CookieCon Sponsors and Giveaway! *Giveaway Closed*

19 Nov

Mike and I recently got back from hosting CookieCon 2012. It was so much fun! We had such a great group of cookie-loving people together for a weekend of cookie decorating and cookie-art appreciating! I will do a post about the actual event soon, but I wanted to give a huge thank you and shout-out to our awesome sponsors. One of the things that made it so much fun was the their amazing and generous support.  Here’s a peek inside the goody bags:

We had a few left-overs from our goody bag assembly, so we’re going to give away some bundles of goodies to those who weren’t able to attend this year. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First let’s talk about what was in the bags!

Mandy Wallington from Kool Cookie Cutters came all the way from Perth, Australia to attend CookieCon , and she brought with her gum leaf cookie cutters, handmade in Australia!  So awesome!

Julia M. Usher came and demonstrated how to use stencils, (among other awesome things! Thank you Julia!!). Designer Stencils is THE place for culinary stencils, and they donated a stencil to every attendee. This one can be used for brush embroidery. So cool!

Along with the donation of one of their awesome projectors as a grand prize, Kopykake donated a gift pack of frosting sheet decals to everyone. We had fun playing with them during open decorating.

American Tradition Cookie Cutters sent cookie cutters for everyone! They are such a great company and have a fun selection of high-quality cutters. Check them out!

Patrick from Plastics in Print sent a cutter for everyone. Their custom cutters are very reasonably priced and they also have some really fun stock shapes.

Fondarific sent a sample of their delicious fondant for everyone to try. Did you know they have fondant in lots of fun flavors? Buttercream, mocha, grape, peppermint…. just to name a few. It is great fondant!

Fancy Flours sent some really fun wafer paper sheets for everyone. The attendees got to play around with them during the open decorating session, and it was so much fun to watch what they did with the wafer paper. Very fun! Have you tried wafer paper yet?

Kip and Connie from BRP Box Shop came and participated in CookieCon. They were such a fun addition, and we were so happy to have them there! In addition to donating an awesome grand prize (A BRP- Branded BIKE!), and a Half-as-Grand second prize (a BRP-Branded UNICYCLE!), they also gave generous gift packs of their boxes and bags.  Look what was in there!

Amazing, right? If you haven’t checked out BRP Box Shop yet, do yourself a favor and head right over there. They are a great company with the prettiest boxes available. They also debuted a limited-edition Ornament Box and gave one to everybody. Go check those out before they’re gone!

Americolor Corp (THE place for the best food coloring out there) donated a bottle of their awesome Soft Gel Paste coloring to everyone.

This one blew everybody’s mind. Nielsen-Massey Vanilla sent a 2-oz bottle of their Madagascar  Bourbon Vanilla to everyone! Such a fun surprise and generous addition to the goody bags.

In addition to a grand prize of a $150 gift certificate, Country Kitchen Sweet Art donated a fondant impression mat to everyone. The attendees had lots of fun playing with fondant and impression mats during Open Decorating.

Sylvia from Foose Cookie Cutters donated so many fun goodies! In addition to an awesome gift basket loaded with cutters, she also donated more than 20 gift sets of cutters to be given away, and a set of adorable mini cutters, note pad, and coupon for the goody bags.

Karen’s Cookies (that’s me!) donated a little gift pack of fun stuff to each attendee. Here’s what was in it:

We included both of Pam (Cookie Crazie)’s new exclusive cutters— the Homespun Christmas Tree and the Cupcake that we are selling through our site. We also included a PME tip, a disco dust, a pixie dust shaker, and a boo-boo stick.

I don’t have a picture of the next one because we used all of them in the goody bags. Kee-Seal donated two of their disposable decorating bags to each attendee, along with some gift packs of their bags to be given as prizes. They are great bags! Definitely check them out.

So that was what was in the bags! Although this post is dedicated to the gift bag items, I want to also mention the other awesome sponsors we had. They were just as generous, and donated prizes that were not in the gift bags:

The Cookie Cutter Company

The Cookie Thing

Spices, Etc.

Copper Gifts

Julia M Usher

Sweet Cherry Gift Shop

A huge thank you to all of the generous sponsors of CookieCon! You helped make it an awesome and memorable event for all those who were in attendance.

Now for those of you who weren’t able to attend, we have a chance for you to win some of this fun stuff! We don’t have complete goody bags left. We just had a few extras of some of the items. So what we are doing is giving away “bundles”– kind of like a grab-bag. Comment on this post and we will randomly choose 8 of you (through and send you a fun bundle of  goodies. Please comment by Wednesday, November 21 at midnight (wherever you are!). International entries are welcome. I will try to get the winners announced on Thanksgiving, but I might be too sleepy from all the carbs…. so I reserve the right to announce the winners on Friday. 🙂

We’d love to offer these prizes to people who didn’t already get this stuff from CookieCon.  So to be eligible, please indicate that you didn’t make it to CookieCon this year.  And you can also feel free to wish Mike’s mom, Lorene, a happy birthday! Have a great week!

337 Responses to “CookieCon Sponsors and Giveaway! *Giveaway Closed*”

  1. Caroline at 11:11 am #

    Oh how fun!!!!! I don’t know which item I love more. The fondant looks so fun to try and all those great boxes. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway! 🙂

    • Chris at 10:45 pm #

      I didn’t make it to Cookie Con. Maybe next time. All the pictures are so fun to look at. I would love to win some goodies! Happy birthday Lorene!

  2. LOL happy birthday Lorene:) And i would have loved to go to something like this, it sounds amazing. Maybe I can still win a treat:)

    • Kerri Ann at 11:21 am #

      It was so fun to read about and see all the wonderful pictures from CookieCon! I can’t wait until I can attend one and meet all the wonderful and talented cookiers I read so much about 🙂 Wishing Lorene a very Blessed birthday!

  3. Heidi at 11:13 am #

    That would have been right up my street! I love this stuff, and getting new little ideas for cookies is always so much fun! Thank for showing all the fun & exciting stuff!!!

  4. jackielee4 at 11:13 am #

    I didn’t go to CC and would love to win a treat! -Jackie

  5. Connie Donald at 11:13 am #

    I didn’t get to go to Cookie Con. I’m a little jealous! Looks like you had so much fun. I really want a chance to win a goodie bag. Happy Birthday Lorene!

  6. Donna of Carroll at 11:14 am #

    Your sponsors were very generous, as are you for offering these in a giveaway for those of us who could not make it to CookieCon. Congrats for a wonderful event. Happy Birthday to Lorene. Enter me for this stupendous stash!

  7. Linda at 11:14 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORENE !!!!! I didn’t make it to cookie con, but would love to try any of these.

  8. Patricia L at 11:14 am #

    Ooooh such wonderful goodies! Love love love making cookies and you were part of my learning curve from the getgo! Luck o the Irish be with me….

  9. Dianna Adamczak at 11:15 am #

    First of all thank you all for all the great ideas! I would love to win one of your goodies!!

  10. Kara Mellett at 11:16 am #

    Hi! What fun and neat decorating stuff! I did not make it to CookieCon, unfortunately! Happy Birthday Lorene! Hope I’m lucky enough to be a winner!!!

  11. Stephanie Sullivan at 11:16 am #

    Never been to CookieCon, this set would be a great start to my path there!

  12. Happy Birthday to Mike’s mom Lorene 🙂
    I couldn’t make it to Cookie Con this year and I’m sorry that I had to miss it. Every re-cap post that I’ve read on it is so wonderfully happy. Everyone who was able to attend was so happy that they did and they all had nothing but the highest praise for you and Mike and all the hard work that you two put in to making this event such a pleasurable experience for all the attendees. I know that plans are in the works for Cookie Con Two and I’m hoping to be able to attend.

  13. Becky Miller at 11:18 am #

    If there needed to be ANOTHER reason to attend CookieCon! What a wonderful goodie bag. Oh, I would love any single piece in there. Thanks for having a give away…and I would love to try and attend next year!

  14. Betsy Brown at 11:21 am #

    I did not attend CookieCon, but it sure looks like it was fun and that everyone got to play with some new stuff!
    Happy Birthday, Lorene!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  15. wow, this is the dream bundle! i didnt even know there was a cookiecon. this is getting serious! i would love anything from this bag!

