McGoo U Online is up and running! I can't tell you how excited I am to begin these monthly episodes. It is something that has been building for quite a while now and to see it come to life is incredible! I learned SO MUCH filming these first episodes and I can't wait to show you what we've put together for November and December and beyond. The guests! The students! The cookies!
For October, my incredibly brave guinea pig... I mean friend, Maryann Rollins (of The Cookie Artisan ) helped me introduce this month's episodes and a preview of what to expect in future episodes. We had so much fun (and I'm not going to lie, we worked hard) and I couldn't have asked for a better first guest!
All of the segments can be viewed as a show, but McGoo U in particular is meant to be a class experience that you can cookie right along with. So, if you'd like to cookie with me, here is what you will need for October's McGoo U:
McGoo U October Supply List
- 3 Cookies (pumpkin, rectangle plaque, ice-cream cone modified)
- Royal Icing, white (Yay! No mixing colors!)
- 2 Piping bags (optional closure of your choice)
- 1: #1 or #1.5 tip (your preference)
- 1: #2 or #3 tip (your preference)
- 1: #101 tip (small tear drop shape petal tip)
- Flower nail
- Paint palette with brown, ivory, yellow, black, and copper or pink food coloring
- Silver dragees (small and large)
- Small parchment or wax paper squares (about 1.5")
- Filbert paintbrush
- Liner detail paintbrush
- cup of water
- paper towel
- Fill one piping bag with non-thinned, white royal icing, coupler, and the #101 tip (this tip will be switched to the #1 or #1.5 later
- Fill one piping bag with flood-consistency white royal icing, coupler, and #2 or #3 tip (I use about a 12 count thickness)
For the cookies: these techniques and designs could be done on any shape cookie, but here are the shapes I used.
A lot of these supplies can be modified to your preferences. If you use tipless bags, you can forgo the tips (except for the #101 petal tip) or you can choose to use different food colorings. (Click here for a detailed guide to setting up your palette) I always appreciate when people make things their own and let their own creativity be their guide. This is all about having fun and not stressing! Happy cookie-ying!