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WeCookiers Express, #0026 Slap-happy picnic cookies
June 29, 2023

How about some slap-happy customers…and families?


Since it’s the season for fireworks and picnics, what is on your agenda for decorated sugar cookies? After all, decorated sugar cookies are a MUST for 4th of July picnics.

The fuse for abundant ideas can be lit. But, face it. Time will be short with an explosion of plans, cookie orders, and preparing other food for your family and friends. So, let’s keep it simple and decorating quick for your sanity!

Today's Highlights

1. newest page at 2. your question, my answer 3. cookie cutter flips 4. 4th of July cookie inspo photo 5. business sense 6. quick business tips

Newest Page at

4th of July Cookies—this page shows you how to make the beautiful deep blue and deep red royal icing or glaze, how to make an easy cookie platter, and more. Tap this link:

4th of July Cookies!

Your Questions, My Answer

My customers ask what makes my sugar cookies themselves so flavorful. One simple answer: emulsion, not extract. Tap to see the difference and my favorite brand on this page:

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

My Supreme Royal Icing, get it here:
Supreme Royal Icing

If you are wondering what piping tips to start with, here is a great in-depth page with oodles of pictures and videos for you: Piping Tips for Cookies

Cookie Cutter Flips

Diamond shape into a sailboat

Baby rattle into a guitar

Christmas wreath into a baby bib

Sorry, if you have an email with just HTML, you cannot see the photos.

(tap the image to go to my Cookie Cutter Flips page)

4th of July Cookie Inspo

I've come to enjoy doing cookie platters. They are usually much less time-consuming than regular themed sets.

Here is the cookie platter I'm offering my customers for the 4th this year.

The platter cutter (you only need one cutter if you have the center 3" circle), is versatile to use for any platter set.

Business Sense: marketing yourself

1. Get a list of daycares in your area. Market PYO cookies or whatever you want to them. Ask if you can send them your price list. I have a sweet daycare lady who orders birthday cookies and gives her daycare kids a birthday party. The kids must love her!

2. Do a collaboration with a local photographer for the baby’s 1st birthday. Make sure to hand out your business information. I had a photographer order a smash cake with each 1st birthday shoot. She would tag me on Facebook with the pictures and I would share it on my business page.

3. Do a collaboration with a make-up artist, hairdresser, or anyone in business, making the theme around what that person does in their business. While the cookies are drying, they can give their presentation.

For instance, I have a ‘Ladies/Spa’ cookie party coming up. I have spa theme cookies for them to decorate. When they are ready to dry, we’ll break for refreshments and free facials with her presentation (the lady I am doing a collab with does this and sells facial products). It’ll be a great day for the ladies to enjoy, let their hair down, and have fun.

Remember, when hosting cookie parties, you want to make sure your guests leave happy and saying ‘I can’t wait until the next one!’

So, make it as enjoyable as possible for them. Loosen up, have fun and make them feel like you are their best friend.

Quick Business Tips

1. Here’s a tip…take tips! Do you have a website yet? If you do, add a PayPal donate button. I have not done this, but I have heard from other people with sites that they are amazed at how generous people are. Even if you get a few dollars here and there, it does help with expenses.

2. Are you interested in having a website but know nothing about coding?

No worries!

The company I am with (and love) does the heavy lifting. Believe me, they give you way more than the very small cost you pay to have it. Here is a video tour about SiteSell.

I’ve also enjoyed over 10 years with them on my other websites. (Of course, I disclose that I will make a commission if you do become a member).

Site Sell's Video Tour--get to know them!

3. Are you searching for truly unique ideas to decorate your cookies? Get on Pinterest and browse painting or drawing artists. You will be surprised by the creative ideas to put on your ‘canvases’ (cookies).

I’m summing up, but a final thought…

…as if I had nothing else to do (haha), I’m planning a family reunion this fall. Are you having one this year?

My hubby, if you do not already know, is a poet, Pepper Blair. He wrote this acrostic poem for it. I thought I would share it with you. You are free to use it. If you would like a better image, just holler!

Blessing to you!

All my best, Nita

Pepper Blair on Pinterest
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