New Member Intros

If you're a new member, this is the place to introduce yourself to the rest of us! Tell us about your involvement in the cookie world and the other things that move you. We'd love to get to know you better!

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.

Featured Topics

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...
Last Reply By Teresa Pękul · First Unread Post

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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Topics

Gesing Finally Getting on Board

Paige Gesing
I believe I wrote a short introduction earlier. I am trying to find out how to see my old posts? I have enjoyed very much seeing everyone's creative arts, even though I have not contributed much yet. Life is challenging at the moment but I am committed to carving out more time for this. I am so inspired by what I see here and look forward to learning much more and making friends. I will attempt to send my first photo so navigating the tags and clips etc. I see the tags but do not see how to...Read More...
Last Reply By pip · First Unread Post

Happy to Be Here :)

Hugs to you all. I'm so new to this forum and just recently posted for the first time ever! OK, a little about me first . . . my name is Heba (the 'He' is said like in 'HEAven') and I'm Egyptian. I live in Central Florida and have two children, one girl and one boy. I'm a stay-at-home mom and do my baking as a hobby. My first hobby though is definitely drawing. I'm really REALLY good at that! Back to the baking part . . . I'm getting more into cookies this year than ever before; I normally...Read More...
Last Reply By Marie - LilleKageHus · First Unread Post

Happy to Be Here

Wabieshad
Hi from Woodstock, Ontario, I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the amazingly creative cookies on this site. I have enjoyed baking for the 29 years I've been a mom to our 4 sons and recently found the art of cookie decorating (partly due to my very creative d-i-l). Although I'm a novice, because of the help on sites like this, I feel more confident in trying projects.Read More...
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Hi, from Japan

Masumi
Hi, everyone! I'm Masumi. I really love making royal icing cookies!! I'd like to improve my cookies (. . . and improve my English ). I'm looking forward to learning many things on this website. And I'll try to post my cookies.Read More...
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Hello From MN

Jenlynn
Hello, all! I started decorating cakes several years ago and it introduced me to cookie decorating. Can I just say I love decorated sugar cookies!! I have not been able to do much this past year since my son was born, but I am looking forward to starting back up. I feel rusty and I have a lot to learn still. I am happy to have found you all. JenRead More...
Last Reply By Lucy (Honeycat Cookies) · First Unread Post

Hi from Southeast Missouri

tea-with-angels
My name is Lisa and I am married and have two grown children and a wonderful grandson. I consider myself an accomplished home cook and baker but not a cake or cookie decorator. My mother-in-law was a brilliant professional cake and cookie decorator who worked from her home. I learned a bit from her but was busy with my own career goals in healthcare at the time. Now I am semi-retired and interested in making decorated cookies for my grandson with the skills I learned from her and what I can...Read More...
Last Reply By Anne Marie Adams · First Unread Post

Hi from The Woodlands, TX

LaDawn Wilson
My name is LaDawn Wilson and I started baking while I lived in Germany some years ago. We were lucky enough to live on the economy and had wonderful landlords that became our Oma and Opa. Oma was always busy in the kitchen or garden and I would watch her make plum tarts, a huge treasure chest of Christmas cookies, and Easter cakes. My mother made cream puff swans, homemade pies, and apple fritters. I was so blessed to see the love these women poured into each creation. I seem to have the...Read More...
Last Reply By Sil Quiroga *Homemade Cookies by Sil* · First Unread Post

Hello from Oklahoma!

The Cookie Ward
Hello, everyone! I just joined yesterday, so far I have learned SO MUCH! I am a self-taught cookie decorator who has just recently started selling my cookies from home. This site seems to be a wealth of knowledge! In just the day and a half since I've discovered it, I have found the answers to many problems I have run into. I can't wait to apply what I have learned and see how much my cookies improve. THANK YOU Julia for this site and your helpful/informative videos. You set the bar, in my...Read More...
Last Reply By Julia M. Usher · First Unread Post

New Member

Michaela Dodge
Hello my name is Michaela and I live in Springtown, TX. I am a mother of 8 children and currently I am working toward opening up my own bakery. I am decent at cakes and cookies but would love to learn to be a expert. Any help in this area are appreciated. I am excited to meet everyone and learn. God bless you all.Read More...
Last Reply By Marie - LilleKageHus · First Unread Post

Hello, Everyone, from Australia!

