into our blog for fun and creative wrapping ideas.

June 27, 2024

Get ready to welcome the new school year with nostalgia and sweetness! Explore our blog for clever packaging ideas using our beloved 2021 collection of cookies.

June 27, 2024

Let’s reminisce on past school years with cookies from our 2019 & 2020 collections, creatively packaged for back-to-school fun! Dive into our blog for nostalgic wrapping ideas and sweet memories.

June 27, 2024

Embrace back-to-school with a sprinkle of nostalgia! Explore our blog for creative cookie packaging ideas featuring treasures from our 2018 and older collections, perfect for starting the year sweetly.

June 27, 2024

Fire up your patriotism with festive cookie packaging ideas for the 4th of July! Dive into our blog for creative ways to wrap your treats in red, white, and blue delight.

May 15, 2024

Make Dad’s day extra special with cookies from our 2024 collection, expertly packaged for Father’s Day! Discover unique wrapping ideas and heartfelt touches in our blog post.

May 13, 2024

Surprise him with a sweet treat Fathers will love and cherish on his special day! Here are some packaging ideas to help you create his most delightful and delicious gift.

April 24, 2024

Let’s celebrate nurses with sweetness! Discover heartwarming ways to package cookies for Nurses Week in our blog post. Show your appreciation with delicious treats wrapped in gratitude and admiration.

March 21, 2024

Spread joy during Teacher’s Appreciation Week with our adorable cookie cutters! Pack sweet treats for those who educate with love and care. Let’s celebrate our excellent teachers with homemade goodness!

March 15, 2024

Get ready to bake love into every bite this Mother’s Day! Learn how to pack your homemade cookies using adorable 2023-themed cutters for a sweet surprise she’ll cherish.

March 8, 2024

We have curated a list of creative and memorable cookie-packing ideas to make graduation day even more special. Check it out now and make your celebration unforgettable!

March 8, 2024

Unlock your baking potential with these essential tools! Dive into our blog post for must-have baking aids that’ll make your baking adventures easier, more enjoyable, and full of delicious success.

March 5, 2024

Ready to bake the best cookies ever? Check out my must-have tools for cookie perfection! From sturdy baking sheets to trusty cookie scoops, these essentials will elevate your baking game.

March 5, 2024

Tiny treats, big joy! Explore our blog for adorable ideas on packing mini Easter cookies. From cute boxes to colorful wrappings, we’ve got the scoop on making your cookies egg-stra special!

Feb 29, 2024

Our Easter color palette is packed with tons of colorful inspiration and pastel delights to make your Easter celebration even more special. I hope you love this color palette as much as I did!

February 21, 2024

Ready to hop into Easter baking? Dive into our blog for fun ways to reuse your cookie cutters! From sets to charming baskets, we have tips for making your treats egg-stra unique!

February 19, 2024

Our Easter 2024 packing blog has some creative packaging ideas that will add a festive touch to your cookies and make them perfect for sharing. Check it out!

February 16, 2024

Elevate your Easter treats with delightful packaging ideas! Discover creative ways to wrap and present your cookies for a festive and charming touch to your Easter celebrations!

February 14, 2024

Check out our post for textured ribbons and other goodies to help make your treats extra special. With a bit of charm and some festive accents, your cookie packaging will surely be unforgettable!

February 13, 2024

We have some charming ways to pack your sugar cookies, making them perfect as gifts or centerpieces for your holiday festivities. I can’t wait for you to try them out!

January 29, 2024

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to use your old cutters for Easter? Check out our blog post for inventive ways to repurpose your old cookie cutters and add a touch of nostalgia to your celebrations.

January 29, 2024

Let’s spread some love this Valentine’s Day with the cutest packaging ideas for mini cookies. Check out our blog post for some delightful inspiration!

Jan 15, 2024

I’m excited to share a delicious rollout strawberry lemon sugar cookie recipe with you. These cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, and they’re sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

January 10, 2024

Are you a fan of Conversation Hearts? If so, you’ll love our post on the perfect color palette for these iconic candies. Get ready to discover the shades that bring them to life and inspire you!

January 9, 2024

Taylor Swift and sweet treats? Our post will show you how to package your cookies inspired by the pop star’s aesthetics and add style to your baked goodies. Let’s create something beautiful and delicious together!

January 9, 2024

Check out our blog post for some fantastic ideas on how to set the perfect mood using the right color palette. Let’s make this February 14th a day to remember!

December 30, 2023

Our blog post for our 2024 Valentine’s Collection has got you covered with expert tips on how to pack your homemade treats to make them extra special.

December 30, 2023

Looking for Valentine’s Day cookie packaging? We’ve got you covered with tips and must-have packing supplies on our blog. Prepare to spread the love by packaging your sweet creations with care and affection!

December 30, 2023

We know you probably have some “old” Valentine’s cookie cutters, and we’re here to help you give them new life. Check out our blog post for fun and creative ways to repurpose and pack those treats so you can enjoy them season-round.

December 13, 2023

Are you looking for fun and creative ways to pack our 2022 Valentine’s collections? With our charming tips, you can present these cookies in a way that will revive the love and take you on a sweet trip down memory lane.

Dec 13, 2023

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spread some love and sweetness. We have some excellent cookie-packing tips to help you create heartwarming treats to make everyone’s hearts skip a beat.

