Cookie Con 2012

Last month, I enjoyed a very special and fun weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I had the honor of being a presenter at a cookie decorating convention called Cookie Con.  Cookie Con was the first large scale, international cookie decorating convention of it’s kind.  Around 200 people (99% women) traveled to Salt Lake City to learn new skills, meet their cookie “idols” and meet up with on-line friends face to face!   Women traveled from around the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Great Brittan and Brazil, all for this fun and crazy hobby (and business) of cookie decorating!

Cookie Con was dreamed up (and then organized and executed) by Karen and Mike Summers (pictured below) , owners of the on-line cookie decorating supply shop, Karen’s Cookies.  I feel so privileged to call this couple my friends!  They are two of the most hard working, giving, kind and patient people I have ever known!  And the fact that they could pull together such a large event, keep everything running smoothly, and treat each other with love and respect throughout the weekend was quite inspiring!

Mike and Karen, of Karen’s Cookies

I had been looking forward to Cookie Con for close to six months, and as a presenter had been able to learn little snippets along the planning stages of the fun that would be in store!  Life experience reminded me that rarely does a special event, trip, etc. live up to all of the hopes that we hold for it… but I can happily say that this weekend was a wonderful exception to this!  Cookie Con was everything and MORE that I had hoped for!   The whole weekend was beautifully organized (again, thanks to Karen and Mike), and the positive energy from 200+ women who gathered from around the world just to have fun was beautiful and overwhelming!

The general format of the three day event was a a schedule packed full of presentations by 8 different presenters.  Each presenter was asked to teach on a particular cookie decorating technique or concept that they have some expertise in.

The presenters and their demonstrations were as follows…

Alison Stinnett, Ali Bee’s Bakeshop– Piping and royal icing transfers

Glory Albin (me!), Glorious Treats– Decorating cookies with fondant, and (a second presentation) Photography and food styling.

Pam Sneed, Cookie Crazie– De-mystifying glaze icing, and (a second presentation) Ideas for packaging and boxing cookies.

Callye Alvarado, Sweet Sugar Belle– Thinking outside the cookie cutter

Elizabeth Adams, Arty McGoo– Painting on cookies

Lisa Synder, The Bearfoot Baker– Airbrushing on cookies

Julia Usher– Stenciling and Adding Dimension to Cookies

Maryann Rollins, Cookie Artisan– Cookie Platters, and special centerpiece cookies

I could write a whole post just on how wonderful this group of ladies is!  These ladies are beautiful, fun, kind, and talented beyond belief!

Here is the beautiful group of presenters… ladies I am so proud to also be able to call my friends!

 Julia, Pam, Glory (me), Lisa, Liz, Ali, Callye, Maryann

Each presenter did a wonderful job sharing lots of ideas and techniques, and I’ve already seen many of the attendees trying out the new things they learned!

In addition to the series of presentations, there was a block of time set aside to try all the new techniques, and get help from the instructors.   Stations were set up around the room where the attendees could try out each technique, or and ask questions.

Here’s a peek at the room of ladies (listening to Karen and Mike)…

And here they are “in action”, during one of the open decorating sessions…

In addition to the various presentations, one of the special elements of Cookie Con was the “Sugar Show”.   Attendees had been given a list of categories (ahead of time) that cookies would be displayed in.  Categories included Winter/Christmas, Fall/Thanksgiving, The Good Old Days, and Anything Goes.

The cookies (or sets of cookies) these ladies came up with were just mind blowing!  The level of creativity, artistry and skill demonstrated on a “cookie canvas” was awe inspiring and overwhelming!  In addition to cookies in the Sugar Show being judged (through voting) by the attendees, each presenter was also given the task of choosing a “judges favorite.” Let me tell you that was quite a job!  It was impossible to consider “judging” such amazing works of art.  In the end, each judge simply chose a cookie that really appealed to them personally.

Here is just a teeny tiny sampling of the amazing work displayed in the Sugar Show…

Winter/Snowman set, by Absolutely Sweet.

TV through the decades, by Artfully Delicious.

Cornucopia, by Cookie Bliss.

Black lace cookie, by Clough’D 9 Cookies

White 3-D snowflake, by Seasons of Joy

Christmas fireplace scene, by (TBA)

One of the extra special highlights of the weekend for me was meeting, and getting to spend some time with Julia Usher, author of two (amazing) books on cookie decorating (Cookie Swap, and Ultimate Cookies).  I’ve been a fan of Julia’s work from afar for quite a while, but to be able to see her amazing works of art up close and in person, and then to discover that Julia herself is just as lovely as her cookies was an extra treat!

Julia, Glory (me) and Maryann

A display of Julia’s work at her demo/book signing table.

What an amazingly special weekend it was… cookie decorating and spending time with friends!  It’s so awesome to realize that ladies that I met over the internet, through our mutual love of decorating cookies, are now such dear friends!

(left) Me, Maryann, Ali  (right) Callye and me.

As long as this post already is, it so poorly captures the details of the amazing weekend!   I met so many wonderful ladies from around the world, learned new things, had fun with cookies, and laughed quite a lot!

Lucky for you, plans for the next Cookie Con are already in the works, with plans to be bigger and better (not sure how it’s possible, but if anyone can do it, Mike and Karen can!).  Keep up to date on all things Cookie Con by bookmarking CookieCon.net, and following the Cookie Con Facebook Page.

As I was planning this post, I thought it might be a bit mean to show you all the fun I had without including a little something for you too…

So how about a little Cookie Con Giveaway?


BRP Box Shop, my favorite place to buy cookie and cupcake boxes, has sent me 40 boxes that were designed with cookie decorators in mind!

You’ll receive 20 boxes of the small, 7″x 4.5″ size, these are perfect as a small gift!  And you’ll also receive 20 of the medium sized, 10″x 7″ boxes, perfect for holding about 6 medium sized cookies.

