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 art form.
Like most everyone else, I’ve long admired those decorated sugar cookie compilation videos.
I actually began with cake decorating. Many cookie decorators do both. I’m of no exception.
The thought of drawing, painting, and decorating those wonderful shapes excited me. I knew I had to get into it!
The summits to try
are the ones other climbers
deem impossible.—Pepper Blair
This is my first set of decorated sugar cookies.
It’s okay if you laugh.
However, it does give light to 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, air bubbles, and the glaze was too runny.
Speed ahead just one year. My cake business went crazy. Still, those video compilation videos haunted me.
I did the only thing that was right.
I tried again.
This time the ‘bug’ caught me. They weren’t perfect by any means, but I wasn’t so embarrassed this time.
I was coming along as a cookie artist but still had not mastered the icing consistency. Still too fluid.
*Today instead of glaze, which works for some decorators, I use actual royal icing.
I knew I had what it took when I made my first sale from these penguin cookies. From these 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.
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 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 thousand cookies—that’s right 2,000—for the 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.
My aim for wecookiers.com is do just that! Bonus…to develop a community of all levels of cookieing where you can always come and ask questions.
Thank you so much for reading About Nita page.
I look forward to helping you along.
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