Decorating Classes

Looking for a cookie decorating class in your area? Or traveling and hoping to take a class in your destination city? Ask here. If you're teaching or hosting a class, your class announcements are also welcome in this forum and on our online calendar.

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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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New Craftsy Class with Flour Box Bakery

Julia M. Usher
Hey, all, I just spotted this "new" Craftsy class from Ann Yorks , aka Flour Box Bakery, and thought you production-oriented decorators might be especially interested. ("New" is in quotes only because I'm not sure how truly new it is; it's just new to me.) This course seems to focus less on decorating technique and more on how to set up and manage your work process for maximum efficiency, which is critical for anyone who sells cookies, of course. As always, if you purchase this course via...Read More...

What Topics to Cover in a Mother-Daughter Class?

Cub & Cuppy
Hi! I'm looking to host a class for my friends and their 4+ year-old daughters. I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on what to cover at the class that are some really basic techniques that both mom and daughter could learn and work on together. I know this is kind of a weird request! Thanks in advance!Read More...
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New Craftsy Class from ButterWinks!

Julia M. Usher
Heads up! ButterWinks (aka Mallory Mae) recently released another Craftsy class on the subject of cookie pops and cookie scapes, and it looks pretty darn fun, folks! Check it out here ! And, remember, if you click on any of the Craftsy class links on this site and sign up, not only does the instructor benefit, but so does Cookie Connection . We receive a small referral fee for each new student we send Craftsy's way, and these fees, and support from our advertisers, are what allow Cookie...Read More...

Online Cookie Decorating Classes with Dolce Sentire

Dolce Sentire
I’m really happy to announce that my online cookie decorating classes are available for you starting today!!! You can enjoy them on Escuela de Tartas site. With these online classes, you will learn a lot of techniques: 3-D cookies, handpainting, crackle, wood and embossed effects, dimensional piping (2-D royal icing technique), textures, and much more! Moreover, you can see the HD videos as many times as you want, whenever you want, and access never expires. And the best of all: Buy both...Read More...
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Hayyyyyyyy, cookie people! I have a new Craftsy class launching this month. If you'd like to enter to win the class free, you can do so at ButterWinks.com! The class deals with cookie pops, bouquets, and cookiescapes. I will also have links available for those who may have blogs or sites dealing with cookie decorating and would like to do a spot on the class as well!Read More...
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Two "New" Craftsy Cookie Decorating Classes!

Julia M. Usher
Actually, I'm not sure how completely new these classes are, but they're new since I last looked at the Craftsy site, which was probably a few months ago. In any event, they look colorful and fun, and perfect for the beginner to intermediate cookie decorator. Simply click on the "More Info" links below to be taken to more information on the Craftsy site. (Y ou'll also find these images/links in the "Resources" area of this site, under "Online Classes", and in the right hand column of many...Read More...

Classes - Online or In-Person?

Cger
Hello Julia,  I am so grateful to have found you and your amazing site.  I am new and have one question.  The classes that are listed,  do we physically need to be in that "country" to attend the class in person?  Or can we attend online?  I don't know where on your site this information is found.  Thanks.      Read More...
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All New Craftsy Classes - 50% Off!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, again! A further elaboration on my previous post ! Not only is Georganne Bell's new Craftsy cookie class 50% off . . . but this weekend only, Craftsy is doing something they almost never do — all new online classes are up to 50% off ! That's right! Remember that just-released class you've been eyeing from your favorite instructor? It's on sale at prices so rare, you definitely won't want to miss out. These deals will be gone soon, so shop now! Please use our special Cookie Connection...Read More...

"New" Craftsy Cookie Class! 50% Off!

Julia M. Usher
Actually, I'm not sure how new this Craftsy class is, but it's new to me, and it looks great! While some of us were on the subject of creative cutter use earlier today (in this forum topic ), this class by Georganne Bell of LilaLoa came up. In this class , Georganne talks a lot about the creative design process and how to use additive and subtractive techniques to come up with new shapes using your existing stock of cutters. Sounds great, right?! Better yet, it's 50% off, as...Read More...

Decorating Classes from Anikó Vargáné Orbán

Julia M. Usher
There were lots of questions in response to AnikÓ's gorgeous needlepoint cookie boxes posted here and below. One was related to whether she teaches classes and, as luck would have it, she is planning some soon. Here's what she wrote about them in another post on this site. I thought many of you might be interested, so I am also posting the info here: My courses are in hungarian language. My english is not perfect. But more foreigner are inquire about my courses. I'm learning english jargon...Read More...
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