Let cookies be your new canvas! Now these sweet treats are also a creative outlet for imagination and arty crafting skills. Anyone can learn easy techniques for transforming plain cookies into little works of art following the step-by-step instructions and detailed photography found inside Sweet Art: Creature Cookies.
Beginning with the cookies themselves, best-selling author and reknowned sugar artist Autumn Carpenter gives you her favorite recipes with tried-and-true tips for baking cookies that are perfect for decorating. See amazing ways to use common cookie cutters to create cute animal shapes. Learn the basics and beyond of piping buttercream icing, decorating with fondant, decorating with run-sugar icing, and so much more.
Create over 80 different animal cookies. Discover many interesting ways to create textures for fur, feathers, or fish scales. Explore lots of possibilities for color combinations and blending. The creature cookies is this book represent all corners of the globe from earth, sea, and sky: safari, farm, forest, jungle, desert, lake, and ocean; even family pets!
"Once again the amazing Autumn Carpenter has pooled her creative genius in creating a new and exciting book. Creature Cookies features Autumn's unique approach to fun, whimsical, and easy to create cookies. Written with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations will make this book a must have for all cookie decorating enthusiasts." - Chef Nicholas Lodge, Pastry Chef and Master Sugar Artist (Atlanta, Georgia)
"Autumn Carpenter has sugar running through her veins. She comes from a long line of industry leaders and committed sugar artists that have excelled both artistically and commercially. Her skill set is proven, techniques exhibit quality, and her tutorials are accurate telling the whole story. Definitely for the cute at heart!" - Kerry Vincent, International Cake Exploration Societe Hall of Fame 2004, Dessert Professional Hall of Fame 2010, Food Network Challenge judge and host of Save My Bakery
"Autumn Carpenter's new book is a delight! The ideas are new and creative and the techniques are easy enough for anyone to master. This book would be a great gift for young or old!" - Colette Peters, Colette's Cakes in New York City, author of five books on cakes and cake decorating, renowned educator, and recipient of multiple awards in the culinary arts
Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Autumn Carpenter is a nationally known confectionery artist, author, and demonstrator. She has published several books, including The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating, The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating, and Decorating Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. She demonstrates annually at the I.C.E.S. (International Cake Exploration Societe) and travels across the United States, sharing the craft of cake decorating and other confectionery arts. Autumn is co-owner of Country Kitchen SweetArt, a retail cake and candy supply store that has been in her family for over 45 years. The business caters to walk-in store sales, catalog sales, and an online store, shopcountrykitchen.com. Autumn has developed her own line of useful tools and equipment for cake decorating and cookie decorating, and sells them online and in many cake and candy supply stores throughout the United States and in several other countries. Her cakes and products have been featured in numerous publications and magazines, including American Cake Decorating and Cake Central.
"I decided to review Creature Cookies because I know I can use some help with my cookie decorating technique...Some look like fairly simple designs, but they have personality. Others are a little more complicated. Most of them are above my current abilities. Which is great. I wouldn't want a book that showed me exactly what I already know what to do." - Donna Currie of Cookistry.com