Author: Amber Spiegel
Cake and cookie decorating--and all the tools that go with it--has become big business for craft chains. Michael's offers both cake and cookie decorating classes--and the fancy, decorate cookie is a long-time staple of parties and events. Great Cookie Decorating puts quick and easy cookie-decorating techniques at readers' fingertips. Irresistible designs beckon readers to try these easy techniques for professional, bakery-made results--and beginners will love creating fancy designs they never thought possible. Many people would love to decorate cookies like a pro--but how to find the time, and who wants to invest in lots of special equipment? This book is the answer, with recipes, frosting techniques, and easy to master decorating tricks that will wow friends and family. Readers will love learning how to create these just-right little cookes that are fresh and fun and reflect the spirit of the event--whether for hoidays, parties or everyday family celebrations. Master baker Amber Spiegel has developed a no-fuss approach and decorating shortcuts that will have readers producing beautiful cookies in no time. Tuck a quick and delicious giant sunflower cookie into a lunchbox, or make a party special with easy cookie pops--every page of the book is chock full of time-saving, tasty, cookie making and decorating ideas. Spiegel offers clever know-how readers just won't find anywhere else, including: Double duty techniques that can be used again and again to create different effects Show-off presentation ideas for making cookies the centerpiece of a table or party display
Author: Amber Spiegel
In Cookie Art, superstar cookie decorator Amber Spiegel teaches you to create over 30 designs to turn even the most ordinary cookie into something amazing. These stunning projects reinforce and sharpen your skills to help you make any cookie a work of art.
Author: Autumn Carpenter
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
This richly illustrated how-to book is a comprehensive reference about various techniques for decorating cookies, including buttercream icing, rolled fondant, run sugar, painting, chocolate icing, and egg wash glaze. The clear organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 400 full-color photos. Easy projects provide fun opportunities for trying the techniques, and a gallery of beautifully decorated cookies offers examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself!
Author: Toba Garrett
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, this collection from media favorite Toba Garrett is available again. "The mouth-watering photos are enough to send you running to the store for baking equipment and ingredients...[these are] gorgeous works of art. A wealth of photographs and illustrations ensures that even novices will have success with their cookie-making marathons."--New York Daily News "Marvelous book...Superb photography shows the excellence of Ms. Garrett's work...A must for the cookie aficionado."--American Cake Decoration Toba Garrett--master baker, critically lauded author, and recent guest on Emeril Live--has devised cookies so delectable and exquisitely decorated that home chefs will be searching for occasions to make more. The simple recipes range from gingerbread to shortbread, from sugar cookies to chocolate. But what really makes these extra special are Garrett's clever techniques for turning the cookies into works of art that delight the eye as much as they please the palate. There are ruffled bibs in soft pastel hues for a baby shower, a white chocolate rose with eight petals, and a 3D bride and groom for wedding and anniversary celebrations. Anyone can create these effects with confidence thanks to the author's clarity and creativity. .
Author: Valerie Peterson, Janice Fryer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Beautifully decorated cookies are within reach for every home baker, thanks to the easy and practical methods developed by cookie-crafting enthusiasts Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. From rolling and cutting to flooding and piping, you’ll find dozens of techniques to turn plain cookies into fun treats for your next special occasion. With instructions for making stand-up cookies, tips on creating icing color palettes, and advice on freezing and shipping, the cookie fun never stops!
Author: Sandra Salamony, Gina M. Brown
Publisher: Quarry Books
A sugar-coated feast for the eyes and the imagination—this exciting 1,000 collection presents glorious full-color photographs of beautiful, outrageous, and deliciously decorated desserts, from extravagant wedding and birthday cakes to cupcakes and cookies that are miniature works of art. Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, this is not an instructional book, rather, it is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves decorative baking and entertaining.
Author: Jana Douglass
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Life is short ― Celebrate with cookies! Follow along with photograph-filled instructions: A Cookie to Celebrate is an instant cookie-baking classic, with recipes that are gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested along with tons of decorating and packaging ideas. These inventive and inspired cookies will be perfect for sharing with your friends on Instagram―or in person! Desserts made to impress at your next party: What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is its step-by-step how-to instructions for gorgeously personalized cookies for all kinds of occasions, from birthdays to anniversaries to the changing of the seasons. These cookies are ornamental edibles that are perfect for the holidays, and because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, they’re great for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, kids’ parties, and potlucks. Bake cookies with professional-level flavor and design right at home: Jana Douglass is the founder of Jana Lee's Bake Shop, an artisan bake shop specializing in custom decorated cut-out cookies for special events and celebrations. In A Cookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise as a veteran baker and recipe developer along with her recipes, inspiring you to create your own new classics. Each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out. Reimagined recipes and exciting new treats: A Cookie to Celebrate is filled with new twists on cookie concepts, like Engagement Ring Cookies and Baby Onesie Cookies―confections decorated for every season and reason. Try something new with ice cream cone cookies with sprinkles in summer, conversation heart cookies for Valentine’s Day, or even decorating a birthday cake with cookies! A Cookie to Celebrate is full of cookie baking tips, recipes, and presentation ideas. With Jana’s cookbook, you will discover: · How to expertly roll, cut, and bake your cookie dough · Helpful tools and techniques for coloring and piping icing · Creative ways to spice up classics―or try something new!
