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Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies

with Autumn Carpenter
Be the go-to dessert designer and make any celebration a sweet success. Use run sugar, hand-painting, brush embroidery and more to create adorable, custom cookies.

Have fun decorating cookies with fondant and enjoy guidance from confectionary artist Autumn Carpenter! Your finished treats are sure to satisfy sweet tooths, ignite imaginations and amaze your family and friends. Bring colorful personality and a rich, smooth finish to your cookies with run sugar. Create stylish patterns using edible images, and emboss rolled fondant before creating a spectacular stained-glass effect! Hand-paint cookies with darling designs and add velvety shimmer with flocking. Lend your cookies a touch of elegance with ruffles, brush embroidery and broderie anglaise. Autumn will even show you how to present cookies in a "bouquet" arrangement, as well as plenty of other ways to package them beautifully.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Mixing & Baking the Cookies

  • Build a solid base with Autumn's buttery sugar cookie and chocolate cookie recipes. You'll also learn how to make your own cookie cutter in any shape you can imagine.


Lesson 2. The Perfect Royal Icing


Lesson 3. Run-Sugar Cookies


Lesson 4. Fondant Techniques


Lesson 5. Painting & Flocking Techniques


Lesson 6. More Fun Designs


Lesson 7. Display & Storage


Lesson 8. Winter Snowman Cookies


Lesson 9. Heart Cookies

"Autumn Carpenter certainly knows how to bump her decorated cookies up a notch, and she shares the tips of the trade to all in this fabulous class. I've taken cookie classes from her in person and she's just a delightful in person as she is in this Craftsy class. What I particularly like about this class is that she shows different ways to do a technique and offers other options as well. 'If you use this, be aware of that. ... If you don't have this, you can use that.' The cookies are gorgeous and she makes these techniques easily accessible to everyone. Personally I can't pipe for beans but using some of her tips I've managed to turn out some really gorgeous cookies! Thanks Autumn and thank you Craftsy for having her!!! "
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