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Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies

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Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies
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.

Join confectionary artist Autumn Carpenter to design and decorate creative cookies that satisfy sweet tooths, ignite imaginations and amaze 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

  • Learn to mix several consistencies of royal icing, which you will use in future lessons as run sugar for filling in designs, soft-peak icing for outlining and stiff-peak icing for sugary glue.


Lesson 3. Run-Sugar Cookies

  • Run, donít walk, to learn the fundamentals of run-sugar cookies. Autumn shows you how to fill in fun and detailed designs ó as well as how to add dimension ó to your finished cookies.


Lesson 4. Fondant Techniques

  • Roll out the fondant for some whimsical and colorful designs. Decorate your cookies using texture mats, edible frosting sheets, fondant flowers and food color markers. Make adorable animals or elegant stained-glass window effects with Autumnís help.


Lesson 5. Painting & Flocking Techniques

  • Learn to hand paint your cookies and add sparkle with Autumnís step-by-step instruction. She also shares her techniques for transferring designs and flocking.


Lesson 6. More Fun Designs

  • Make a fancy ruffle flower with Autumnís helpful techniques or add elegance with eyelet-lace designs. Youíll also get detailed instruction on brush-embroidery techniques.


Lesson 7. Display & Storage

  • Learn the best way to display your cookies! Autumn teaches you creative ways to show off each type of cookie before moving onto storage, packaging and shipping tips.


Lesson 8. Winter Snowman Cookies

  • Youíll be ready for any holiday party with these adorable snowman cookies. Autumn also shows you a simple way to make run-sugar snowflakes.


Lesson 9. Heart Cookies

  • Just in time for Valentineís Day, youíll learn how to make beautiful heart cookies with rolled fondant and Autumnís modern take on brush-embroidered blossoms.

"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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