$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of this class, you will:
- Learn techniques for rolling, cutting and baking dough for perfect cookies
- Learn how to make royal icing in different consistencies
- Know how to outline & flood a cookie with royal icing using piping bags
- Master special techniques such as marbling, wet on wet decorating, brush embroidering
About This Class
Ready to shake up your cookie plate this holiday season? Join us for a power class in decorating like a pro. We will pre-bake batches of our favorite sugar cookies (recipe provided) so that when you show up it’ll be all about the decorating. When you combine the blank canvas of a cookie, royal icing in any color you can imagine, and the expert guidance of pastry chef Robin Rodriguez you’ve got the recipe for some gorgeous pieces of art.
We will have cookies cut into seasonal shapes as well as simple rounds so you can practice a wide range of techniques and designs. You’ll work with Robin to make royal icing, learning her tips for consistency variations to ensure you have the right icing for your decorations. Feel free to come with ideas of your own and we will do our best to help you make them a reality.
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.
The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.
Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.
Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.
Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.
You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you.
In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.
Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.
We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.
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A Pastry program graduate, Robin Rodriguez is a seasoned professional with over 22 years of experience in bakeries, restaurants, and high-end catering. Teaching is a life-long passion for Robin and she is dedicated to sharing her skills with students so they can confidently pursue their own career paths.