Even though CookieCon 2018 is over, the fun continues with our CookieCon Speakers Series! This month, we're chatting with CookieCon instructor Andrea Walters of Andy Kay's Cookies, who also recently competed in Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge. Her presentation at CookieCon was focused on perfecting handwriting with royal icing, so naturally this chat will zoom in on that topic. But anything else - running a cookie business, competing on TV, teaching at CookieCon, etc. - is fair game!
(1) Please feel free to enter advance questions now by following the instructions at the top of this chat page. (As always, it's super helpful for questions to be logged early, so our guests are able to prepare answers beforehand and to field more questions during live chat time.) To help inform your questions, please review Andrea’s bio (below) and explore her Facebook and Instagram pages.
(2) Please note that any advance questions will reveal one at a time, in the order received, only after the chat goes live. Do not expect questions or answers to appear immediately.
(3) Last but not least, as with all of these chats, you have a special opportunity to see inside the minds of some extremely talented decorators, so I encourage you to do your homework before jumping on the chat. Again, please review Andrea's bio below.
Andrea Walters. What happens when you take one slightly obsessive, artistic, and highly practical stay-at-home mom and introduce her to the world of cookie dough, icing, and endless design possibilities? A perfect storm named Andy Kay's Cookies. Andrea is known for her mad coffee drinking skills and keeping two kiddos alive while creating custom sugar cookies. Andrea is married to her best friend Jeff, and they are proud parents of two young daughters. Andrea was recently a finalist on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge. She can be found thinking outside the cookie cutter, usually with a piping bag in hand, all while learning life lessons through the fog of flour and sugar.
Photo and cookie credits: Andrea Walters
Andrea and I look forward to "seeing" you at the chat!