It was my "little" guy's birthday recently. He's a teen and doesn't care much to spend time with me or his father. That's fine - it's completely normal! But just like other parents, I'm not too happy about it. So in an effort to get him away from his video games and spend quality time together, one of his birthday gifts was a cookie decorating class for the two of us with Amelia's Desserts in Chesapeake. I was so blown away by the entire experience I felt compelled to share!
Allow me to begin by saying Amy has created a wonderful experience and incredible brand. I'm in awe! Be sure to check her website for the story of Amelia, which you can find here. I totally felt like an Amelia, creating (not baking as the tagline says since the cookies were already baked for us) small things with love, by the end of a lovely evening! My teen enjoyed it as well...and it involved spending time with me rather than a video game! :D
This first cookie below was actually one of the last we did. Amy had created the cake pops and cookie base for us. We simply had to create the snow and add the tree and snowman. So stinking cute!
I'm not sure I can eat any of these, as much as I love sugar cookies, because they're so pretty!
Amy made learning the decorating techniques so simple. It was relaxing to "work" on the cookies in her beautifully decorated space. She also serves hot cocoa, tea, and coffee with some of her luscious desserts. Yum yum! Just look at what I was able to create! I had no idea I could do this!
The snow in the snow-globe was fun to sprinkle. Unfortunately, my snowman's nose fell before I was able to photograph him - sorry! :( You'll have to trust me. He had a perfectly cute little carrot nose.
The tiny red dots on the sweater we stenciled...yeah, that was tedious work. But it was still fun!
The Christmas tree is my favorite. I enjoyed creating the "snow" on the branches. :)
Below are my cookies to the left. Cody's are on the right. He even drew Ferb, of Phineas and Ferb, on his ornament cookie when it didn't come out quite as he imagined.
I highly recommend checking into a class or a party. And of course the desserts offered are divine - order some for the holidays! The blondies are my fave.