Beautifully decorated cookies are within reach for every home baker, thanks to the easy and practical methods developed by cookie-crafting enthusiasts Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. From rolling and cutting to flooding and piping, you’ll find dozens of techniques to turn plain cookies into fun treats for your next special occasion. With instructions for making stand-up cookies, tips on creating icing color palettes, and advice on freezing and shipping, the cookie fun never stops!
A complete guide to creating beautifully designed and hand-decorated cookies at home presents full-color photography, step-by-step instructions, and a gallery of 150 colorful cookies, accompanied by information on ingredients, essential equipment and supplies, decorating techniques, and recipes for rolled cookie doughs--traditional sugar, chocolate, nutty, and gingerbread--and icing.
Elaborately decorated cookies fill the shelves of high-end bakery cases, tempting shoppers with bright colors and whimsical shapes. The cookies are beautiful, but buying them in a bakery can be shockingly expensive, and their flavor often doesn’t live up to their appearance. Now home bakers can have their pretty cookies and enjoy eating them too! Thanks to the clear instructions and practical methods developed by authors Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer, amateur cookie crafters can achieve bakery-quality design and homemade fresh taste. Cookie Craft gives readers access to the entire world of decorated cookies, beginning with an inspirational gallery of 150 colorful cookies guaranteed to start those creative juices flowing. The authors go on to discuss ingredients, supplies, equipment and technique. They include four delicious recipes for rolled cookie doughs (Traditional Sugar, Chocolate, Nutty, and Gingerbread) that provide perfect blank canvases for decorating, and, of course, their recipe for versatile Royal Icing. In the most important section, they share the design techniques accumulated and perfected during hundreds of afternoons spent crafting thousands of cookies. Cookie crafters will learn how to pipe, flood, and sugar their cookies, how to design color palettes that work with every season, how to make cookies stand up in fun 3-D structures, and much more!
Make every Christmas a cookie craft Christmas! With more than 60 new Christmas cookie designs, along with festive New Year's cookies and lovely Hanukkah treats, "Cookie Craft Christmas" delivers colorful inspiration to cookie decorators just when they need it most.
A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, this collection from media favorite Toba Garrett is available again. "The mouth-watering photos are enough to send you running to the store for baking equipment and ingredients...[these are] gorgeous works of art. A wealth of photographs and illustrations ensures that even novices will have success with their cookie-making marathons."--New York Daily News "Marvelous book...Superb photography shows the excellence of Ms. Garrett's work...A must for the cookie aficionado."--American Cake Decoration Toba Garrett--master baker, critically lauded author, and recent guest on Emeril Live--has devised cookies so delectable and exquisitely decorated that home chefs will be searching for occasions to make more. The simple recipes range from gingerbread to shortbread, from sugar cookies to chocolate. But what really makes these extra special are Garrett's clever techniques for turning the cookies into works of art that delight the eye as much as they please the palate. There are ruffled bibs in soft pastel hues for a baby shower, a white chocolate rose with eight petals, and a 3D bride and groom for wedding and anniversary celebrations. Anyone can create these effects with confidence thanks to the author's clarity and creativity. .
A book with 400 full-color photos covers every nuanced aspect of cookie decorating, including buttercream icing, rolled fondant, run sugar, painting, chocolate icing, egg wash glaze and more. Original.
A sugar-coated feast for the eyes and the imagination—this exciting 1,000 collection presents glorious full-color photographs of beautiful, outrageous, and deliciously decorated desserts, from extravagant wedding and birthday cakes to cupcakes and cookies that are miniature works of art. Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, this is not an instructional book, rather, it is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves decorative baking and entertaining.
In Cookie Art, superstar cookie decorator Amber Spiegel teaches you to create over 30 designs to turn even the most ordinary cookie into something amazing. These stunning projects reinforce and sharpen your skills to help you make any cookie a work of art.
Author: Julia M. Usher
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Delve into the world of cookie magic, where you can make everything from edible jewelry to cookie bacon and eggs! Organized by theme, each chapter is overflowing with luscious photographs and dozens of recipes and ideas. In carefully illustrated details, the author guides you to make perfect little cookie masterpieces. Julia Usher is a celebrated pastry chef and food writer. She is a James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards finalist and a Director of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Usher has designed desserts for Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Cooking, Bon Appétit, and Modern Bride, as well as for the book Vera Wang on Weddings. She divides her time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Stonington, Maine. A new book from the author of the best-selling Cookie Swap.
The author of Pretty Party Cakes shares dozens of additional ideas for decorating baked desserts using simple techniques that produce professional-quality results, providing coverage of baking, frosting preparation and ornamental piping.
Author: Lisa Snyder
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Find cookies for kid's parties, the holidays, congratulations, weddings, Valentine's Day and more. Cookie crafters will find step-by-step photographs, clear instructions, and expert techniques to create delicious cookies for every reason and season.