Description: Take your cookie decorating skills to new levels with world-renowned cookie artist Julia M. Usher in this one-day hands-on fundamentals class. You’ll get a crash course in 12-plus decorating techniques that are sure to expand your cookie repertoire. Along the way, Julia will address the different icing consistencies required to master such techniques as outlining, flooding, stenciling, needlepoint, dimensional transfers, and beadwork.
Techniques covered: Outlining and flooding, rubber-stamping, fondant appliqués, airbrushing, modeling chocolate bows and ribbons, hand-piped roses, dusting and basic painting, stenciling, needlepoint, stacked 3-D cookie assembly, and various piped borders.
What you’ll take home: 2 elaborately decorated 2-D cookies and 1 3-D cookie, similar to those depicted, including: 1 stamped or stenciled design with fondant appliqués, 1 double-decker 3-D heart stenciled two ways (upper left cookie), and 1 needlepoint cookie (a simplified version of bottom right cookie). Designs will vary with students’ imaginations!
Prerequisites: This class is suitable for all skill levels.
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