Introducing Our August Site Artist - Berni Solti!

It's that time again for our monthly site makeoever, and - wowza - we have indeed been transformed, thanks to this generous and very summer-y contribution from @Gingerland, aka Berni Solti. I just love the perfect porcelain-like finishes on Berni's cookies, and the added depth and dimension she achieves through shading with an airbrush! Her cookie colors work wonderfully with the Cookie Connection logo too - an added plus! Thank you, Berni, for keeping our site alive with your eye-catching August artwork.

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As always, I'll be doing an in-depth Cookier Close-up interview with Berni in the coming weeks. But, in the meantime, please get to know her better by checking out her bio (below) and her wonderful Cookie Connection portfolio (here).

berni_squareBernadett Solti (aka Berni to her friends and family) is owner of @Gingerland and lives in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Formerly employed by McDaniel College, a private American college, Berni is now a stay-at-home mom to a three-year-old boy who, by the way, is the best cookie decorator ever (or so says his mom).

Berni grew up with a love for creating, doing everything from drawing to sewing, but she didn’t discover cookie decorating until 2012. What started as a simple free-time Christmas activity soon became a major obsession. Berni primarily works with honey gingerbread dough, as this type of cookie (perníčky) is traditional in Hungary. Berni’s favorite cookie themes are weddings and baby showers, because she’s drawn to their soft pastel hues. She also enjoys arranging cookies in artful ways and photographing them creatively so they "tell a story”. Berni recently discovered airbrushing and is now happily exploring that technique. A hobbyist decorator, Berni makes cookies and conducts workshops for friends while pursuing her larger mission of helping people understand that cookies aren’t just for Christmas! They can and should be savored throughout the entire year!

To learn more about Berni, please visit her website and Facebook and Instagram pages.

Cookie and photo credits: Berni Solti

Interested in seeing your name in lights and having your cookies featured on Cookie Connection?! I thought so! I would love to see your cookie art here too! I currently have site art teed up for September, October, and November 2018, and May 2019, but I am actively seeking art for December 2018 and the rest of 2019. It's easy to submit! Just ask Berni , or read these posts here and here. Remember: Site artists not only get their work featured prominently for a full month, but they also get profiled in a forum post (like this one) and in an in-depth Cookier Close-up interview. All considered, it's a lot of great free PR in exchange for photo sharing! 

Thanks in advance for considering a contribution to the site!

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