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Class Registration Links


To register for classes held at colleges please click the appropriate link before for desired location. Your payment is made directly through the college's community ed program).

HVCC  (Hudson Valley Community College Community and Professional Education)

SUNYAdirondack  (Community Education)

CGCC (Columbia Greene Community College-Community Engagement & Professional Development)

SCCC (Schenectady County Community College)

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Continuing Education 

For classes held at area restaurants, churches, community centers and businesses click HERE.

Buttercup Cookie handles the registration for these class locations, and payment is made through this website via PayPal (you can check out as a guest, you do not need to have a PayPal account).


About Our Cookie Decorating Classes

Do you love to decorate cookies but have never worked with royal icing? Are you inspiring to become a cookier but in need of a few pointers? If so, join Buttercup Cookie for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of decorating in the Beginner class, and then advance into the Beginner Plus class when you are ready for the next step!

Beginner class Thank you for your interest in learning the use of royal icing to decorate cookies. If you’ve never worked with royal icing, or have dabbled just a little, this 2 hour class will help get the ball rolling. We will work step by step on decorating 5 cookies to learn hands on the various decorating techniques used with royal icing, specifically piping/outlining, flooding and wet on wet techniques. A projector screen will be used so that each participant has a good view.  Bakery boxes will be provided to transport your cookies home, as well as a goodie bag with a decorating tool, a cookie cutter, some disposable piping bags and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All supplies for class are provided (perhaps bring your eye glasses if you find they will be helpful). Prior to your class you will receive an informational email containing a sugar cookie recipe, royal icing recipe, cookie baking basics, tips and tricks of the trade, as well as places online to check out for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, additional recipes, and vendors/suppliers for products. Plus discount codes to some favorite vendors! In previous classes this information was presented at the start of class, but in an effort to shorten the class to 2 hours this info will be sent prior to class so you can view at your leisure and come to class with any questions you may have. My hope is you will leave with loads of inspiration and further enjoy the art of cookie decorating! Ages 10+

It’s all in the details

Beginner Plus Class Have you taken our Beginner Cookie Decorating class one or more times, and want to learn more detailed cookie designs? Beginner Plus Cookie Decorating is the next level course to bring those basic beginner cookies up a notch. Students, ages 10 and older, will work step-by-step on each cookie to learn hands-on the various decorating techniques used with royal icing. Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie will teach students the same piping/outlining, flooding, and wet on wet techniques as learned in her Beginner class but she will introduce other techniques, tools and supplies to enhance your cookies even more. Students will complete 4-5 cookie designs. Students will take them home with them in a bakery box, along with a decorating tool, a cookie cutter, and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All supplies are provided. Once class registration has closed, students will be sent Cindy’s informational blog loaded with basics of baking cookies, tips, and tricks of the trade, as well as links to places online to checkout for additional tutorials.


Intermediate Class Now that you have taken a Beginner or Beginner Plus class and have learned the basics of cookie decorating with royal icing, it’s time to move on to other techniques and uses of royal icing, including the use of tools, product and equipment which will bring your cookies up a notch. In this class you will be trying different techniques such as airbrushing, stenciling, painting, candy/fondant details using silicone molds, making icing transfers and/or brush embroidery, plus more! You should leave this class with a hands on understanding of these various techniques; and of course your 4 decorated cookies and a goodie bag! So, let’s start learning some new techniques...and further your love for the art of cookie decorating! Ages 12+

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