Before I dared take a livestream class, I decided to purchase this workbook as my into into cookie decorating. The cookie recipe is delicious & the royal icing recipe is now something I swear by. The details and helpful hints included in this workbook set me up to succeed. I was so pleased with how well my cookies turned out. The descriptions of the royal icing consistencies were extremely helpful in achieving the right consistencies the first time! I especially loved the decorating videos that were also included. The strawberry cookie was the first cookie I ever decorated with royal icing. I included a now & then photo of that same cookie, when I decided to make it again 6 months later. (2nd picture). The llama & ice cream cone cookies were also done around the same time as that first strawberry cookie. Little did I know at the time, it this workbook helped me find a new hobby that I absolutely adore!