Over the course of the next few to several months, I'll be chatting (and conducting Cookier Close-up interviews) with all of the CookieCon 2017 instructors with whom I've never done these things before! First up, is the lovely Dany Lind of Dany's Cakes (and cookies!) in the Lewiston/Auburn area of Maine, USA.
In this chat, we'll explore Dany's distinctive piped, dimensional cookie work and get the lowdown on her experience as a CookieCon instructor, among other things.
In the meantime, please get better acquainted with Dany by reviewing her bio below and her profile and portfolio on this site.
Dany Lind started Dany's Cakes 16 years ago, and what started as a cake hobby for family and friends evolved into a passion for cookie art after her first cookie order in 2010. She has become known for creating elaborate sets of cookies that tell a visual story, full of emotion and texture. "I want to create sets that make my customers feel something with every cookie they take out of the box," she explains. "It's fun to try to create cookies that people don't want to eat, but then be glad they did!" Dany enjoys adding realism to her creations when appropriate, using 3-D details and painting techniques to make images pop and make people question, "Is this really a cookie?"
When Dany is not making cookies or the occasional client cake, she can be found on football, baseball, soccer, basketball, track and Nordic-racing sidelines throughout New England with her three boys.
If you can't make the chat, no worries! You can log your advance questions now by following the instructions at the top of this chat page. (As always, it's super helpful for questions to be logged early, so our guests are able to prepare answers beforehand and to field more questions during the live chat time.)
Please note that any advance questions will reveal one at a time, in the order received, only after the chat goes live. Do not expect questions or answers to appear immediately.
Also, as with all of these chats, you have a special opportunity to see inside the minds of some extremely talented decorators. I challenge you to do your homework and push our guests with unexpected - maybe even tough - questions!
Again, I truly hope to "see" you there!