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You’re inspired by the cookie decorating trend on TV and social media, but how can you find your way through the maze of information out there? You turn to The Beginner’s Guide to Cookie Decorating.
In this comprehensive guide, Mary Valentino of Emma’s Sweets, a winner of the Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” reveals her latest and greatest easy techniques and designs that are perfect for beginner hobbyists. Everything is included to help you advance your cookie-decorating skills, including information on basic supplies and upgrades
, choosing and using color
, tasty cookie and icing recipes
, and an array of cookie designs
: vivid flowers, adorable animals, cute clothing, seasonal motifs, and much more.
She also shares the most up-to-date simple techniques for creating wow effects
, including easy hand painting, embellishing, piping, color blocking, sparkly effects, and using molds.
Watch your budding embellishment skills blossom with these ideas and inspiration:
- Professional-looking cookie designs for every season and occasion
- How to mix colors and create appealing palettes
- Techniques and troubleshooting tips for getting the perfect icing consistency every time
- No-fail, delicious cookie and icing recipes
- How to get the most out of cookie cutters
- How to achieve dimensional and texture effects that make cookies pop
Let cookie decorating star Mary Valentino show you how simple it is to create amazing cookies that taste as good as they look!
About the Author
Mary Valentino is a professional cookie baker and decorator who began her baking and decorating journey eight years ago as a creative outlet. As she began posting her creations on Facebook, she started to get orders for custom cookies—and more orders, and more orders. She soon realized that her expertly decorated cookies were a hit and, with her husband, decided to make cookie baking and decorating a full-time endeavor.
The business, Emma’s Sweets (named after her daughter) includes an online retail site selling an exclusive line of cookie cutters, other cookie-making supplies, and her own recipes. Mary won an episode of the Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” and she teaches in-person and online workshops. She lives in Ontario, Canada.
YouTube: Emma’s Sweets