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Golfing Joe

    This cookie lesson is an advanced class In today’s lesson we are going to take our decorating a step further by adding dimension to the Joe’s face. We will be creating depth, by increasing and decreasing the pressure of the icing bag. In using this method we will...

Sew Fairy Cookie Workshop

This cookie is an advanced lesson We will be increasing the degree of difficulty: Not only will the fairy have a doubler lay of icing  it’s also time to learn how to transfer the fairy. We will be creating double transfer, therefore, you will have to have the fairy on...

Vintage Dimensional Apron Cookie Workshop

For this workshop we will be increasing the degree of difficulty from previous lesson. This lesson is slightly elaborate with many details. It will be fun!   We will be learning how to create folds and creases at different heights with icing and pressure control. Then...

Rainy Day Cat Cookie Workshop

    In this lesson we will be painting this adorable Rainy Day Cat Cookie on royal icing. This workshop is beginner-intermediate dimensional painting project. We are finally going to start painting!  I recommend that you are relaxed and working in a tranquil...

Dimensional Giraffe Cookie Workshop

In this lesson we will be making a Baby Giraffe. This  cookie is a beginner dimensional pressure piped project; you need an already iced and dried cookie.  We will be transfering the giraffe design directly on the cookie that has been been iced. Using this method you...

The Importance of Highlights and Shadows

With lights and shadows enhancing the deepest areas of the image we are able to paint our cookies so they have depth, contrast, movement and lifelike appearance . Being able to paint colour that creates a convincing impression of light and shadows is not easy....

Frequently Asked Questions for the Workshop

Cookies Can I substitute molasses? Yes, if you have trouble finding molasses and want to prepare the recipe for gingerbread cookies, you can easily replace the molasses with  the same amount  of honey, pure maple syrup or dark corn syrup. You can also replace it with...

Turning the Food Gel Paste Into Edible Paint

For this type of painting I prefer  to use Sugarflair, Rainbow Dust, Wilton gel paste and any brand edible dust.. To achieve optimal painting of our design  we will dilute the paint with glycerine. We can also make mixtures to get different colors, darken a dye, make...

Transferring the Design

In this lesson we will learn the technique of  transferring the image to the cookie. There two methods I prefer tracing and a pico projector. The technique of tracing allows us to copy an image on drafting paper and transfer the image to the iced cookie, un-iced...

Royal Icing Consistencies Workshop

One of the things that gives these cookies their WOW-factor is the volume of the icing. You need a good royal icing recipe, knowledge of the consistencies, and how remove most of the air the royal icing develops when mixing. I’ll show you how to achieve all three with...

Dimensional Hippopotamus Cookie Workshop

In this lesson we will make an Adorable Hippopotamus Cookie.  You need an already iced and dried cookie. We will be using a double layer technique! Double Layer Technique is the method of applying a base of icing in areas where we want a lot of volume, than applying...