Decorating Classes

Looking for a cookie decorating class in your area? Or traveling and hoping to take a class in your destination city? Ask here. If you're teaching or hosting a class, your class announcements are also welcome in this forum and on our online calendar.

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How to Edit or Delete Your Own Content

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, I've been receiving an unusually large number of questions about how members can edit or delete their own content. It's super important for you to know how to do this, as I typically do not edit posts for people, unless I happen to see a misclassified image or other typo. It can also take me several hours to days to respond to site inquiries like this, as I work several other jobs. That being said, your surest bet for getting a quick answer is to familiarize yourself with our site...Read More...
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Important Reminder about Copying and Posting Characters without Permission

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, regrettably, I've recently had to delete some images from challenges and other areas of the site due to lack of compliance with Rule #8 of our posting guidelines, which states that artwork (including characters, from Disney, Hasbro, etc.) cannot be copied and posted here without permission from the creator : http://cookieconnection.juliau...READ-BEFORE-YOU-POST In response to those deletions, some members have asked me why so many licensed character cookies exist on the site,...Read More...
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Adjusting Your Email Notifications and Onsite Alerts

Julia M. Usher
We all have different message-reading tastes, so Cookie Connection has been designed to allow for everyone's individual differences! The site's default email and onsite alert notifications are set to show you most of the site info that you could get notified about, just so you're aware of the site's full functionality. But I recognize that this amount of info may (or may not) be overkill for you. That said, I recommend that you edit your "Notifications" settings as soon as you join the site...Read More...

Posting Images - Please Read Before You Post!

Julia M. Usher
Read in Japanese (日本語はこちらから) (Last Translation: August 25, 2017) ________________________________ Hi, all! Before posting images or videos to the Clips area, please review the site's Terms of Use , as well as all of the following posting rules. They are designed to give your images more visibility on the site, to make sure artists are given proper credit for design inspiration and/or source artwork, and to avoid copyright violations. I'll start with the easy cataloging stuff first . . . 1.Read More...
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Upcoming October Classes with Julia (Me!) in Japan

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all. Just a quick note to say that my upcoming courses in Japan recently went on sale, and there are still a few places left. I'd love to see those of you I've come to know here in person , so here's the basic info. I am doing two types of classes in two places: both Kobe and Tokyo. The first one is a one-day fundamentals class and the other is a two-day more advanced class covering 3-D techniques. (See pictures of the projects below.) And here are the dates: October 17: One-Day...Read More...

New Craftsy Course by Anne Yorks of Flour Box Bakery

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! Craftsy has done it again with another cookie decorating course. This latest one , by @Anne Yorks of Flour Box Bakery, shows how to make fun and fabulous cookies for all four seasons of the year. I have not taken this course, but, judging from Anne's popularity on the Craftsy site, it's bound to be another good one. Also to note: If you sign up to take this class through any of the links in this post (like this one ) or in this site's sidebars (all of which are...Read More...

New Holiday Craftsy Course with Stephanie Kappel

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I just noticed a "new" Craftsy course with @Stephanie Kappel that comes just in time for Christmas, as it's all about gingerbread houses! One of my favorite holiday things! Knowing the quality of Stephanie's work, I am sure it is bound to be a great course, so please check it out here . Please also remember that, if you purchase it via a link on this site (either the pink one above or in one of the righthand photo sidebars on our home page, or "Clips" or "Blog" pages),...Read More...

Two-Hour Cookie Decorating Class

Sweethart Baking Experiment
Hey guys! So I've been decorating sugar cookies for about three years now, but I have never actually taught anyone before. My local Makers Mercantile has asked me to do a small 2 hour class sometime near Valentines Day - nothing crazy, but just to give people a small opportunity to play with cookies and do what I do for a few hours. Obviously there would be no flooding or anything that takes a long time to dry. I thought I could bring some pre-flooded heart shaped cookies, and let people do...Read More...
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NEW Craftsy Class with Stephanie Kappel

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I wanted to alert you to a new Craftsy class by @Stephanie Kappel of Hungry Hippopotamus. I haven't viewed her class yet, but it seems to cover - in great detail - writing with royal icing (every cookie decorator's nemesis), along with many other things! I've also seen her work in person, and it is stunning, so I imagine her classwork in this course is no less. I encourage you to check out Stephanie's new class via this link , or via any of the links you see in the...Read More...
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New Craftsy Class with Flour Box Bakery

Julia M. Usher
Hey, all, I just spotted this "new" Craftsy class from Ann Yorks , aka Flour Box Bakery, and thought you production-oriented decorators might be especially interested. ("New" is in quotes only because I'm not sure how truly new it is; it's just new to me.) This course seems to focus less on decorating technique and more on how to set up and manage your work process for maximum efficiency, which is critical for anyone who sells cookies, of course. As always, if you purchase this course via...Read More...
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What Topics to Cover in a Mother-Daughter Class?

