Lesson Tag: Foundations

Autumn Picnic Cookie Set

Do you feel ready to tackle a full cookie set?  Well, I’m throwing a little BONUS LESSON your way to give you a shot at the real deal. Below is a template for the shapes of these “Autumn Picnic” cookies.  You can print this template sheet (downloadable from the “Materials” tab above) and use it …

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All Printable Materials

For ease of printing, we’ve collected all printable materials from each of the previous lessons in one convenient location. Click on the “Materials” tab above to access them.

Example Cookie

To give you a sense for the start to finish process of decorating a sugar cookie, below is an example of the steps it takes to make a cute little carrot cookie.  This video and guide below are also samples of the type of material offered for every cookie in each of my “cookie set” …

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You made it through!  Now that you have a solid grounding in the basics of royal icing, it’s time to put your new skills to work and start tackling some of your own cookie projects. Let’s just review the major topics that what we now know… How to make roll-out cookies and royal icing How …

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Color Guidance

We’re getting to the really fun stuff now! I LOVE color! Planning out color palettes for cookie projects is one of my favorite parts of the decorating process. In the early days, I always used colors straight out of the bottle. But it seemed that, more often than not, they would dry on my cookies …

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Hand-cutting Your Dough

Now, who doesn’t love a good cookie cutter? And there are definitely a lot of good (no, GREAT) cutters on the market right now. But if you ever fail to plan ahead (ahem, yup… I’m raising my hand on that one), or come up with an inspired design that just doesn’t match any of the …

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Cookie Decorating Supplies

When it comes to cookie decorating there are a LOT of fun tools and supplies that can fill up your kitchen (and empty your wallet). But we’ll do our best to save you from buying ALL the things, and just focus on the basics for now. To start, you should review the recipes supplied for …

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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 …

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