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Monday, July 30, 2012

"Mushrooming the Cookies" class with Peggy Higgins

"Mushrooming the Cookies" class with Peggy Higgins

It's been a while since I've signed up for a decorating class, but this I just couldn't pass up.  Peggy Higgins from Top That! Cake Designs has been teaching "Mushrooming the Cookies".  These are the techniques she used for her entry into the Confections category of the That Takes The Cake! competition in 2011, where she won 1st place in Adult Intermediate.  When I saw this piece, I was floored!  These were cookies!


Photos of these cookies also appeared on Cake Wreck's: Sunday Sweets that featured entries from the competition.  Notice my green/white/black wedding cake photo is next to it :b  Here is a blog post from Somara Maggi, the 2nd place winner, congratulating her on her entry:

Peggy's tutorial on these cookies can be found in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of American Cake Decorating Magazine.  

In class we made a more whimsical version with a fantasy face on the stalk.  The students and I had a wonderful time!  Thanks, Peggy!

Working on the cap ... which is a shaped cookie!

 The stalk was a dowel wrapped with rice cereal treats and fondant.

Many techniques Peggy taught for the face were based on her experience with Lorraine McKay.  I've never had a class with Lorraine McKay, but she's awesome.  I, however, am not.  Lorraine is teaching at my cake club's upcoming Day of Sharing!

It was nice to spend a day with other cake ladies.  In the future I hope to take (i.e. afford) more decorating classes.  

The next morning my daughter and I ate the cookie :)


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