Summer 2019 Offerings: Cooking

Let's bake! This summer, we are offering these fun cookie decorating and icing classes.

Beginner Cookie Decorating Class
If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get the ball rolling. We’ll briefly talk about the basics of baking cookies and some tips and tricks of the trade, but then we’ll move right into the world of decorating. We will work step-by-step on each cookie to learn the various decorating techniques used with royal icing. There are five 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 along with an icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe, decorating tool, cookie cutter, piping bags and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. We’ll also discuss websites to check for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes and vendors/suppliers, for those who want to take it to the next level. Open to students ages 12 and up. Students who have to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.

Floral Garden theme
71174
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 6/12, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor
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Fun in the Sun theme
71175
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 7/9, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor
NOTE*

Summer Eats & Sweets
71176
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Thurs., 8/1, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor
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How to Make Royal Icing
Have you ever used store bought royal icing to construct a ginger bread house? Have you ever tried to make royal icing yourself? Achieving the proper icing consistency is what seems to hold people back from cookie decorating with royal icing. It can be challenging when first learning to make it, so this class aims to make the process easier so you can move right into the fun part of making cookies: decorating!

You will be taught how to make royal icing using meringue powder, not raw egg whites, to be on the safe side. We’ll first go over the recipe basics and then make the icing step by step. We will then break into groups so everyone can participate in making more batches of icing. After that we will divide the icing batches, color them with gel paste food coloring and fill pastry bags or containers for everyone to take home. I will also go over the storage of the icing and uses for any leftovers. All supplies are provided. Students will go home with their freshly made icing and a 2 oz. supply of meringue powder, 4-color gel starter kit and pastry bags for piping, a $20 value. Students who have to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.
71307
$60
1 Session, DCC 135
Thurs., 6/6, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor
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71308
$60
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 8/21, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor
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How to Make Royal Icing “Transfer” Decorations
Do you periodically make royal icing and always seem to have leftovers that you aren’t quite sure what to do with? This class is your answer! Learn how to create those cute decorations you see on top of cookies and cupcakes. You will follow printed templates to create designs for use on your baked goods and go home with your icing transfers as well as the design templates and some new tip/tubes and piping bags, a $15 value. Students who have to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.
71322
$55
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 6/18, 6 - 8:15 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

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What to expect: Most cooking classes are hands-on and interactive and all are led by qualified instructors. Please wear comfortable clothes/shoes with hair pulled back. Unless indicated, you will have an opportunity to taste the dishes prepared in class.

Disclaimer: The kitchen and recipes used in our cooking classes may contain ingredients or other substances which could cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The college cannot be and is not responsible for any allergic reaction(s) that may occur as a result of participating in any of our cooking classes.

Hudson Valley Community College does not assume any liability or responsibility for any allergic and/or adverse reactions to food touched or consumed or substances or items one may come into contact with while participating in culinary classes.

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Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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