According to my calendar, I'm due to have a baby boy in a matter of days, so this past weekend my mom and I decided to distract ourselves with an afternoon of cookie decorating. My good friend Dani Boglivi-Fiori hosted a V-day cookie workshop at The Art Studio in Flemington, NJ, a charming little converted brick house with a spacious, sunshiny upstairs workshop space.
You may know Dani from her many segments on The Martha Stewart Show—her cookies combine expert baking with sweet designs and a crafty flair.
Dani also has her own flourishing cookie business. I personally enlisted her to design and bake the cookies for my recent baby shower—a nautical theme, like my little guy's nursery!
Click through the slide show below to see our lovely experience at the workshop. I thought I would have an advantage with cookie décor, given my crafting background, but I have even more appreciation for Dani's skills after this—that icing is tricky!
Dani's a great (patient!) teacher, and everyone was an expert by the end, going home happy with their cute, yummy treats. Thanks to Dani, The Art Studio in Flemington, and my mom for a great day!
For more on Dani's workshops, to purchase cookies and cookie-decorating kits, or to download a free owl cookie template, visit www.sweetdanib.com.