Casual Cookie Chat

A place to swap casual cookie stories, like what, if anything, you listen to while decorating? How you handle cookie decorating on top of normal life? How you get into the cookie zone? And so on. Or just a place to say hi!

Please Note: All the rules governing conduct on the site (i.e., being constructive, upholding professionalism, etc.) still apply here. Please re-read our Terms of Use if you are unclear about any of these rules. Posting images of people is also prohibited due to various privacy laws. Personal dialogues that are not cookie-related are best handled via the Private Message feature (under your username), which allows you to privately talk to one or more members at the same time.

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Julia's February Stencil Release!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, everyone! It's that time again to unveil the latest releases in my Prettier Plaques TM stencil line . If you haven't heard about my new line, introduced in November and designed in partnership with Stencil Ease , you can read all about it here ! This month, I'm adding five (!) new five-stencil sets (also sold as separates) to my rapidly expanding line, including my February Stencil of the Month. As a reminder, my Stencil of the Month is part of my Stencil of the Month Club (natch! ),...Read More...
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Seeking CookieCon 2017 Correspondents

Julia M. Usher
Hey, everyone. Like last year, I'm seeking one or two people to serve as CookieCon 2017 correspondents - meaning I'm looking for folks who would be interested in reporting on their experiences at CookieCon (while at CookieCon) to those back at home. The reporting could be in the form of photo posts (like these from last year's event ) or blog posts (like those here by last year's correspondents: @BAKRGAL aka Barb Florin, @JenniBakes4U, and @Sugar Cookie Momma, Inc.).Read More...
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You'll Love Our February Site Artists!

Julia M. Usher
As Charles M. Schulz once said, " All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." Of course, the same can be said of cookies too, especially cookies as wondrous as the love-inducing sets gracing our banner and backdrop throughout this Valentine month! I guarantee you'll fall head over heels as soon as you see them! And I do mean "sets", plural! We're super fortunate to have not one, but two site contributions for February, which will be taking turns in the spotlight.Read More...
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Important Reminder about Copying and Posting Characters without Permission

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, regrettably, I've recently had to delete some images from challenges and other areas of the site due to lack of compliance with Rule #8 of our posting guidelines, which states that artwork (including characters, from Disney, Hasbro, etc.) cannot be copied and posted here without permission from the creator : http://cookieconnection.juliau...READ-BEFORE-YOU-POST In response to those deletions, some members have asked me why so many licensed character cookies exist on the site,...Read More...
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Adjusting Your Email Notifications

Julia M. Usher
We all have different email-reading tastes, so  Cookie Connection has been designed to allow for everyone's individual differences!    The site's default email notifications are set to show you most of the site info that you could get...Read More...

Posting Images - Please Read Before You Post!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! Before posting images or videos to the Clips area, please review the site's Terms of Use , as well as all of the following posting rules. They are designed to give your images more visibility on the site, to make sure artists are given proper credit for design inspiration and/or source artwork, and to avoid copyright violations. I'll start with the easy cataloging stuff first . . . 1. Be sure to edit the main photo title so it's descriptive of the cookie . Many people are uploading...Read More...
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Happy Cookie Day, All!

Sil Quiroga *Homemade Cookies by Sil*
Hi there, my cookier friends!!!! May you have a happy, sweet day - today is our day!!! My special thanks of course to @Julia M. Usher and my overseas lovely cookier @Claudia Juarez *Cookie Engineer* and those lots I follow and have congratulated or asked for the techniques which amaze me: Jill, Sonja Galmad, Liesbet, Roos, and so many others who surprise me with all of their works. HAPPY DAY my friends of Cookie Connection ! Love & Joy, Sil PS: These are peanut butter cookies,...Read More...
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Cookier Block

Shannon Orr
Do you ever have a pretty good creative spree then once it's over you are absolutley drained and find youself empty of new ideas? This happens to me often and I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to get the creative juices flowing again. This is absolutley the worst time of year to find oneself at a roadblock! TIARead More...
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Extra Cookie Cutters

Sherrie
I would love to donate my extra cookie cutters to someone who wants or needs them! I buy a lot of cookie cutters from Value Village, Goodwill, and garage sales. I always end up with a couple I don't own, but I also end up with many duplicates. If anyone wants my extra cookie cutters - email me at spierce@hallzan.com or send me a message through Cookie Connection . I will send them free of charge if you live in the U.S.  Read More...
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Seeking Input for My Upcoming Videos

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I am planning both viewer "Show & Tell" and "Q&A" videos, and am seeking you, my viewers', input by January 15. Please EMAIL all input to sweetlife@juliausher.com . For "Show & Tell" video : If you have completed a project based on one of my videos, please email me (1) a photo of your project, (2) the name of my video that inspired it, (3) your name and location (city or country), and (4) any specific challenges, discoveries, or questions that arose while making...Read More...
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Happy National Sugar Cookie Day

Julia M. Usher
Hey, all! It's National Sugar Cookie Day in the US today (July 9, 2014)! What are you baking and decorating to celebrate the occasion?   Here's a little more info about the origins of the sugar cookie, if you're interested! ...Read More...

Practicing!

Leigh
Question. I am new to cookie decorating and find that it is kinda expensive to practice perfecting cookie decorating. From cookie ingredients to the icing ingredients. I also like making my cookies kinda thick but find I dont get as many as I'd...Read More...
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