In addition, Julia Usher gave me a signed copy of her newest book, Ultimate Cookies, for the lucky winner of this giveaway!  This book is so beautiful and just packed full of amazing cookie decorating ideas and inspiration!

On top of that, Karen’s Cookies, the incredible sponsor and organizers of Cookie Con will give the winner of this giveaway a $50 gift certificate… so you can stock up on all the cookie decorating supplies you desire!

In all you’ll get…

40 Cookie Boxes, from BRP Box Shop 

a signed copy of Ultimate Cookies,

and a $50 gift certificate to Karens’ Cookies

To enter, simply leave a comment below (that’s it!)   (Giveaway closed)

Certainly I appreciate all of you who follow Glorious Treats on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and if you’re not already, please join along!

Comments must be left on this blog post.  E-mail subscribers, click HERE to view this post on-line and leave a comment.

One entry per person.  Open to U.S. residents only.  Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 17th, 9pm Pacific.

(Thanks to Anita, Pam and Maryann for allowing me to use a couple of their photos in this post)

********************************* Giveaway closed ********************************

Winning comment #127- Cari

419 comments

  1. meeting you was one of the highlights of my Cookiecon experience! our was suck a great weekend!

  2. Could not make cookiecon this year, but it was like I was there, very thankful for all the posts and pictures. You guys did an amazing job. I will be there next year for sure. Thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays!

  3. I just placed my first order with Karen’c Cookies. I will definitely shop there FIRST when I’m looking for decorating items. I loved the personal touch of a hand-written “thank you” at the bottom of my receipt and very prompt service!

  4. Would have loved to have been at Cookie Con…maybe next year though!

  5. Love your blog!!!

  6. What a generous giveaway, Glory!

  7. I can only wish that i could go to cookie con. It sounds like such fun. What a tremendous learning experience. Thanks for sharing

  8. Those cookies are amazing!

  9. I love this post and the pictures of all the cookies….just makes me want to bake and decorate!!!!

  10. What a fantastic event, it looks like it was a lot of fun. Happy holidays.

  11. Love your blog! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  12. This is a pretty awesome post and giveaway!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

  13. What a great giveaway and amazing cookies!!

  14. Glory, you are one of my cookie idols. I have learned so much from you , especially at CookieCon. Can.t wait for the next one and hopefully get to meet you in person.

  15. Your posts are always worth taking time to peruse. Thank you for sharing your passion, tips and works of art with this wannabe :)

    I appreciate the simplicity of entry

  16. I look forward to your new and exciting ideas and photos! Also for sharing all your experience and knowledge so freely! Merry Christmas!

  17. Thanks so much for sharing, CookieCon looked like a great chance to learn more and to have a wonderful time! I would absolutely love to go next year!!!

  18. I made your Gingerbread recipe yesterday…and it was so good. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  19. even though i never win at these giveaways..i still have hope :) thanks for sharing :)

  20. Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. That sounds like the most wonderful weekend! I made gingerbread men with my little boys today (actually we made the dough and cut them out yesterday) and when I went upstairs to put them to bed our dog ate the whole tray! That was my cookie disaster for the day, ugh!

  22. I’m just getting into decorating cookies and I am really enjoying it! Cookie Con sounds like it would be a wonderful experience.

  23. Glory, wonderful post. Fun to look at all the faces of folks whose names are really familiar. Thanks for the give away. Wonderful prizes. Thank you again–Katy

  24. I loved meeting you at CC Glory and so enjoyed your presentation!

    Thanks!

  25. Always find your blog inspiring and fun. I’ve learned so much from your good heart of sharing your ideas!! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  26. Thank you so much for all your great ideas and blogs!

  27. Cookie Con looks like soooo much fun! Beautiful work by all. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Wow! I can only wish to make cookies as beautiful as these.

  29. Wow, some amazing cookies there!

  30. Sounds like an amazing time.

  31. Love the pics!

  32. Love looking at the beautiful cookies!

  33. Oh, I’d love to win. I can’t make this kind of cookie to save my soul – but I love them. And they are all so fantastic looking!!

  34. I loved reading this post and looking at all the gorgeous cookies. Thanks for the incredible giveaway, too.

  35. I’m making Christmas cookies right now!! I would love to win!

  36. I had never heard of Julia Usher before, but know about most of those ladies who have blogs–I follow them. :) I love Julia Usher’s cookies for the simplicity (I cannot draw a face or any object, for that matter, to save my life, but repetitive dots and lines and shapes I can do) and beauty. Wow…

  37. It was the most amazing event! Can’t believe I got to go.

  38. Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!!! Happy holidays!!

  39. CookieCon was fabulous, and so were your presentations!

  40. I’m so jealous I couldn’t go but reading this post makes me feel like I was able to share a part of it. Hopefully next CookieCon I’ll get to meet you all in person.

  41. Simply Beautiful!

  42. Beautiful! Looks like a wonderful time.

  43. Lovely giveaway! I enjoy your blog!

  44. It sounds like it was a wonderful time. Someday I hope to attend such a wonderful conference!!

  45. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Would love to have been there. I really enjoy your blog……

  46. What a fantastic giveaway!!! Love all the cookie pictures posted, thank you for sharing.

  47. I want to go to Cookie Con 2.

  48. Oh wow Glory! This is wonderful. :-) I was so happy to meet you and so many others in Louisville earlier this year at SpringFling. I wish I could’ve made the trip to Salt Lake City. I’m sure it was as wonderful as you’ve described it. Anyway, thanks for such a generous giveaway. I love following your blog as well as so many other “cookiers”. Wishing you a blessed Christmas season!

  49. The cookies look amazing and so does the weekend. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. What an awesome conference and giveaway.
    I will love to win.

  51. how inspiring !!!

  52. WOW!! Those don’t look like cookies…they are works of art! Such talent is amazing to me. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  53. What a fun weekend? It was so neat to meet everyone in person. Soooo many amazingly talented, fun, and kind women all in one hotel!