  16. Melissa Kurras at 11:24 am #

    I didn’t attend CookieCon because I’ve never heard of it and would love more info on it. It sounds like a lot of fun. Would love some goodies from the event though! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Melissa Kurras

  17. Debbie LaRoy at 11:26 am #

    Cookie Con sounded like such a fun event! I would have fun with any of these goodies!

  18. anna51 at 11:26 am #

    Wow what an event. Wish I was there, sounds like a huge learning experience for all. Thank you for the chance to win some of those goodies.

    Happy Birthday Mike’s Mom 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  19. Fahima at 11:28 am #

    Happy Birthday to Lorene! I couldn’t attend CookieCon this year. I am learning cookie decorating so that I can impress my little girls! 🙂
    Would love to add more stuff to my baking/decorating supplies! Pick me!

  20. Oh how I wish I could have made it to CookieCon….I’ll be there next time!

  21. Tassy McCormick at 11:31 am #

    I’d LOVE some goodies!! I wasn’t able to make it to Cookie Con so this is the next best thing!!

    HaPpy BiRtHdAy LoReNe!!

  22. Nayra Klaar at 11:34 am #

    Hey! What an amazing give away!! I missed CookieCon (from The Netherlands, saving money already for next year’s Con lol)
    Seen a lot of pictures (jealoussssss lol)
    So count me iin for this great give away!

    Lorene: As we say in Holland, van Harte Gefeliciteerd!! (Happy bday!)

    Love, Nayra.

  23. M'Liss Rinaldi at 11:35 am #

    Sadly, did not make it to CookieCon. What wonderful goody bags!!! Happy Birthday, Lorene!!!

  24. Kathryn at 11:36 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! Sadly no, was unable to make it to CookieCon this year. But it looks like it was amazing!

  25. Carla at 11:37 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORENE!!!! I wish I could have made Cookie Con but there was no way financially! Saving for the next one 😀

  26. Suzanne T. at 11:38 am #

    CookieCon sounds like fun. Alas it was not in the cards for me but maybe some year. What generous suppliers and lots of fun new things to try!

  27. Rita Cooper- York, SC at 11:38 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene!!! Sadly, I did not get to attend CookieCon. I have enjoyed all that y’all are sharing though. I wanna come to the next one!

  28. Megan Pott at 11:44 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! Bummed that I couldnt go to CookieCon…Missed out on some amazing meet n greets and creative learning 😦

  29. Kristen Oliver at 11:52 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a flight to CookieCon this year…but watch out – I am so there next time 🙂 I love hearing all the stories and seeing the pictures from my girlfriends that did get to go.

  30. Teri Wiley at 11:52 am #

    Didn’t make it, but I sure wish I had!

  31. Loren Ebert at 11:55 am #

    I’m still kicking myself for not going to CookieCon. Looks like you ladies had a blast! Hopefully I can make it next year!! Any chance it will be on the East Coast? I’m on Long Island – lots of great places to host here! hint, hint ;o)

  32. Elizabeth at 11:56 am #

    Aww. Thank you so much for giving us non attendees a chance at getting some goodies!! I wish I could have attended Cookie Con and met all my awesome cookier friends. Maybe next year! Oh, and happy birthday Lorene!! xx

  33. Gisele McMullen Oakes at 11:56 am #

    Wow! Need to find out about this fun experience in advance and where it’s held!

  34. Cathie at 11:57 am #

    First: Happy Birthday Lorene!
    Second: What a fun giveaway. New gadgets and techniques to try on cookies are always welcome.
    Third: I did not attend CookieCon.

  35. Belinda Patterson at 11:57 am #

    Wow, those were great prises!! I wasn’t at the CookieCon…..know there was lots of great decorating ideas!! Happy Birthday Ms. Lorene!!

  36. Nicole Burris at 11:59 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs. Lorene!

    I was not able to attend cookie con … no matter how much I begged. So I would love to when a prize bundle.

  37. Kim J at 12:00 pm #

    I missed CookieCon…must make plans to attend the next one. I would love, love, love to win one of the gift bags. Happy Birthday Lorene!

  38. annab51 at 12:01 pm #

    Fantastic learning experience, wish I was there.
    I posted already and clicked on send me new posts.
    My mail is unbelievable, I didn’t know how to change it
    unless I came back and did this. Sorry.

  39. aheidi Rieger at 12:04 pm #

    I couldn’t go to Cookiecon because, well, I live in Switzerland! I would love to get a bag of goodies from you! What a generous gift!!!

    • Heidi Rieger at 12:05 pm #

      Darn typos! Heidi Rieger, though I am a Heidi!

  40. Natalie Byrd at 12:04 pm #

    Didn’t get to come to CookieCon this year:( Hope to make the next one! Happy Birthday Ms. Lorene!

  41. Noel D. at 12:05 pm #

    it sounds like everyone had a great time, and I mean who wouldn’t with all the stuff to do and great goodie bags. I’d love the chance to get to go sometime.

  42. kaholly at 12:07 pm #

    Happy Birthday Wishes, Lorene!! CookieCon sounds like it was a fun time!! How sweet of you to share the leftovers with all of us who couldn’t attend. Thanks for the opportunity to win some treats! ~karen

  43. Judy Rice at 12:07 pm #

    I didn’t make it to CookieCon this year (or any year for that matter) A VERY Happy Birthday to Mike’s mom, Lorene
    Would love to win!!

  44. Michelle at 12:08 pm #

    Would love the goodie bag. I wasn’t able to make it to cookie con but hope to make the next one!

  45. Jennifer at 12:11 pm #

    That sounds like so much fun!! I wasn’t able to attend, but I would be happy with any of the goodies! 🙂

  46. esti w at 12:13 pm #

    i was not at cookiecon. these are great prizes! happy birthday lorene!

  47. Carie Lopez at 12:15 pm #

    Thank you for considering all of us that could not make CookieCon. I would love to be entered to win some of the fabulous giveaways. Happy birthday Lorene!

  48. Leah Eden at 12:15 pm #

    I would have loved to go to cookie con, maybe another time! Love the gift bags so many great sponsors !

  49. Leigh Ann Shaner at 12:15 pm #

    So bummed that I missed it, but will definitely make plans for next year!

  50. Michele J at 12:17 pm #

    wow! such great sponsors and it sounded like a super event. Definitely going to try and make the next CookieCon!!

  51. Christine (Chris' Creative Confections) at 12:19 pm #

    It sounds like Cookie Con was a huge success, I hope to be able to make it to the next one! I have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures! It sure would be cool to be able to win one of the bundles, what a really neat consolation prize that would be. Thanks for all you do for all of us in the Cookie world! And Happy Birthday Lorene!

  52. Jeannine DiBart at 12:21 pm #

    CookieCon sounds amazing- wish I had been there! Maybe next year… I would love to win some amazing giveaways!

  53. Jackie at 12:23 pm #

    I would live this package of goodies! I’m hoping this Canadian can make it to the next cookie conference!

  54. Deborah at 12:25 pm #

    Happy, happy Birthday Mike’s Mommy!!! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend CookieCon but I’ve been enjoying reading about it and seeing some of the pictures in several blogs. I soooo hope I can make the next one.

  55. Kelly at 12:30 pm #

    I didn’t make it this year but lived vicariously through others. Happy Birthday, Lorene!

  56. Amanda G. at 12:31 pm #

    What a fun event! Keep up the great work!

  57. Marina at 12:33 pm #

    I hope to make it to CookieCon someday!! Happy birthday Lorene!
    I would love any of the goodie bags.
    I hope there will be a coupon soon so I can order more supplies from you guys!!!
    Wishing everyone a happy Thanskgiving!

  58. Emily at 12:37 pm #

    Happy birthday Lorene!

  59. Claudia at 12:40 pm #

    I was sadly unable to attend CookieCon and would be super cool to be one of the lucky winners. Hapyy Birthday Lorene!!!

  60. Carrie at 12:40 pm #

    So sad I wasn’t able to attend. I hope there will be another Cookie Con so that I can make it!

  61. Rachel at 12:41 pm #

    I didn’t make it to CookieCon this time, but it sounds like it was a blast! A happy birthday to Lorene, and I hope to win a goody bag…for her birthday!

