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The Salt & Honey Market was kind enough to host my friend and I at their cookie decorating workshop taught by the talented Amy Perkins also know as The Bake-Aholic.

Guys, I can make chocolate chip cookies and that’s about it. The kitchen and me are usually not the best of friends so I was a bit intimidated to try out cookie decorating but gosh, I had so much fun and really did learn a lot!

Amy is the sweetest, most talented cookie decorator (and she makes incredible cakes too!) around. She was so patient with our newbie skills. She gave us her delicious sugar cookie recipe and even taught us all her pro tips for getting a perfectly baked cookie every time.

After she taught us the secrets to baking a great cookie, it was on to the good stuff, decorating the delicious cookies! She taught us all about Royal Icing (for other newbie like myself, it’s the frosting that gets hard on top of the cookie. When you see a cookie decorated like a pilgrim or mermaid or something, it has most likely been decorated with Royal Icing). She taught us all about how to mix it just right and what consistency it needed to be. She taught us about how to use an icing bag and the tricks to getting a nice smooth line. As you can see, my first attempt was a little rough but I eventually got it!

I learned so much from this class! As a total newbie to decorating anything you can eat, I didn’t do too bad. As you can see, others in our group had much more natural talent than I do, but we all had so much fun.

I loved the vibe of this class. We learned a lot but we also had loads of fun. We laughed and chatted as we practiced our skills and Amy was amazing at answering all of our simple and complex questions. I really appreciated her open-book attitude. So many professionals keep secrets for themselves but Amy really did teach us all we wanted to know and more.

And, can I just talk about what amazing things Sarah and Ashley are doing over at The Salt & Honey Market. Their dream of connecting local creatives with the community just makes my heart so happy. You know we’re all about people who are working to make their community a better place and these two are really making things happen!

Mark your calendars for the next Salt & Honey Market!

Check out The Salt Project's past post about Salt & Honey Market.



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