Hey, everyone! My name is JoAnn and I live in Southern CA. I caught the cookie decorating bug last Christmas when I made gingerbread cookies and was not satisfied with just icing them with pre-made royal icing in the tube. So I signed up for a beginners decorating class with some friends and I am hooked! I am still in the beginning stages compared to cookies on this site, but love it so much and have regular orders from family, friends, and coworkers. I am a teacher and started out by experimenting on my students (who are always happy to see and taste my practicing!), gave some away in the teacher's lounge, then made a few samples just prior to Mother's Day and now I have regular orders! I joined the Stencil of the Month Club and got the first two stencils and just stared at them in awe, thinking I could never do that kind of work. But thanks to Julia's video tutorials, I recently made and sold cookies using a combination of stencils from her site. I am so happy! Thank you for all of the inspiration from so many talented people! I look forward to improving my skills!
Hi, jlabani, Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
Hi, welcome! I also caught the cookie decorating bug in occasion of Christmas, because I was looking for ideas for a cookie swap. Looking forward to see your cookie posted here
Hi, JoAnn. Sorry for the delay in responding to you personally. (The above message was automated.) I am thrilled you've joined this site! Welcome! While the cookies here can sometimes be intimidating, have no fear - it's an awesome place to learn, and our members are very helpful. Also, I am elated to know that my stencils have brought you sales - and , more importantly, made you happy! I decided to launch the line to make it easier for more people to decorate (without spending a huge amount of time), so it's always nice to hear they're accomplishing that objective. Happy decorating, and happy holidays! And enjoy your time on the site!
Welcome! I’m in Southern California too!