Hi, all! I'm pleased to announce that, on November 12, 2016, we're continuing our Rising Star Series with a live chat with @Sweet Prodigy (aka Christine Dutcher)! Christine has been a member of Cookie Connection for only a year and a few months, but her precision-piping has already caused many jaws to hit the floor! In this chat, we'll learn more about how she very quickly acquired her skills, and tricks for creating some of her intricately piped optical illusions!
To learn more about Christine prior to the chat, please visit her portfolio here on Cookie Connection and peruse this brief bio . . .
When her daughter received a cupcake maker for Christmas 2012, Sweet Prodigy (aka Christine Dutcher) decided to search online for “amazing cupcake decorating” ideas. That search led to some amazing cookie photos too, and, like many cookiers, Christine instantly became obsessed. After spending countless hours online learning all that she could about decorated cookies, Christine decorated her first set in October 2013.
Prior to January 2016, Christine decorated cookies only sporadically, but since then she’s been focusing her spare time on perfecting her skills and building a cookie portfolio. In the process, she’s awed Cookie Connection members with her precision-piping of needlepoint grids, kaleidoscopic designs, and other mesmerizing interwoven patterns that often play tricks on the eyes!
Married with two school-age kids, Christine is a stay-at-home mom in the greater Toronto, Canada area. Art has always been one of Christine’s favorite subjects, so the fact that she can now create art that tastes delicious makes her cookie passion that much sweeter. Other passions include interior design and renovating her home, so when not holding a pastry bag and mixing colors, Christine is usually wielding a power drill or painting walls.
If you can't make the chat, no worries! You can log your 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 the live chat time.)
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.
Also, as with all of these chats, you have a special opportunity to see inside the minds of some extremely talented decorators. I challenge you to do your homework and push our guests with unexpected - maybe even tough - questions!
Again, I truly hope to "see" you there!