Author: Valerie Peterson, Janice Fryer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Make every Christmas a cookie craft Christmas! With more than 60 new Christmas cookie designs, along with festive New Year's cookies and lovely Hanukkah treats, "Cookie Craft Christmas" delivers colorful inspiration to cookie decorators just when they need it most.
Author: Amy Atlas
Bake it, Craft it, Style it! Amy Atlas, home baker, crafter, and party planner extraordinaire, shows her readers and fans how to create fabulous sweets tables for adults and kids, combining easy recipes, dressed-up store-bought treats, and craft ideas, to make dessert a fitting grand finale to any gathering. Amy Atlas gained an international following when she introduced the concept of meshing baking and crafting to make beautiful sweets spreads. She has designed tables for Brooke Shields, Electrolux with Kelly Ripa, Gayle King, Martha Stewart Weddings, Mindy Weiss, and O Magazine. Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of readers have flocked to her award-winning blog, Sweet Designs. Now they’ll learn how she does it for the first time in her first book filled with brand-new tables, original recipes, do-it-yourself instructions, and dozens of tips and secrets. Sweet Designs includes 15 chapters filled with more than 100 recipes for every kind of irresistible treat, plus over 75 easy, affordable DIY craft projects to make them even more special. Each chapter features an amazing dessert table that reflects themes Amy’s clients most often request: a favorite color, design, flavor, destination, passion, or holiday. Amy tells readers how they can make just one item, mix and match items from different tables, or make the dessert tables as shown. For every maid of honor who needs to plan an epic bridal shower (and then later the baby shower), every mom who needs to put together a birthday bash her kids will never forget, and every Scrabble aficionado who wants to throw the game-night party to end all game-night parties, Amy serves up that elusive “wow factor" to make every celebration an event to remember. Praise for Sweet Designs: "Amy Atlas, dessert designer extraordinaire, shows you how to create your own stylish sugarscapes for any occasion. Whether baking, creating, or designing, it's inspiring the way she showcases sweets." --Bakerella, author of Cake Pops "I think I have met my match. Amy not only knows her candies, but she knows her cookies, cupcakes, sweets, and crafts too. She takes her sweets to a higher level where they take center stage." --Karen Tack, author of Hello Cupcake! "Amy Atlas is the dessert guru. She's taught me that the dessert table is the pinnacle of any event. She's an inspiration to all bakers!" --Tori Spelling "The celebrity event planner--best known for her decadent dessert tables--transforms a batch of sugar cookies into something special." --People "Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It. I say, Buy It! Amy was the first and true innovator of these amazing displays of deliciousness." --Mindy Weiss, celebrity event planner "Amy Atlas has revolutionized the dessert category, bringing style, sugar, and innovation to everyone's favorite course." --Colin Cowie, celebrity event planner and lifestyle expert "Amy’s dessert displays are ALWAYS the talk of the party, returning every adult to a state of childhood glee while making every sugar fantasy come true for the little ones. Sweet Designs is the next best thing to having Amy at your own affair." --David Stark, president, David Stark Design and Production "Amy has transformed the way we all see desserts. No wedding (or event!) is complete anymore without a whimsically sweet and delicious dessert table to top off the night." --Carley Roney, cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Knot
Author: Bridget Edwards
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Presents over sixty cookie-decorating designs for any occasion, from springtime daisies to spider webs, and includes recipes for cookie doughs and tips on decorating techniques.
Author: Flo Braker
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Baking expert Flo Braker rises to the occasion with more than 200 celebration-worthy recipes for baked goods. Whether it's an impressive Dark Chocolate Custard Tart to wish someone a happy birthday, a blue ribbon-worthy batch of Fresh Mint Brownies for the annual family reunion, or an Old World Braided Coffee Cake to impress the bridge club, each recipe is custom-crafted to commemorate life's special events. Lots of introductory information on techniques and ingredients ensure that each treat will be baked to perfection, making this a fabulous reference for any cookbook library. Baking for All Occasions makes each day something to celebrate.
