This About Nita page tells you who I am, my experience in the art of baking and decorating sugar cookies, and what formed me to be an authority in this niche.
So, who am I?
First of all, I was an art major in school, ages ago now. I have always been bent toward anything to do with my hands that creates forms of art.
Like almost everyone else, I’ve long admired those decorated sugar cookie compilation videos.
I began with cake decorating. Many cookie decorators do both. I’m no exception.
The thought of drawing, painting, and decorating those wonderful shapes excited me. I knew I had to get into it!
I only share this short story to inspire you. With passion and effort, you can achieve great things. I'm here cheering you on!
"Hopes and dreams are
fundamental assets."-Pepper Blair
This is my first set of decorated sugar cookies.
It’s okay if you laugh. This was also before I landed the Best Sugar Cookie Recipe.
However, it does give light on how practice makes perfect.
I swore I would never in my life attempt decorating sugar cookies again.
These 3 pictures show the bleeding of colors, and air bubbles and the glaze was too runny. (Get these Royal Icing Tips/Hacks free).
Speed ahead just one year. My cake business went crazy. Still, those video compilations and video tutorials for decorating sugar cookies haunted me.
I did the only right thing.
I tried again.
This time the ‘bug’ caught me. All the cookie-decorating ideas were 'flooding' my mind.
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This second try wasn't perfect. I still had some learning to do, but I knew I could excel in this journey.
Unfortunately, I only had a couple of handfuls of cookie cutters, so I had to rely on some for cookie cutter flips.
I was coming along as a cookie artist but still had not mastered the icing consistency. Still too fluid and I was afraid of going too close to the edge.
*Today instead of glaze, which some cookie artists use (or by law, have to use), I use my trusty Superior Royal Icing Recipe--you'll love it!
Update on Sugar Cookie Glaze Recipe
I knew I had what it took when I made my first sale from these penguin cookies. I just needed more practice on consistency. From then onward, I was addicted. I made my cookie business as strong, if not stronger than the cake side. I stay booked months out now.
I have truly been blessed by my customers as well as a community who opened their arms and hearts to me when I was a new citizen in their town.
I would like to pay all that kindness forward. Now it's your turn!
I believe kindness is addicting. I want to see you achieve your goals and dreams in this industry too.
You see, WeCookiers.com isn't just about Nita, it's about YOU!
This leads us up to my experience.
As word of mouth grew at great speed, I began decorating cookies for counties around me, then states around me.
I found myself fulfilling orders for places like
Hampton Inn…(100th anniversary)
Decorated sugar cookies for K-State
…other colleges and schools…
People began asking for me to do classes. So, I did. I started teaching workshops and classes.
This led to children’s birthday parties, mom and daughter parties, teen parties, and so on.
I would say my biggest achievement as a cookie decorator is the Pisces VI global unveiling ceremony.
What is Pisces VI?
“Pisces VI is the deepest diving privately owned submarine in the world” (As stated on piscessub.com) It has assisted in expeditions for National Geographic, Hollywood films, scientific research, etc. It dives to 8300 feet!
This site is about decorating sugar cookies so I’ll get back on track.
I was commissioned to do a couple of thousand cookies—that’s right 2,000—for the global unveiling banquet that brought in world leaders.
It was quite an honor and very humbling.
Pisces VI unveiling: the ceremony, sugar cookies, submarine, and crew members
There was one piece of the puzzle missing…
I decided to start a website—not just any website, but one which teaches the very basics of baking cookies to pro-level decorating. With that, enable you to build a successful, smooth, and profitable sugar cookie business.
My aim for wecookiers.com is to do just that! Bonus…to develop a community of all levels of cookie-ing where you can always come and ask questions.
Thank you so much for reading the About Nita page.
I look forward to being here for you and seeing the progress you make in this exciting cookie world journey.
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