Overview: Take your cookie decorating skills to new levels in this one-day hands-on fundamentals class in Brisbane, Australia at the International Cake Show Australia (ICSA), hosted by the Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Association (ACADA)! In this first course in Julia’s series of three classes at ICSA, you’ll get a crash course in 12-plus decorating ​techniques that are sure to expand your cookie repertoire. Along the way, Julia will address the different icing consistencies required to master such techniques as outlining, flooding, stenciling, needlepoint, dimensional transfers, and beadwork.

Skill Level: This class is most suitable for beginners, though intermediate and advanced decorators seeking a refresher on decorating fundamentals will find it valuable too.

Prerequisites: None, though some experience with royal icing will surely help.

What You’ll Learn (~11 Techniques):

  • Outlining and flooding
  • Rubber-stamping
  • Fondant appliqués
  • Airbrushing
  • Modeling chocolate bows and ribbons
  • Royal icing roses
  • Dusting and basic painting
  • Stenciling
  • Needlepoint
  • Stacked 3-D assembly (double-decker heart cookie)
  • Various piped borders

Schedule and Other Notes: Class is expected to run from 8:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm. Please note that the finish time is estimated. The workshop may finish early or slightly later depending on students’ work progress. All cookies and tools will be supplied. Click on the “REGISTER NOW!” button for more information.

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