Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cookie Decorating Party

Recently, I hosted a cookie decorating party for a few friends at a local bakery. I always admire the look of beautifully decorated cookies but mine never seemed to turn out so well. 

The baker had everything set up for us on a work table and it was fabulous to be able work and decorate without any clean up. Tiny tubes of royal icing made it easy to make squiggles and lines on the pre-cut cookies. 

We each started out with a plate of cookies. After a quick tutorial and some great decorating suggestions, we were on our way to making beautiful cookies. 

One of my favorite techniques was with sugar. I piped icing to outline or fill the cookie and then dipped it in a plate of sugar to get a great coating. The lips were my favorite! First I piped the outline of the lips and then dipped it in sugar. After it dried for a while, I filled in the rest of the cookie with icing and then dipped it again in sugar. Here are a few of the cookies I decorated. 

My friends and I had a blast and spent hours decorating cookies, talking, and enjoying coffee and tea. My friend Patti made these cookies. 

After our cookies were packed and ready to take home to our favorite valentines, we enjoyed some cake from the bakery. The three layer chocolate and almond cake had a raspberry icing in the middle. So delicious. 

A cookie decorating party is a fabulous idea for all ages! My girls were a little bit jealous that this was an adults only event. 


  1. What a great idea!!! I will have to see if I can find a bakery that hosts parties here in RVA.

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  3. What a great and fun idea!!! I may have to 'steal' this idea for my friends! Your cookies turned out great =)

  4. That looks like so much fun!
    I have wanted to do a cupcake decorating class.
    Have a great weekend,



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