Sunday, November 25, 2012

What Happened at Cookie Con.....

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to spend 4 days with a
group of incredibly talented cookie ladies.

I've mentioned once or twice that you have to be nice to make cute cookies and this weekend absolutely proved that without a doubt.

Welcome to CookieCon!!

(hosted and produced by Karen and Mike of Karen's Cookies)

This giant ballroom was our cookie home for the days we were in Salt Lake City.

Here we are listening to our presenters introduce themselves 
and the first of HUNDREDS of giveaways from our generous sponsors!


Julia Usher - Recipes for a Sweet Life
Elizabeth Adams - Arty McGoo
Maryann Rollins - The Cookie Artisan
Alison Stinnett - Ali Bee's Bake Shop
Callye Alvarado - Sweet Sugarbelle
Glory - Glorious Treats
Pam Sneed - Cookie Crazie
Lisa Snyder - The Bearfoot Baker


Plastics in Print
The Cookie Thing
The Cookie Cutter Company
American Tradition Cookie Cutters
Country Kitchen Sweetart
Spices etc.
Designer Stencils
Julia Usher
Karen's Cookies
Foose Cookie Cutters
BRP Box Shop
Kool Cookie Cutters

I won Julia Usher's new book from Julia herself!
(...she even signed it!!!)

We spent the weekend laughing and chatting and 
finally meeting other bakers and bloggers that we only know through the internet.

Arty McGoo (left) lights up a room just as brightly as you would imagine her to.

(I'm in the middle)

And Miss Pam (right)...she doesn't know this yet, but I've adopted her. 
Uh-huh, I have.

She's my new sister and we're going to decorate the world with Christmas trees together.
They will be decorated with cookies.  

Her cookies will be covered in glaze, mine with royal icing,
 and they will live in harmony and create world peace.

Here's Callye, Miss Sugarbelle herself!
She's lovely and gracious and sweet as can be.

...and we totally have baby boys that were born on exactly the same day of the same year!

I have no idea what that means...but how fun is that!?

I'm sure they'd be best friends forever if they'd met and would talk for
 hours about how much they just want a package of Oreos!

Miss Lisa!  The Bearfoot Baker!

Love her.  Just love her.
She's great.

I might even camp if it meant hanging out with her!

I met lots and lots of people...just not enough photos!
Too much laughter.

We left the hotel now and again.
Delicious dinners, shopping and .....

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir!

They were amazing...and I'm hoping they said a prayer for the crazy cookie ladies.

Know why?

We had to clean up this room after demo day.

The cookies were gorgeous....

tablecloths, not so much.

Karen and Mike are already planning the next CookieCon!

Hope you'll join us!

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Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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  1. How is it possible that you are all so skinny!?! Don't you eat the cookies????? Sheesh! lol Looks like it was a ton of fun! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. It almost pains me to read all the CookieCon posts, but hopefully I can plan ahead for the next one:) Looks like an amazing time, and I would so LOVE to meet my cookie heroes/buddies!

    1. I hope you'll be there Sue!! Come over and sit at my table 'Kay?

    2. I'll take you up on that, Lizy B! :)

  3. It was such a fun weekend and so much fun meeting all you amazing cookie decorators!!! Hope to see everyone again next Cookie Con!!! Nice meeting you!!!


  4. What a fun time! I think meeting blogger friends is so amazing. :)

  5. That weekend was so much more than I thought it would be. So much fun!!!

  6. Awww.......what a sweet post. And I thank you for adopting me. I'm happy to be your sister, sweet friend. Yes, yes yes.....we will decorate cookie trees the worldwide to create much harmony and world peace. I'm totally with you on this project. I've already started in my 'bout you? Whenever you're ready to travel, just say the world

    Such wonderful memories of CookieCon. I can't wait for the next one....

    Love you, girlfriend. :) ♥♥

  7. I'm with Sue!! I loved reading all about it... I actually had a ticket and at the last minute was unable to attend. Sometimes that happens with three littles at home. But I am already planning for the next one...can't wait to meet all of you in person!!! Thanks for sharing the fun with all of us!!


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