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2022 Cookie Art Competition - It's Going Virtual Once Again!

Hi, cookie competitors and sponsors! As you may have already heard, the That Takes the Cake (TTTC) Show in Austin, where my competition was slated to be hosted on February 26-27, canceled yesterday amidst growing concerns about the Omicron variant, people's safety, and diminished attendance at the physical show. While this announcement is extremely disappointing to me, you, and so many others...

Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #50: 50 Challenges Milestone

Hello and welcome to a very special Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #50! In recognition of this extraordinary milestone, I thought it only fitting that we mark the occasion by giving you an opportunity to participate in not one – but 50 different challenges! This means you have...

New Year's Re-evaluation: Your Help Is Needed!

Hi, everyone! I posted the following comments as a footnote to the recently released Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #49 recap. They're pretty important, so I wanted to be sure everyone sees them and takes a moment to respond. The future of Cookie Connection and our challenges depends on your input...

Saturday Spotlight: Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #48 Recap

With many cookiers owning dozens – even hundreds – of cookie cutters, losing track of the identity of one or two is bound to happen. And, trying to decipher those "mystery" cutters can be a challenge all on its own. Fortunately, our Practice Bakes Perfect challenge entrants have shown...

More Reasons to Take the Leap (to Enter Julia's Cookie Competition) with Laura Saporiti

This week, we hear from last year’s first-place winner in the 3-D cookie category and one of this year’s judges, Laura Saporiti! Here, Laura shares with you lessons learned from her many years of competing - specifically what she most values...