Having classes here at Bella Terra for a small group is a relatively new concept. I can report that the Valentine Cookie decorating class last weekend was a big success. Libby, from Sweet B’s Baked Love is an excellent baker and teacher. It was such a nice group of people~from old friends to new acquaintances and all age ranges.
Libby provides everything necessary to decorating these delicious sugar cookies~6 sugar cookies, detailed decorating instructions, icing in 4 colors, a reusable practice sheet and template, tweezers, a boo-boo stick, wooden stick, small paintbrush, scissors and a finished picture of the decorated cookies. She also brings boxes to take the cookies home and some staging decor for photos.
The Teaching Area
We gather on the back terrace around the large dining table. The weather is perfect, slightly cool but with the outdoor heaters on it is very comfortable.
Libby does a light pattern on the cookies allowing us to put icing in the right place. Name tags and aprons are provided.
The classes are small with 10 participants. Before we start decorating, we take a group photo and introduce ourselves. New friendships are made and we are all excited to learn how to make gorgeous cookies.
Libby is a hands on teacher, demonstrating how to use the icing bag, the proper way to lay the icing on the cookie and tips and techniques for success. To see more of Libby’s incredible cookies, click here.
I believe I can speak for all of us, that cookie decorating is far more difficult than I imagined. There is a new respect for those who create these masterpieces! It takes time, patience and a steady hand.
However, at the end of the class, everyone’s cookies look so professional! Not only are they beautiful, but so tasty too.
The next class will be on February 24, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to noon and it is All Things Lemon. In this class we will be making Preserved Lemons, Limoncello and a third lemon item (TBD). Spaces are limited and I do have a few spots left, so if you are interested please sign up soon here.
We will be having our Fall Styling Workshop again later on in the year (possibly the first weekend in November). In the interim I am considering doing a Pie Making class in April. If there is any topic you would like to learn, please let me know. Since this is a relatively new concept for me, I would appreciate any input.
Happy mid-week wishes!