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Hi, all! As I'm sure most of our site veterans are well aware, @Laegwen, known in real life as Leoni Eckart, has been an official Cookie Connection contributor for just over a year! She made her inaugural blog post on May 12, 2016, and has been posting her inspired cookie tutorials under the Get Inspired with Laegwen section of our blog ever since. Lucky us! Words really can't express how appreciative I am of Leoni's consistently high quality work and commitment to...Read More...
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Say Hello to Our May Site Artists!

Julia M. Usher
Yes, you saw that right! We've got not just one, but TWO cookie artists who will be sharing our banner and backdrop in the month of May. You might call it a delicious double feature! As you'll soon see, both artists' site submissions* are bolder than bold, with super-saturated colors that will knock your socks off. Yet, their color palettes and themes are completely different. (Though, even with these differences, one could argue that they're a match made in heaven - after all, who wouldn't...Read More...
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Hi, all, I've been receiving an unusually large number of questions about how members can edit or delete their own content. It's super important for you to know how to do this, as I typically do not edit posts for people, unless I happen to see a misclassified image or other typo. It can also take me several hours to days to respond to site inquiries like this, as I work several other jobs. That being said, your surest bet for getting a quick answer is to familiarize yourself with our site...Read More...
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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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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Hi, Everybody!!

Galletas Vicake Orizaba
I am so glad to be here; this is a beatiful group where I can find inspiration and people with the same passion as me. My name is Vaiko-Viram; I am from Mexico. When I had my first boy, one day we decided to do cookies as a new activity . . . And I am never going to forget the happy face of my son when we finished our first cookies . . . That made me soo haaappy . . . maybe our first cookies were not the best and the most perfect but they were really special in my life . . . because they...Read More...
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Fifth Annual Go Bo! Bake Sale Registration is Now Open!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, just a heads-up that the Fifth Annual Go Bo! Bake Sale is from October 14 -16, 2016, and registration (for donating cookies and baked goods to the cause) just opened today. You can find out more about the Go Bo! cause and register on the new Go Bo! site, here . You can also read our recent post about it here , and follow the event on our event calendar here .Read More...
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SugarDeaux Quick Dry Royal Icing

Karen-SugarDeaux
*This is the quickest RI to make and the fastest drying! Cookies can be iced, bagged and ready to go in 3-5 hours with no dehydrator. A couple notes of interest: This RI recipe mixes to a semi-stiff consistency. (Think buttercream.) You can separate into individual containers and add a litlle water till you achieve the consistency you desire. If you want very stiff RI to do piped flowers, etc. add an additional 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. This icing will dry to a semi- matte finish with a...Read More...
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Superhero Cookies for a Little Boy

TheTailoredCookie
As a mother, when I hear that another mother has a dilemma, my heart wants to reach out and help. Recently, I received a request from a woman who is currently in Afghanistan serving in the US Military. She was very brief in her message but stated that she wanted to send her four year old son an assortment of his favorite super hero cookies for him and his  friends to have for his Halloween pre-school party which she cannot attend (because she's in the military) but she wanted him to...Read More...
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Yogurt Royal Icing

Kimberlie
I know this site has nothing to do with dogs, but I make human and dog cookies all the time. I see dog cookies with yogurt icing that dries hard all the time in stores, some not so good. I'd like to start making my own but I can't find much info on the subject. I'm thinking if I could get one that works well that I can flood and pipe with it could even be a healthy alternative for humans. If anyone knows anything I am all ears and thank you for putting up with my silly questions.Read More...
Hi, all, I thought you'd like to take a look at this cookie collaboration recently organized by Lorena Biscuits . Many of our Spanish members (and many others from other countries) participated, and it's a super clever idea. Basically, people were assigned parts or pages of the Puss in Boots tale to tell in cookie form; then the cookies were assembled into a large flip-book style video.  Here's the video for your viewing pleasure: Click on the YouTube icon in the lower right of the...Read More...
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Hi, all, thanks for you patience as I was battling with a very slow internet connection here at the Hilton, site of CookieCon 2014! I finally managed to upload to YouTube all nine of the video interviews that I conducted here. These interviews include Mike and Karen Summers, founders of CookieCon and our generous convention party hosts, and a completely fortuitous sampling of sponsors and presenters. A disclaimer : I am not a videographer, just a cookier who tried to share what she could.Read More...
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Neon Cookies/ UV Glowing Cookies

Has anyone attempted to make cookies that glow under a black light. I've got a customer that wants her cookies to glow. I told her I can make them really bright but I have no idea how to get them to glow. All the hints I have seen use tonic water, but...Read More...
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Hi, gals - I have a somewhat interesting situation and I'm not quite sure how to respond. I found myself wondering if other cookie artists have ever been in the same situation and how they have responded . . . so here it goes! Recently, I had an order inquiry for bachelorette party cookies. She texted me a photo of what she was interested in and the color scheme was very cute - black, white, pink, and gold - and the cookies were decorated well. The only problem is that there were several...Read More...
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The first-ever European cookie event in Genoa, Cookie'sCool, has been evolving in recent weeks. So I thought I'd give you the very latest! It has been rescheduled from May to November, and several new instructors were just added, including Ali's Sweet Tooth, The Hungry Hippopotamus, and Evelin Decora, leaving them with a total of eight instructors from all over the world. For more info, check out our calendar listing and the event site listed there. Hope to see you there!Read More...
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Transferring Images onto Cookies

Cookie Bakes & Cakes
I don't have a Kopykake, and I am for some reason having a terrible time trying to download the Camera Lucida app. Can anyone out there help a NEWBIE? I have tried to trace onto tissue and then bleed the design (this is not working). I was wondering how everybody else transfers an image? Please help . . .Read More...
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New Decorator Looking for "Crackle Painted Surface" Tutorial

Cake Dreams
I am new to cookie decorating and have seen several beautiful cookies with the crackle paint look on the surface. I haven't been able to find a tutorial out there anywhere and am anxious to try. Any suggestions as to where I can look to find one? Am so excited to have found Cookie Connection !Read More...
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Meringue Powder vs. Color Flow Comparisons Requested

For my first ingredient purchase, I opted for Wilton Color Flow because it was less expensive, and had fewer odd and difficult to pronounce ingredients than meringue powder (MP). Did a bit of research and learned that MP also has cream of tartar, so when I made my first batch by the MP royal icing (RI) recipe inside the lid, I shorted the 3T Color Flow measurement by 1T and added 1T of cream of tartar.  Everything turned out just fine and I was able to practice flood many MANY cookies...Read More...
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Mallory's (ButterWinks') recent post about the cookie competition at the 2015 Cake Fest Louisiana spurred me to remind you all that the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (OSSAS) is once again conducting its annual decorated cookie competition. They have also added a gingerbread competition this year. The show, emceed by the one and only Kerry Vincent, is in Tulsa, Oklahoma as always, and runs from September 27 to 28, 2014 (with setup on September 26).  HOWEVER, entry forms must be...Read More...
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Cookie'sCool Registration Now Open!

Julia M. Usher
The first European cookie decorating show and conference, Cookie'sCool is slated for November 14-16, 2014 in Genoa, Italy. And you won't want to miss it! Julia M. Usher will be appearing as the mistress of ceremonies at this event. Throughout the event, there will be free demonstrations and competitions and special classes with the following fabulous cookie decorators, in no particular order: Arty McGoo, ButterWinks!, CookieCrazie, De Koekenbakkers, Ali's Sweet Tooth, The Hungry...Read More...
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