Spring Cookie-A-Thon 2024 Instructors

Meet Your Cookie Artists

Amy Hicks

Amy is a self-taught sugar artist and the owner of the Seriously Sweet Bakery. She is the founder of the Facebook group “Cookie Snack Attack with Seriously Sweet”, where she’s giving back to the cookie community through teaching.
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Anna Oliinyk

Anna is a cookie artist from Ukraine, now living in TX. She co-manages Sunday Cookers. Her cookie journey started 8 years ago. She has created 65 online classes. Anna is known for the 3-step tinting system, realistic and 3D cookies. She came to the US in 2022. She has won medals and has been seen on Food Network.
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Annette Conrad

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Annette is the owner of Edible Impressions & Founder of Hobby to Business Made Simple. When her cookie decorating side hustle started to gain traction, she said “Good bye to the 9 to 5 and hello to the freedom, flexibility & profit of entrepreneurship”.
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April Berry

April owns a home-based cottage food bakery near Birmingham, Alabama. She loves experimenting with new techniques and mediums, then sharing with her fellow cookiers. When she isn't in the kitchen she is chasing kids, in the gym, or traveling.
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Caitlin Heckenliable

Caitlin is the owner and baker behind One Heck of a Treat. Decorated sugar cookies are her favorite (She even
got to compete on Food Network because of them!) She looks forward to continuing her business and sharing
her delicious art with the world!
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Catherine Allen

Catherine is a wife and busy mom of three grown kids & one grandson. What started out as a hobby 24 years ago is now a full-time cottage business that is appropriately named BusyMom Baking. Catherine has started a new journey of teaching cookie classes and hopes to expand her business further.
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Celia Strickland

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Celia is the founder of Sweets from the Soul, an ecommerce store selling everything needed to create unique and beautiful cookies.  She started her company as a creative outlet for designing and creating tools to help others in the cookie world.
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Cindy Chandler

Cindy is a retired nurse. She & her daughter, Elisa, took a Pinner's class and started on their fun journey to make and decorate cookies, cutters, stencils, and teach classes.   Elisa also makes beautiful cakes. Life is a delicious journey!
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Crystal Perez

Crystal has always had a love for cooking especially baking. She started over 10 years ago making cookies for friends and family, and eventually, this hobby turned into a full-blown side gig of cookie classes, events, and of course custom orders.
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Cynthia Puleri

Cynthia is the owner of Sprinkles N Stuff founded in 2012. Her love for cookies is immeasurable. She loves to design cutters, stencils, and cake toppers.  She is always working on something.  She prides herself on her customer service.
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Debbie Coughlin

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Debbie founded Icing Images in 1999. Considered the expert in the Edible Printing Industry, both Debbie, & Icing Images have won numerous awards for products that exceed industry demands with excellent quality, high value, & the best service.
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Diane Mercado

Diane has been baking with her dad since she was five years old. A childhood hobby eventually turned into a small storefront in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her corporate job was coming to an end so no better time to follow her childhood dream.
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Dieter Grotheer

Dieter created L2C3DPrinting, a community for everyone who ventures into 3D Printing.  As a baker himself, he came across 3D Printing to enhance his ability in creating cookie cutters using unique designs.
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Donna Armstrong

Donna has been decorating cookies for 10 years. Previously, she was a decorative painter. One day, she saw some decorated cookies online. She thought, "Wow! I love that!" So the painting stopped and she started a cookie business called The Flour Garden.
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Donna Garland

Donna is the cookie artist behind Donna's Designer Cookies, creating custom cookies since 2019. A self taught baker who learned by watching cookie decorating videos, taking online classes and much experimentation. She earned a silver medal in Julia Usher’s Cookie Art Competition in 2022.
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Donna Rorabaugh

During the work day, Donna can be found on the assembly plant floor, helping improve productivity. At Christmas time, she turns to a new type of production - gingerbread houses! An award-winning artist, she's here to share some of her techniques.
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Elizabeth Boyd

Elizabeth is the owner of My Sweet Life. She's an Interior Designer turned homemaker who combines her love of art and design with cookie making. She enjoys experimenting and trying new techniques and teaching others how to make edible art.
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Elizabeth Rodriguez

Elizabeth is the owner of Ellie's Rico Dulces LLC located in Ocala, FL. Although she specializes in Traditional Homemade Puerto Rican baked goods and sweets, she also offers decorated cookies. She is a wife, mom and loves to worship God.
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Erin Dougal

Erin started her cookie journey in 2014 as a way to get her through the long days of mothering three young children. Cookies quickly became a passion, and finally turned into a business in 2018. She owns Darling Cookie Co. in Boise, ID.
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Erin, Sam, Shelly, Wendy

