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!
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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!