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)!
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!) . . .
. . . 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 . . .
. . . 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 email@example.com, or check out her past Cookie Connection posts here. Photo credit: Aixa Zunino.