Date: Sunday 15th Nov 2020
Skills covered: Primarily royal icing & piping skills, but will also include cookie recipe & demo. Majority of cookies will be pre-baked.
Cookie designs: Diamonds, Terrarium, Marbled Hexagons w message
Skill Level: Beginners to intermediate.
Royal iced cookies often seem daunting, but this course will give you the confidence, skills and know-how to create stunning & professionally finished cookies!
Imagine being able to pipe, flood and decorate with royal icing in order to achieve anything; from perfectly smooth iced diamonds with geometric straight lines to marble cookies with piped messages to beautiful terrarium cookies with 3D piped succulents.
In this course, Royal icing and piping expert Marianne Stewart will take you through all the key techniques and understanding in order to master royal iced cookies. By the end of the course you will leave with an in-depth understanding of how to work with royal icing, so that you will be able to re-create all the on-trend designs in the course and many, many more!
You will learn:
The best cookie recipe & techniques for no-spread cookies that hold their shape
How to make royal icing, best ingredients to use & what to avoid
About different consistencies; how to make them & their uses
Outlining, flooding, over-piping & using different nozzles
How to make paper piping bags
How to hold a piping bag & best piping technique for detailed finishes
About nozzles & techniques to use for piping 3D succulents
How to create a marble finish with royal icing
How to get neat over-piping, including how to pipe messages
How to pipe decorations directly onto the cookie, as well as piping decorations separately to stick on later (great for nervous pipers!)
How to achieve an edible gold finish
Marianne has been working as a pastry chef, cake decorator and tutor for over 10 years. She trained in Royal Icing with the undisputed master of Royal Icing himself, Eddie Spence MBE, for 4 terms at Eastleigh college. She has since used her royal icing skills to create a royal-iced gingerbread village for the Neff “Slide n Glide” oven campaign, a sugar crown for a magazine shoot with Prue Leith, as well as creating royal iced cookies for the cake decorating book Cakemoji. She has taught hundreds of cookie decorating classes around the UK, and is a huge royal icing enthusiast!
This course aims to be a fun source of creativity for novices and seasoned sugarcrafters alike so we don’t put limits on abilities – we just want you to bring a cake load of enthusiasm!
This course is held at LetThemSeeCake Shop and Classroom (entrance on Lansdowne Road). Public on-street car parking is available nearby but we cannot guarantee a parking space. There is a bus stop outside the Bakery, reachable by bus numbers 13, 17, 18, 64, X1 from Cardiff city centre.
Sunday 26th April - The course starts at 10.00am and finishes around 16.30pm
The course is £115 per person.
The course price includes all baking ingredients, materials, recipe and icing handouts to take home, all sugarcraft tools, equipment, refreshments will be supplied.