Kristen’s bakery is open for business

By 965koit on October 21, 2019

Over the weekend, I did something that I’ve been wanting to for a long time and took a cookie decorating class.

Ever since Nick bought me a bunch of baking stuff for Christmas last year, I’ve been working on making my own bread and sweets.

They tasted good, but my decorating skills have been…meh.

Lilly’s 1st birthday is coming up, and in my head, I envisioned myself making all these adorable cookies and cakes for her party. I quickly realized that if I wanted to make that a reality, I needed to get some training, and fast.

That’s where Spun Sugar in Berkeley comes in.

Cookie manual (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

I found the shop when I was looking for a class to teach how to decorate with royal icing. They were having a fall cookie decorating class, so I signed up not knowing if I was going to be in over my head or not.

The class was taught by the owner, Linda. She had the cookies already made so all we had to decorate them. As the class began, she explained how we were going to make 12 cookies in the class.

The first cookie we made was this adorable fall wreath.

Fall cookie (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

I used royal icing as the base then rice paper with leaves printed on it and sprinkles. It was super easy and fun to make!

Halloween cookie (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

This Halloween cookie was also easy. It used a wet-on-wet technique where you put the black icing on the already wet cookie and run a pick through the lines to create a spiderweb. I will be making these again, for sure!

Bat Cookie (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

This Halloween bat is one that looks complicated but it was so easy! It took less than 60 seconds to decorate it.

Paint your own cookie (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

Now this one is one of my favorites. It was a cookie with royal icing that had dried. We then used a stencil to smear black icing over to create the pattern above. Linda then gave us a sheet that looked like watercolor paints. She told us that the paint was edible and then gave us a paintbrush to use to decorate our own cookies. It was a great gift idea that I might steal for Lilly’s party!

Unicorn cookie (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

This is the reason I took the class! I wanted to make some unicorn cookies for Lilly’s party. This cookie looks straight out of Pinterest but was incredibly easy to make. The little flowers in the unicorn’s hair were handmade by Linda. I don’t think I have that level of dedication, but it did make it look beautiful.

Fall cookies (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

Here are a couple more of my favorites. The champagne bottle was made with pink chocolate and was SO delicious.

Here is the entire lot of cookies!

Fall cookies (Photo Credit: Kristen Flowers)

Overall, I had a great experience and will be back to learn more.

I think I’m well-prepped for Lilly’s birthday party!

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