  54. Love your blog, Glory! I loved meeting you at CookieCon and can’t wait for the next one!

  55. I just discovered your blog while searching for Christmas decorative cookies. Love the blog, The cookies are truly pieces of art.

  56. It was so nice to meet you again! I really enjoyed your presentation on fondant!

  57. Hi Glory, I enjoyed meeting you at CookieCon and getting fondant tips from you during the decorating session! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  58. A cookue convention sounds like so much fun!!!!!!!!

  59. Looks like an amazing time. So glad you shared all of the fun details.

  60. I love your website. All of your treats look so yummy.

  61. It was such a thrill to meet you at CookieCon. I can’t wait to do it again next time. I learned so much from you and all of the presenters. It was a total blast! Thank you!

  62. That must have been so much fun! I am so impressed with all of the cookies, especially this first photo of the Snowman grouping. The centerpieces are also amazing.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes. I’d love to try out the cookie boxes as last night I pinned a box of your cookies for inspiration!

  63. I really love your blog! I followed some of your recipes to bake for my family and friends and they really love all the bakes!

  64. Gonna start saving now for the next cookie con!

  65. Awesome! I’m a new cookie decorated and wished I had been able to attend.

  66. I hope to attend the next Cookie Con and have the opportunity to meet you!!!

  67. i love following your blog! your ideas are simply AMAZING!!! )luv ur drum cookies btw, cant wait to try them out!)

  68. Thanks for a great recap of a terrific weekend. i can’t wait for the next one either!
    You are so generous to share all you do with all of us…. I hope I win your giveaway….. Great stuff from all my favorites!

  69. Looks like so much fun! I love cookie decorating and would love to have gone. Maybe some year…

  70. Such beautiful cookies! Too beautiful to eat! Love your work, keep inspiring!

  71. That looks like so much fun! You all are so talented–your cookies are such an inspiration to amateurs like myself!

  72. The cookies look amazing!

  73. You are an amazing cookier! I can only wish my cookies look half as beautiful! Have an amazing holiday!

  74. Cookie Con was a blast! Enjoyed all your photography tips!

  75. What can I say I love reading your blog and seeing everything you create!

  76. WIW! I could get lost in all those gorgeous cookies. It looks like you all had a blast. Thanks so much for all you do and share with us. You are an inspiration! Have a wonderful Holiday Season and thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing prize.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy 😀

  77. Cool giveaway and amazing cookies!!
    Susie

  78. These cookies are amazing!! Cookie Con looks like a really fun and inspirational event. :)

  79. Great giveaway! I’d love to be able to attend CookieCon in 2013.

  80. What BEAUTIFUL cookies! Thanks for sharing the amazing talents that you all have in making breathtaking cookies!

  81. Looks like you all had a great time! Those cookies were unbelievable! Thanks for sponsoring such a great giveaway!

  82. WOW! such talent. These are just beautiful.

  83. Would love to win this!

  84. This would be wonderful to win.

  85. wow those cookies are amazing! thanks for the chance to win!

  86. Looks like an amazing weekend! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  87. Cookie Con looked amazing! I’ll be looking out for details on the next one!And whata great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try out this box company!

  88. Beautiful deliciousness!

  89. You all are so amazingly talented. I wish I had 1/4 of your skills!!

  90. It was such a pleasure meeting you at CookieCon!! I haven’t mustered the courage to try out fondant more, but I think of your photography presentation often. Thank you for being so approachable and “down to Earth”!

  91. All the cookies are beautiful!! Thank u for sharing and your inspiration!!

  92. Woohoo! I love viewing and reading all of your posts. Everyone’s cookies are just amazing. Part of my afternoon routine is checking out your new posts. Thanks again for inspiring me!

  93. Love your blog. Cookie con looks like so much fun!

  94. I simply cannot wait to attend the next cookie con! I hope it falls in line with my schedule. Thanks for this opportunity to win this great selection of things!

  95. I made it to Spring Fling, but CookieCon was out if reach. Maybe next time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Hi Glory!
    It was a thrill to meet you at Cookie Con, and you are such fun to listen to, as a presenter- you are funny and don’t even know it, it comes naturally, I am sure everyone agrees! And sharing your knowledge and expertise was such a gift. I wish you a very Merry Christmas! Nancy

  97. great giveaway! thank you so much! love your blog :)

  98. Thanks for sharing your pictures from Cookie Con ! What beautiful cookies. …what incredible talent !

  99. Cookie Con sounds like an amazing time!

  100. You all aren’t cookie decorators – you are artists! Gorgeous cookies!

  101. it looks like ya’ll had so much fun and got to see some really incredible work. i hope i can make it to cookie con someday.

  102. I made some fantastic friends at Cookie Con and we decided we can’t wait until 2014 to see each other again. We are thinking Nashville or New Orleans, probably some shopping, and maybe a little Mexican-Hookah-Dance Club so we can relive the other side of SLC Cookie Con!

  103. So wish i could of been there…looks like you ladies had a lovely time!! and OMG the cookies are stunning!

  104. Love your blog!!!

  105. I LOVE all of the cookies!!! Hope to learn how to do some of these amazing techniques :)

  106. I was lucky! I ran across a picture posted by Pam (Cookiecrazie) on her facebook page while she was at CookieCon. It was a picture of Gygi’s wall of cookie cutters that I have visited many a time when in need of cookie cutters. I had no idea what CookieCon was at the time, but I live in the area and knew instantly you were all in Salt Lake City and that I had to be there. Although I was there only for the last day, I felt priviledged to be there.. (Met Karen and she invited me to stay.) I met all of my favorite cookie people and had a blast. It was most amazing to walk in and see the very things I was interested in had been searching for…boxex, cookie cutters, designs and techniques. I was in “cookie heaven”. Thank you so much for letting me be there. Loved meeting all of you and learning so many great things..

  107. How could I not have been following you before this?

    Cookie Con looked like great fun, wish I could have been there.

