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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, then join Buttercup Cookie for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of decorating in the Level 1 class, and then up your game in Level 2 class! 


Classes are currently held at HVCC, SUNY Adirondack, Columbia Greene Comm College, local restaurants and entertainment sites. Beginner classes have a 12-32 seat capacity depending on the teaching location, and Intermediate classes has a 20 seat capacity. Classes are for ages 10+.

Click the Events tab in the menu to register for available classes hosted and taught by Buttercup Cookie. For Buttercup Cookie classes hosted by local community colleges/charities please contact the schools/organizations below to register, availability varies.



SUNY Adirondack  





Beginner classes 

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 class will help you get the ball rolling. We will work step by step on each cookie to learn hands on the various decorating techniques used with royal icing, specifically piping/outlining, flooding and wet on wet techniques. There are 5 cookie designs planned and we will keep things rolling to get them all completed by the end of class. You will be taking them home with you in a bakery box, along with my royal icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe (not Buttercup Cookie's signature recipe, but a foundation to it), a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All supplies are provided.

*New Fall 2022...instead of a half hour "cookie talk" at the beginning, class will be shortened to two hours by offering an informational handout, as well as a video via email, with basics of baking cookies, tips and tricks of the trade as well as places online to check out for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes and vendors/suppliers for those who want to take it to the next level. 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

Intermediate classes will build on beginner skills.  In this class we will be learning different creative techniques such as airbrushing with edible spray, stenciling with icing, fondant details using silicone molds, piping icing transfers and/or brush embroidery. You should leave this class with a hands on understanding of these various techniques; of course your 4 cookies and a goodie bag! Ages 10+