McGoo U Online: October Supplies

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

  1. 3 Cookies (pumpkin, rectangle plaque, ice-cream cone modified)
  2. Royal Icing, white (Yay!  No mixing colors!)
  3. 2 Piping bags (optional closure of your choice)
  4. couplers
  5. 1: #1 or #1.5 tip (your preference)
  6. 1: #2 or #3 tip (your preference)
  7. 1: #101 tip (small tear drop shape petal tip)
  8. Flower nail
  9. Paint palette with brown, ivory, yellow, black, and copper or pink food coloring
  10. Silver dragees (small and large)
  11. Small parchment or wax paper squares (about 1.5″)
  12. Filbert paintbrush
  13. Liner detail paintbrush
  14. toothpicks
  15. cup of water
  16. 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.  

 piping bags, wax paper squares, flower nail, #1.5, #2, & #101 tips, coupler and ring, toothpicks, and bag closures
piping bags, wax paper squares, flower nail, #1.5, #2, & #101 tips, coupler and ring, toothpicks, and bag closures

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!

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