I’ve crossed off an item on my bucket list that’s susceptible to crumbling, a link to new friendships and can serve as the canvas for all kinds of creative inspiration! This item is Cookie Con – a conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah that hosts sugar cookie decorators from all over the globe. Seriously. I heard all kinds of Australian and Eastern European voices this past weekend!
Along with all that geographic diversity is a deep well of baking and artistic talent, all wound together by confectioner’s sugar and the amazing stuff you can do with cookies and icing. The event hosts a number of workshops by “cookie celebrities,” time to try out new techniques, lots of down time to get to know your cookie peeps and a Sugar Show – showcasing the amazing art of my fellow cookiers. That’s right, I said cookiers. It’s a term of art. (:
I didn’t win. But I won a couple new friends and I met some lovely local cookiers, like Amanda or Libby of Swanky Sweets. Here I am with two sweet gals who befriended a gal cookie-conferencing it alone. Thanks Becca and Amy, you were both so wonderful to meet!!!
Goodbye for now to Salt Lake – I leave with new energy and inspiration for my craft. Also, I think an airbrush is in my future (and likely a lot of extra kitchen clean-up). I can’t wait until next time!