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Area cake designer led sweet workshop

The energy was high as 18 4-H’ers created at the Christmas Cookie Craze decorating workshop at the 4-H Project Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 1. Local cake designer, Carol Greiner, led the workshop teaching about five basic cake decorating styles allowing for breakout stations and practice time. Each participant then designed for five different Christmas-themed cookies using their new techniques. 4-H’ers learned about different cake tips, the importance of angle and pressure when decorating using bags of frosting. Everyone took home their five completed cupcakes with a basic star tip and coupler to get them started on delicious and beautiful projects at home.

The 4-H Project Extravaganza was designed to offer several unique hands-on learning opportunities through a variety of workshops partnered on one day. Another similar day has been set for March.

For more information on Washington County 4-H as a member or volunteer, contact Amy at the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811 or amygreen@iastate.edu. Washington County Extension & Outreach provides hands-on learning opportunity for youth across the county.