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with Beth Somers
Online Class

The Wilton Method®: Get Started Cookie Decorating

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Learn how to decorate cookies that will be remembered long after they've been devoured, with guidance from Wilton Director of Content Development, Beth Somers! Beth starts by sharing Wilton's no-fail cookie dough recipe. Then, kiss common cookie-baking mishaps goodbye with Beth's troubleshooting tips for burned edges, misshapen cookies and more. Moving on, make luscious buttercream and pipe it into darling rosettes and ruffles, and learn how to create Beth's special plaid and feather designs using decadent royal icing. Up next, Beth shows you how to confidently work with Candy Melts for a gorgeous marbling effect, and find out how to use rich black fondant to make cute monogrammed chalkboard cookies. Finally, get an exclusive dough recipe for shaped pans, discover how to turn any cookie into a pop and make a variety of spritz cookies for crowd-pleasing results!


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h2m

Included in this Class

1. Baking Perfect Cookies

1. Baking Perfect Cookies

Meet your instructor Beth Somers! Learn the recipe for easy roll-out cookie dough and begin to cut shapes with Beth's expert tips and techniques for perfect designs. Then learn to identify and fix common cookie baking problems, such as spreading dough, burned edges and misshapen cookies.

2. Buttercream

2. Buttercream

Learn how to make buttercream icing and to pipe dots to emulate petals for a gorgeous flower cookie. Then, pipe rosettes and learn to use an edible marker for a special design. You'll also pipe ruffles and stars, and review design variations to fit any theme!

3. Royal Icing

3. Royal Icing

Make royal icing with Beth's easy recipe and learn how to thin it down for the perfect flow-in consistency. Then, decorate intricate iced cookies and master wet-on-wet techniques for Beth's plaid and feather design. Finally, learn to paint your cookies with gel colors.