Too good to cut - Cake Decorating
Hello, everyone, again. Well, this has been a long time in the making. I have been following Julia on YouTube for a very long time. I love her work so much; it's just so neat and perfect and gorgeous! And one day I hope to be half as good as her (haha)! I have always heard Julia mention her blog Cookie Connection , but never thought anything else of it. "Yeah, I'll check it out one day," I'd think to myself . . . and well that "one day" is now, well tonight . . . way past midnight on a very...Read More...
Last Reply By Julia M. Usher · First Unread Post

Confused...

crazykat323
Hello! SUPER newbie here!! I am pretty sure it is just me, but I find navigating this site to be VERY confusing. I thought there might be a forum I could go to, to read and learn about decorating cookies. Are questions only held for 24 hours? I also would love to know where everyone finds the incredible cookie cutters!! The shark cutters are wild! SO hard to find something for "older" boys . . . this might be it. Is there a place to go to where there are cookie discussions at night? I know a...Read More...
Last Reply By Cookies Fantastique by Carol · First Unread Post

Hello

Capt Super
Hi! I am Capt Super and I live in Gilbert, Arizona, USA. I am married and have four kids. I work at Phoenix Childrens Hospital as an Epilepsy Monitor Tech. I have been baking cookies for awhile, but I am getting a bit tired of baking chocolate chip cookies. So I joined Cookie Connections to get some inspiration to try other types of cookies. I am really impress with so many talented bakers in this group. Thanks for letting me join.Read More...
Last Reply By Sweet Kaleo (LeeAnn Slauson) · First Unread Post

Hello!

Lali
Hi! I am very happy I found this website. It has so much cookie information!! I am currently graduating from a Baking and Pastries Arts program, and I am very excited about learning how to decorate cookies. I am hoping to keep on learning and to share anything I have learned.Read More...
Last Reply By Sweet Kaleo (LeeAnn Slauson) · First Unread Post

Hello from Shanghai

Ms.CookieMonster
Hello. I'm new to Cookie Connection so I hope I'm posting in the right place. I'm a mother of 2, living in Shanghai. I got into decorating after I quit my investment banking job to become a full-time mom. After organising a few birthday parties for my kids I realised it's actually easier and cheaper to do everything myself! Luckily for me, I met this amazing Japanese teacher in Shanghai, who has taught me so much. We're in the process of setting up a sweets decorating class for non-Japanese...Read More...
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In Love with Cookie Decorating . . .

Hi, I'm Natalie. I'm 33, and I have 4 children, with ages ranging from 14 to 2. When I get a chance I love baking and decorating bickies.... 1. I live in almost the hottest part of Australia. ( it's the middle of summer right now) 2. My kids steal the bickies as they come out of my oven. Which I am happy about, because it means they like my baking lol. 3. I have hypothyroidism, so I REALLY want to ice the bickies, but my body just wants to sleep most of the time!. 4. I am in awe of the...Read More...
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Hello from Missouri!

Brigitte Thiele
Hello, everyone ! I just love this website! I somehow caught this cookie decorating bug when a lady brought 2 dozen of the prettiest cookies to my daughters bridal shower last July. I have baked and decorated a few dozen but want to do so much more! My skills are not the best . . . Yet! I have put up a shelving area all dedicated to storing my cookie making supplies. And I am constantly on the search for unique cookie cutters lol. In my other life, I am married and live on a farm and we grow...Read More...
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Greetings from a New Member!!

YummyCutz
Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I signed up today. I am loving the winter weather only because it allows me to experiment with baking more! I have my a website where I make my own stencils, but I am very new at baking so I am here to learn. Julia, I LOVE and appreciate your demonstration videos I found on YouTube. It helped me greatly when learning how to use royal icing for the first time. It really made the learning process easy and enjoyable. It will take me a few more tries to...Read More...
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Newbie Here

Diva
My name is Cindy and I live in SC  with my husband we have  4 Cairn Terriers, 1 Wheaten Terrier, and 1 cat I'm learning this site as I go along, I luv everything that I see and am very inspired. I luv to decorate cookies for friends and family and I have been baking since I was 10 yrs old. I would luv to learn more about decorating and am honored to have found this site. Since my birthday is on Christmas Eve, I made this find one of my gifts to me. Look forward to learning. Really...Read More...
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