  62. I started decorating cookies last Valentines day and have been hooked ever since. When I found out there was a convention about cookies…I freaked! I wasn’t able to make it this year but I will for sure be attending one in the future. To be in the presence of all that talent would be amazing! Happy Birthday Lorene! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  63. Krista at 12:45 pm #

    So Fun! Thanks for the chance to win!! 🙂

  64. Ansa Hogan at 12:52 pm #

    Looks like everyone had a lot of fun and there were some pretty nice gifts!!! Makes me wish I could have gone. If EVER there is a cookie con in CHICAGO….Ill be the first one signing up!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Sarah Rose at 12:55 pm #

    What a fun give away! I wasn’t able to make it to CC this year, but I will start saving up for next time, as soon as I buy a new mixer…

    Happy Birthday Lorene!

  66. sarit at 12:57 pm #

    wow! sounds like I missed out on the best convention in the world! hope to make it next time (from Israel) (cant wait…)
    cookiecon is the greatest idea ever!!! Happy Birthday Lorene! I wish you Health, Happiness and love.

  67. Adina Clarke at 1:00 pm #

    Oh I would so love to win any of the items. Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

  68. Happy Birthday Lorene!

    What a great opportunity……sadly, I missed CookieCon, so this is a chance for me to pretend that i got to so! I can not wait until the next one….I will be coming for sure!

  69. Alicia Morrell at 1:07 pm #

    Sounds like it was alot of fun. Pretty cool stuff you came home with!

  70. Heather Harper at 1:25 pm #

    Happy birthday Mikes mom!!! I was unfortunately not a cookie con attendee so I would LOVE to win anything listed. I love Karens and am amazed by the level of detail you give to us customers.

  71. antonia at 1:26 pm #

    cookiecon it was so far away from my house. i would be amazing to come 😛 happy birthday lorene

  72. Alisa at 1:27 pm #

    What a great giveaway! I didn’t get to Cookie Con because of football season. Happy Birthday, Lorene!

  73. sherie wilcox at 1:32 pm #

    I didn’t make it to Cookie Con, either. 😦 I would love to win a little prize. And Happy Birthday, Lorene!

  74. Jacqui Hernandez at 1:36 pm #

    Oh my goodness I so wish I had been able to go. Seeing all of the blogs recounting the event is the next best thing, however makes me wish even more I’d gone!! Hopefully next year I will get to meet all the fabulous cookie designers at cookie con 2013!! 🙂

    Ps: happy birthday Lorene!!!! Wishing you a wonderful birthday!

  75. Tziona at 1:44 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing event! Wish I could have been there! Would live to win and participate in my own way in the open decorating. And a happy birthday to Mike’s mom.

  76. Loretta Holland at 1:49 pm #

    I had the chance to go and let it go–deeply regret it.

  77. Salpie at 1:51 pm #

    I guess you had a lot of fun. One thing I’m sure of it, it was not a goody bag, it was a TREASURE BOX 🙂 Wish I’v been there too. Maybe one of these days (a dream come true). Happy Thanksgiving day to everyone.

  78. Carriebeth at 1:57 pm #

    Looks like y’all had fun and those goodies bags are awesome!!

  79. Kathy at 2:12 pm #

    Thank you for posting on this event. I would love to be able to attend something like this. You guys are terrific decorators! I roam around your sites everyday just waiting for new posts. Will definitely look at these vendors sites.

  80. amybernardi at 2:14 pm #

    I wasn’t lucky enough to be able to attend CookieCon this year, but I’m really hoping to make the next one! Sounds like it was an amazing time!!

    Happy Birthday to Lorene!!

  81. beth robinson at 2:15 pm #

    I wasn’t able to come to cookie con, hope to in the future 🙂

    Happy birthday to Lorene

  82. angela at 2:23 pm #

    Im from the UK, wish we had a cookie con here! Happy birthday Lorene!

  83. Emma at 2:31 pm #

    CookieCon seems to be an amazing experience with lots of little gitfs 🙂
    Happy birthday Lorene!

    Greetings from Spain!

  84. Teresa Alcántara at 2:40 pm #

    I would love to be able to attend CookieCon. Great giveaway. Best wishes for Lorene

  85. Molly Bentsen at 2:42 pm #

    Cookie Con must have been such a blast! Sorry I wasn’t there. Happy birthday to Lorene, like me a November-born gal.

  86. Jamie Dixon at 2:47 pm #

    I would LOVE to receive goodies from Cookie Con since I wasn’t able to make it this year! I live seeing everyone’s pictures on fb and reading the blog posts.

    Happy Birthday Lorene!!!

  87. Jaclyn at 2:51 pm #

    The gift bags look like they were fantastic! I love the world of cookie decorating, so many generous people, you guys included 🙂 I was sad that I couldn’t make it to Cookie Con this year and am already looking forward to the next event!

  88. Ari at 3:02 pm #

    wow! Can we hace Cookie con in Spain?? : Lucky you!!! Looks all great??

  89. We don’t have Cookie Con in the UK,looks like I missed a good event, but would love to win some goodies, happy birthday Lorene

  90. Holly at 3:14 pm #

    I wish I could have attended CookieCon, but was unable to. Awesome giveaway! Happy Birthday to Lorene too!

  91. Stephanie A Gonzales at 3:23 pm #

    Pick me, pick me 🙂

  92. Rebecca McGeorge at 3:35 pm #

    Can’t wait for next year to experience Cookie Con!
    Happy Birthday Lorena!

  93. Emily at 3:47 pm #

    I would love to win, and didn’t attend Cookie Con. Thank you!

  94. Jamila at 3:51 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene, and Wow! That would be fun to win…

  95. Adee at 3:52 pm #

    I couldn’t go to cookie con, but would love some of these goodies! Happy birthday Lorena 🙂

  96. paddle attachment at 3:55 pm #

    Sadly, I didn’t attend CookieCon. It sounds like it was fantastic! Next year, for sure!!! I’d love to win some cookie goodies. Happy Birthday to Mike’s mom, Lorene! Kristina

  97. Nicole Roy Rembisz at 4:10 pm #

    I can’t wait for the day when I can go to CookieCon! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you 🙂

  98. Traci Gilmore at 4:14 pm #

    Cookie Con looks like it was fun; wish I could have been there! I’d love to win some cookie goodies:). Happy Birthday, Lorene. Hope it’s a very happy one!

  99. Sandra K. M. at 4:32 pm #

    Didn’t get to attend CookieCon but seeing all the great stuff really makes me wish I did! Happy Birthday to Lorene and thanks for the chance to win!

  100. pullin05 at 4:39 pm #

    Aw, I did not go to Cookie Con, but I’ve read a few of the blogs from some who were able to attend…& it really sounds like it was a BLAST!! Hope to make it next time around–it would be such an awesome experience! But in the meantime, I’d be okay with some left over goodies 😉

  101. Marlyn Adames at 4:45 pm #


  102. Yamina at 4:51 pm #

    I didn’t had the chance to go to Cookie Con but you seems to had a great time! Maybe you’ll see me next time!!

  103. Lois at 4:51 pm #

    I would love to receive one of your bags 🙂 Greetings from Spain!!

  104. m keith at 4:52 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Lorene; and, happy me if I win a grab bag. : ) Someday I will go to Cookie Con!

  105. Wanda McRae at 5:02 pm #

    I am new to decorating cookies. I bake the cookies and invite my 7 grandkids over, ages 3 to 15. We’re all getting better and more creative each time. I am so amazed at how much can be done to cookies and enjoy all the pictures I can see. Thank-you for sharing.

    • Wanda McRae at 5:04 pm #

      I didn’t attend Cookie Con. Happy Birthday Lorene.

  106. Barbara Qualley at 5:09 pm #

    CookieCon sounds amazing. Thanks for thinking of us and sharing the swag.

  107. Jacklyn at 5:13 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! I didn’t make it to Cookie Con but enjoy the photos and stories about it.

  108. ilyaa at 5:15 pm #

    hi, its great that u guys had a cookier community and fun event such CookieCon. i’m from Malaysia and here no such event ever organized, due not so many expert cookier here. i’m a beginner in cookie decorating and had a lot of fun and gain infos from your blogs and other cookiers’..

  109. marcella at 5:16 pm #

    Hi, i just wanne to say that i love your cookie decorating .
    I just found your blog ,and i love it.
    I live in the netherlands and just started to find out how to decoraties cupcakes .
    Yesterday i made soms cookies and put icing on it bad it didd’t work out.
    But practicing is the best way to learn how to do it and see a 1lot of video’s on youtube …
    So thanks for your great cooking examples ..

