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!

Better Basics for Exceptional Cookies
Oct
5
to Oct 5

Better Basics for Exceptional Cookies

It's time to take your cookie decorating to the next level!  You'll refine the techniques you use everyday to elevate your execution for stunning results.  I'll walk you through making 5 different consistencies of icing so you can achieve perfect piping, flooding and detail.  I'll even share my tips and tricks for writing on all kinds of fonts and piping perfect circles!  We'll cover taking an artistic approach to decorating - treating your cookies like a canvas to create truly dynamic designs.  I'll walk you through some common mistakes and I'll show you how to fix or avoid them to achieve flawless finishes.  By the end of this class, your cookies will be polished and professional!  Let's Get Decorating!!

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Ordinary to Extraordinary - Master Class at Shore Cake Supply
Sep
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ordinary to Extraordinary - Master Class at Shore Cake Supply

What makes a true master is their skillful execution of… the basics.  This class will provide hands-on instruction on how to take your cookies from ordinary to extraordinary by perfecting the skills you use every day.  I’ll walk you through how to perfect the 6 icing consistency I use to make amazing cookies and you’ll make them right along with me! This class will not focus on the decoration of one particular cookie, but rather each student will create their own unique composition as I guide them through my design process.  You’ll get lots of ideas about how to elevate your cookies by implementing different design and decorating techniques.  Finally, we’ll tackle one of the most commonly used, but infrequently perfected techniques – writing on cookies!  I can’t wait to share personalized tips and tricks to make you a master cookie decorator.  

Class registration fee is $190.  All class materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

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Ordinary to Extraordinary - Master's Class at Shore Cake Supply
Sep
24
9:00am 9:00am

Ordinary to Extraordinary - Master's Class at Shore Cake Supply

What makes a true master is their skillful execution of… the basics.  This class will provide hands-on instruction on how to take your cookies from ordinary to extraordinary by perfecting the skills you use every day.  I’ll walk you through how to perfect the 6 icing consistency I use to make amazing cookies and you’ll make them right along with me!   This class will not focus on the decoration of one particular cookie, but rather each student will create their own unique composition as I guide them through my design process.  You’ll get lots of ideas about how to elevate your cookies by implementing different design and decorating techniques.  Finally, we’ll tackle one of the most commonly used, but infrequently perfected techniques – writing on cookies!  I can’t wait to share personalized tips and tricks to make you a master cookie decorator.  

Class registration fee is $190.  All class materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

Register HERE

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Taking Your Character Cookies to the Next Level at Shore Cake Supply
Sep
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Taking Your Character Cookies to the Next Level at Shore Cake Supply

Add a little character to your cookie repertoire by learning how to create dynamic character cookies.  This intermediate-level hands-on class will feature amazing artwork by the former Disney animator, Krista Heij-Barber of Drawn with Character.  Learn tips and and tricks to bring your cookies to life! We’ll talk about everything from design theory to how to pipe those tricky eyes and fingers!  

Class registration fee is $190.  All class materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

Register HERE!

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Intro to Character Cookies at Shore Cake Supply
Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Intro to Character Cookies at Shore Cake Supply

Add a little character to your cookie repertoire by learning how to create dynamic character cookies.  This introductory hands-on class will feature amazing artwork by the former Disney animator, Krista Heij-Barber of Drawn with Character.  Learn tips and and tricks to bring your cookies to life!  I’ll talk you through the entire decorating process and inspire not only confidence, but also excitement!  

Class registration fee is $190.  All class materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

Register HERE!

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Pre-Cookie Con Class: Taking Your Character Cookie to the Next Level
Mar
9
8:00am 8:00am

Pre-Cookie Con Class: Taking Your Character Cookie to the Next Level

  • 255 SW Temple Salt Lake City, UT, 84101 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.  PLEASE CONTACT ME AT INFO@THEHUNGRYHIPPOPOTAMUS.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. THANK YOU!

Add a little character to your cookie repertoire by learning how to create dynamic character cookies.  This intermediate-level hands-on class will feature amazing artwork by the former Disney animator, Krista Heij-Barber of Drawn with Character.  Learn tips and and tricks to bring your cookies to life!

