Hope I'm posting in the right place.
It's my eventual goal to have more of my own cookie designs but right now I sometimes use designs dreamed up (really I should say, painstakingly crafted) by other cookiers. I assume that if someone posted a tutorial on how to make their cookie, then they are okay with other people using their ideas. But what is the etiquette on using someone else's design, especially if you sell the cookies? Should I contact each person, where possible and ask for permission?
I try to do it less and less because I feel that it's unfair, and it bugs me. After all, the design is the essential part. Thoughts?