Sometimes I get emails asking me questions about certain things. I love hearing from my readers and I do my best to answer every email but I’ll admit that I struggle with balancing everything that needs to be done in a day. Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. The FAQ’s page will be ongoing.

If you have a question that is not on this page please email me at simplysweetsbyhoneybee@yahoo.com

Q: Do you sell your cookies?

A: With a full-time job and the Texas Cottage Food law prohibiting shipping I only take a few local orders from friends and family when I have time. My family time is valuable to me and comes first in my life. I enjoy the teaching aspect of my blog and as the blog has grown it has become challenging to find time to do anything else but work on it in my spare time. It is a labor of love.

Q: What is your sugar cookie recipe?

A: My sugar cookie recipe is not my recipe at all. I use SweetSugarBelle’s recipe and flavor it with vanilla and almond extracts. Ever since the first time I tried it back in June of 2011 I was hooked and have used it ever since. The cookies are wonderfully light and moist. They are just perfect cookies and there’s no chilling needed which is perfect for this lazy gal.

Q: What is your royal icing recipe?

A: My royal icing recipe is a variation of Ali Bee’s royal icing recipe. If you are just starting out follow her recipe exactly. You can’t go wrong. It is a great icing to work with. Over time I have adapted the recipe to my liking. I use CK brand meringue powder so I leave out the cream of tartar from the recipe since CK meringue powder has cream of tartar in it. I have come up with a water and corn syrup ratio that work for me. Play with the recipe to find what you like.

Q: What camera do you use?

A: I am currently using a Canon Rebel T3i for my photography. I have a post on my photography set-up with further information about lighting and such. As of late my favorite lens to use is a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens. It works great in low light and it was an inexpensive add-on lens for a beginner like me.