This week I had the privilege of taking a class taught by Annette Taylor, a/k/a/ Art by Tay, which was for writing on cookies. Taking her writing class was the best decision I have made since I started making cookies. It is definitely worth the investment, and it will not be my last class with her. Annette is so down to earth and makes you feel so at ease. The lesson does not just stop when the class is over, as she is available for follow up questions whenever you need her. I really appreciate her time. I have just started my cookie making journey and I have a long way to go, especially with the writing. I was really struggling with the writing on cookies and the consistency of icing, but she had me do things that I didn’t even know I could. If you are just starting your journey in making cookies, and you need help, then I highly suggest that you turn to Art by Tay Danita (Texas, United States)
Having recently attended a 1:1 session with Annette - all I can saw is wow! Even before the lesson, Annette provided me with a great workbook which included recipes, hints & tips. The lesson itself was informative - learnt heaps and really helped me gain confidence in a range of cookie making and decorating techniques. As a tutor, Annette is kind , nurturing and genuinely cares about improving your skills. Have already booked in for my next class!
Thank you so much for the intimate virtual class. Everything was great from the cookie book with instructions given beforehand to the step by step tutorial during class. My first virtual cookie class taken and I’m so happy you were my instructor. I felt so confident after my class and even better I knew I could send you a message with any follow-up questions. First class with Tay and definitely not my last.
(Pennsylvania, United States)
Recently I took a fantastic private class from Annette, of Artbytay! She’s a very talented designer, who has great ideas, tips, and communications skills with her students. With all her class offerings, it was hard to decide which techniques to work on. We finally settled on her Easter Cookie instruction. However, she actually tailored my class to address my current needs, to also learn how to be a virtual teacher myself. Besides all her many skills and the ability to share them, her positive attitude and encouragement was wonderful. Thank you Annette for a great class. I look forward to another one down the road! Cindi (Washington, United States)
Hi ! My name is Anne. I took a virtual cookie class from Annette to help me with Royal Icing Consistency. The virtual class was so much better than watching videos as I had been doing. Annette walked me they each step. We worked together making the initial recipe. She directed me until I had the right consistency. Annette was so easy to work with. Keeping me on track and focused during the entire class. (My mind can easily wonder ..lol) I was nervous with making icing before this. She taught me not to stop too soon or go to far with adding water. However she showed me what to do if I needed to correct it, when I added too much . We then decorated a few cookies together. Her technique was much faster for me Annette was a very patient, knowledgeable and fun teacher. It honestly felt like we were together working side by side in the same place!!! I would highly recommend Annette’s class.
(Texas, United States)
We were extremely impressed with the professionalism and talent when working with Tay! She is so vibrant and energetic! Her passion for her craft came through immediately in our initial message exchange. I still can't believe she was able to recreate so perfectly cookies from mere photos! We used our cookies as party favours when we were married recently and we were incredibly happy with the results. Tay's cookies are not only works of art, but they're delicious too! We definitely lucked out by finding Art by Tay, we highly recommend her to anyone looking for incredible cookies! Thank you again!
Annette, I just wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for the royal icing writing lesson. I feel like it was just what I needed to step up my cookies to the next level. Thanks!
Jenne - Tennessee, United States
I had searched and searched for online classes and surprisingly came across some adorable miniature cookies, and other products on the Facebook page Art by Tay. Her miniatures, were done so well and looking so so real. I decided to get in touch with Tay on Dec 31 2020, I asked Tay for some advice about cookie decorating and equipment. Tay was gracious enough to answer me, as much as we were strangers to each other, she didn't mind helping me out at all. I'm so glad to have been able to save up for her private instruction and decided to take her private comprehensive sugar cookie decorating class, with Art by Tay. I have learnt so much and really appreciate the one to one time she gives in her zoom class. Annette makes it so worthwhile, and as she gave the individualized instruction, it made me perfect the cookie decorating techniques, thus giving beautiful results. Miles away in two separate continents with myself in Africa and her in Canada, we still managed to have our class with ease, that was full of fun and productive. Tay and I even sung in Swahili together and my husband could hear us laughing and enjoying the time we spent together. Thank you so much Tay for sharing your knowledge and experience, you have helped me to advance in my baking career and business.