  108. Simply. Fabulous.

  109. Love your cookies! Love your blog! and love your giveaways! Hope I win!

  110. Thanks so much for this wonderful post. The photos and your comments made cookie con come to life for those of us unable to attend. I hope to be able to attend next time.
    Meanwhile folks like you make the cookie decorating experience come to life and encourage the less talented, aka me, to try.

  111. How fun! Thank you for your regular inspiration!!

  112. I love your blog and giveaways!

  113. Maybe some day I can go to cookie con too! :)

  114. Oh how I wish Cookie Con would come to central florida!!!!!

  115. I would love to win this..

  116. Oh! Cookie con sure looks like fun! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  117. What a fantastic prize package.

  118. What a wonderful post. I really wish I could have made it to CookieCon this year….will definitely be at the next one!!

  119. I love reading your posts and your recipes. I didn’t make it to Cookiecon, but I do follow Glorious Treats on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and by email.

  120. BEAUTIFUL cookies!!!

  121. I sure hate that I had to miss Cookie Con! I feel like I missed “The Ball”! Hopefully I can go this coming year!

  122. Tis the season for cookie baking

  123. Wish I could have been there looks like everyone had a wonderful time and learned a lot.

  124. Looks absolutely wonderful!

  125. I love your cookies, I have tried to copy, but am not a successful as you. But I will continue to try. Keep on posting..

  126. Wish I could have met everyone at Cookiecon! Crossing my fingers on this giveaway! Thank you!

  127. I found your blog through Pintrest a few months ago and it you have so many great ideas! It inspired me to take some decorating classes and now I am hooked on decorating!

  128. Thanks to all the sponsors for what they did to give all our great decorators a chance to once again share so much with us…(I’m a happy dreamer that someday I might be part of it all…until then, we get to enjoy via emalls)

  129. Sounds fun! I would love to go some year!

  130. I would love to be the winner, I’m sure the book has tons of tips, tricks, and ideas. I will be make cookies for my kids classroom and I’m sure it would have great ideas. Thanks.

  131. Thanks for such a generous giveaway! Your blog is great!

  132. I’ve been looking for a good place to get boxes! I love it! Thanks!!!

  133. I learned so much at Cookiecon! My decorating has definitely improved and so has my number of decorating toys! I enjoyed meeting and learned so much from you! Thank you!

  134. What an awesome giveaway….and such amazing samples of cookie art pictured above by all you cookiers!

  135. What an inspiration. Great work. Thank you for a beautiful blog.

  136. Thanks for posting this – it was a wonderful reminder of how much fun I had at CookieCon!

  137. These cookie creations are beautiful! So creative.

  138. WOW! I’m glad you had a great time. I want to go next time. It looks like fun. Love your blog I learned a lot from all your work. They are very inspirational. Thanks for all you do, Merry Christmas!!!

  139. Wow! What an amazing event! And such lovely artistry. I wish I were so talented :)

  140. Omg! This is all so amazing! I hope I can attend Cookie Con someday it would be amazing to learn so much in real life that I have been trying to learn online! This giveaway is perfect too! My room is filled with boxes from previous Karen’s Cookies orders, that gift certificate would be so lovely! Thank you for this :)

  141. Thanks for sharing about BRP! I’ll check it out.

  142. I just found your website through Karen’s Cookies, and I am just amazed at your talent and creativity.

  143. Thank you for the chance :)

  144. Cookies are too pretty to eat!

  145. That looks like fun! Thanks for the give away.

  146. Your blog design is my absolute favorite and your work is AMAZING. I just love to see what you do.

  147. CookieCon looks like so much fun! Thanks for sponsoring the Giveaway! I always enjoy your blog!

  148. Awesome decorated cookies! I hope to one day be able to decorate cookies like that!!!

  149. i’m always looking for ways to transport my cookies – love the boxes! also, that book looks great, too!

  150. Hope to make it to Cookie Con next year!

  151. OMG, Glory! This looks like it was a fantastic CookieCon! ! ! I would have loved to have been able to attend! I’m going to have to watch for the details on the next one! And what an amazing and generous give-a-way! Whoever wins this will be one lucky duck!
    * fingers crossed – – – cuz, I sure hope it’s me! LOL! :) *

  152. I am dumbfounded by the amount of things you can do with a cookie! All of the artists at the cookie con are ridiculously talented. I keep telling myself I will try to make awesome cookies like yours one day and have the patience to actually try, but they are REALLY intimidating! Fantastic work! I bet that event was loads of fun

  153. What a big fun party! And the cookies are gorgeous!

  154. What a fabulous give away. I wished I could have made it to Cookie Con… hoping to be able to make it next year.

  155. Cookie Con sounds so wonderful! I’d love to attend something like that some day, but those types of outings are never close to me and I just can’t afford the travel costs. But I can at least learn new techniques and designs from your blog. I read it all the time and love your recipes. I’ve gotten so many good ones off of this blog and have learned a lot. Thanks for offering this giveaway. It’s been so long since I’ve won anything I’d love to win this. Have a very wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Year!

  156. I would have loved to be there to meet you and the other amazing ladies!

  157. Beautiful cookies!

  158. beautiful cookies! hope to win that book :)

  159. Those cookies look AMAZING! Just starting to dabble in cookie decorating. I have a lot to learn and am eager to start experimenting! Love the posts!

  160. Thank you ALL for sharing your cookie creations. I have learned lots from everyone.

  161. Wow! Cookie Con! Must have been great to hang out with other great cookie decorators. I’m just getting started in this fun hobby, trying some new things and learning better piping techniques. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  162. All of those cookies are INCREDIBLE. Seriously, such talent!

  163. I follow all of your cookie friends blog as well as yours. I thank you for all the incredible effort you put into them!

  164. WOW!!

  165. I so wish I could have attended CookieCon this year. Maybe next year. Fingers crossed! :)

  166. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. The cookies look stunning. What beautiful cookies. Would love to learn to decorate cookies.

