Better Basics for Exceptional Cookies
Stephanie Kappel is the owner of The Hungry Hippopotamus, a hand-decorated cookie business and the perfect fusion of her technical expertise and artistic expression. Stephanie has taught all over the world, from CookieCon to Cookie’sCool, Europe’s first cookie decorating event. Her work has been featured on TV and in publications including American Cake Decorating, Southern Living and more.
01: Creating Dynamic Designs
Meet cookie artist Stephanie Kappel and get started as she shares the five top considerations for great cookie design. You'll be able to apply these techniques to make clean, polished cookies, no matter your skill level!
02: Mastering Icing Consistencies
Discover how to make perfect royal icing in any climate! Stephanie shares the five icing consistencies that will immediately improve your decorating. She'll even show you how to analyze and adjust your consistencies to achieve the clean, flawless results your cookie dreams are made of.
03: Perfect Piping
In this lesson, Stephanie shares her four keys to achieving perfectly piped lines: pressure, height, aligning speed and pressure, and piping order.
04: Fabulous Flooding
Find out how to use each of Stephanie's three flood consistencies to design efficiently and accurately. And, tackle some of the most common flood icing issues; you'll never have underfilled cookies again!
05: Designing With Dots
Stephanie reveals her secret to making flawless dots, big and small. See how to use them in your designs to create movement, shapes, texture and more!
06: Writing With Confidence
Finally, try your hand at writing, from cursive to print, big or small. You'll start by conquering your own handwriting before working your way through a variety of different styles. The choices are endless, so have fun with them!