Online Class

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.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Autumn Carpenter
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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.
2. The Perfect Royal Icing
3. Run-Sugar Cookies
4. Fondant Techniques
5. Painting & Flocking Techniques
6. More Fun Designs
7. Display & Storage
8. Winter Snowman Cookies
9. Heart Cookies

Taught by

Autumn Carpenter
Autumn Carpenter
A lifelong explorer of the sweet world of confectionary arts, Autumn Carpenter splits her time between running Country Kitchen SweetArt, writing books and traveling around the world teaching and sharing her love of decorating. Autumn's cakes and cookies have been featured in numerous publications, including American Cake Decorating and Cake Central. Autumn’s books include The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating, The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating and The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making, due out April 2014.
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