    Greetz marcella, from the netherlands

  110. cmartcookie at 5:19 pm #

    Happy bday Lorraine! I didn’t go to Cookie Con (though I’d love to find out more about what it is…), so I would be very happy to win a grab bag of goodies! I’m amazed at the generous gifts that were sent for cookiers! If I don’t win those cutters, though, I might have to just buy them… c@

  111. cmartcookie at 5:19 pm #

    Hey Mike… I still had to enter my wordpress password to post a comment. Can you figure out why that is needed? c@

  112. Kimberly (Sweet Creations) at 5:22 pm #

    It would be so fun to win some of the stuff I missed out on by not going!! Thanks Karen and Mike!

  113. Lynda Cullen at 5:29 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORENE!!!! Thanks for giving birth to Mike……the cookie world is a better place because of him, as well as the fabulous wife he married!!!! I WISH I could have been a Cookie Con….saving up my pennies for the next one!!!!! I hear you both did an AMAZING job at covering all the bases!!!!! Now it’s time to rest a bit!!! Love, Lynda

  114. Nadia at 5:29 pm #

    I didn’t go to CC and would love to wit a treat!

  115. Hani Bacova at 5:29 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene.

    Just seeing and reading about CookieCon really makes me jealous :-), I mean in a good way.. What A Concentrated Cookie Fun that must have been!
    Anyway it would be awesome to win some of these great gifts. I need to get out more and get some new cutters and tools.
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway Karen and Happy Thanksgiving.

  116. Tatyana at 5:34 pm #

    Happy birthday wishes to Lorene.
    I have not been at CookieCon, but I would love to.
    Thank you for great giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!

  117. Joey Cosentino at 5:35 pm #

    Wowza! Karen & Mike, what a great giveaway! You guys are so sweet to do these grab bags for us cookiers that didn’t make it to CookieCon. Winning any of these prizes would be fantastic! Thank you so much! Happy Birthday, Lorene! My birthday was Nov. 10th! What a great month it is to have a birthday. -Joey

  118. Tasha M at 5:39 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene, make sure to get cookies! Sadly I did not go to CC but would love any prize thanks for the giveaway.

  119. Sarah Weinstein at 5:43 pm #

    This is almost as fun as cookiecon! I would love to win, seeing as I did not get a chance to attend the real thing.

  120. AnnieBee at 5:46 pm #

    Happy Birthday to Lorene! I was not at CookieCon – but would loved to have been there! Maybe next year… There will be a next year, right?! Great giveaway, you are all so generous.

  121. Shelby at 5:53 pm #

    What an awesome giveaway! I’d love to go to Cookiecon some year… The pics I saw all over Facebook and blogs looked like it was a good time. Great gift bags too! Thanks for the chance!

  122. Nicki at 5:55 pm #

    I’m from Australia -wishing we had a Cookie Con! Great giveaways.

  123. sg n at 5:59 pm #

    So,sad i did not get to go…i would love to attend next time(time to save my money). Happy Birthday to Mike’s mom.

  124. Kathy Kmonk at 6:00 pm #

    I’m so jealous of everyone who got to go to Cookie Con, but I’m so enjoying reading about all the fun you all had.

  125. Erin at 6:01 pm #

    To be honest if it wasn’t for cookiecrazie’s blog i never would have heard of CookieCon, but now that I know about it I really want to attend. Been decorating for six years….can’t believe I’ve never been there. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday to Lorene. May God richly bless your special day!

  126. Katydoescookies at 6:03 pm #

    Happy Birthday to Mike’s mom, Lorraine!! So sorry I couldn’t go. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!! –Katy

  127. Aggie at 6:05 pm #

    Happy birthday, Lorene! 🙂
    Hope to be able to go next year! I wasn’t able to attend! Thanks for this!!!
    Love your blog! Aggie

  128. traillife at 6:08 pm #

    I’ve never been to CookieCon, and it looks like a blast!

    Happy birthday to Lorene!

  129. Jacquie at 6:11 pm #

    Happy Birthday to Lorene! Would love to win some of this, as I am just getting started in the cookie world! Thanks!

  130. traillife at 6:11 pm #

    I have never been to CookieCon and I always love looking at the pictures from the event.

    Happy birthday Lorene!

  131. Esther at 6:12 pm #

    I was not a CookieCon attendee….maybe next year? Sounds like it was great fun, and what awesome swag bags! Hope I win one….

  132. alma morphis at 6:25 pm #

    Wish I could have been there!

  133. Nydia at 6:27 pm #

    I didn’t went to Cookie Con, and I saw you had a lot of fun there. Should be great to wim a goodie bag…!!!oh…and Happy Birthday Lorene!

  134. Carolyn Chapparo at 6:38 pm #

    One day I wish to go to CookieCon.. sounds like a fabulous event!

  135. juliericardi at 6:39 pm #

    What and amazing giveaway! The only thing that would
    make it better is sending all of the wonderful cookiers to me for my own private CookieCon!

  136. Linda L at 6:41 pm #

    Happy, Happy Birthday Lorene! Didn’t get to Cookie Con this year but my husband has already been notified I’ll be attending the next one. Thank you so much for planning it all – the photos have caused drooling on my iPad!

  137. sandy r at 6:41 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Lorene. I couldn’t come to cookie con this year, but I will try really hard to be at the next one. Meanwhile, enter me in the drawing, please.

  138. The Treat Garden at 6:50 pm #

    I would have loved to have been at CookieCon, – I am so glad people in the cookie community are so generous with sharing details (and goodies) for those of us who missed it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and happy birthday to Mike’s mom!

  139. maria at 6:54 pm #

    Estoy muy lejos!! para poder asistir , pero me gustaría participar algún día….me anoto en el sorteo, admiro sus trabajos.

  140. Glenda Zavadil at 6:57 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Lorene!
    I wasn’t able to attend CookieCon…bummer! What a great group of people gathering together to make cookies!! I can’t wait until I am able to attend!
    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Cookie Making!!

  141. Chris at 7:15 pm #

    There have been so many great blog posts from all the cookiers out there since everyone got back from Cookie Con. Sounds like it was a great time and you did a great job of hosting it! How sweet of you to share the leftover goodies with us. Thanks!

  142. Lindy at 7:19 pm #

    I would have loved to have gone to CookieCon, maybe next time! It is a long way from Australia, so having it somewhere easy to get to (West Coast) and plenty of notice on the dates would be great 🙂 The Homespun Christmas Tree is gorgeous and the pixie dust shaker is just a fantastic idea!!

  143. Michelle Dukes at 7:20 pm #

    I sooo wish I could have attended CookieCon. But it’s certainly on my list for next year. You got amazing sponsers including yourselves. Winning sure would be a great way to celebrate my birthday tomorrow, maybe I’ll be lucky. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Happy Birthday to Mom too!
    Thanks for a great giveaway Karen!

  144. Marci Johnson at 7:23 pm #

    I wasn’t able to attend CookieCon and am so sad!!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

  145. Missy Tucker at 7:26 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! I didn’t make it to Cookie Con this year but have loved reading everyone’s posts about it. It looks like they had a blast! Hopefully I’ll be able to go next year.

  146. michelelynne at 7:30 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! I didn’t make it to Cookie Con, but I wanted to go SOOO bad! Maybe next time. Thanks so much for this chance!

  147. Ellen M. at 7:36 pm #

    What an amazing experience Cookie Con would have been. Maybe next time (sigh!)! Thanks for sharing the goodies with us!

  148. MJ Pernell at 7:38 pm #

    I didn’t make it to cookie con but it looked like a lot of fun. All of this stuff is very cool

  149. Dorene Ghiglia at 7:50 pm #

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  150. Jennifer at 7:51 pm #

    I was not able to make it to CookieCon this year, but I’m already saving my money so I can make the next one!

  151. Sonia J at 7:53 pm #

    This is all wonderful, I hope to one day go to cookiecon and learn from the best!! Birthday Greetings!

  152. Natasha at 7:54 pm #

    I would love to win a goody bag Thanks Karen’s cookie!!!!

  153. Lynnette Martinez at 7:56 pm #

    I wish I could have gone to CookieCon. I can’t wait until the next one so I can go!

