Blogging Marathon# 27: Week 4/ Day 4
Theme: Miscellaneous – Wilton Decorating Course 1/ Class 1
Dish: Chocolate Cookies
I have been planning to take cake decorating classes for a long time now. Schedule never seemed to work out. Finally I signed up for the Wilton Decorating Course 1 in our nearest Arts & Crafts store. Even though I’ve been baking for years now, my decorating skills were non-existent. I feel bad looking at the pictures of cupcakes I had sent to my son’s daycare on his birthday — very pathetic. I’m glad that the kids liked the taste, if they hadn’t and if they had gone with the looks, I would have gotten the whole batch untouched.
We were taught how to put the tips and fill the piping bags. Icing consistency is very important for decorating and to get the nice shapes. Pressure applied on the bag is another important factor. All of this require lot of practice and patience.
Coming to the Chocolate Cookie recipe. I’m giving the original recipe (adapted from here). (I halved the recipe and weighed the ingredients instead of going by cup measures).