  167. I found your blog a couple months ago and have read every one of your posts. Now I bake almost ever week inspired by your beautiful creations. I look forward to all of your other projects!

  168. These cookies are beautiful!

  169. Hi Glory! I have followed your blog for a long time and have used several of your delicious recipes…they always turn out beautifully! Thank you for everything that you share with your readers. Your work is truly inspirational!

  170. I love following your blog…love your cookies…love Karen’s Cookies….I
    WISH I’d come to Cookie Con!! Thank you for your wonderful give-away!!

  171. Thank you for this giveaway. I really like all the cookies. So beautiful! Not sure I could make em myself though I don’t mind staring at them :-)

  172. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and inspiration with us — Happy Hoplidays! Oh…and I hope you pick me! 😉

  173. Had a blast at cookiecon, can’t wait for the next one. It was a pleasure meeting you, thanks for all the tips and great ideas (and this giveaway).

  174. What a great giveaway. 2013 will definitely be more cookies, cookies, and more cookies.

  175. I love your blog! CookieCon looks like a great event I will be watching for next year.

  176. This is an awesome giveaway…thanks to all involved!

  177. What amazing inspiration!!

  178. Thank you for doing this fun giveaway.

  179. I love your blog! Thank you for sharing all your inspiring ideas!

  180. A friend turned me on to your blog because of the georgeous cupcakes, and….got hooked on making the sugar cookies. So much fun, I am inspired by your designs and all of the other wonderful cookie people out there.
    Would love to attend the next convention, will keep in the loop.

  181. Glorious giveaway 😉

  182. Those cookies are absolutely gorgeous! I love the little TV’s!

  183. Would love to go, thanks for the pics!

  184. Great Give-away! I am looking forward to attending the 2012 Cookiecon–you all looked like you had so much fun at this one 😉

  185. whoops, I meant looking forward to the 2014 cookiecon!!!!

  186. Really enjoy your blog :) Great giveaway, too :)

  187. Glory – thank you so much for sharing. I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and look forward to your emails. You are a wonderful and inspirational artist.

  188. That looks like so much fun!

  189. I am in love with that giant lace cookie. How beautiful!

  190. I want go to cookie con!!!

  191. ooh how i would love to have the talents to do all these beautiful cookies! what a great giveaway!

  192. Inspiring & amaizing!!

  193. Wow. Wow. Wow. Those cookies are such beautiful works of art. Looks amazing. So glad you had such a great time at Cookie Con.

  194. I have always been too intimidated to decorate cookies. Your excitement and joy over Cookie Con and everyone involved reminded me that I shouldn’t be intimidated. I just need to take the time to find the right people to show me how to learn the technique. Thanks for sharing a part of your experience. 😉

  195. Glory, it was so great to get to meet you at CookieCon and to learn from the person behind the blog. Taylor is getting several fondant tools for Xmas cause she’s been bugging me to death to try fondant since we’ve been home. Don’t be surprised if she wants to send you pictures of her creations! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Happy Holidays to you & your family.

  196. Beginning “cookier” here! Thank you for sharing pics and info for us newbies to learn from the best!!

  197. Sounds like CookieCon is/was a cookie decorator’s dream. Thank you for posting photos and comments so those of us who couldn’t attend could experience it vicariously!!

  198. Amazing what people can do with cookies! Edible Art!

  199. Looks like a fun event.

  200. Amazing cookies! Would love to go next year!

  201. Love all the cookies! I would like more info on the convention please! Thank you!

  202. Those are all so amazing!

  203. wow, thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

  204. Thanks for the giveaway….Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  205. Oh my word! I would love to win this giveaway!

  206. So wish I could have gone to CookieCon. Since I follow you all it would have been great tosee you.

  207. Really beautiful work, and thank you for the giveaway. Good Luck !!!

  208. I am AMAZED at the level of talent of these bakers. It gives me a goal. Hope to someday be that good.

  209. I would love to learn to decorate cookies like you ladies do. I bake alot. I have a high schooler and her friends keep telling me to open my own cookie buisiness. But I lack in the beautiful art work that you do. These items would help alot! Thanks, Jill

  210. I would love to attend cookie con someday and see it all in action!

  211. All of the cookies are amazing! What a talented bunch of people!

  212. I’m amazed at what such talented decorators are able to do with cookies. Too beautiful to eat :)

  213. Love your blog!!!!

  214. Those cookies look amazing. Looks like it was a fabulous event.

  215. I love your blog. I visit it everyday.

  216. Looks like you had a terrific time!

  217. Wonderful event….love the christmas cookies…as always great inspiration!!!

  218. Although not physically I felt like I was there through your pictures and stories. Thanks for sharing :)

  219. What an incredible experience you all were able to give to all of the Cookie Con attendants. I have heard so many wonderful things about all of the presenters and the whole event! Thank you for being a part of it this year! I hope you’ll be at the next one, because I DO intent to be!

  220. Wow! There are no other words. You all are so talented!

  221. To be honest, that is absolutely damn awesome!
    I wish I could have a talent for that. Now you’ll have a new visitor from Germany. 😉

    I wish you all and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
    Take care!

  222. This is an awesome giveaway! All the cookies look so amazing…I’m in awe of the talent.

  223. Awesome site and an amazing give away..

  224. Looks like a fun time :)

  225. What a lovely post, you certainly had a blast over there. Loved the pictures and the giveaway is an exciting ending to this post

  226. This looks like a great time. Fun time of year with all the holiday baking too.

  227. I have Julia’s other book, and I would love to have this one! What a fun time!

  228. Gorgeous cookies! I especially love the tv ones. Thanks for the chance to win!

  229. Looks like you had a great time. Delicious looking cookies.

  230. AMAZING cookies! Great job! :)

  231. I love your blog and can wait for the next cookiecon.

  232. Love your blog! What great ideas! Thanks for the opportunity.

  233. I lovely blog and beautiful pictures from Cookie Con! Glad you had fun!

  234. Thank you for such an inspiring post! I’ve been making drop cookies all day, trying to get my nerve up to start the “official cookies of Christmas”. My family ( all guys) care only about taste but I’d love to feed them pretty iced cookies. Your blog post will certainly help! Thank you for sharing!