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The Cookie Better team has spent years learning and growing their businesses, and they want to share the tools to help you succeed and get results greater than you ever thought possible. They have over 35 years combined experience in the cookie industry, and they love it!
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Fabiola Romano

Fabiola has been decorating sugar cookies for several years, taking the time to learn and practice her decorating skills and eventually developing her own recipes. After teaching locally, now she’s an online instructor and enjoys it very much.
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Heather King

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Heather is the creator of One Smart Cookie and Crafts. Along with her husband, Dereck, she strives to create tools, stencils and cookie cutters to help every cookier.
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Ingeborg Ten Oever

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Ingeborg loves everything cookie, from creating new cookie cutters using new technologies to decorating the cookies themselves by hand. Ingeborg owns a small cookie business based in the Netherlands and ships cookie tools worldwide via her Etsy shop.
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Julia Usher

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Julia is a world-renowned sugar artist most recognized for her pioneering work in 3-D cookies. She has received numerous awards for her sugar art, including Cake Masters Cookier of the Year, OSSAS Medal of Honor, and EAGAA Artist of the Year.
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Kassidy Bell

Kassidy started decorating cookies in November of 2019 by watching Anne Yorks tutorials and YouTube videos. She recently became a stay-at-home-mom and made this fantastic hobby a little side hustle. She runs her cottage bakery out of her home in Richmond, TX.
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Katy Metoyer

Katy is the proud owner of Sugar Dayne Cookies! She has been on the cookie scene for over 10 years, including owning her storefront for 7 years.  She has a bright, vibrant style and loves to use texturing and other mixed media to decorate her cookies.
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Kelli Basher

Kelli loves learning new things and has shared her passion for decorating with others since October 2000. KMB Confections is a home based business creating custom cakes, cookies and cupcakes and also offers decorating classes for adults and children.
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Laura Saporiti

Laura is an Italy based international pastry chef and cake and cookie artist with a past as a historian of art. She loves to travel the world teaching her passion. Her mission is to raise the professional consciousness of the art of decorating.
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Lauren Jacobs

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Lauren, The Cheerful Baker, is the owner of The Cheerful Cutters shop. She invented The Cheerful Box, which is a monthly subscription that aims to nurture aspiring cookiers. With The Cheerful Box, your cookie dreams are just a subscription away!
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Lisel Powell

Lisel became obsessed with decorating cookies when she took her first class in 2012, and since then has gone on to become an accomplished cookie artist. She loves making the simple look complex and teaching others to push their cookie limits.
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Lori Goedken

Lori is a cookie and cake creative who has been in the business for 2 years but has been creating cookie and cake art for 17 years. She has a wealth of knowledge in the field and loves to share!
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Mackenzie Koch

Mackenzie is the owner & creative force behind RueBea's Sweet Treats. After having a whirlwind of success, she started coaching other cookie artists. She is passionate about teaching how to kickstart your own successful cottage bakery.
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Marguerite Redman

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Marguerite is the owner of the Cookie Artist Studio. She has decorated cookies for over 20+ years and enjoys creating cookie designs and cookie cutters. She also teaches cookiers how to use their skills to create their own beautiful pieces of art.
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Mary-Jean McMillan

Mary-Jean is a lifelong baker who fell into the custom cookie business by happenstance 7 years ago. She enjoys contributing something unique and delicious to her customers' events.
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Maxine Lauer

Maxine founded Chips Galore Cookies and More in 2015, after 35 years as a teacher.  As a glazer, she adapts RI techniques to work with glaze, and then shares her knowledge with anyone who’s interested. She loves helping others make memories with custom baked goods.
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Megan Bowers

Megan began baking in pursuit of a creative outlet as a stay-at-home mom. She's the wife of a fire battalion chief & mama to 2 beautiful girls (Abby and Leah), a pitbull mix (Ollie), & 11 chickens that supply fresh eggs for her baking.
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Melissa Clark

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Missy is a packaging graphic designer, cookier and creator of the cookie advent calendar, cookie greeting card, and printed greaseproof backers. She has a passion for coming up with new, exciting and fun ways for you to package your cookies!
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Melissa Denmon

Melissa is the owner of Melissa's Simply Sweet. Melissa has been baking for over 20 years and turned her passion into a full time business 13 years ago. She loves creating cookies from just the smallest events up to thousands for corporate orders!
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Michael Bonne

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Michael began working with copper in 1970 during high school. By the 1980’s he was using antique tools and machinery in a log cabin to make 18th and 19th century metalware. Today, he is perhaps best known for his heirloom quality copper cookie cutters.
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Nancy Westfall

