Edible Drawings: Decorating Cookies

April 8 - 11, 2021

Janet Link  ·  janetlinkcookies.com

Workshop at a glance

Use round pastry tips, practice flooding, piping, and embellishing to explore the design potential of line, texture, scale, and color by decorating a series of gingerbread cookies with royal icing, sanding sugar, and candies.


  • Intricate cookie decorating
  • Texture, scale, and coloring
  • Tips for flooding, piping, and embellishment on cookies


  • Pastry bag, couplers, and tips
  • Sanding sugar and candy decorations


  • Drawing and designing on baked surfaces
  • Taking bakery embellishment to a new level

Artist Bio

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 Link turns her attention to an edible drawing project — making a limited edition of around 350 gingerbread snowflakes decorated with royal icing and sugar.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Janet Link

Workshop Description

In this workshop students will be 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.

COURSE FEE: $400  ·  materials list

Registration Opens February 1, 2021.

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

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