Fall 2019 Cooking Courses

Learn how to: decorate cookies; make delicious icing and decorations; and make healthy treats that taste great!

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.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Fall Theme Beginner Cookie Decorating Class
50855
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Sat., 9/28, 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Halloween Theme Beginner Cookie Decorating Class
50856
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 10/8, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Theme Beginner Cookie Decorating Class
51093
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Mon., 11/4, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Theme Beginner Cookie Decorating Class
51094
$65
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 12/4, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Intermediate Cookie Decorating
This intermediate class builds on the skills learned in the beginner class. We will be learning different techniques such as airbrushing, stenciling, using silicone molds with fondant, piping icing transfers and painting and/or brush embroidery, among other techniques. You will leave this class with a hands-on understanding of these various skills along with four decorated cookies and goodie bag! Prerequisite: Beginner Cookie Decorating. 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.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Halloween Theme Intermediate Cookie Decorating
51242
$99
1 Session, DCC 135
Wed., 10/23, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Theme Intermediate Cookie Decorating
51243
$99
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 11/19, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Theme Intermediate Cookie Decorating
51244
$99
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 12/10, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

How to Make Royal Icing
When you first try making royal icing, it can be challenging to get the consistency right. This class aims to make the process easier so you can move right into the fun part of making cookies: decorating!

Using meringue powder instead of raw egg whites (to be on the safe side), we’ll go over the recipe basics and then make the icing step by step. Then we’ll 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. We’ll also learn how to store the icing and how to use any leftovers. All supplies are provided. Students will go home with their freshly made icing and a 2 oz. supply of meringue powder, four-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.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51246
$60
1 Session, DCC 135
Sat., 11/9, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

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.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51245
$55
1 Session, DCC 135
Tues., 10/29, 6 - 8:15 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Make Your Own Easy, Fat-Burning, Sugar- Free, Keto, Paleo, Plant-Based Chocolates
In this class, you’ll learn simple methods to make a variety of healthier, plant-based chocolates that are sugar-free, keto- and Paleo-friendly, and can even help burn fat. They make great snacks and can even be a part of a balanced meal. No strange ingredients, chemicals or additives, just a perfect chocolate that is good for you and tastes good, too. Course fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51248
$45
1 Session, DCC 135
Fri., 10/11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Make Your Own Easy, Fat-Burning, Sugar- Free, Keto, Paleo Brownies
Learn how to make fat-burning, sugar-free, keto and Paleo-friendly brownies a staple in your meal plan from a certified trainer and nutritionist. With just a few ingredients, you’ll learn how to personalize these nutrient-dense delights to keep you feeling satiated and break the sugar addiction without losing your chocolate. Course fee includes a $5 materials fee.
Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information
51247
$45
1 Session, DCC 135
Fri., 10/4, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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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