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Nancy is the creator of The Colorful Cookie, The Colorful Cookie Club, Procreate Fast Track Online Course, and the founder/host of Cookie-A-Thon. Nancy has a passion for learning new things and teaching cookiers how to design cookie stencils and cookie cutters. She loves being a part of the cookie community!
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Pamela Yochum

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Pamela's cookie journey began in 2016 with a personal challenge of creating one cookie a day for a year. She launched her business called Grammy Pammy Sweetery in 2017. She has had the privilege of being an instructor at Cookie Con 2023. She is always learning something new!
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Paulina Perez Ordoñez

Paulina is a Graphic designer and self-taught baker in MĂ©xico.She started her baking journey with cakes, but switched to decorated cookies as her main product. She loves teaching cookie decorating and creating social media content with tips and tricks for new cookiers.
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Priscilla Nemes

Priscilla has baked cakes and cookies for years. Her most recent love is cookie decorating and collecting cookie cutters. Her day job finances her passion. She is a certified oncology nurse who works as a product manager/owner for an oncology software company.

Rebecca Norton

Rebecca is the owner of 2B's Cookies. She is a cookie decorator who specializes in sugar art. With wins from Cookie Con the past two years. She has been featured at Arty McGoo for high resolution embossed cookies. She has done tribute pieces in honor of Chef Nicholas Lodge and participated on
Food Network 2023 Holiday Wars Season 5.
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Regina Munster

As a Nana, baking cookies for the grandkids parties at school was such a joy. That love of cookie decorating became a hobby and now my passion. Making special moments taste just a little bit sweeter is what drives me to create the ultimate dessert.
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Samantha Opdenbosch

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Sam is a winner of Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge. She is a licensed home baker and owner of Sam’s Cookie Company in Marietta, GA. Sam teaches cookiers to model their own cookie cutters in Fusion 360™ and print them on a 3d printer.
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Sandy Huang

Sandy is the creator of Soothing and Sweet in Taiwan. She lived in USA while studying MBA. During that time, she discovered decorated cookies. She wasn't aware of what a unique impact it would have on her future. After returning to Taiwan, she started engaging in online teaching and connecting with different friends.
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Sarah Findley

Sarah is a self taught cookie artist who loves to create fun and vibrant treats. She’s living her best life making cute cookies for locals in the KC area
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Shannon Lescarini

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Shannon is the owner/designer of Whisk Confections - cakes, cookies, classes. Her passion for decorating cakes and cookies began when she was a child. She enjoys sharing her skills through online and in person classes and designs cookie cutter stl files.
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Sheila Morales

Sheila from Cookies and More LLC has been a cookie decorator & instructor for over 15 years. She started as a cake decorator who fell in love with cookies around 2008 & has been pursuing her passion since then while also working as an office export assistant.
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Stacey Barr

Stacey, the Edible Tech Guru, and owner of Stacey’s Custom Cakes, wants to see you Up Your Technical Game! An unapologetic lifelong geek, his unique (and sometimes odd) approaches to decorating is informed by his love of using technology in new ways.
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Summer Deepe

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Summer is the creator behind Summer’s Cookie Academy, Next Level Cookie Club and Cookie Classes to Cash! 
She has helped hundreds of people uplevel their cookie skills, techniques, and bank accounts!
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Susan Backman

Sue with Sugar Loo's is a self taught home baker with a passion to bake and teach. She loves to share her knowledge and show how-to techniques other bakers can use. Baking is her love language :)
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Susana Martinez

Susana is the founder of Casa Susana. She is from Mexico. She is an international instructor. She has participated in international cookie and cake competitions. She was the first Mexican who taught online courses for an international company.
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Susie Kemp

Susie is the owner of Dr. Susie Sweets. She is a home baker who bakes as a side gig. She started sharing "cookie joy" in 2020.  She bakes and decorates custom sugar cookies, teaches classes and recently opened an online cookie cutter shop.
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Tammy Youngerwood

Tammy is the owner of Jerusalem Cake Design. Born in Canada, she launched her cake and cookies business after relocating to Jerusalem with her husband and 4 kids. She worked in graphic design for many years before surrendering to her inner Cookier.
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Teri Lewis

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Teri Lewis launched Tweets...Cookie Connection in 2012, where the cookie became her canvas. Her passion for whimsical design, painting, doodling and sharing the sparkle with cookies became her calling. She is the creator of Tweets Smudge-Proof Pens.
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Wendy Alba

Wendy is the owner of Wendy's Cookie Studio, located in South Florida. She is also the co-founder of Cookie Better. She teaches classes online and in person. She is a Food Network Champion and was a core instructor and add-on instructor at CookieCon.
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