  235. That black lace cookie is gorgeous! I loved reading your recap :)

  236. These cookies are all flawless!!

  237. Love the cookiecon idea wish we had something like that in the Midwest! Thanks for sharing!

  238. What an inspiration! I make cookies as gifts and as a way to keep tradition alive. I love to use cookies when teaching language and working with children. Thanks for sharing the wonderful decorating ideas!

  239. What a wonderful gift this would be!!

  240. Wow! What wonderful pictures! What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  241. Wow! I am so envious of all that amazing talent!

  242. Looks like you had a great time. Great giveaway.

  243. Such a cool giveaway…I’ve been following this blog for about 8 months now, was inspired by my sister’s baby shower cookie request! I’ve been blogging about baking ever since. :)

  244. I would love to attend cookie-con next year, better start saving my money now! Thanks for thr great give away! would love to win!

  245. Wow! I love this Giveaway! and would love to win!

    All of the cookie photos are awesome! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! =)

  246. Amazing cookies! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  247. Those cookies are so gorgeous, they look more like art than food!

  248. I love the Christmas tree and fireplace! It looks life like!

  249. I truly love looking at all the cookies. It gives me inspiration to try. Thank you :)

  250. Wow what beautiful cookies! Looks like a wonderful event!

  251. Wow…all those cookies look really beautiful!!! That must have been really fun. :) Yummy works of art is always a fun gift to give. :) Thanks for the giveaway

  252. Wow! Those are amazing! Thanks for sharing~looks like you all had fun, too.

  253. What can I say…beautiful cookies and amazing talent!

  254. Oooh, that looks like it was SO much fun!!

  255. Amazing giveaway! The boxes would be great for gift giving treats for people at work!

  256. Looks like a great time-thanks for the giveaway.

  257. Amazing giveaway and beautiful cookies. Love your blog.

  258. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Would be fun to be part of a weekend like that.

  259. I think the first thing I saw of yours were either the hydrangea cupcakes (which are truly incredibly beautiful!), or your pinks and blues Christmas cookies. You have a great talent–thank you for sharing it! Julia Usher’s books are wonderful, and wouldn’t mind having a signed one, and also having those nifty cookie boxes, and $50.00 to Karen’s Cookies. Either way, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  260. Such beautiful cookies! I hope someday my cookies look even half as pretty. Have a lovely Christmas!

  261. Wonderful! Great pictures.

  262. These cookies just make me smile! Thanks for brightening my day!!

  263. Love it! I’m in total cookie mode at the moment, so this would be perfect!

  264. Simply amazed by these cookies! I’m just starting, and if I become half the decorator I will be happy!

  265. Love your cookies and recipes!

  266. What can one say, but the cookies are beautiful…Just got into decorating cookies and finally got the icing correct on flooding…lol…Have spent alot on supplies so this would be great to win…Merry X-mas to all… 😉

  267. Wow! I am jealous of everyone that attended! Wish I was there. Thanks for such a great posting.

    Cindy

  268. sounds awesome!

  269. I bet Cookie-Con was amazing! I would love to be able to learn from you all!

  270. It is amazing how talented all of you are. Sounds like fun…

  271. Cookie-Con sounds like a lot of fun.

  272. This is an awesome giveaway, thank you for the opportunity!!!!

  273. Oh it looks like Cookie Con was such a fun convention! The cookies you posted were amazing! I especially loved the TV Through the Decades and 3-D Snowflake! And it was really nice to be able to put faces with names! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome give-away!

  274. Love all your cookie ideas, it’s very inspiring!

  275. Thanks for sharing your pics from CookieCon. It looks like it was really incredible.

  276. What a fun time!! I have so much to learn about decorating cookies, but there are some awesome bloggy teachers out there!

  277. Wow! What an amazing giveaway..Thank you soo much for the opportunity to win all these spectacular gifts.. I love the boxes, the signed book, and the gift card..You Rock!!

  278. Wow, what a great time you must’ve had. Learn and grow all the day long.

  279. I love your chocolate cupcake recipe

  280. An awesome giveaway, would love to win the boxes and be able to give my pretty cookies in a cozy box:)

  281. The cookie convention seemed amazing! I just wanted to say that thank you for this wonderful opportunity! I’m only 15 years old but an avid baker. I have been baking for quite a while now and thanks to fantabulous blogs like yours, my hobby/passion has been growing like crazy!!

  282. What an amazing give-away!!! Thank you so much Glory! I’m so bummed that I missed CookieCon, but really hope to go to the next one! Thanks, Cristin’s Cookies

  283. Love your blog! When I need a great recipe…I can always count on you!

  284. One of my next-year resolution is to make beautiful cookies!
    Thank you for your ideas and blog.

  285. Wow, thanks so much for this giveaway! Cookiers are soo giving!! I’m a big fan of yours and of Julia’s work. Also Pam’s (Cookie Crazie,…love u Pam…thanks for answering my silly questions through FB ) . Have a blessed day :)

  286. Your website has inspired me! I’ve been able to make beautiful cookies, amazingly with ease, thanks to your great directions and the recipes you share are delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

  287. Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!! Merry CHRISTmas

  288. What a great opportunity to go! Thanks for sharing. And love the giveaway.

  289. Looks like it was a lot of fun! Beautiful work by everyone! Blessings for a great 2013!
    Christine

  290. Looks like an amazing time. Hope to get to go one year. Thanks so much for sharing a small of it with us.

  291. I would love to win — thank you! Love your blog.

  292. My resolution for 2013 is to get into cookie decorating. I’m slowly picking up supplies. Yours is the only blog I check daily. I can’t wait to see what marvels you have come up with to entice us all. You are truly an inspiration!

