taught by me!
This class was back at the end of March.
I work at a recreational cooking school. I do office work and assist with classes. This was the first class I ever taught. It was a blast! Caroline, Elizabeth and Wendy were my assistants. (How cool is that?) Elizabeth is an awesome photographer. She snapped some photos during class. I snapped a few too. Even if hers weren't watermarked, I'm sure you'd be able to tell whose photos are whose!
I baked the cookies the day before class. The students made the icing and decorated the cookies.
Here's Caroline. Pastry chef extraordinaire. Personal chef extraordinaire. Caterer extraordinaire. Teacher extraordinaire. Yeah, I'm a huge Caroline fan.
Me: "Caroline! There are only a few toothpicks left in the box!"
C: "Don't worry. I have some. I'll bring them.
Me: "Caroline! I can't find the paper plates!"
C: "They're right there under the prep table."
Me: "Oh. Yeah. I see them."
Me: Caroline! I only have 14 #2 tips!"
C: "There might be more in the drawer. I have two. I'll bring them."
I could go on. There was more of the same. She ended the call with.... "Don't worry. You'll do great. The class will be great.". Shew.
Here I am giving my little introductory talk. Explaining the basics of sugar cookies and royal icing . . .
One of the fabulous students adding water to some royal icing to thin it a bit before coloring . .
Me demonstrating adding coloring to some royal icing . . .
Adding more water . . .
The class working away at their cookies. This pleased and cracked me up. They were totally absorbed in the decorating. There was very little chit chat . . .
Two students decorating. Just look at those skills! . . .
Working away . . .
Having a taste . . .
Finished cookies by one student! Aren't they awesome?! Oh, and check it out. She took notes! . . .
Packing up their cookies for the road . . .
I so enjoyed that class!
A few weeks ago, I heard from one student that made cookies on her own.
One of the assistants, Wendy, has been making cookies at home.
Yesterday, I got an email from another student. She made cookies for her sister's bridal shower. Here they are! . . .
I'm so proud! :)