Cookie Bouquet Decorating
Facilitated by D'arcy Arnett
Friday, May 7th
A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.
Come and learn some cookie decorating basics! In this workshop, we will gather virtually and decorate 6 different shaped floral designed sugar cookies, with from scratch royal icing. Perfect for beginners and experienced decorators alike, we will cover how to pipe royal icing of different consistencies to create an edible bouquet - just in time for Mother’s Day (or the perfect treat for yourself!). We will also discuss how to attain the required consistencies of icing so you can try it on your own in the future. All cookies, icings and decorating supplies needed to complete the workshop will be supplied for you to pick up from The Spire before the workshop, you just need a reliable internet connection with a viewing platform, a counter/table space to work on and a pair of clean scissors. The workshop will run for approximately 1 1⁄2 hours and will leave you with techniques to apply to your future cookie decorating endeavours. ALLERGEN INFORMATION: we will be using sugar cookies and royal icing that contains egg, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and artificial colours. Proceed at your own discretion.
What to bring/wear:
Participants must pick up cookie decorating kits in Kingston. Pickup is at the Spire (82 Sydenham street) Thursday, May 6th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Decorating kits can also be delivered to Kingston residents.
D’Arcy Arnett has been baking since she could walk. While she lost touch with baking during some of her younger years, she made her way back to it before attending Algonquin College’s Baking and Pastry Arts program. After college, D’Arcy moved to Northern England, where she lived and worked for two years. While there, D’Arcy met her now husband, Leon, before moving back to Canada in 2012, when her work visa ran out. After her return, she worked in the food industry in Kingston, Ontario, and after some much needed encouragement from friends, D’Arcy stepped into the role of business owner and launched D’Appetit Baking and Catering in February 2017. Although mainly focused on bespoke baked goods, you can likely find D’Arcy and her delectable treats at some of the local vendor markets and fairs around the winter holidays. Outside of baking, D’Arcy enjoys music, being creative with many different mediums and being a plant mom. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and their furbaby, Ajax.