Class Overview

Welcome to Foundations of Cookie Decorating!

Whether you’re completely new to decorating with royal icing, or you’re here to build your skills and refine certain techniques, these lessons have something for everyone!

This series of guides and how-to videos will give you a solid foundation in the art of working with royal icing. You’ll start by learning how to make all of the essential components for your next cookie project. We’ll then dive into the nitty-gritty details of coloring your icing, mixing the right consistencies, working with tipless piping bags, and countless other tips and tricks.

Be sure to utilize the PDF guides as they will be essential supplements to your work. Printable versions of each PDF can be found in the “Materials” tab of the relevant lesson or all in one place (for ease of printing) in the “Appendix” at the very bottom of the table of contents.

Bear in mind, decorating with royal icing can be a LONG (and sometimes tedious) process. But building a solid understanding of how to best work with royal icing will hopefully take the headache out of your future cookie projects. Take your time, enjoy the process, and always be sure to “practice, practice, practice”.

Let’s get started!