  154. Naomi Dice at 7:56 pm #

    Man cookie con would be so fun

  155. Jennifer at 7:58 pm #

    Great assortment of goodies! Would love to be lucky enough to win some.

  156. Donna Purdy at 8:27 pm #

    I didn’t get to attend CookieCon and would love to have a surprise bag. Best of birthdays to you, Lorene So many great ideas!

  157. Missy at 8:37 pm #

    I did not attend cookie con, would love to learn from the amazing cookiers though. Happy birthday Mike’s mom!

  158. Dawn at 8:45 pm #

    I love your cookies and ideas. I wish that I could have attended Cookie Con it sounds like everyone had a wonderful time. This is a great giveaway you are doing. Happy Birthday, Lorene!

  159. noyomoco at 8:48 pm #

    I was so disappointed that I couldn’t go this year…but I hope I can go to the next one! 🙂

  160. I didn’t get to go to Cookie Con, but I wish I had!! This bundle looks amazing!

  161. Lisa Thompson at 9:11 pm #

    So sorry I missed Cookie Con…looks like it was a great time.

  162. Cassandra at 9:12 pm #

    I love the items in the goody bags! I was not at Cookie Con but would love to go in the future!

    Happy Birthday Lorene!! Many Blessings!

  163. Lesley Melson at 9:22 pm #

    Happy Happy Birthday Lorene!! Hope you have blessed day!

    Enjoyed reading everyones blog about CC. Would love to go one year. So nice of you to share some of the treats!!

  164. Audrey at 9:29 pm #

    Happy birthday to Lorene!

    I hope to one day attend a Cookie Con! Looked amazing!

  165. Joan Golding at 9:32 pm #

    Cookie Con is on my wish list! Thanks for sharing the extra treats. Happy Birthday to Lorene! A scorpio like me!!!

    • Carrie Wheeler at 10:16 pm #

      Birthday wishes To Lorene! Whine Whine I did not get to go to CookieCon but so enjoyed you guys at SF and would love to win a amazing treat package.

  166. Becky at 10:55 pm #

    I can only imagine decorating cookies as beautiful as some of these decorators! Cookie Con looked like an awesome event!!

  167. I couldn’t make it, but I sure wish I had

  168. Karenb at 11:18 pm #

    I’m so disappointed that I wasn’t able to make it!!! Those are really GREAT Goody Bags!!! I was so glad to see so many companies generously support Cookie Con. I’m glad you shared this info; it certainly gave me insight into the companies that appreciate their customers!! Now I know which companies I want to support.

    I would LOVE to win a Goody Bag-that would really make my day!!!

    Is Cookie Con always the same time of year? I want to plan now for next year!!!

  169. The Cookie Jar at 11:30 pm #

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win some of these items, missed CookieCon because I hosted Chapix Cookies from Mexico City in Tijuana and had to make some orders for those days. Definitely won’t miss the next CookieCon 😀

  170. Sara at 11:33 pm #

    Wish I has been there. Maybe spring 2

  171. Sara at 11:34 pm #

    Wish I had been there!

  172. Mike @ Semi Sweet at 11:44 pm #

    I wish I could have made it this year. I loved reading up on everyone’s recap of their experience. I’m definitely going to the next one!

    Happy Birthday, Lorene!!

  173. Cindy at 12:07 am #

    To late to register 😦 but next year will be there 😀

  174. Yael Even at 12:15 am #

    Great idea to give away the leftovers! Wish I could have been there…. maybe next year!

  175. Em at 12:19 am #

    I couldn’t make it to CookieCon this year, hopefully one day 🙂 I’m in Australia, and would so love to win some goodies 😀

  176. Neha at 12:34 am #

    Hi Karen
    Yor are amazing… I could make it to cookie con this year but heard amazing things abt t and how awesome U and Mike are….I would love to win this treat!!

  177. Jennifer at 1:09 am #

    I didn’t get to go to cookie con but look forward to info on the next one!!!

  178. TC at 2:01 am #

    Would love some of these goodies it would be like CookieCon came to me in Australia! It looks like an awesome event. Big Cheers TC 🙂

  179. Lara at 2:44 am #

    Auguri Lorene!.
    Grazie per questa opportunitá…sarebbe bello aver la fortuna di vincere!.
    un bacione dall’Italia!

    • Uschi Schroeder at 3:30 am #

      What a wonderful idea, living so far away in China, there is no way i could have made it.

      Lorene, a very happy birthday or 祝你生日快乐

      Warm regards


  180. Cindy at 3:29 am #

    First of all Happy Birthday to Mike’s mom. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
    Thanks for all the great links to all the products you use. When I first started I used Cake Craft (a store in Red Bank, New Jersey had them) icing colors and they worked great, a little went a long way. Now I use Wilton but sometimes it seems I need quite alot of coloring to get the right color. Amazingly while I still have somre of my original colors from Cake Craft from years ago, I have gone through Wilton’s rather quickly. So, I will be checking out the one you mentioned above. I would love to win a sample of it 🙂
    And no, I did not attend, so I would love to be entered in this giveaway. Thank you.

  181. Betty Jo at 3:59 am #

    1) Happy Birthday to Miss Lorene. 2) I didn’t make it to Cookie Con so would love to win a bundle of goodies.

  182. Abigail Maartens at 4:42 am #

    Congratulations on a successful Cookie Con! The blogging world has been singing your praises, you must be very proud to have brought all the amazing cookie people together. Would love to receive a bundle of goodies – will help cheer up the grey UK autumn!

  183. Tracey Vail at 4:50 am #

    Since I didn’t get to go to Cookie Con, I’d be happy to take the leftovers off your hands!

  184. Gina Brewster at 4:55 am #

    This package looks totally AWESOME and I would absolutely love to be the proud owner of one!! Cookie Con sounds so fun I’d there ever going to be one in Indy? Thanks for all you do for us cookie decorators!!

  185. Judy at 5:30 am #

    Thank you so much for your amazing website and wonderful tips. I have learned so much about cookie decorating from your website. I have been making and decorating cookies for a few years just for fun and friends/family but ii am becoming “cookie decorating addicted” more and more every time I go to your website. Thank you for your kindness in sharing with us newbies and beginners. I feel like I “win” something every time I learn something new from you. Thanks again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Blessings to you and your family.

  186. Dorie Paine at 5:43 am #

    Fun stuff!

  187. Meghan at 5:53 am #

    I didn’t go to CookieCon and I would love to win a prize!

  188. Stella at 6:02 am #

    CookieCon looks like so much fun. I didn’t get to make it this year but I hope to in the future.

  189. Tiffanee Gorman at 6:08 am #

    I just recently started getting on my cookie page regularly and heard about cookiecon about a week ahead of time. I’m hoping to be able to make it next year. This is an awesome giveaway. Happy Holidays to you and your family

  190. Peggy Coleman at 6:13 am #

    I would love to attend CookieCon someday I am sure everyone had a wonderful time. I love all the inspiration from all the sites I follow. Have a blessed Thanksgiving

  191. Kathy McGuirk at 6:16 am #

    Hi, I see from all the posts that you girls had a great time at CookieCon. I am definately going next year! I would love to win some of these goodies. Thanks. Kathy

  192. Susan Miniel at 6:16 am #

    I had not heard of CookieCon until after it was over and I wish that I had known that it existed! I would love to attend something like this to get some great ideas and meet other cookiers! I hope that i hear about it early enough next year to attend! Your cookies are beautiful!! Have a Happy Holiday and Happy Birthday Lorene! 🙂

  193. Dawn Schwanke at 6:18 am #

    I may not have made it to cookie con this year, but I will be there next year with bells on! I miss all my queens!!

  194. Rita McDonald at 6:23 am #

    I missed out on CookieCon (boohoo), but from the pictures and testimonials, it sounds like it was a blast. Thanks for continued generosity with this giveaway. Happy Birthday Lorene!

  195. Megan B at 6:28 am #

    Cookiecon looked AMAZING! So sad I had to miss this year! I’m for sure attending the next one! Karen and Mike you are such wonderful people! Happy Thanksgiving

    My Cookie Couture

  196. Suzanne Morse at 6:35 am #

    Just started my cookie decorating journey and am absolutely loving it. What a fun giveaway thanks so much for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  197. amanda at 6:43 am #

    I was so thrilled when “the cookie ladys” posted pictures from cookie con b/c I wished I could have gone. Maybe next year!! Thanks Karen and Mike for making such great cookie making tools available to us!!

