Edible Drawings: Decorating Cookies

March 26, 2020 – March 29, 2020

Janet Link

In this workshop students are introduced to the tools, materials and techniques to create elaborately decorated cookies. Through demonstrations and practice you will explore the design potential of line, texture, scale and color by decorating a series of gingerbread cookies with royal icing, sanding sugar and candies. Discussions include drawing, design and planning layered compositions. Using only round pastry tips, participants will practice flooding, piping and embellishing to become familiar with the eccentricities of the tools and medium. Students will leave class with a collection of cookies and the foundation necessary to continue their exploration of this unusual craft. Open to all skill levels.


Janet Link is a full-time maker and a resident artist at Anchorlight in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her primary studio practice is drawing, and she has taught drawing at Louisiana State University, Centre College, Meredith College, North Carolina State University and Penland School of Craft. At the end of each year she turns her attention to an edible drawing project – making a limited edition of around 350 gingerbread snowflakes decorated with royal icing and sugar.

Janet Link

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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