Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cookie Crafting at the Berkshire Museum!

Valerie Peterson, author of Cookie Craft Christmas

'Tis the season for cookies! Each year the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, hosts a gingerbread decorating family event as part of their Festival of Trees. This year Cookie Craft Christmas coauthor Valerie Peterson was able to share her wealth of cookie knowledge with the visitors.

In a Friday evening hands-on workshop, Valerie taught a group of crafty adults her secrets for rolling dough, decorating before baking, royal icing techniques, and dozens of seasonal ideas.

Saturday's family event was a blast! Santa made a surprise appearance and handed out blank cookies to all the children. Pastry bags and candies covered the tables as kids created sweet masterpieces. Valerie showed curious participants how to make some special designs with piping and flood icing, colored sugar, aspic cutters, and more!

Here are some of the photos of our cookie-filled weekend!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Storey!

Catherine Samson shows off her cookie man!

Decorated before baking

Kids decorated with royal icing.

Circus-themed cookies

Santa handed out cookies.

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