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April Kolanchick of Sweet & Saucy Life
I’m a wife, mom, autism advocate, and self-taught cookie artist who found my calling when I least expected it. I teach women how to decorate beautiful sugar cookies and then help them take it a step further by showing them how to monetize their knowledge and talents.
I live in just north of Kansas City, MO with my husband Josh (aka the Hubster) and our Fantastic Four; Madison, Garrett, Jackson, and Miss Scarlett.
Jen Wight of Emily Mae's Cookies
Emily Mae’s Cookies started nearly 3 years ago while I was home on maternity leave with our second son. While scrolling facebook, a tutorial came up on decorating sugar cookies – I tried it and I was HOOKED! As a student of culinary arts, I’ve always had a passion for presentation and all things culinary, so it seemed to be the perfect fit! After many talks with hubby, we decided to make a go of a little ‘at home’ cookie business and to not return to my full time job. It was a scary decision, but I’m so glad we did it!
Coming up with a business name – I wanted something personal & friendly with a dash of charm mixed in. After giving it lot’s of thought, my middle name came to mind – ‘Emily Mae’. This comes from my grandmothers, one Emily, the other Mae. PERFECT, that’s it! We’ve got it!
Working from home with 2 boys has been challenging, but I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud for having pushed and worked so hard to do my little part in helping support our family.
Thanks to a wonderfully supportive community, Emily Mae’s has grown a fantastic and supportive customer base. So now, with the little one heading to school in the fall, we are now making big steps to move the business forward and I am SO EXCITED for what the future holds!
Cameo Robinson of CR Confections
Cameo Robinson is the owner of CR Confections, a home bakery located in Olathe Ks. She began her business 5 years ago doing custom cookie orders using glaze icing. She loves the creative outlet custom orders allow her.
While her custom orders still rule her daily life, teaching cookie decorating is her passion. She has been teaching private and online classes for the last 3 years. She has taught at Cookiers Live and at Cookie. Con as an add on instructor. She has just started a new monthly cookie group for all things glaze. She enjoys sharing her love of glaze icing and cookie decorating with everyone.
She has 3 kiddos and a very supportive husband! Her oldest son is 19, a 13 year old daughter, and an 11 year old daughter. She was an elementary teacher for 10 years before staying at home with her daughters. She got into cookies as an outlet for her to help with depression after her youngest. Being creative is in her blood and being able to make something beautiful AND delicious was the perfect medicine for her soul.
Other than being a cookier, a wife, and a mom, Cameo loves to have a good laugh with friends and family with a good glass of wine in her hand.
Carmen Urbano of inspirations by Carmen Urbano
Carmen Urbano’s story is quite interesting and inspiring tale. Born in Tijuana, México, Carmen grew up in a loving home where her sense of creativity and flair was nurtured. This, amongst other things, helped her find her potential.
She started out earning a degree in Graphic Arts, got a floral design diploma and along the line she opted in for a law degree for the sake of assisting in her family’s business.
Carmen had had a great and successful career. However, she felt a gap needed to be filled so she took the risky path to fulfill her longings. She left the law field after 19 years of successful career as an attorney. She gave it all away for a bigger dream – “Inspiration’s by Carmen Urbano” where she decided to take up a space in the world of creative arts where she is now sharing her talents and skills. It was a risky but a fun move!
What was only a dream was birthed in 2010. Inspirations by Carmen Urbano was an inception of a great thing. The popularity of Carmen’s cookie creation led her to focus in sugar cookies, combining her love of baking with her vast creative skills. She developed love for sugar arts and her invitation to teach what she knew at renowned culinary schools in Mexico, changed everything.
They became experiences that lightened up her passion for teaching. She has become such an inspiration to her students.
Carmen’s “cookie creations” became a known name and brand specializing in making sugar and gingerbread cookies. She can mix creativity and passion to make it all work out. She now has numerous awards to her name so finally she could smile and boast of the courage she had put in taking that risky but quite inspiring decision.
Beyond the cookies her act of creativity is amazing. She has advanced her business which has gone global, thanks to her talent and passion for teaching among the help of her social media pages.
Several of her creative works have been featured on major cable networks in the USA, where they have delighted American audience in competitions such as Food Network’s Holiday Gingerbread Showdown™ Season 2 in 2019. She has been invited to travel internationally for cookie conventions, classes, and private lessons. Carmen and her sugar art pieces have also been featured in several of the industry’s leading events, including CookieCon™ SoFlo, San Diego Cake Show and CookieExpo™ among others.
Carmen’s sugar art has earned her numerous international decoration and sugar art awards.
Some of her recent distinctions:
“Best in Show piece” Nominated in San Diego Cake Show, 2018
“Grand Prize Royal Icing Award” San Diego Cake Show, 2019
“Innovative Cookie Award” San Diego Cake Show, 2019
Twice Editor’s Choice” CakesDecor 2019/2020
“1st Place People Choice Award” CookieCon™, 2020
“3rd Place People Choice Award” CookieCon™, 2020
A full day of interactive tutorials with 4 of your favorite live stream cookie artists
Surprise box valued over $120
Surprises giveaways and MORE!
All for $250!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear to the event?
It’s the question we all NEED to know, right?! Well, sweet friend, come as you are. Whether you come dressed for success or in your favorite yoga pants sister, you be you! I just can’t wait to see you!
What happens once I purchase my ticket?
You’ll receive an email confirmation upon purchase. If you haven’t received that confirmation within 24 hours, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where will Cookiers LIVE take place?
Cookiers LIVE has gone virtual! That means you can join us from the comfort of your own home without the hassle of travel expenses and hotel costs!
How much does Cookiers LIVE cost?
Your Cookiers LIVE ticket is $250 and includes:
- Access to our Cookie Party on Friday 9/25/2020
- All day access to the virtual event on Saturday 9/26/2020 where you will learn from four different instructors
- Class Replays
- Facebook Community
- Exclusive Cookiers Live Surprise Box shipped direct to your door. (valued at $120)
Who should come?
If you’ve never decorated a cookie before and want to jump in with both feet, there is no better place to do just that! If you’re a cookier looking for new skills, encouragement, and hands-on instruction, Cookiers LIVE is for you.
What platform is the event hosted on and how do I log in?
Great question! You’ll get all of this information via email as the event gets closer.
I didn't receive my ticket purchase confirmation?
Will we get breaks?
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are not refundable.
What if I’ve never participated in a virtual event before?
No worries!! You won’t be the only newbie. If you need anything the Sweet & Saucy Life Team is here to help. We will even walk you through all the tech stuff to make sure you know how to navigate the event dashboard. Plus you’ll be added to a private Facebook Group just for those attending Cookiers LIVE. You can use this group to ask all your questions and to get to know the other attendees before the event.
What if I don’t know anyone?
We’re all friends and fellow cookiers here – you’ll leave with many new friends! We will have an opportunity for you to introduce yourself get to know the other attendees in the private Facebook group.
What should I bring?
Yourself, a positive attitude. No need to bring more than the basics – just be here with a willingness to learn, to meet new friends, and to let the creative juices flow.
If you would like to participate Live with the instruction we will provide you with a supply list closer to the event.
I want to be a sponsor, what do I do?
What is the Cookiers LIVE Event Schedule?
When is the last day to register?
The last day to register is September 22, 2020 at 11:59pm CT, or until we sell out. The last day to register in order to ensure the delivery of your surprise box before the event is September 3, 2020 at 11:59pm CT.
Will there be a replay or recordings?
Yes we will have replays of the LIVE classes! However, we really want you to be logged in LIVE with us during the entire event so that you can enjoy the event experience with us and be eligible to win prizes!