  293. I hope to be able to do something that beautiful some day!

  294. Thank for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway!

  295. I was so bummed I couldn’t go to cookie con this year. It looked amazing!!!!! Looks like you had a great time. Love your work! :)

  296. I wish I could make cookies like that!

  297. I think you guys are all talented and would love to see y’all

  298. Thanks for such a fun giveaway! Gonna keep my fingers crossed for this one. :)

    Cookie con looked amazing!

  299. You would not believe all of the recipes that I have tried on your site. Absolutely amazing recipes and at our family gatherings/birthdays, guess who has the most unique desserts thanks to you! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

  300. So glad I returned home in time to read this posting! What beautiful cookies made in the photos you have shared. Thanks for this giveaway.

  301. Love your website and all the wonderful things you make. Thanks for a lot of great ideas. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  302. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful treats you make,

  303. Wow Beautiful work! You inspire and thank you for the giveaway.!

  304. Love your site. And I also buy my boxes from brp! haven’t tried the cookie boxes yet but I’d love to.

  305. I love decorating cookies! My mom, sisters and I have decorated Christmas cut-outs for as long as I remember. Now that we are all out of the house, my mom makes a trip down to see us in December so we can still decorate cookies together – so much fun!

  306. Wow! Had no clue that there are cookie conventions!
    Thx for sharing and for sharing this awesome cookie giveaway. I am still fairly new to cookie making but I know that practice makes perfect.
    :) thx again and I luv your blog, always anticipating the next email .

  307. Wow! Gorgeous cookies! So much talent!! :):)

  308. Love your website thanks for the giveaway
    Happy Holidays!

  309. The cookies look amazing! And, what a great giveaway!

  310. What a great giveaway and amazing cookies!!

  311. What a great giveaway! It looks like everyone had lots of fun!

  312. Wow! What an amazing event and such gorgious cookies. Awesomw giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!

  313. What a fun time!! I just love your blog and you made true works of art!

  314. Such great pictures! I have Julia’s Cookie Swap book and I absolutely love it. This is a great giveaway!

  315. Wow wow wow!
    I want to go to the next one!

  316. Great giveaway and beautiful cookies!

  317. looks like a really fun day. can regular old homebakers attend? looks like a fun weekend.

  318. Hi Glory! Thank you for sharing! These are gorgeous, true pieces of art. I am a loyal follower of your blog and your work and look forward to your posts! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  319. Wow thank you for the opportunity!

  320. Glory, thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!

  321. Sounds like fun….I wish I was there. Thanks for the giveaway.

  322. CookieCon looked fab! Maybe next year I’ll get to go drool in person =P

  323. Wow, what a fun time! This sounds like something I would LOVE to participate in someday! Thanks for sharing!

  324. Wow, the CookieCon looks amazing and I loved all of the pictures! The cookies are simply amazing, I wish I had half the talent. I enjoy your blog and I follow you on FB and Pinterest. Keep the beautiful cookies coming!

  325. What a fantastic event! I am always so inspired by your work and that of others. Cookie Con sounds like it needs to be put on my bucket list!

  326. Looks like it was an amazing get-together and the cookies….all I can say is WOW!

  327. Beautiful cookies! Looks like a wonderful event! Merry Christmas!

  328. What amazingcookies. they are abosolutely beautiful!!

  329. Wow! Also, thanks for the info on Karen’s Cookies!

  330. Wow! Knocked speechless by those cookies!

  331. I’d love to have those boxes (and everything else for that matter!) I can’t imagine how much fun Cookie Con must be – those cookies are unbelievable! Tiny works of sugar coated art!

  332. I love looking at all of these cookies! thank you!

  333. Awesome cookies, thanks for a giveaway :)

  334. Dear Glory, thank you soooo much for sharing the Cookie-con event!!! all the pictures were absolutely amazing, the creativeness of all the women present was just amazing!. I’m new to cookies and the whole cookie experience. I wasn’t even aware of the cookie convention. I will follow your advice and bookmark Cookiecon.net. I would love to attend next years event. I’m a recent widow and need to find a way to supplement my income and I think baking cookies would make all the difference in my life. I need alot of help in this area and I will be keeping in close touch. What an opportunity to possibly win the give away!! Thank you.

  335. Glad to see you had fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  336. thanks fro offering all your talented leah., and having this contest. lori fiorelli

  337. Thanks for sharing your Cookiecon experience. The cookies are amazing and very inspiring!

  338. I just found out about your site…I was looking at al the wonderful cookie’s and thing’s to make and they all look delicious…I’m very excited about your site…Just got called iinto work so I have to look at this later….Thank you for having a giveaway…
    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

  339. This would be perfect to get me started decorating!

  340. That looks like an amazing convention!

  341. Yay, cookies.

  342. I LOVE your site! I recently tried the RiceCrispy Christmas trees for the children at our faculty Christmas party. They were a huge success.

  343. Love your blog!

  344. Cookie Con is amazing. Such a great display of talent!

  345. So many new ideas. So little time. But Im gonna give it a try.

  346. I really wanted to go to Cookie Con, but I had to cancel my reservation due to a change incircumstances. Thank you for giving me a glimpse into the amazing weekend, and thank you for offering such a wonderful give-a-way. Maybe this will be the one I actually win :-)

  347. Beautiful cookies!

  348. I am so jealous that I could not go to Cookie Con! Looks like so much fun! And thanks for the great giveaway!!!!!

  349. Oh how I’d love to win BOXES!!!! The other goodies would be a bonus! I can’t wait for the next Cookie Con.

    Jackie Lee

  350. Wow what a great giveaway! Looks like you ladies had an amazing time at the cookie convention!!

  351. I would love to win these boxes. I only do treats for charities at this time. I am a caregiveer to my husband so I would love to be able to have these for a better presentation when I deliver my goodies to the charity.