  198. abbey at 7:02 am #

    I WISH I could have gone to Cookiecon! Maybe someday… It would be great to get some swag though!

  199. michelle at 7:06 am #

    oh I’d love to win!! Haven’t even been to cookie-con. Someday?

  200. Gwyn at 7:09 am #

    I didn’t get to go to CookieCon!! The grab bags look amazing.

  201. Harriet Langlois at 7:10 am #

    I would love to make it to CookieCon someday! I am having such fun with all things cookie! Thank you.

  202. Julie at 7:12 am #

    So sad I didn’t make CookieCon this year but I certainly hope to next year! Would love to be one of the lucky ones to get a grab bag!! Thank you, Karen and Mike!

  203. P Pardue at 7:33 am #

    I would have loved to go to CookieCon this year but couldn’t make it – maybe next year. It would be awesome to win one of the grab bags – a lot of fun in there I’m sure. Thanks for the opportunity. Lorene, have a wonderful day.

  204. Eva Royo Fernández at 7:39 am #

    Gracias por ser tan atentos con los que estamos lejos de vosotros. Besicos desde Zaragoza.

  205. Amanda Williams at 7:48 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene!!!! I did not attend CookieCon this year, but man…I sure wish I could have! Those goody bags look AMAZING! I would LOVE the opportunity to win one of the grab bags! All the cookie cutters, tools and gadgets, boxes, etc. look awesome! They’d definitely come in handy with my cookie decorating 🙂

  206. Bridgett Mars at 7:53 am #

    Aww…what a great giveaway! Happy Birthday Lorene! I wasn’t able to attend Cookie Con but would have LOVED to attend….ALL the cookie GREATS in on room…would be a GREAT experience! Maybe one day, I’ll be able to attend.

  207. Kellie at 8:03 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! I didn’t get to go to CC this year but I’m sure it was amazing and fun and very inspiring. 🙂

  208. Madiha Beg at 8:09 am #

    I didn’t make it… but I’d love a goodies bag 🙂

  209. Tania Harris at 8:10 am #

    I’m on the other side of the world so couldn’t make it to CookieCon, I’d love to be in the running to win a little something from it though 🙂

  210. Rhonda Blanchard at 8:38 am #

    Oh I would love to get any of those items! I did not make it to CookieCon.

  211. Anne Poe at 8:46 am #

    Oh how exciting. I would so love to do this one year and I would really love to win a grab bag. 🙂

  212. Gabriela Tagliabue at 9:13 am #

    I would love going to the Cookiecon but I live a little far, in Argentina.
    I wish Lorene a Happy Birthday and leave a comment to win the prize!
    Thank you Karen and Mike, in February i´ll be placing my anual order.
    Thank you so much! Love your blog!!

  213. Carmen Moreno-Fernández at 9:27 am #

    That’s wonderful!!! I would really love to have some of these goodies. Lots of kisses from Spain!!!

  214. Courtney Bonacorsi at 9:28 am #

    Unfortunately I was not at cookie con =( I swear one of these days ill make it there to meet all these talented ladies =) I have learned alot from them and it would be so nice to thank them in person =) but for now I’m enjoying being a new mommy and itching to get back to baking! I would love to win the gifts you gave away. It’s always fun to try out new things and expand what you do. Ps I LOVE that vanilla! It’s all I use! It’s expensive but well worth every penny =)

  215. Sara at 9:38 am #

    What a great giveaway! I was so sad to miss all the fun at CookieCon! Thanks for doing this!

  216. Jennifer at 9:40 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! I wish I could have made it, but I will definitely be coming to the next one! I can’t wait to meet all my cookie friends in person!

  217. Lise Bonin at 9:44 am #

    Wow! The mother lode of cookie goodies. Sure hope I can win one of your remaining goodie grabs. Christmas will come early for those lucky ones who score one.

  218. Lenka at 9:53 am #

    Hi, I didn´t have a chance to attend the Cookie Con so some of the goodies would come in handy. Such a pity I live so far away. Lots of hugs from the Czech Republic.

  219. Jackie at 11:00 am #

    I didn’t get to go to Cookie Con, but these goodies look amazing! And a very happy birthday to Lorene!

  220. Reba at 11:13 am #

    Oh, to see all the fun I missed. I have started saving my pennies for the next one!

  221. Mari at 11:52 am #

    Karen, qué maravilla, como me hubiera gustado ir a tan maravilloso evento pero desgraciadamente estoy muy lejos, en España, aún así sigo todo lo que hacéis. Seria ten feliz de ganar uno de estos preciosos premios. Ojala tenga suerte.
    Un beso enorme para ti y tu familia, y muchas gracias por tu generosidad

  222. charlihess at 12:01 pm #

    Happy birthday Lorene! C:

    Awesome giveaway! Soooooo many great products! Would be great to win!

    Glad CookieCon was a blast! From all the fb status updates and photos i can tell it was just amazing! I know for sure i will be there next year!

  223. Joyce Yasukochi at 12:09 pm #

    Missed CookieCon this year. hopefully next year. Happy birthday Lorene!

  224. IFeelCook at 1:14 pm #

    Happy birthday, Lorene! 😀 Kisses.
    Nop, I didn’t go to CookieCon, I live in Spain. It’s a great giveaway, I REALLY would like to win one of the bundles 🙂

  225. Mily Cano at 1:26 pm #

    Que lindo evento!! me hubiese encantado poder asistir. Gracias por la oportunidad de poder ganar alguno de estos regalo. Felicidades por el trabajo tan bello que realizas.

  226. Liz Nowland at 1:57 pm #

    what a fun way to include those of us that couldn’t join in the fun at cookiecon. Thanks so much guys!

  227. Michelle L at 2:05 pm #

    I wish I would have made it to CookieCon but if I won this giveaway it would make me feel better for missing it 😉 I can’t wait to hear more details about next years CookieCon!!

  228. Kara laporte at 2:19 pm #

    Hi! Recently discovered your site and looove your stuff ESP the tutorials! I could not make the event as I live alllll the way in MA. Wish it was here instead!! Happy thanksgiving 🙂

  229. Angela Furtick at 2:38 pm #

    Sooooo many fun things to work with, the possibilities are endless! I would live to “Play” with some of these!

  230. ANGELINA at 2:40 pm #

    Happy birthday to Lorene from Spain.Wish I were there ……………….

  231. Angela Lynn at 2:54 pm #

    I hate I missed CookieCon, but would love to have some of the goodies! And also Happy Birthday to Lorene!

  232. Isabel at 2:55 pm #

    happy birthday! I didn´t go cookiecon. Love from Spain.

  233. Ruben at 2:59 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway! I did´t go cookiecon.

  234. erin davis at 3:07 pm #

    Cookie Con looked so amazing, I wish there was something similar over here in Australia for us cookie lovers to go to .. please think about it!!! Happy birthday to mikes mum and big waves all the way from Hobart, Tasmania .. Happy Cookie-ing!! 🙂

  235. Melody James at 4:01 pm #

    What an awesome, sweet giveaway! Wasn’t able to attend CookieCon this year, but hoping to attend the next one! What a fabulous learning experience! Happy birthday to Mike’s mom! 🙂

  236. Carol Matthews at 4:14 pm #

    thanks !! wish I could have gone.

  237. Tracy Vasquez at 5:13 pm #

    The stencils look like the most fun! I need some of those!

  238. steve s. at 6:30 pm #

    I know my wife wanted to go but, financially we were not able to. Was on your site to buy her some cutter and saw this post…it would be nice to win this for her. Thanks and Happy B-day to Mike’s mom

  239. Yamwak at 7:40 pm #

    Wish I could’ve come!! Would love some new cookie goodies! Happy Birthday Lorene 😉

  240. Julie at 7:48 pm #

    I hope to make it to CookieCon one day! I just recently discovered my passion for decorating cookies and didn’t know such a fun thing existed! 🙂

  241. donna at 8:35 pm #

    Happy Birthday Mike’s Mom 🙂 I didn’t get to go 😦 Fingers crossed ~ I’d love to win a bundle of goodies 🙂

  242. Jennifer Evans at 8:41 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene! Didn’t make it to Cookie Con but have loved living vicariously through all the blogs. Would love to win such an awesome swag bag!

