I've always loved drooling over Amber's cookie designs, so when I came across her post about teaching a weekend class at Mother of Cakes, in PA...I had to do it. And it was a win-win situation, since my in-laws live 20 minutes from there and could help watch the Peas for me!
The Mother of Cakes Academy was a really nice space to work in, and the staff were wonderful! It was such a refreshing feeling to be in room with 17 other people that love cookie decorating as much as you! Amber was her usual amazing self. Over the 2 day course, she taught us about her cookie and icing recipes (yum!!!), as well as border, quilting and filigree techniques. Here are some photos that I took throughout the 2-day class (I am NOT a camera phone genius, so these photos aren't the best quality!)...
Amber prepping before class
Working on quilting and royal icing transfers
End of Day 1 (wet-on-wet techniques, quilting, and filigree (my nemesis)!
Day 2...filled with "detailing" (brush embroidering, basket weave, etc)
The final products!!
Thank you Amber! I had an awesome time!!
Amber recently opened up her own studio on Beacon, NY. If you're interested in taking a class, check out her page . Maybe I'll see you there!