  352. LOVE this giveaway! Please oh please pick me! :)

  353. CookieCon was the bomb and so are you! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  354. Your work is amazing! Cookie-con looks like the best weekend ever. So much talent and it seems everyone appreciates everyone’s work!

  355. So sad to have missed CookieCon this year! Love seeing all of the pictures and BRP boxes are my FAVORITE!! Thanks for a very fun giveaway! :) Merry Christmas!

  356. Such beautiful talent at cookiecon 2012! Thanks for the chance at winning a prize 😉

    ~Kathleen

  357. I so wanted to go to the cookie con. Looks like I really missed out! It would be so fun to win this giveaway :)!!

  358. Oh, I so hope I can go to cookie con next year!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  359. I’m new to cookie decorating and would love to have Julia Usher’s book to help me out (and the other goodies too!). :)

  360. I am soo glad I found your site. I have it book marked and will definitely be visiting. I never even knew cookiecon existed. Thanks for opening my eyes. Beautiful artworks, and thanks for sharing it.

  361. I’ve always been a fan of your website! Thank you for the giveaway!

  362. What a sweet giveaway! Any cookie maker will be delighted to win these prizes.

  363. I love my BRP boxes!! The cookie book from Julia would be awesome. I am just starting out in the cookie decorating world so these wonderful gifts would be much appreciated. I wish I could have gone to Cookie Con…maybe someday!! Merry Christmas!!

  364. I love your work!! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

  365. I was at COOKIE CON and was was excited to meet all the speakers whose work I admire so much. I would love to win these prizes. I did not get an autographed book of Juilia’s and I love BRP boxes and KARENS. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  366. Love to read about all the fun cookie ideas and designs. Amateur here, but always looking to learn more!

  367. I just recently started to experiment with cookies this holiday season by making gift boxes of sugar cookies for my friends and teachers. It’s been nice to take a break from cupcakes!

  368. Cookie Con would have been amazing. Those are not cookies, they are works of art (does anyone ever eat them? I couldn’t!). Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  369. What beautiful cookies! Thank you for the giveaway Glory :)

  370. Cookie Con looks like a grand time. I can’t wait to attend the next one!

    Many thanks for the opportunity!
    Joan

  371. I love following you on your blog, FB and on Pinterest. I would love to win!

  372. Thanks so much for the photography session. I think about all your tricks as I take pictures now.

  373. Those cookies are COMPLETELY gorgeous! Bet they are all yummy too!

  374. Cookie Con – one of the highlites of my year. I can’t thank you enough for telling me to stop taking picutres of my cookies on the cookie sheets! I now put a little thought into the photos!!

  375. Thank you for sharing the recap of CookieCon! It looks like so much fun and I’m hoping that next year I’ll be able to fit it into my schedule.

  376. That looks like it was so much fun!

  377. Those cookies look amazing. I could only hope to be able to make cookies that look half that good.

  378. How awesome would it be able to freely spend $50 on cookie goodies without any guilt.

  379. Such beautiful cookie creations! Would love to try out the recipe book and package up my holiday cookies in those cute boxes!

  380. I love the photos! i’m not a great decorator but cooking them is my favorite part! you have some awesome recipes!

  381. Love your cookies!

  382. Hi Glory I’m new to this website but I I’m going to start decorating cookies and selling them. I love your website I think that your website is really cool.

  383. Amazing cookies and wonderful giveaway1 Thanks for sharing!

  384. What a perfect gift . . . giveaway…. this is! Oh I hope I can finally win something!

  385. How fun! I’d be so intimidated to be in that crowd though! :)

  386. What a great giveaway!!! So fun!!

  387. All my cookie idols in one room! I have learned so much from them all!

  388. I am so amazed at all of the talent out there! I would love to attend this convention next year!

  389. Such an inspiration and an awesome event. Fantastic in every way. Love those cookies!

  390. OMG! I would love to attend one of these events! I keep telling my family I need to find a class so I can really learn how to do all these beautiful cookie techniques! Especially to have someone available right there for questions and guidance – invaluable! Equally good (well, next best 😉 anyway) – winning this for all the tools to learn & play!

  391. The conference looked awesome! One day I hope to be there:)

  392. Sounds like a fantastic event! Love it!

  393. What awesome & inspiring cookies!!! Makes me want to take work off and play in the kitchen all day!

  394. Awesome giveaway!

  395. Thank you for such a fun giveaway. I love your blog :)

  396. I am new to decorating cookies and this looks like SO much fun :) Maybe in a few years .

  397. Wish I could have gone to CookieCon. Looks like it was a blast! Love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  398. I would love to have Julia’s new book!!!

  399. This would be a dream for me to get these gifts! I wanted to go to Cookie Con more than anything, but was unable to go. I love cookie decorating so much and these things would really help me out a lot. I absolutely adore your site too! Love your desserts!

  400. Would love to win these amazing prizes!

  401. How amazing that there was a cookie conference!

  402. I’d LOVE to win!

  403. I have been wanting a copy of Julia Usher’s new book. Thanks for the chance to win and also for your gReat website.

  404. Magnifique!! A great giveaway. I am crossing my hands.

  405. I need to try baking …. now I just look at the beautiful pictures!

  406. Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

  407. I would love to win this!

  408. Beautiful – just showed my 9 year old and she loved all of them!

  409. Very inspiring !

  410. Wonderful site you have here. You have truly made a name for yourself. Great giveaway!

  411. What a fun giveaway! Merry Christmas

  412. I’m glad you had such a great time! I love how you look so tan in the group picture after the pciture of the couple who put on the convention! You are one hot cookie lady! I think next time you will need me to go along with you to be your assistant or just stand and do Vanna White poses! LOL Love you!
    ~Cecilia

  413. I love all of the beautiful work that everyone did. The cookies are amazing, I wish I could actually do some of the amazing artistry. :)

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