Sugar Dot Surveys: Quick-Fire Q&A

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Welcome to Sugar Dot Surveys! Every other month, I post a survey, typically to gather your input on a specific cookie or business topic. Once the survey ends, I compile the results and write a summary post here on Cookie Connection. (You can read my previous surveys and recaps here.)

There's so much that we can learn from each other!

Let's get started! Instead of looking deep into the whys and hows of one topic, we're going to change things up. This time, I'll be asking you a series of simple, quick-fire questions, which will cover a whole host of mini topics! Perhaps I'll look deeper into some of these topics in future surveys, but, for now, the primary aim is to have some fun learning more about each other.

Remember - this is rapid fire! If more than one answer applies to you, please choose the one that best answers the question.

Thank you in advance for participating!

Please share this survey with your cookie friends around the globe so that we can get input from as many cookiers as possible! I plan to start compiling results on April 22, 2019, so be sure to answer this survey before then.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU TAKE THE SURVEY!
(1) Open-ended (aka fill-in-the-blank or "Other") responses below are limited to 255 characters. If you run out of space on any question, feel free to elaborate in the comments area under this survey, but please identify the question (by number) to which you're responding. 
(2) Unfortunately, our survey software will not allow you to skip questions. You must answer every one, or the system won't accept any of your responses. If a question does not apply to you, simply select "N/A" (not applicable) in multiple choice questions or write "N/A" in fill-in-the-blank questions. Thanks!

Q1. What's your cookie decorating skill level?

Q2. What's your primary cookie status (or focus)?

Q3. How would you describe your time spent on your cookie business?

Q4. Where do you cookie?

Q5. What's your favorite way to promote your cookie business?

Q6. What's your favorite social media platform for promoting your cookie business?

Q7. How many Facebook groups do you belong to that are solely about cookies?

Q8. How many in-person cookie decorating classes have you TAKEN?

Q9. How many in-person cookie decorating classes have you TAUGHT?

Q10. How many judged cookie decorating competitions have you ENTERED?

Q11. How many cookie decorating competitions have you JUDGED?

Q12. What's your favorite cookie covering?

Q13. What tool do you primarily use for outlining and flooding?

Q14. How many icing consistencies do you use to outline and flood?

(Choose "One" if you typically use one consistency to both outline and flood; choose "Two" if you typically use two consistencies - a thicker one to outline and a thinner one to flood.)

Q15. What type/brand of projector, if any, do you use?

Q16. What type of egg product, if any, do you most often use in your favorite cookie icing recipe?

(Meringue powder contains egg whites plus additional ingredients. Egg powder or dried albumen contains dried egg whites only - no additional ingredients.)

Q17. Do you use a tool to speed up icing drying time?

(For example, a dehydrator, fan, oven, heat gun, etc.)

Q18. Do you use an airbrush on your cookies?

Q19. How many times have you attended a cookie convention solely about cookies (i.e., CookieCon, Cookie'sCool, Encontro de Designers de Cookies, etc.)?

(Note: We are not asking about baking conventions or conventions for both cakes and cookies.)

Q20. Have you ever met one or more of you cookie "idols"?

Q21. What type of decorated cookies do you most often make?

Q22. What is the primary fat in your favorite cookie dough recipe?

Q23. Do you use additional flour when rolling cookie dough?

Q24. Do you use a tool to roll dough to a consistent, even thickness?

Q25. What's your preferred rolled cookie texture?

Q26. Do you have a sprinkle addiction?

Q27. What was your best cookie moment ever?

Q28. What was your worst cookie moment ever?

Q29. Are there any cookie topics that you would like to see Dotty cover in an in-depth survey and recap? (If so, please explain.)

Q30. Do you have a photo that goes with any of the above questions that you would be willing to share with us?

(Dotty would love photos to go with the recap of this survey! For instance, a photo of your kitchen space, your projector or bags in action, your best or worst cookie moment, a cookie convention, and so on. Please send your photo to Dotty through a private message here on Cookie Connection. Let Dotty know: (1) the photo description and (2) how to credit your photo if it's chosen for the recap. Dotty will need your first and last name, as well as your business name and a link to your site, if applicable. Thanks!)

This is a transparent survey.
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