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A Sweet Tradition Turned Trendy Art

Cookie Decorating History, Recipes and Tips

Cookie decorating has transformed from a simple holiday tradition into a trendy art form, captivating bakers and crafters alike. FrogLegs Culinary Academy embraces this sugary canvas, offering an array of cookie decorating classes and take-home kits that promise fun, creativity, and a dash of deliciousness.

The Sweet History of Cookie Decorating

The art of adorning baked cookies dates back centuries, with origins as diverse as the pastries themselves. From the intricate sugar art of medieval European bakers to the festive gingerbread houses of Germany, designing beautiful desserts has always been a way to celebrate, express creativity, and, of course, indulge in something sweet.

Why Cookie Decorating Classes are a Hit

Attending a cookie decorating class at FrogLegs is more than learning how to pipe icing. It’s about embracing the joy of creating, sharing laughs, and making memories. Each class is a journey through flavors, colors, and textures, guided by expert bakers who ensure every swirl and sprinkle adds to your masterpiece.

Bringing the Magic Home: Cookie Decorating Kits

For those who prefer the cozy comfort of their kitchen, FrogLegs offers a variety of take-home kits. Packed with all the essentials – from freshly baked cookies to vibrant icings and sprinkles – these kits are your ticket to a fun-filled family night or a creative date. We keep some kits in stock year-round, and others are seasonal.

Cookie Decorating: Tips and Tricks

While creativity is your main ingredient, a few tips can make the journey smoother:

  • Consistency is Key: Achieve the right icing consistency for different techniques – thicker for outlining and thinner for flooding.
  • Plan Your Design: Sketch your designs before you start. It helps in organizing colors and patterns.
  • Patience Pays Off: Allow the base layer of icing to dry before adding details. It prevents colors from bleeding and ensures a polished look.

An Easy Homemade Cookie Decorating Frosting Recipe

Whip up this delightful frosting with just a few ingredients you likely have in your kitchen. It’s perfect for cookie decorating, cake frosting, or even as a sweet dip for fruit!


  • 2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream


  1. Mix the Basics: In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Use an electric mixer or a whisk to blend them until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Adjust Consistency: Gradually add the milk or heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to mix. After each addition, check the consistency. You might prefer a thicker frosting for cookie decorating, while a softer consistency is ideal for spreading on cakes.
  3. Customize: Feel free to add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness. If you’re in the mood for something different, you can also mix in a few drops of food coloring for a vibrant touch or a dash of your favorite spice (like cinnamon or nutmeg) for a unique twist.
  4. Use or Store: Use the frosting immediately, or if you’re not using it right away, cover it and store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use it, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes and give it a good stir to restore its smooth texture.

Sweeten Your Skills at FrogLegs

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned baker, cookie decorating opens up a world of sweet possibilities. Join a class at FrogLegs Culinary Academy, or grab a cookie decorating kit and turn your cookie canvas into edible art. It’s not just about the cookies; it’s about the smiles, the shared moments, and the joy of creating something beautiful and delicious. So, grab your piping bag – it’s time to add a dash of sweetness to your life!

Cake Decorating Class: Geode Cake

Our popular culinary classes:

  1. Cake Decorating:

    Cake Decorating Extravaganza: Geode Cake

  2. Adult Classes:

    Mardi Gras Favorites Cooking

  3. Travel Series:

    Din Tai Fun Favorites

Private Events, Catering and Customized Experiences

Looking to celebrate a special occasion or create lasting memories for a group? Frog Legs Culinary offers private events and customized kitchen experiences that are perfect for any group. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, hosting a bridal shower or need catering for an anniversary or graduation,  our team will work with you to design a memorable and delicious experience tailored to your needs.

Team Building and Corporate Events

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or an adventurous home cook, Frog Legs Culinary is the perfect destination for an edible adventure. A cooking class can be the perfect solution for your team-building needs. Whether you’re looking to foster creativity, strengthen collaboration, or simply provide a fun and unique experience, the culinary world offers a range of options. From international cuisine challenges that take your team on a global journey to exciting Iron Chef competitions that ignite the competitive spirit, there’s something for everyone. Engage in a pasta-making workshop to learn a new skill or dive into a sushi rolling class for a hands-on experience.

And let’s not forget the mouthwatering BBQ and grilling masterclass that promises to bring your team together over delicious American food. With their expertise and dedication to creating unforgettable team-building events, our team is ready guide you through the creative process. Contact FrogLegs Culinary today and get ready to create lasting memories at one of our Seattle-area locations.

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