December 13, 2023

Old Christmas cutters? Check out our fun and creative cookie packaging ideas to make your treats the perfect holiday gift for your clients and loved ones! Merry Christmas!

December 1, 2023

Check out our blog post for excellent tips on packing your Christmas minis like a pro and making them look gorgeous. Your precious holiday treasures will be safe and secure throughout the season.

November 28, 2023

Check out our sweet selection of typography choices that will take your cookie decorating game to the next level. Let your creativity run wild with fonts that will make your treats genuinely one-of-a-kind!

November 17, 2023

Get ready to kick off the holiday season in style with Holly Jolly Hues! Our fun and festive color palette is here to add some extra cheer to your celebrations. Enjoy your Christmas baking adventure!

November 9, 2023

When baking cookies, I love to make each one special and unique using different materials. I hope this post has inspired you for your Christmas baking adventures!

November 9, 2023

Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holidays, and I can’t get enough of the fantastic smell of baked goods. I compiled a guide to ensure you enjoy baking without worrying about packaging.

November 8, 2023

If you’re someone who loves reusing their Christmas cutters, I’ve got you covered. Check out this guide on packing up our 2022 Christmas collection! I hope you enjoy combining your past and new cutters!

Nov 8, 2023

When I used to bake cookies, I would often skip Thanksgiving because it was just too close to Halloween and Christmas. Hopefully, this guide I put together will be super helpful for you & your Thanksgiving cookies!

November 4, 2023

Back-to-school season is filled with mixed emotions as we say goodbye to the summer break. To make this time more cheerful, I always create a fun and colorful palette for the back-to-school season.

November 3, 2023

A lot of colors can go with a summer set. This is why creating the perfect color palette for our collection was hard, but here are our charming and perfect colors for summer.

November 2, 2023

I absolutely adore browsing Target for inspiration. I couldn’t resist creating a dazzling color palette for Christmas that would complement all the inspiration I gathered from Target! I hope you love the colors as well!

November 2, 2023

When Miss Cookie Packaging asked me if we could collaborate on her Advent Calendar, I was thrilled and knew I needed to create the perfect color palette to go with it. Happy Holidays!

November 2, 2023

Narrowing down cookie options can be challenging, especially for a holiday like Halloween. If this is something you can relate to, this post is for you. Here’s some inspiration using our Halloween 2023 collection.

October 10, 2023

When taking photos of my decorated cookies, I like to choose props that look good, have practical use, and can be used as home decor. Here’s a list of my top 6 options for props!

October 9, 2023

Deciding what package to use for your cookies might be stressful. If you’re looking for inspiration or are curious, I have created a mini guide for package minis to simplify the process for you.

Oct 3, 2023

I am thrilled to share my personal signature sugar cookie recipe with you. After 6 years and countless modifications, I have settled on this specific version because my family loves this version.

June 30, 2023

Choosing a color palette is one of the things I hate the most. Although it has my imagination flying, sometimes I have trouble narrowing it down. This is my Father’s Day color palette of 2023.

June 28, 2023

One of the things I hate the most is the craters on my cookies. This tips have helped me over the years to prevent craters from forming while decorating my cookies with Royal Icing.

May 31, 2023

One of the questions I get the most is about the recipe for my Royal Icing. I’m so excited to finally share my recipe with you! From a tiny intro to Royal Icing to the step-by-step I take to create my perfect Royal Icing.

May 31, 2023

Do you know who I’m, or do you want to know more about me, my business, and how The Sweet Designs Shoppe stopped being a dream and became a business? Then, welcome to my blog.

May 31, 2023


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“love how you go in depth on how to do things. I would have never touched an airbrush if it wasn't for you showing me.
Also always showing what size you use and saying if you want it smaller go with this size. The boxes Ilove that you share what size cutter goes with the boxes. Most don't do that so you're left guessing if you're not that great with measurements etc. you're very helpful with colors and techniques and so sweet. love all of your context and products. You're my favorite shop.”


“I could sing praises of The Sweet DesignsShoppe all day, every day!
You make the highest quantity cutter I've ever purchased. I have bought cutters from dozens of companies and even thrown away ones that poorly cut dough!
Judit goes above and beyond to help her customers. No other shop takes the time to walk through packaging, color palettes, designs, DECORATING EXAMPLES!
You make it SO EASY. As a mom of an actual 5 year old and 10 month old barely finding time to continue my cookie business, you are there holding my hand and doing the hard parts for me! Being able to do simple or easier designs makes my process go so much quicker, capitalizing the little time I have!
Your designs are always the top sellers for me!
I told you, I could go on and on!”


“You make my cookie life easier hands down! I save so much time because I see what I like to order and then start decorating! I don't have to put sets together on my own or think of how to decorate or what colors, you are so helpful by providing images and tools! I like visual preferences, your site is easy to use and so helpful. When you see my cookie cutter collection, 90% are your cutters. I love that they say what they are so I don't have to try and remember!
Everything you do is amazing. I could go on and on with how helpful you and your products have been! THANK YOU!"


Hi, I'm Judit

Founder and Designer of The Sweet Designs Shoppe

I’m a former architect turned cookie cutter designer, royal icing expert and cookie decorator, with big dreams to create a trendy and curated one stop shop for cookiers.