January 2019

Give a huge hello and thank-you to Berni Solti (aka @Gingerland) yet again! It's her love-ly (pun intended) love bird- and love letter-filled cookie art that will be adorning our banner and backdrop throughout February. Isn't it sweet?! As you probably know by now, a few months ago, Berni gave me a treasure trove of cookie photos to feature on our site, and I've been gradually posting them as the months roll by. Her most recent contribution was back in December ( here ),...Read More...
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How Long Until I Am Safe From Bleeding

Hi, all, I'm very new to this. I am using Wilton colors (I didn't know any better). I am doing black accents on white frosting. I've done a test cookie and there is no bleeding yet (5 hours), how long until I am out of the woods? Am I ever out of the woods? This order is due Sunday and I think the cookies will be eaten either Monday or Tuesday. I'm just worried I'm going to deliver great looking cookies on Sunday only to have them be a mess by Tuesday! Thanks!!!Read More...
Last Reply By Econlady · First Unread Post
Heads up, everyone! Dotty Raleigh's (aka @SugarDotCookies') latest edition of Sugar Dot Surveys has posted, here ! She and I are hoping you can fill out this brief survey (it takes no more than 5 minutes) by February 3, 2019 , so Dotty can analyze and recap your responses by the end of February. As the banner says, this survey is about dough thickness and the tools, if any, you most often use to control dough thickness. If you're not familiar with these surveys, that may be...Read More...
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Dealing with Price "Negotiators"

Forum: Pricing
Hi, everyone - I've searched a bit on the site but haven't quite found what I'm looking for, so I hope it's ok I'm creating a new post. I started doing cookies about a year ago and it's going well. I was surprised how many people were willing to pay what I charge in my area, which is very rural. However, I still get a few people here and there who want to negotiate on price. My system 8 times out of 10 is that I charge $45 per dozen for a mixture of designs. They pick the theme, I design the...Read More...
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Craftsy is Now Bluprint!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! Just a quick note that Craftsy, as we used to know it, is no longer! "Craftsy" was recently rebranded to "Bluprint". So what does this mean for us here on Cookie Connection ? The good news (for now anyway) is that all the Craftsy classes you once saw promoted via affiliate links on this site still exist (phew!), but they now show up under Bluprint links (like the one shown below) and reside on the Bluprint site. Craftsy has been completely subsumed into Bluprint. In other words, you...Read More...