The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating is the ultimate reference for all methods of cookie decorating—a comprehensive guide for crafters and aspiring sugar artists.
In just a few minutes, a cookie can be transformed from a simple shape into a colorful, edible work of art. With some basic skills and a little practice, everyone from kids to adults can enjoy this fun craft. Expert sugar artist and author of The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating
, Autumn Carpenter, helps you learn these skills and become a confident cookie decorator through step-by-step directions
, 400 full-color photos
, and invaluable decorating tips and tricks
The clear organization
provides easy access to information, simple projects provide fun opportunities for trying the techniques, and a gallery of beautifully decorated cookies
offers examples and inspiration. You’ll find:
- Recipes and helpful tips for rolling, cutting, and baking perfect cookies
- Recipes for various icings–buttercream, chocolate, run sugar, egg wash, and rolled fondant
- Detailed instructions for piping, painting, marbling, and coating plus ways to add shimmer, sparkle, and special accents
- Great ideas for packaging, storing, and presenting your decorated cookies
For those who might be a bit intimidated by the idea of decorating cookies, fear not! With this guide and some experimentation, anyone, from knowledgeable baker to amateur home cooks, can create this edible art
The Complete Photo Guide series
includes all the instruction you need to pursue your creative passion. With hundreds of clear photos, detailed step-by-step directions, handy tips, and inspirational ideas, it’s easy and fun to try new projects and techniques and take your skills to the next level.
About the Author
Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Autumn Carpenter is a nationally known confectionery artist, author, and demonstrator. She has published several books, including The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating, The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating, and Decorating Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. She demonstrates annually at the I.C.E.S. (International Cake Exploration Societe) and travels across the United States, sharing the craft of cake decorating and other confectionery arts. Autumn is co-owner of Country Kitchen SweetArt, a retail cake and candy supply store that has been in her family for over 45 years. The business caters to walk-in store sales, catalog sales, and an online store, shopcountrykitchen.com. Autumn has developed her own line of useful tools and equipment for cake decorating and cookie decorating, and sells them online and in many cake and candy supply stores throughout the United States and in several other countries. Her cakes and products have been featured in numerous publications and magazines, including American Cake Decorating and Cake Central.