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cookies at the claremont.

To celebrate being fully vaccinated I met up with my basically-family friends for an outdoor cookie decorating event at the Claremont hosted by East Bay Provisions. The Claremont had converted part of their parking lot into an outdoor restaurant and event space. It was the perfect weekend to be outside!

Each ticket came with a dozen sugar cookies (we received kitten, bear, turtle, and butterfly shapes), four icing colors, assorted sprinkles, popsicle sticks, and hand wipes.

Our host came around and provided a quick demo. I was hoping for more direction, but it really was meant for open play. Since I do much better looking at samples, I watched my niece decorate her cookies first and was inspired by her creations.

My favorite technique was piping out splotches of color and then taking one of the popsicle sticks to drag the color across the cookie. It made it look like watercolor and blended the colors (almost) seamlessly.

I really liked how my bears turned out! In the end, they all tasted the same so we really couldn’t go wrong with how we decorated.

To top off our first time hanging out in over a year, we noshed on burgers – decorating cookies goes well with burgers, obvi. We all ordered the same thing – the Berkeley Smash Burger with bacon jam, pickled green tomato, mustard aioli, cheddar, and fries. The fries are easily on my top three list – so good. And I dared myself to try the fries with the cookie icing – not bad.

What a lovely day to spend outside with fresh air and fambam!

PS East Bay Provisions hosts food and non-food related events throughout the year.

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