Author: Lauren Chattman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Cookie swaps are joyful. Cookie swaps are social. Cookie swaps are hip yet old-school, trendy yet traditional. Cookie swaps are creative, inexpensive, DIY, and a great way to entertain. Cookie swaps are baking meets Stitch ’n Bitch, with newspapers, magazines, and websites—including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Family Fun, Southern Living, Kraft.com, and Ed Levine’s Serious Eats—all writing about the trend. Cookie Swap! captures all of this and more in an idea-packed, slightly sassy guide. On the one hand, it’s all about the swap: when to swap (Christmas, of course, and other holidays, but also birthdays, bridal showers, graduation parties, PTA meetings, and fund-raisers—or just at your next book club meeting). And how to swap—with a planner, cookie swap math guide (so everyone gets the same number of cookies), ideas for invitations, decorations, containers, and then, when the crumbs have settled, how to make a keepsake. On the other hand, it’s all about the cookies. Lauren Chattman is a former professional pastry chef and baking writer who’s put together a knockout collection of more than 60 delectable, easy-to-make, simple-to-sophisticated recipes covering every kind of cookie—from crowd-pleasing favorites like Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies to unexpected treats like Flaky Cardamom Palmiers and Green Tea Sandwich Cookies with Almond Cream. Finally, the book ends with a chapter of drink recipes—such as Iced Irish Coffee, Mini Strawberry Milk Shakes and Juicy Sangria—because not every cookie wants milk.
Author: Shelly Kaldunski
Publisher: Weldon Owen
The Art of the Cookie offers delicious cookie recipes and innovative decorating ideas for a cookie exchange. This book differs from others on the market in its focus on the art of decorating cookies, rather than the technique of baking them. Recipes are selected for their visual appeal as much as for their flavor. A beautifully crafted cookie is a work of art and beloved by all. Still-warm cookies fresh from the oven are irresistibly enticing but decorating the treats doubles the fun. Whether it's a cookie exchange, holiday gathering, or Mother's Day tea, decorated cookies are a sweet and memorable addition to any special occasion. The Art of Cookie presents over 40 delectable recipes and inspiring decorating ideas. With a focus on transforming a simple cookie into a masterpiece, each recipe promises both exceptional flavor and visual appeal. The cookie recipes are divided into two main chapters. The first offers favorite and versatile roll-and-cut dough recipes, such as brown sugar cookies and gingerbread, followed by clever, yet simple ideas for decorating them: vibrant vanilla-sugar flowers; alphabet shapes flooded with icing and sprinkled with colorful sugars; and petits fours stacked to resemble a miniature wedding cake. The second chapter includes classics with a modern twist, such as sparkly macarons; wreath-shaped sugar cookies baked with lemon and thyme and decorated with icing ornaments; and striped cookies that taste and look like peppermint sticks. Recipes for various fillings to use with many of the cookies round out the collection. Packed with gorgeous colorful photographs, this book has all the encouragement and know-how you'll need to create artful cookies that look as if they were purchased from a pastry shop.
Author: Julia M. Usher
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Delve into the world of cookie magic, where you can make everything from edible jewelry to cookie bacon and eggs! Organized by theme, each chapter is overflowing with luscious photographs and dozens of recipes and ideas. In carefully illustrated details, the author guides you to make perfect little cookie masterpieces. Julia Usher is a celebrated pastry chef and food writer. She is a James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards finalist and a Director of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Usher has designed desserts for Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Cooking, Bon Appétit, and Modern Bride, as well as for the book Vera Wang on Weddings. She divides her time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Stonington, Maine. A new book from the author of the best-selling Cookie Swap.
Author: Zoe Clark
Publisher: David & Charles
Bring some serious wow factor to your party cake displays with a sumptuous sweet table design ? combining cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and more to stunning effect! With this gorgeous book, from award-winning wedding cake designer Zoe Clark, you will learn how to design and make your own stunning dessert tables and sweet tables. The book features six gorgeous sweet table themes, with over 40 cake decorating projects, each designed to be colour coordinated and visually stunning. Recreate each theme in full, or pick out individual elements to create a simple baking display. Includes step-by-step cake decorating techniques and delicious cake recipes so that you can get started straight away! Inside The Cake Parlour: Sweet Tables: Sweet Table Designs - six themed sweet table projects for you to make, with tiered cake centrepieces, cupcakes and cookies, cake pops, macaroons, mini cakes, fondant fancies, and loads of other baked treats. Cake Decorating Techniques - all the essential techniques and cake recipes that you need to know to make the sweet table displays, including techniques for piping buttercream frosting, covering with fondant icing and sugarpaste, and stacking tiered cakes.