The Sunday before Thanksgiving, we had a Fall Cookie Bouquet class at the bakery. I posted about it here already, but now I’ll give you pictures I took during the class!
We started out by outlining our cookies. Traci had beautiful nails so she became the class’ official hand model!
Here’s Jerry concentrating on his cookie and pretending I’m not taking a photo. I don’t know how he decorates standing up…I forget that I’m standing and lose my balance. Seriously. The whole class was standing so I decided to stand, but I almost toppled over sideways! Does that happen to anyone else???
Then, I taught them how to thin down their icing to flood the cookies. There were 5 people in the class and 5 colors to thin down…perfect! Each person took care of a color. I love it when things work out like that!
Emily was the only person in class who hadn’t taken the Wilton Method classes at Michaels – but you couldn’t tell! She was awesome!
We lined all our cookies up and aimed a fain on them so they’d dry super fast!
After a little drying time, we added the final details. Don’t you love how Corinne marbelized the flood icing on her acorn?
And Anita’s turkey turned out super cute!
This is a close-up of the turkeys in process.
And the finished bouquet!
Last Sunday, I taught a Fall Cookie Bouquet class at Ms Debbie’s Sugar Art. There were only 5 students, and I think that was perfect! There was plenty of room to move around, lots of individual instruction, and enough time to socialize. Best of all, the students completed a cookie bouquet just in time for Thanksgiving! Yummy!
This is the finished bouquet:
There were 3 fall leaves, 1 pumpkin (with orange sparkles!), 1 turkey, and 1 acorn.
Notice that little blemish on the left side of the turkey? Well, as the instructor, I had to sacrifice the perfection of my piece to demonstrate what would happen if you touch the flooded icing as it dries. Yea, that’s the ticket…
I think the turkey and the acorn are my favorites. So cute!
Check out more photos on Ms Debbie’s Sugar Art Facebook Fan Page. And, if you’re interested, we’ll be doing a winter cookie bouquet as well as a gingerbread house class in December! Check Debbie’s website for more info on those classes.
Ok, I suppose Fall is finally here. Don’t get me wrong – I love the changing colors of the leaves and the slightly cool air. But, if Fall is here, it means Winter is right around the corner, and I am NOT a cold weather fan! I live in Florida! Isn’t it supposed to be cool, warm, hot, hotter, and hottest? Let’s veto the cold months, shall we?
We’ve already done a few Fall-themed cakes at the bakery. The first one was a sheet cake with white piping on the sides. We topped the cake with sugar leaves, berries, pumpkins, and acorns.
The second one was for a Fall-themed wedding. The sides of the cake were decorated with brown vines, and the whole cake sat on a hexagonal mirror. The cake topper was made up of sugar leaves, berries, pumpkins, and pears.
*sigh* Fall colors – don’t you just love them?