Bread & Butter Bakery and Café has introduced new cookie decorating classes for children in December.
The classes, each limited to 10 children aged eight and older, are a first for the bakery and will take place in a room adjacent to the main café. The classes are scheduled for 12.30pm and 2pm on Saturday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 16th.
The group sessions last one hour and will see children decorating nine Christmas-themed buttery shortbread cookies, including hearts, snowmen, angels and Christmas trees.
They will learn different decorating techniques, like flooding, patterns, and how to use lollies and sprinkles effectively. The children will also learn how to fold mini piping bags from baking paper – a skill that will prove very useful beyond Christmas.
Each child will then get to take home nine decorated cookies in a box, along with cellophane bags to put the cookies in closer to Christmas (ribbon not included). They will also get the recipe for the shortbread and icing so they can make more at home if they wish.
Bread & Butter owner and baker, Isabel Pasch, will lead each class.
“Our sourdough baking classes for adults have been so successful, and we wanted to offer something fun and creative for kids this Christmas,” she said.
“Parents can sit in the café and wait for their children while they work in a separate area. The kids can then walk away with something handmade to give to their friends and family this Christmas. If the cookies are transferred to a tin when they get home, they will be kept for gifting on or before December 25.”
The cookie decorating classes cost $60 per child. Bookings can be made via Bread & Butter’s website, which also includes more information on the class, what to bring and the ingredients used.
Bread & Butter has also released its delicious range of Christmas products, including its wildly popular Christmas mince tarts.