The Hungry Hippopotamus

Hand-Decorated Cookie Art

Our cookies are tiny works of delicious art.  Each cookie is rolled, cut, decorated, and packaged by hand.  Every order is baked fresh and yes, they taste as good as they look!

Stephanie Kappel, the owner and cookie artist at The Hungry Hippopotamus, believes that cookies are the perfect marriage of technical skill, artistic expression, and visible affection.  She creates custom works of cookie art for clients in addition to teaching cookie decorating all over the world.

Her work has been featured on ABC Action news and in American Cake Decorating, Edible Artists Network, and Southern Living magazines.  She has been interviewed on Cookie Connection and the Power of a Cookie Podcast and featured as one of Ann Clark's Superhero of Sweets.

Her clients include Disney and Williams-Sonoma and she most recently competed in the finale of Holiday Gingerbread Showdown on Food Network.

Stephanie is a Bluprint instructor, contributing educator for SugarEd Productions Sugar Art School, and proud baker for Icing Smiles.

When Stephanie isn't making cookies or teaching cookie art classes, she can be found in the gym (practicing yoga), on the couch (cheering on her favorite team, The Philadelphia Eagles), or at the park (exploring with her son, Carter, daughter Madison, and husband, Ryan).

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