Class registration fee is $165.*  All class materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

Registration for Pre-CookieCon classes opens Friday, October 28, 2016 at 5pm MDT on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To register, send an email to info@thehungryhippopotamus.com once Pre-CookieCon Class registration is open to secure a place on the waiting list.  Invoices will be sent to the registrants on the waiting list in the order that they were received. Registrants have 24 hours to pay their invoice in full.

Cancellations before January 1, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after January 1, 2017.  In the unlikely event that the instructor cancels class, a full refund will be given.

* Registration fee does not include a ticket to CookieCon.   Classes are open to CookieCon attendees only.  

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Pre-Cookie Con Class: Intro to Character Cookies
Mar
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Pre-Cookie Con Class: Intro to Character Cookies

  • 255 SW Temple Salt Lake City, UT, 84101 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.  PLEASE CONTACT ME AT INFO@THEHUNGRYHIPPOPOTAMUS.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. THANK YOU!

Add a little character to your cookie repertoire by learning how to create dynamic character cookies.  This introductory hands-on class will feature amazing artwork by the former Disney animator, Krista Heij-Barber of Drawn with Character.  Learn tips and and tricks to bring your cookies to life!

Class registration fee is $165.*  All class materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

Registration for Pre-CookieCon classes opens Friday, October 28, 2016 at 5pm MDT on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To register, send an email to info@thehungryhippopotamus.com once Pre-CookieCon Class registration is open to secure a place on the waiting list.  Invoices will be sent to the registrants on the waiting list in the order that they were received. Registrants have 24 hours to pay their invoice in full.

Cancellations before January 1, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after January 1, 2017.  In the unlikely event that the instructor cancels class, a full refund will be given.

* Registration fee does not include a ticket to CookieCon.   Classes are open to CookieCon attendees only.  

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Mar
8
8:00am 8:00am

PRE-COOKIE CON CLASS: INTRO TO CHARACTER COOKIES

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.  PLEASE CONTACT ME AT INFO@THEHUNGRYHIPPOPOTAMUS.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. THANK YOU!

Add a little character to your cookie repertoire by learning how to create dynamic character cookies.  This introductory, hands-on class will feature amazing artwork by the former Disney animator, Krista Heij-Barber of Drawn with Character.  Learn tips and and tricks to bring your cookies to life!

Class registration fee is $165.*  All class materials will be provided.  Space is limited.

Registration for this Pre-CookieCon class opens Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8 PM EDT on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To register, send an email to info@thehungryhippopotamus.com once registration is open to secure a place on the waiting list.  Invoices will be sent to the registrants on the waiting list in the order that they were received. Registrants have 24 hours to pay their invoice in full.

Cancellations before January 1, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after January 1, 2017.  In the unlikely event that the instructor cancels class, a full refund will be given.

* Registration fee does not include a ticket to CookieCon.   Classes are open to CookieCon attendees only.  

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Pre-Cookie Con Master Class: Spooky Portraits
Sep
24
8:00am 8:00am

Pre-Cookie Con Master Class: Spooky Portraits

  • 255 SW Temple Salt Lake City, UT, 84101 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!  CONTACT ME IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE STAND-BY LIST.

This Hands-On Cookie Art Master Class will be limited to 8 registrants. 

All class materials will be provided.

Class registration fee is $135*.  Tickets for Pre-CookieCon classes go on sale March 23, 2015.

To register, send an email to info@thehungryhippopotamus.com to secure a place on the waiting list. Upon the opening of CookieCon registration, March 23, 2015, invoices will be sent to the registrants on the waiting list in the order that they were received. Registrants have 24 hours to pay their invoice in full.

Cancellations made before August 31, 2015, will be given a full refund less $25. No refunds will be given after August 31, 2015.

In the unlikely event that the instructor cancels class, a full refund will be given.

* Registration fee does not include a ticket to CookieCon.

