This month, we're chatting with none other than Cookie Connection member @Le Monnier du Biscuit (aka Karine Lemonnier) as part of our ongoing CookieCon Speakers Series! Take note: This chat is right around the corner on Sunday, November 17, at 7 pm central, not at our usual Saturday morning time. We're trying out a new time slot (at least for this chat) to accommodate busy Saturday schedules.
At CookieCon in February 2020, Karine will be talking about how to take your cookies "out of the box" with novel presentations, such as platters, cake decorations, and 3-D centerpieces. We'll certainly want to chat with Karine about all of the aforementioned, but those topics are just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to learn more about Karine, and to start formulating your questions for the chat.
But, first, a few important housekeeping notes . . .
(1) 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.)
(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 Karine's bio and other information below.
Living near Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Karine Lemonnier is a passionate person. After a career in nursing, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom, but soon realized that something was missing: the urge of creativity.
Her cookie journey started with a melting snowman decorated cookie seen on Facebook. When she saw it, Karine knew she could do the same. It didn’t take more to awaken a real passion! Back then, she didn’t realize that her self-taught hobby would eventually transform into a flourishing business: Le Monnier du Biscuit. Her business was growing so well that she moved her cookie room outside her home to a cookie workshop in 2019. She then proved to some people that, yes, cookie decorating is a real job! She loves to teach different levels and often collaborates with her talented caker friend, ImaginaCake. She also participates every year in the Sugar Art for Autism collaboration, a dear cause to her.
She attended her first CookieCon in 2015 and has been hooked on the cookie community ever since. Finally there was a place where cookie decorating is a real thing! She particularly loves to take part in the Sugar Show (she placed two times), and, yes, she goes through a CookieCon withdrawal every time!
Above all, the most important thing for Karine is making sure that she can express her creativity every day.