  243. Kim at 8:59 pm #

    Love your site! I am a newbie cookie decorator – and have fallen in love with my new hobby!
    I was not at cookiecon, and happy birthday, Lorene! 🙂

  244. Patti Prey at 9:12 pm #

    I have learned so much from your site and hope someday to have a Cookie Con in my future…it looks like it was amazing…and so much fun! Happy Birthday to Lorene and Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

  245. Shiyanne at 9:38 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lorene;)
    So nice that you are doing this for those of us that didn’t make it to Cookie Con! I’m really hoping to make it to the next one!
    Thanks for all you do!!

  246. Jennie at 10:26 pm #

    I would love to win…some really great items!!!!

  247. I didn’t get to Cookie Con, but I delivered 2 of your Crazy Cookie Cuties to the hotel and then oohed and ahhed over all of their fun stuff. I could tell it was fabulous. I have seen some picture posts and could tell everyone had a wonderful time, including your sponsors and you and Mike who worked yourselves to the bone. What a great thing you did and how much fun for all of these crazies who have been exchanging ideas on facebook to actually get to meet each other. Well done! And Happy Birthday Lorene. I haven’t met Mike, but we’ve spoken and exchanged a couple of emails and you did a fine job with that son!

  248. Pam at 10:30 pm #

    What a fun giveaway! I was not able to attend, but would LOVE the chance to win a grab bag! 🙂

  249. Melissa Braun at 10:33 pm #

    I would LOVE to win! This looks like a fantastic prize pack!

  250. Dee at 10:34 pm #

    Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win! 🙂 I wasn’t able to attend CookieCon, but hope to be able to do so next year. Happy Birthday to Mike’s Mom, Lorene. Hope you have a wonderful day ! 🙂

  251. ANDREA RODRIGUEZ at 10:35 pm #

    happy birthday mike’s mom i wish you the best birthday ever. and thanks so much karen for give us the chance to have all this wonderful things for those of us that couln’t make it. i am so waiting that you give us the date for next year hopefully we can know that soon 🙂

  252. Reni Hendra at 10:38 pm #

    I did not attend the cookie con 🙂 would love to win those cool stuff..finger crossed!
    And happy birthday to Lorene!

  253. kimkake at 10:38 pm #

    I couldn’t make it to Cookie Con this year and would love to win some goodies!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  254. Becky Hays at 10:39 pm #

    I really wanted to attend CookieCon, but missed it. Im glad I can plan ahead for next year!

  255. Aslin Hernandez at 10:40 pm #

    I would LOVE one goodie pack! I feel jealous of all the fun you guys had LOL

  256. Renny at 10:40 pm #

    I wish that we would have some shows like the Cookie Con here downunder as well!!! I would 1000% be there! 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway, so lovely to do something for those who couldn’t make it 🙂
    And Happy Birthday Lorene I hope you had an awesome day!

  257. lexi at 10:42 pm #

    I couldn’t make it to CookieCon unfortunately – all the way over in Australia here! Hopefully I will be able to make it to a future one 🙂
    PS – happy birthday Lorene 🙂

  258. Donna Crow at 10:48 pm #

    I would love to go to Cookie Con, hope its in LA next year. This time it was just too far away for us.
    Happy Birthday Lorene:)

  259. Sarah at 10:49 pm #

    First, Happy Birthday Mrs. Lorene and Happy Thanksgiving! I sadly missed out on all of the fun…didn’t even know about CookieCon until it was over (I’m new to this wonderful world of cookies!). It would be awesome to pretend I was there while using all the goodies from one of those “grab-bags”!

    • Diane DesBrisay at 10:54 pm #

      Happy Birthday Lorene!! never made it to cookie con

  260. Mark at 10:51 pm #

    I would love to take my girl to CookieCon one day, she would really love it.
    Ps. Happy Birthday Lorene!

  261. Samantha at 10:51 pm #

    So much swag!! I truly wish I had been at CookieCon this year! But I am excited for 2013! C’mon WA 😉 Spokane would be a perfect place and it’s only a few hours for me to get their from Seattle!

  262. Rose at 10:52 pm #

    It would be lovely to attend the CookieCon one day!
    Happy birthday Lorene 🙂

  263. Sima at 10:52 pm #

    Thanks for sharing what went on at Cookie Con. I wasnt able to make it but maybe next year! I would love to win some cookie stuff!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  264. Ashleigh at 11:03 pm #

    I did not get to make it to Cookie Con this year, but all the pictures look like so much fun. Not to mention those AMAZING gift bags!

  265. Angelica at 11:21 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!! Lorene

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  266. Ida at 11:25 pm #

    Happy Birthday Mike’s mom!!
    Unfortunately no Cookie Con for me, but a grab bag prize would be a sweet alternative!

  267. Joanne Spence at 11:43 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Lorene!

    Karen … I have to admit, this is the first I have ever heard of Cookie Con, so needless to say I was not in attendance. So many awesome little goodies … even a small sampling would be a cool treat for any one of us! So gracious of you to offer!

    I see you have some really neat new cutters in the shop … now that I am settled in my new home, and my business is up and running again, you will be seeing me every once in a while again. The customer service you offered up with the dishwasher friendly experiment with the button molds was hands down the best I have experienced yet.

    See you soon!!

    Special Occasions – Cakes, Etc

  268. Pui Fan Chio at 11:49 pm #

    Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!
    And Happy Birthday Lorene!!! Wish you all the best!

  269. Cathy Lake at 11:55 pm #

    What a fun give-away. Wish I could have gone. Next year I will be sure to make it!

  270. Rachel Karras at 12:04 am #

    Giday from Australia!
    Can you believe it,My husband found COOKIE CON advert when surfing the web 3 weeks prior to the event ,AND he gave me his blessing to attend it! God Bless him. If only the budget allowed!!! Anyway, maybe next year I shall come from Melbourne. Please post next years dates really early.( I’m starting to save now!) I feel so starved of any cookie decorating anything here, and love following your posts and others like you. A weekend would NOT be long enough .Such talent that lies in the USA and Canada. I can only marvel at it all. And of the prices and availability of everything in the States. You really would not believe what I have to pay for supplies here.
    Any Who, you ladies are so very generous with imparting your knowledge and for this I thank you. I am truely greatful. I feel very blessed.
    Happy birthday too…..May your Koalas never fall out of your trees!

    Cheers Rachel.

  271. sarah reyna at 12:05 am #

    how awesome is that. so nice of you to share…thank you…

  272. Dina Templeman at 12:06 am #

    Awesome sponsers, thanks for the chance to win some goodies !! I wasn’t able to attend Cookie Con this year, but really hope that next time I will be able to. I must say, with all the blog posts and photos I’ve seen and read, it looks like everyone that did attend had a wonderful time and made lots of new friends. Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Lorene 🙂

  273. Mollyl at 12:13 am #

    Such a great assortment! Would have loved to have been able to make it!

  274. sweetartsweets at 12:18 am #

    Oh CC, how I missed you! I would have loved to have been there, but will sure to be there next time! What a great giveaway, Karen, thank you!

  275. Christine de Klerk at 12:50 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene, you share a birthday with my one and only gorgeous sister. I didn’t make it to Cookie Con as I live in Western Australia, but will be trying to pull out all the stops to get there next time, will have to start saving! Thanks for letting us (international participants) participate in this give-away ! 🙂
    Christine de Klerk of Bickie Blessings

  276. rosa at 1:06 am #

    First of all, happy birthday Lorene!!

    I envy you for having the chance to go to CookieCon, the photo were amazing!! such fun and creativity!!

  277. raechal at 2:03 am #

    Cookie Con looked amazing. Maybe I can make it next time!!

    and Happy, happy birthday Lorene dear! Happiness will come to you all year! If I had a wish that it would be, a happy, happy birthday to you from me!

    Love all your stuff, Karen!

  278. laura lopez at 2:29 am #

    all is amazing, happy birthday lorene (feliz cumpleaños, feliç aniversari)


  279. Glenda Jordan at 2:41 am #

    I didn’t make it to CookieCon this year but will be doing everything in my power to make the next one 🙂 Those were some fantastic goodie bags. I hope Lorene has the happiest birthday ever!!!

