Thursday, September 13, 2012
Cookie Decorating (with Sari's Sweets!)
I have been wanting to try some serious cookie decorating for a long time, but I always always intimidated by fancy ingredients like Meringue powder and ...well my serious lack of artistic ability. I love blogs like Bake at 350 and I'm amazed by the works of art she creates on her cookie canvas. I knew if I was ever going to attempt this, I'd need some serious hands-on instruction from an expert.
This week, I had my chance! Sari of Sari's Sweets hosted a cookie decorating party for our office! Sari works by day with me, but by night is an amazing cookie decorator. For anyone with a big event coming up (engagement party, bachelorette party, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, baby shower, etc), I seriously recommend checking out some of Sari's creations. She's incredibly talented, not to mention an absolute sweetheart, and will come up with fabulous creations to make your event special. She even makes gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free creations!
Our cookie decorating party was an absolute blast. While my first attempt was a bit of a flop (it was supposed to be a flower...I think I got a little over ambitious/overdecorated), I think by my 4th and 5th cookies - the starburst and the Block M) I improved a bit! Sari taught us all sorts of neat techniques, like how to make the firework-like shapes. It definitely wasn't as easy for me as Sari makes it look, but I enjoyed experimenting.
Have you tried cookie decorating? How did it go? I'm excited to keep trying new designs, especially with the holiday season coming up!
If you'd like to have a cookie decorating party with Sari, be sure to check out her website!