Looking forward to an advanced class soon!
Tay is an amazing artist. She is friendly and genuine and I can’t wait to order more ornaments (I ordered 12 this year for myself and some family members). If you’re stuck on an idea she can pretty much read your mind on what your vision was.
My boyfriend loved the ornaments I had made for our tree as they will be ones we collect for a life time. Can’t say enough how happy I am!
~ Brittany - Vancouver BC
My entire experience was absolutely great. The care given to her clients and the wonderful pieces of art Tay creates are outstanding. I'm so excited that they will be part of a new tradition for our family from this Christmas and on. Beautiful art created by a beautiful person.
~ Michelle - Winnipeg BC
Tay’s work is awesome. I ordered ornaments for my new grand babies and they are beautiful. She did an outstanding job and in a very quick time. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much Tay!
~ Debi - Langley BC
I love how Tay drew my pets. They look lovely. Great that it's in Burnaby, so you can save for shipping!
~ Agnes - Vancouver BC
I am so please and over the moon with how my ornaments were made :D you can tell each one was made with love! For sure getting more next year :D
~ Miranda - Prince George BC
I am so glad I chose you to do my Christmas ornaments. You put so much love and attention into your work I can’t thank you enough Tay. I’m honoured that you will be apart of our Christmas this year and many more years to follow ❤️ lots of love from the Craigie family😘
~ Beverly - Surrey BC
You put so much love and attention into your work your super accommodating to customization to orders, You were super friendly and a pleasure to order from. I recommend you to anyone, Couldn't be happier with my order. Thank you.
~ Erica - Surrey BC
Tay did a great job creating exactly what I wanted. I ordered 6 Christmas ornaments with completely different designs on each. They were beautifully crafted and shipped to my door within a couple of weeks of placing the order. Tay is very talented and I LOVE what she created!
~ Kirsty - Winnipeg MB
Absolutely thrilled with my ornaments, from design consultations, completion and delivery. Tay worked with me every step of the way, it was a breeze to contact her and she is also the sweetest. I totally recommend her and will be ordering again! Thanks for being a part of our holiday memory.
~ Shaleen - Vancouver BC
Thank you Tay for my Halloween themed (nightmare before Christmas) ornaments... they look amazing in person as they do online, love them!
~ Sean Winnipeg MB
A great friend with an amazing talent. Thank you so much for the beautiful ornaments. My son loves his so much he looks at it everyday. We don't have our tree up yet. It's in his room!
~ Tom - Winnipeg MB
If you’re looking for one of a kind, special, unique and beautiful ornaments this is the place to go!!! Tay gives you ideas but you have the final say and she even puts on special touches to make them even better than your design!
~ Holly - Terrace BC
I absolutely love the work that Tay does. She is super creative and is so easy to work with and she can create just about anything. I have loved everything I have purchased from her and will continue to come back for more!!
I would highly recommend her to anyone.
If you are looking for a super special ornament to make Christmas perfect, she is your girl!!
~ Danielle - Langley BC
Such a kind hearted individual who helped bring my vision to life! Will definitely reorder many more ornaments from Tay!
~ Carmen - Vancouver BC
Absolutely amazing. Even happier when I received them. You can just feel the love in the attention to detail! Asked for something a little off the wall and was blown away!
~ Anthony - Winnipeg MB
Wow!! This woman is more than talented!! I just love her work and highly recommend for anyone of any age! The gift that keeps on giving ❤️
~ Angela - Vancouver BC
Tay is so talented. Her work is absolutely stunning. To top it off she’s so incredibly sweet as well. Thanks Tay I’m in love with my sons first Christmas ornament!
~ Kailee - Sidney BC
Awesome experience! Friendly easy to work with. Ensured I got everything I needed in a timely fashion. <3 Everything!
~ Rachel - Langley BC
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