  280. Kimberly at 3:00 am #

    I’m new to decorating cookies, and some of these goodies look very fun to try. I would love a chance to win some. 🙂

  281. Brandi Davis Bryant at 3:14 am #

    I didn’t make it to CookieCon. Happy Birthday Lorene! Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  282. Amalia Andara at 3:26 am #

    I dint make it to cookieCon> Happy Thanksgiving,Happy Birthday Loraine, Good luck everybody

  283. Jennifer Moshier at 3:42 am #

    Looks like you had some awesome sponsors this year. I am so bummed I missed it. Really hope I can go next year. I wanted to say you and Mike are awesome for doing this and happy birthday Lorene.

  284. Isabel at 3:46 am #

    Hello! I didn´t go to cookiecon. Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

  285. Ana Gema at 3:50 am #

    Happy Birthday Lorene!

    Thank you very much for the gveaway. I did not go. 😦 cookiecon.

  286. Julie Haan at 3:52 am #

    It is my dream to someday attend CookieCon. Maybe someday, but in the meantime I wouldn’t mind winning some great goodies from CookieCon! Thanks for the giveaway!

  287. Kerri Miller at 4:05 am #

    I didn’t make it to cookie con but it looks like everyone had a fabulous time!

  288. Sherry Oram at 4:11 am #

    I’m just blown away by all the talented cookie artists out there…They are indeed an inspiration to all…And Happy Birthday Lorene 🙂

    • Sherry Oram at 4:13 am #

      I wasn’t able to make it to Cookie Con this year but maybe in the future I will…. I’m just blown away by all the talented cookie artists out there…They are indeed an inspiration to all…And Happy Birthday Lorene 🙂

  289. Iria at 4:18 am #

    How wonderful! I am so sad I couldn’t go but I have enjoyed all of the posts everyone has been putting up about Cookie Con. It makes you feel like you were there.Great giveaway, would love to win! Thanks for sharing!

  290. Debbie Fritsch at 4:58 am #

    This goodie bag looks amazing! Wish I could have gone to CookieCon. Happy Birthday to Lorene!

  291. Marguerite at 5:38 am #

    I would have loved to attend cookie con! East coast next year?? 🙂 thanks for sharing !

  292. Beverly Stephens at 5:42 am #

    Thank you for giving those of us that weren’t able to attend a chance to win!

  293. Silvana at 6:02 am #

    Thanks for the chance ! I’d have loved to attend but I’m too far…=(

  294. Klara at 6:07 am #

    Happy birthday from Czech Republic. And thanks for giving us the chance to win. 🙂

  295. Alyson Avoglia at 6:08 am #

    Would’ve loved to have been there……thanks for the giveaway, awesome stuff!
    Alyson @ Corner House Cookies

  296. Jenny at 6:11 am #

    CookieCon looks like it was an amazing experience! And a weekend without kids, why that would just be a bonus too! Best wishes to Lorene on her birthday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  297. Leah Stone at 6:19 am #

    I did not go to CookieCon. I have enjoyed reading about it though. Would love to get a bag of goodies. Just getting started with cookie decorating. Learning a lot. Happy Birthday to Lorene. Hope all have a good Thanksgiving.

  298. Regina Ryan at 6:27 am #

    Wow! As a new cookie decorator, I wish I had been able to attend CookieCon. Please come closer to the Nation’s Capital with your convention.

  299. Emily Richardson at 6:32 am #

    Didn’t make it to CookieCon… maybe one day! Happy Birthday, Lorene! 🙂

  300. Wendy Farmer at 6:47 am #

    Didn’t make it to cookiecon either…Happy Thanksgiving.

  301. Mary at 6:51 am #

    Cookie Con looks like it was so much fun! I didn’t make it there this year, maybe next year. Happy Birthday to Lorene! …and thanks for offering such a great giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!

  302. Mercedes Vazquez at 7:32 am #

    Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity, as I live quite far, I couldn’t make it to the Cookiecom. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  303. Shantel at 7:45 am #

    What a great giveaway! Would have loved to be at Cookie Con, it looked like a blast! Happy Birthday Lorene!

  304. Corry Moffat at 7:47 am #

    Did not go to Cookiecon but would love to in the future. Thank you so much for offering this great givaway. Happy Birthday Lorene!

  305. Kim D at 7:47 am #

    Wish I could have been there! It sounds like a great time was had by all!

  306. Diane at 8:06 am #

    Didn’t make it to cookiecon, looks like it must have been an amazing time!

  307. Stacey at 9:14 am #

    I wish so much that I could have made it to cookie con, it sounds like you all had a great time, and received some awesome gifts. I am really going to try for next year. Also I hope that Lorene has a very happy birthday!!

  308. Nicole at 9:17 am #

    I didn’t make it to CookieCon 😦 So I would love to win! Also, happy birthday Lorene!

  309. Beth Wilson at 10:04 am #

    I wasn’t able to make it to CookieCon :(. I would love to win a grab bag. Happy Birthday Lorene!

  310. Barb Norquay at 10:24 am #

    I couldn’t make it to CookieCon this year but next year for sure!! Happy Birthday Lorene!!

  311. Sarah T at 10:35 am #

    Yet another reason I wish I had made it to Cookie Con! What great swag!

  312. Janis at 3:34 pm #

    That is a great bunch of gifts! I love all the different boxes! I didn’t make it to Cookie Con. Maybe next year. 🙂

  313. Elena at 4:17 pm #

    First of all:happy birth day Lorene. Thank you for this give away. From Spain

  314. Carmen at 4:49 pm #

    God bless you Lorene and have a very happy birthday! I was not able to go to the CookieCon but that will be a dream come true like DisneyLand for kids. I will keep hoping it will come true someday,in the meantime winning the sweepstakes will be the next best thing. Have a beautiful day on Thursday!

  315. Joni from SpringFling at 5:28 pm #

    I was not able to attend CookieCon, but it sounds like such wonderful fun! Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and happy birthday to Mike’s mom Lorene!

  316. Donna Armstrong at 6:45 pm #

    I didn’t make it to cookiecon, darn it. I sure hope i can make it next year. Have a great turkey day. Happy Birthday Lorene! 🙂

  317. Susan Betz at 7:03 pm #

    Missed Cookie Con. Happy birthday, Lorene. Would to win the lovely items. Thanks, Karen.

  318. G Sadden at 8:02 pm #

    Wow so generous of all the sponsors. I would love to attend the next time around.

  319. Emma at 9:15 pm #

    Wow, what an incredible package!! How incredibly generous! Happy Birthday Lorene! I would love to attend the next CookieCon. I was so sad I couldn’t make it out to this one as it was in my home-state…and I now live in Vermont! Maybe next year! Happy Holidays to everyone!!

  320. getthefacs at 9:16 pm #

    Would so loved to have been at Cookie Con! Maybe next year! Thanks for your generosity. Have wonderful Thanksgiving!

  321. Iro at 2:23 am #

    Omg that’s so great!!! i hope i still have a chance!!!

  322. Marizol Hernandez at 7:04 am #

    I can not go Cookie Con but love make cookie and this is awesome to have the opportunity the win thanks Karen for wonderful tutorial and product

  323. Karen Ristau at 5:48 am #

    I couldn’t get to Cookie Con this time but am very excited to hear there will be another….I loved all your pictures and it sounded fabulous. Also happy t-day to you and your family. I am thankful everyday for Karen’s Cookies and your wonderful service and blog.

  324. Naomi Avery at 6:09 am #

    I was not at Cookie Con and would love a goodie grab! Love your blog!

  325. Lyndi at 6:20 pm #

    I wasn’t at Cookie Con but I would love a bag filled with all the goodies. I would feel like I was actually there.

  326. Tamara Bako at 7:44 pm #

    Cookie Con sounds exciting! I love all the goodies you displayed and would be THRILLED at a surprise package! I will keep my fingers crossed that I am one of the lucky people! Thanks for offering the opportunity! 😉

  327. Sandy Ellis at 8:33 am #

    What a generous offer! I’ve never tried Madagascar vanilla. Hope I win!! 😀

  328. Brenda Lee at 2:36 pm #

    I don’t know if I’ve made it in time to this fabulous give away! I’m just getting into cookie decorating. I was surfing the internet and found your blog. I joined your newsletter to make sure I don’t miss your postings. 🙂 I would love to win this prize. It would be a great start to my new hobby. I never knew there was a CookieCon….sounds like so much fun!! Thank you for the chance at winning.

  329. Min Choe at 8:23 pm #

    What a delightful giveaway! I did not attend cookiecon this year – would have loved to!

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