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Intermediate Cookie Art Class Hosted by Shore Cake Supply
May
9
2:30pm 2:30pm

Intermediate Cookie Art Class Hosted by Shore Cake Supply

Come learn the amazing craft of cookie art at with Stephanie Kappel, Owner and Cookie Artist at The Hungry Hippopotamus.

Class topics will include: creating dynamic designs, basic characters, piping lace, writing on cookies, and more!

All materials will be provided and students will get to take home the cookies decorated in class.

To register, please contact Shore Cake Supply directly at shorecakesupply@gmail.com or 732-455-3031.  Space is limited.  Feel free to contact us with questions!

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Intro to Cookie Art Hosted by Shore Cake Supply
May
9
8:30am 8:30am

Intro to Cookie Art Hosted by Shore Cake Supply

Come learn the amazing craft of cookie art at with Stephanie Kappel, Owner and Cookie Artist at The Hungry Hippopotamus.

Class topics will include: piping, flooding, royal icing accents, marbling, and wet on wet decorating among others!

All materials will be provided and students will get to take home the cookies decorated in class.

To register, please contact Shore Cake Supply directly at shorecakesupply@gmail.com or 732-455-3031.  Space is limited.  Feel free to contact us with questions!

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Cookie Art Class: Introduction to Cookie Art
Apr
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cookie Art Class: Introduction to Cookie Art

Come learn the amazing craft of cookie art at with Stephanie Kappel, Owner and Cookie Artist at The Hungry Hippopotamus.

Class topics will include: piping, flooding, royal icing accents, marbling, and wet on wet decorating among others!

Registration is $135 and space is limited.  Contact us today with questions and to reserve your spot! 

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Cookie Art Class: Introduction to Cookie Art
Mar
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cookie Art Class: Introduction to Cookie Art

  • Montgomery County 4-H Center, Dogwood Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SOLD OUT

Come learn the amazing craft of cookie art at with Stephanie Kappel, Owner and Cookie Artist at The Hungry Hippopotamus.

Class topics will include: piping, flooding, royal icing accents, marbling, and wet on wet decorating among others!

Registration is $135 and space is limited.  Contact us today with questions and to reserve your spot! 

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Nov
14
to Nov 16

Cookie'sCool: Europe's First Cookie Art Event

  • Palazzo della Meridiana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cookie'sCool, Europe's first Cookie Art Event, will feature demonstrations, competitions, and hands-on classes.  Stephanie will be teaching five hands-on classes alongside amazing cookie decorators from all over the world, including:  Arty McGoo; CookieCrazie; De Koekenbakkers;  Dolcimaterieprime; Evelin Decora; Lucia Simeone; Mézesmanna; and Julia M. Usher.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Gaslini Hospital of Genoa, which specializes in the treatment of childhood diseases.

Check out the event site for more information.

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Oct
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Halloween Cookie Art Class (Intermediate Level)

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel - 480 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Halloween is just around the corner!  In this class, we'll be decorating a spooky set of 12 Halloween-themed cookies. 

All materials will be provided.

Space is limited.  Registration fee is $120. 

For more information or to register, send us an email.

This class is sponsored by Gingerbread Cutter Co.

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Sep
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cookie Art Class: Taking Your Cookie to the Next Level

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel: 480 N. Gulph Road King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406

Learn new techniques to make your cookies stand out.  Course topics include brush embroidery, design process, cookie calligraphy, simple characters and more!

Space is limited.  Registration fee is $120.  - SOLD OUT

For more information and registration details, send us an email.

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Sep
6
8:00am 8:00am

Cookie Art Class: Taking Your Cookie To The Next Level

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel: 480 N. Gulph Road King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406

Learn new techniques to make your cookies stand out.  Course topics include brush embroidery, design process, cookie calligraphy, simple characters and more!

Space is limited.  Registration fee is $120. 

For more information and registration details, send us an email.

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May
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Art Alive

Stephanie Kappel will be decorating cookies live alongside other artists demonstrating painting, sculpting, truffle making and more!  All the cookies made during the demonstrations will be up for auction following the demo.  Come see art come alive at and experience all the amazing artists!

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