Cub & Cuppy
Hi! I'm looking to host a class for my friends and their 4+ year-old daughters. I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on what to cover at the class that are some really basic techniques that both mom and daughter could learn and work on together. I know this is kind of a weird request! Thanks in advance!Read More...
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New Craftsy Class from ButterWinks!

Julia M. Usher
Heads up! ButterWinks (aka Mallory Mae) recently released another Craftsy class on the subject of cookie pops and cookie scapes, and it looks pretty darn fun, folks! Check it out here ! And, remember, if you click on any of the Craftsy class links on this site and sign up, not only does the instructor benefit, but so does Cookie Connection . We receive a small referral fee for each new student we send Craftsy's way, and these fees, and support from our advertisers, are what allow Cookie...Read More...

Online Cookie Decorating Classes with Dolce Sentire

Dolce Sentire
I’m really happy to announce that my online cookie decorating classes are available for you starting today!!! You can enjoy them on Escuela de Tartas site. With these online classes, you will learn a lot of techniques: 3-D cookies, handpainting, crackle, wood and embossed effects, dimensional piping (2-D royal icing technique), textures, and much more! Moreover, you can see the HD videos as many times as you want, whenever you want, and access never expires. And the best of all: Buy both...Read More...
Last Reply By pip · First Unread Post
Hayyyyyyyy, cookie people! I have a new Craftsy class launching this month. If you'd like to enter to win the class free, you can do so at! The class deals with cookie pops, bouquets, and cookiescapes. I will also have links available for those who may have blogs or sites dealing with cookie decorating and would like to do a spot on the class as well!Read More...
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Two "New" Craftsy Cookie Decorating Classes!

Julia M. Usher
Actually, I'm not sure how completely new these classes are, but they're new since I last looked at the Craftsy site, which was probably a few months ago. In any event, they look colorful and fun, and perfect for the beginner to intermediate cookie decorator. Simply click on the "More Info" links below to be taken to more information on the Craftsy site. (Y ou'll also find these images/links in the "Resources" area of this site, under "Online Classes", and in the right hand column of many...Read More...

Classes - Online or In-Person?

Hello Julia,  I am so grateful to have found you and your amazing site.  I am new and have one question.  The classes that are listed,  do we physically need to be in that "country" to attend the class in person?  Or can we attend online?  I don't know where on your site this information is found.  Thanks.      Read More...
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All New Craftsy Classes - 50% Off!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, again! A further elaboration on my previous post ! Not only is Georganne Bell's new Craftsy cookie class 50% off . . . but this weekend only, Craftsy is doing something they almost never do — all new online classes are up to 50% off ! That's right! Remember that just-released class you've been eyeing from your favorite instructor? It's on sale at prices so rare, you definitely won't want to miss out. These deals will be gone soon, so shop now! Please use our special Cookie Connection...Read More...

"New" Craftsy Cookie Class! 50% Off!

Julia M. Usher
Actually, I'm not sure how new this Craftsy class is, but it's new to me, and it looks great! While some of us were on the subject of creative cutter use earlier today (in this forum topic ), this class by Georganne Bell of LilaLoa came up. In this class , Georganne talks a lot about the creative design process and how to use additive and subtractive techniques to come up with new shapes using your existing stock of cutters. Sounds great, right?! Better yet, it's 50% off, as...Read More...

Decorating Classes from Anikó Vargáné Orbán

Julia M. Usher
There were lots of questions in response to AnikÓ's gorgeous needlepoint cookie boxes posted here and below. One was related to whether she teaches classes and, as luck would have it, she is planning some soon. Here's what she wrote about them in another post on this site. I thought many of you might be interested, so I am also posting the info here: My courses are in hungarian language. My english is not perfect. But more foreigner are inquire about my courses. I'm learning english jargon...Read More...
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