Last Thursday, one of my good friends from high school Sara and I went to a cookie decorating class at Eggshells Kitchen Co in Little Rock. Sarah Eaton DeClerk, the mastermind of Ann Potter Baking hosted this fun class and shared so many tips and tricks on how to bake and decorate sugar cookies - the fancy ones.
We had no idea what the class would be like. We didn't know if we would get to be hands on or just watch, but it was the best of both worlds. Sarah showed us how to make a chocolate sugar cookie with icing, then we got to practice decorating.
This was my first cookie that I practiced decorating.
Then somehow I turned it into a weird looking cookie eye.
We had to capture the moment and share it on Instagram - otherwise, it didn't happen, right?
These are how my cookies turned out in the end. Not the best... but I don't think that they're terrible! The class at Eggshells was SO much fun! I feel liked I learned a new skill but now I need to get some cute cookie cutters and start to practice on my own.
Here are a few tips that were shared with us tonight:
- If you want your cookies to be shiny, then place a fan around your cookies when they are drying.
- The outline icing needs to be the consistency of toothpaste.
- Flood icing needs to be the consistency of shampoo.
And, my FAVORITE tip is how to make cleaning up pipe bags a breeze - I thought it would be hard to explain so I found a YouTube video from Lindsey Ann Bakes to explain: