Another 2016 Milestone Award!

 

As you may recall, back in April of this year, I announced the founding of Cookie Connection's Milestone Awards program, designed to honor the incredible volunteers who have stood the test of time by serving this community with outstanding content for more than one year. And, today, I am thrilled to announce that we have another very deserving Milestone Award winner.

Yes, as you might have expected, it's none other than Aixa Zunino of Dolce Sentire, who has been writing our Get Inspired with Dolce Sentire blog series, religiously once a month, ever since her inaugural handpainted rose cookie tutorial from one year ago today (July 7, 2015)!

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Since then, Aixa has written another 11 tutorials, each one more awe-inspiring than the last! She was also a Cookie Educator of the Year nominee in last year's Cookiers' Choice Awards! And rightly so. Her tutorials not only feature wonderful works of art, but are beautifully photographed and meticulously detailed, step by step, so that even novice decorators can replicate her projects with relative ease. One of Aixa's myriad fans captured her contributions quite well when she said, "She [Aixa] doesn't dumb down her tutorials, either on her blog or here on Cookie Connection, but instead presents really sophisticated and often complex work in a very understandable way. Plus, her photo step-by-steps leave no detail unexplained. They're outstanding!"

In recognition of this milestone, Aixa will receive the same lovely crystal vase/trophy that our other recent winners received (but engraved with her particulars, of course!) . . .

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. . . as well as my undying gratitude for her commitment to this community and her fabulous creations. Please join me in giving Aixa a huge round of applause! 

To learn more about Aixa, I encourage you to attend her live chat here on Cookie Connection on August 27, to follow her Get Inspired series, and . . .

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. . . to read her contributor's bio below. Again, my sincerest congratulations to our lovely Aixa Zunino!

Aixa Zunino is the author of Cookie Connection’s monthly blog Get Inspired with Dolce Sentire, where, through in-depth tutorials, she proves that if you can dream it, you can cookie it! She is also the soul of Dolce Sentire, a virtual corner of sweetness and creativity dedicated to cookie decorating. On Dolce Sentire, this garden engineer, self-taught decorator, and lover of flowers and animals lets her imagination fly, sharing everything she has learned since discovering the world of cookies in early 2012. She combines this activity with courses around Spain (her current home) where she teaches all the secrets to getting dreamy cookies. Meet her on Facebook or her website, email her your cookie decorating questions or concerns at dolcesentiredolci@gmail.com, or check out her past Cookie Connection posts here. Photo credit: Aixa Zunino.

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Wow! it's such a beautiful surprise! Thanks thanks thanks to all of you! I should particularly to thank you , Julia, who trusted in me as a Cookie Connection Contributor! I am very honoured to receive this award, it encourages me to continue to work on this sweet adventure.

Thanks a lot! ))

 

Dolce Sentire posted:

Wow! it's such a beautiful surprise! Thanks thanks thanks to all of you! I should particularly to thank you , Julia, who trusted in me as a Cookie Connection Contributor! I am very honoured to receive this award, it encourages me to continue to work on this sweet adventure.

Thanks a lot! ))

 

Truly well deserved!! 

Fabiana posted:

Super merecido este reconocimiento querida Aixa !! Te quiero y admiro un montón !!

 

Muchas gracias querida Fabiana! feliz de que me acompañes siempre en esta aventura ))) Un abrazo gigante!

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Congratulations Aixa!!! I love your tutorials and so appreciate the time and effort you put into such detailed explanations. Learning new techniques is one of the most fun aspects of cookie decorating! I love seeing a new tutorial from you

Thank you very Much Carol! )))

Your kind words and support give me fuel to continue doing my best <3

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