First time attending a cookie decorating lesson at Cake Stuff
I’ve always said I’m open to trying different things, especially if it’s an activity that gives me a whole new perspective on something. Arts and crafts are something I don’t find much joy in, but after months of putting it off, I’ve done something new. Cake materials He offers cookie decorating lessons throughout the year and we decided to have a date night to do just that.
For Meghan, this wasn’t her first rodeo. But for me, I’ve never tried cookie decorating, so this was a strange world for me.
The baking supply store, located at 8909 W. Central inside Westlink Shopping Center, offers all kinds of classes ranging from different styles and themes. You can check out their current schedule here. Please note that these categories tend to sell out fairly quickly.
For our cooking decorating class, we subscribed to “Guac This Way.”
Here is the class description:
Have you heard about our newest cookie category? It’s Taco 🌮 of the city!
Grab some friends, grab some margaritas, and join the feast at this adults-only (21+) class. Students are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages as we decorate five cookies, chew chips, and free ketchup. Come and spend Taco Tuesday with us, all the classroom supplies are provided for a great evening of decorating. first!
Here is the example, they have cookies that we will try to emulate. Try to be the key word.
When we arrived, everything we needed for a 2 1/2 hour class had already been laid out on the tables. They had sugar cookies that were pre-made and cut, royal icing, scissors, and a tool to help smooth out the icing.
Our teacher for the evening, Elizabeth, who was also a teacher for several other classes, provided potato chips, ketchup and jack for the class. That was a nice touch because I was starving.
After an introduction to what the tools were used for, everyone plunged into decorating. Our teacher had a video projector showing what she was doing, so the students could follow along or work at their own pace. Sometimes, she would walk around the class checking on a student’s progress and giving pointers and tips.
I learned how to dunk pipes in royal icing. Let me tell you, it’s not the easiest thing to master. It took some work for me to get close to what others were doing.
Our class covered five different cookies in about two and a half hours.
Once we finished we were given boxes to put our cookies in. Here’s how it appears.
So, my thoughts on the cookie category? First, Elizabeth did a great job of teaching everyone. It was a class of ten, so everyone had a chance to interact and ask lots of questions.
After that, it was a lot of work for first-timers like me. It has definitely given me a whole new appreciation for people who do this for a living or as a side business. It is not easy and can take a long time. Next time you buy some handmade cookies, think twice before you complain about the price. Many hours are spent making these cookies. It is literally like an edible work of art.
Decorating cookies isn’t one of my favorite things, but it sure opened my eyes to a world I’d never really gotten used to.
Doing the dip just right, adding some intricate detailing, is really a masterful skill. I found myself very upset that I couldn’t do what the rest of the table was doing.
Overall, I still had a great time and did something completely new to me. Would I do it again? Maybe, but anything more than four cookies will come out! I might wake up to carpal tunnel the next day!
For more information on Cake Stuff’s cookie tutorials, check out their website.
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