I learn to decorate cookies from books and the internet and from all the talented cookie decorators who so generously share their skills. It started with making cookies as gifts to teachers and friends when my daughter was in Elementary school. It then became a hobby and I baked and decorated cookies for every holiday as gifts and to share with neighbors since I was a stay at home mom. I was further encouraged by friends to sell the cookies and I did. My daughter is now sixteen and I am now working full time but I still try to find time to decorate cookies and still get an order now and then. I am really inspired by all the wonderful and talented cookie decorators . You know who you are and there are so many . Thank you all.