I love baking and doing crafty things. As a working woman I have not found a lot of time lately to do so, plus I didn't want to be stuck eating them all. Well, you know, it wouldn't be so bad... I've gotten into doing cake pops, that is the first serious thing that I have specialized in the baking/decorating department. There is a cake/cookie/cakepop store that is in my neighborhood that just recently opened up. We decided to take a cookie decorating course. I have not had much experience with cookie decorating in the past.
The ladies from the store are awesome. They are the ones that held the class. Gave some really good tips on making icing and cookies!
One tip about making cookies is to keep eggs and butter at room temperature. The tip about the royal icing is that you have to mix it for 8 minutes on the lowest setting, keeps air bubbles from getting in! And after mixing you can pop all the air bubbles that come to the surface.
It was a neat class, showed us a few different techniques like you may see on the mitten. Whether you wait for the icing to dry before putting new icing on or if you put it on while still wet. The difference you can see between the tree and the polar bear. The white on the tree was done while still wet. The ornaments were done when dry. The polar bear's scarf was done while dry.
Anyways, I'm not going to go into full detail of how I made any. But if anyone is interested feel free to comment. I am open to trying new things and helping give tips to people who want to try things out.
Cake pops are on my list of things to make in the next few weeks!