Hi, all! Sorry for the late-ish notice, but I'm sure you won't want to miss our June chat (June 27, 10 am central, to be exact)! It's with none other than @Sweet Prodigy, aka Christine Dutcher, precision-piper extraordinaire and new host of our Practice Bakes Perfect Challenges! Her first challenge about food look-alikes was a resounding success, and her second one, which pushes the boundaries of brush embroidery, is underway! (Check it out if you haven't already, and get creating! It closes on July 5, so there's still tons of time!)
In this chat, you'll have a rare opportunity to explore the work process and techniques of a piping master, as well as provide feedback for future challenges, discuss past challenges, and generally learn more about our wonderful site contributor.
Christine's chat room is now open and ready to receive any advance questions. As always, we LOVE to get questions in advance, because answering them beforehand allows our guests more time to chat live on chat day. Not to mention . . . if you can't attend at the appointed time, you can still get your questions asked and answered this way. Just click here to enter Christine's chat room, and follow the instructions at the top for leaving advance questions.
As a warm-up to the chat, please review Christine's bio and key links below. We can't wait to hear from you on chat day!
Christine Dutcher decided to search online for "amazing cupcake decorating" ideas when her daughter received a cupcake maker for Christmas 2012. That search led to some amazing cookie photos, and, like many cookiers, Christine instantly became obsessed. After spending countless hours online learning all that she could about decorated cookies, Christine decorated her first set in October 2013. For the first few years, Christine decorated cookies just for fun and only sporadically, however, in January 2016 she decided that she would begin to focus on perfecting her skills, challenging herself each time to create more detailed and progressively complex pieces. In 2019, Christine became one of the very first sugar artists from around the world (and the only "cookier") to be named as an "Honourary PME Five Star Sugar Artist" by Knightsbridge PME, with her work being featured in their Five Star Sugar Artist course book. It is through the Practice Bakes Perfect challenges that Christine hopes to motivate and inspire her fellow cookiers to think outside of the box, and to challenge themselves both creatively and technically in order to reach their full potential as cookie artists. You can learn more about her work here on Cookie Connection, and by following her Facebook and Instagram pages.
Cookie and photo credits: Sweet Prodigy
AGAIN, CHRISTINE'S CHAT ROOM IS NOW OPEN, HERE!