Events

It is going to be a crazy week filled with 7 days of fantastic prizes just waiting to be handed out. Each day I will be giving away at least $50 worth in prizes. The last give-away day a new model of the Pegasus Air Brush will be handed out to one of you lucky people! I am going to be absolutely jealous of whoever wins this beaut. I had to stop myself from tearing the box to shreds when it came in the mail the other day…ok…a little bit of an over dramatization…but the point remains…this Air...Read More...
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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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Hey, there! If you're interested in testing your Christmas cookie decorating mettle, here's another challenge that should be right up your alley! It's My Lovely Food  magazine's fourth edition of this contest, and this year, winners will be selected in both professional and hobbyist categories by a small panel of judges. For more information, check out this post . The contest is open to cookiers everywhere, so don't let the Spanish instructions deter you. (Google Translate did a pretty...Read More...

Superhero Cookies for a Little Boy

The Tailored Cookie
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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Hi, all! Just a quick notice to alert you to the fact that the Cookie'sCool event site is back up, which should make it much easier to view all of the workshops/hands-on classes and make selections. Again, the event is in Genoa, Italy, from November 14-16, 2014, and it features lots of cookie artists, including myself. More information can be found on the Cookie'sCool site and in the Cookie Connection event calendar . Also, attached is a pdf showing all of the workshops/classes and...Read More...

3rd Annual GO BO Foundation Bake Sale

Julia M. Usher
Cookiers unite! This is a time for cookiers to give back to those in need by donating cookies to this wonderful cause (and bake sale).  The GO BO Foundation brings hope to children with life-threatening medical conditions by funding research, supporting treatment, and helping their families during times of financial need. And the bake sale, organized by Jill Wettstein of Funky Cookie Studio, has raised tens of thousands of dollars for this cause over the last two years. More info...Read More...
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Operation USS Vinson Halloween Invasion

Rabbott
The USS Vinson just deployed for six months. What do you say we send them some Halloween cookies to cheer them up during deployment. I'm suggesting a dozen cookies but please feel free to send as many as you like. Any cookies will be great. Does not have to be decorated Halloween cookies. I will be sending three doz en, mixture of drop cookies and halloween cookies. Target date for mailing is October 1. Let's show 5,000 of our finest some Cookie Love! Who is in? Send cookies to: Lt Al...Read More...
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Ooh, the time for Brazil's first-ever cookie encounter is fast approaching. I am so honored to be part of this international event, organized by the very fabulous Margaret Cotrim (aka Cookieria by Margaret ). I'll be demonstrating two advanced cookie projects as well as doing a hands-on class showing basic wafer paper flower and leaf techniques. I hope to see many of you there. More info here .Read More...
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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Just putting the finishing touches on a meetup for Midwest USA cookiers that will be held  in June.  More information can be found on the website: http://midwestcookiers.com/ Registration is $50 and will open at 3 PM on Friday 5/23.   Event is limited to the first 25 paid attendees - we want to keep it somewhat intimate! Hotel rooms have been reserved at the group rate of $99/night This is an informal get-together focused largely on practicing techniques and using new tools.Read More...

Update on Cookie Cruise 2015!

Julia M. Usher
Haven't heard about Cookie Cruise 2015 (January 22-26)?! Well, in a nutshell, it's a cookie course, featuring five instructors (myself included), that travels from Galveston, Texas to Cozumel! For more event info, click here . As for the update: word has it that spots (limited to about 50) are filling fast, so don't delay in registering! Cristin Sohm of Cristin's Cookies was also recently added to the roster! If you can't make it, please feel free to spread the word on social media. I know...Read More...
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*** Another News Flash! *** Food Network is also looking for the most talented young bakers in the country between the ages of 8 and 13. If you know a young baker who would be a great fit for the show, please have his/her parents follow the details listed on the casting flyer below. *Only submissions sent by parents will be accepted. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to  kidsbakingchallenge@leg-corp.com . Read More...
*** News Flash! *** The Food Network is scouring the country looking for people who love to bake! Are you passionate about baking? Do you love the holidays? Do you know how to make an amazing yule log or have a secret family recipe for a pumpkin pie that will take down the competition? Well if so, this is the perfect show for you! The Great Holiday Bake-Off is a major TV showdown where versatile baking enthusiasts enter the Food Network kitchen in a fun holiday battle to win a big cash...Read More...
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