Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and by Valerie Peterson

By Valerie Peterson

Elaborately adorned cookies fill the cabinets of top-end bakery situations, tempting consumers with vivid shades and eccentric shapes. The cookies are appealing, yet paying for them in a bakery should be shockingly dear, and their style frequently doesn’t dwell as much as their visual appeal. Now domestic bakers may have their beautiful cookies and revel in consuming them too!

due to the transparent directions and functional tools built by means of authors Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer, novice cookie crafters can in achieving bakery-quality layout and do-it-yourself clean style. Cookie Craft offers readers entry to the total international of embellished cookies, starting with an inspirational gallery of a hundred and fifty colourful cookies sure to begin these inventive juices flowing.

The authors move directly to speak about parts, provides, apparatus and procedure. They contain 4 scrumptious recipes for rolled cookie doughs (Traditional Sugar, Chocolate, Nutty, and Gingerbread) that offer ideal clean canvases for adorning, and, in fact, their recipe for flexible Royal Icing.

within the most crucial part, they percentage the layout strategies amassed and perfected in the course of 1000's of afternoons spent crafting millions of cookies. Cookie crafters will how to pipe, flood, and sugar their cookies, the way to layout colour palettes that paintings with each season, the best way to make cookies rise up in enjoyable 3D constructions, and masses extra!

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WINTER INTO SPRING It’s not yet warm enough to come out of hibernation, but you’re longing for flowers and greenery. Why not use your snowflake cookie cutters and span the seasons with images that evoke both? cookies featured 1 Sparkling dotted flower; 2 Yellow outline flower; 3 Blue and yellow flower; 4 Blue filigree flower; 5 Sparkling dotted flower; 6 Sparkling blue flower; 7 Blue and yellow outline flower; 8 Sparkling yellow flower; 9 Plaid flower; 10 Blue flower decorating instructions 1 SPARKLING DOTTED FLOWER Layer 1: Pipe and flood; let dry.

We also love mini aspic cutters made by Ateco, which can be used to create decorative cutouts and dimensional add-ons (see chapter 4, pages 90–91). These can also be used for sugaring (see chapter 4, page 93). There are even cutters that you can use to create three-dimensional, stand-up cookies such as reindeer and trees. Check the resources section for Web sites and places that sell a selection of cutters, and see Keeping Track of Your Cookie Cutters on page 58 for hints on how to create a handy reference for your cookie-cutter inventory.

EQUIPMENT As you’ll see here, you can make attractively decorated cookies with not much more than a plastic bag and a recipe of royal icing. With less than a 20-dollar investment for supplies, however, you can make your cookie decorating both efficient and easy. Many of these items are available at your local kitchen shop or craft store, but in case you can’t find something, the resources on page 154 include Internet and catalog sources for everything mentioned here. ELECTRIC MIXER. We love our heavy-duty stand mixers, but we know that people made cookies for hundreds of years before mixers were invented.

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