CookieCon 2018: Day One Pre-CookieCon Class

 

Today at CookieCon, I took one all-day class from Shirlyn Leong (aka Cookies Art by Shirlyn), and we decorated one cookie! In the morning, she taught us puffy (or dimensional) piping with her frankenfrosting of royal icing and glaze. Because the image was quite detailed, it was a little confusing at first, but, with time, it got easier to pipe. During the second half of class, we painted our cookies. Learning in these small classes is amazing. My understanding of how to paint made huge strides today! The title picture is our small class, and below is an image of Shirlyn's cookie that we recreated.

Shirlyns Girl
Cookie and Photo by Shirlyn Leong.

Later, it was fun going to the lobby and seeing groups of cookie decorators talking, sharing, and laughing. Tonight I taught two decorators how to use a pico projector. After being helped by so many other cookie decorators, I was happy to be able to assist others too.

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[EDITOR'S NOTE: Below are some class photos later submitted to me by Shirlyn and posted here with her permission. The last one shows finished student work! Wow!]

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Econlady's CookieCon 2015 Calling CardKate Sullivan, aka Econlady, is a retired economist who started cookie decorating over a decade ago when her seven-year-old daughter wanted to take a cookie decorating class. While her daughter lost interest, Kate continued to explore cookie decorating, always looking for new ideas and techniques. Kate’s cookies have been featured on a trading card at CookieCon 2015 (pictured left) and also in Cookie Connection’s Practice Bake Perfect Challenge #14. In 2016, Kate took over as Newsletter Editor of the National Cookie Cutter Collectors Club, where her decorated cookies were showcased on the cover of each newsletter. More recently, she was named the club's Treasurer. Kate is a long-time veteran of CookieCon, having attended since the very beginning, so she is sure to bring us the up-to-the-minute CookieCon inside scoop. 

Title photo credit: Kate Sullivan
All other photo credits: Shirlyn Leong

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Thanks for sharing, Kate! It must have been an amazing experience! Shirlyn is so creative, with cookies, scribe tools, 3d printers... 

It must be so much fun being in the same place with so many cookiers and sharing experiences, techniques, tips and tricks... 😍

Manu posted:

Thanks for sharing, Kate! It must have been an amazing experience! Shirlyn is so creative, with cookies, scribe tools, 3d printers... 

It must be so much fun being in the same place with so many cookiers and sharing experiences, techniques, tips and tricks... 😍

Yes she is a wealth of information.  My ability to paint on Cookies has been weak that’s why I wanted to take her two all day classes.  It’s part of why I keep going to CookieCon.  It’s also fun.

Julia M. Usher posted:

Can't wait to see more tomorrow!

im sorry about leaving my description off the end.  My body can’t decide if it’s on east or west coast time, it’s just exhausted.  How did growing 1.5 years older make the trip so much tougher.  

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