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January 13 & 14, 2023 for Cookies + Community!

Cookiers LIVE 2023 Virtual Event will bring you together with all the BEST the Cookie Community has to offer.

During this 2-day Virtual Event, you will have the chance to learn from five of the industry’s leading sugar cookie artists while connecting with participants from all over the nation.

Your Cookiers LIVE Ticket Includes:


Experience two full days of interactive classes with some of the top instructors in the cookie community.

Need to step away during the event? No worries! Replays are included at no extra charge! You will have unlimited access to the classes in the Facebook group.

Facebook Community

The Cookiers LIVE Private Facebook Community is where you will gain exclusive access to everything Cookiers LIVE including information about Class Instructors, Class Replays and more! Meet and interact with other cookiers from across the globe before, during, and after the event!

LOVE Surprises?

WE DO TOO! Your Ultimate Experience Ticket price includes a Surprise Box valued at over $120! Your box will include many of the items needed to decorate with our instructors in real time, making the experience that much more interactive. *Ticket option is only available for those in the US.

Surprise Boxes are SOLD OUT


Meet Your Host & Instructor

April Kolanchick

Sweet & Saucy Life


April is a wife, mom of 4, sugar cookie artist and entrepreneur from the Kansas City, Missouri area. Her client base is a diverse group of talented sugar artists looking to grow in their cookie decorating skills and build their creative businesses. Join April for Cookiers LIVE and immerse yourself in her unique blend of Cookies & Community.

Meet Your Instructors

Your Host & Instructor - April Kolanchick

April is a wife, mom of 4, sugar cookie artist and entrepreneur from the Kansas City, Missouri area. Her client base is a diverse group of talented sugar artists looking to grow in their cookie decorating skills and build their creative businesses. Join April for Cookiers LIVE and immerse yourself in her unique blend of Cookies & Community.

Renee Terry of Sweet Cheeks By Renee

Renee Terry is a confectionery artist who specializes in custom cookie and cake decorating. Before starting Sweet Cheeks, Renee honed and perfected her baking and piping artistry while working in specialty bakeries. This hands-on culinary education solidified her skill sets and fed her passion for eventually creating a business of her own.

After getting married and welcoming her firstborn, Renee began Sweet Cheeks. Since then, her signature confectionaries have become known for their striking designs, detailed precision, beautiful color palettes and unforgettable taste. Based out of Massachusetts, Sweet Cheeks by Renee is available to create custom cakes, cookies, and edible art for any of life’s moments – from private events, to personalized gifting to special occasion cakes.

Chelsea Fullmer of Pink Lemon Cookies

Chelsea Fullmer is the owner of Pink Lemon Cookies in Round Rock, Texas. She is a self-taught baker, and loves sharing her knowledge of all things cookies. Chelsea has won awards for her decorated cookie art, been a featured instructor at cookie retreats, delivered cookies to her favorite musical artist, and collaborated with many businesses and brands. She was even lucky enough to have her cookies featured in a holiday baking collection online for Target. With a strong love for jokes and puns, she often uses them in her captions on social media, as well as in her printable tags found in her Etsy store, Pinkle-mon Puns. Chelsea has been married to her husband, Robie, for 14 years, and together they have 3 children.  You can find Pink Lemon Cookies on FB, IG, and TikTok @PinkLemonCookies.

Kristen Stringer of Kristen's Cookies

Kristen Stringer is a cookie artist and educator from Hillsboro, Missouri. Kristen specializes in teaching royal icing florals and details. She has always had a creative mind and a knack for baking. Cookie decorating came naturally and has been the perfect fit.

After Kristen became a momma of 3, she started was is known today as Kristen’s Cookies. What started off as a custom cookie business quickly evolved into teaching cookie decorating both virtually and online. Kristen is a 3 time Cookie Con Add-On instructor. She is known for her color palettes, floral details, and detailed cookie esthetic. She has a passion to help others through cookie decorating. She is grateful for any opportunity to teach others.  

Amy Hicks of Seriously Sweet on Davis Street

Amy Hicks owns “Seriously Sweet on Davis Street” which is located in Culpeper, Virginia in the downtown historic district. She started this sweet business three years ago in June. Her bakery is a boutique bakery that specializes in custom creations: cupcakes, cakes, cookies, desserts, chocolates, fudge, candy… all kinds of sweet treats!


$199 Virtual Ticket ONLY

When you choose our Virtual Ticket only option, you will gain access to both days of the virtual event. No supplies will be provided.

This option includes:

  • Access to Cookiers LIVE Virtual Event 2023 on January 13 & 14, 2023
  • Access to the Cookiers LIVE Virtual Event 2023 Facebook Group
  • Supplies List
  • International Participates welcome!
  • Perfect for the Cookier on a budget!






What People Are Saying

“I am always amazed when I watch April’s videos. She has truly been blessed with an awesome talent. Not only does she create fabulous cookies, but she has a wonderful way of inspiring others to believe in themselves and their abilities. She is not afraid to share her knowledge and the secret tips she has learned from trial and error.”

Bonnie Norris

“The opening night “party” was not what I expected but impacted me deep down in my soul. Women I had never met sharing so deeply and openly and the questions that were asked of us, revealed places in my own heart that needed the touch of my Savior. It was life changing.”

Nancy Loy

“This event was worth every second of time prepping and participating and every penny. I’m so thankful for April and the SSL team! You put on an amazing event. Thank you!”

Melissa Hall

I loved the whole day. I felt like all the instructors taught me something. I love the community of women coming together to support one another it was awesome.

Sue Pettit

You ladies did a great job!! Thank you for all of your hard work and for hosting a day of high QUALITY instruction!

Megan Oliverio

Honestly, I took so much away from this, way more than I ever expected..April, you are amazing. I loved the entire experience.

Maxine Lauer


What happens once I purchase my ticket?

When you purchase your ticket, you will receive an email confirmation including an invitation to join the Cookiers LIVE Facebook Group. As the event gets closer, you receive details regarding the event schedule, how to access the event and other relevant event information.
If you haven’t received that confirmation within 24 hours, please contact us at info@sweetandsaucylife.com.

I didn't receive my ticket purchase confirmation?

I didn’t receive me ticket confirmation?
Change to – Who can I contact for ticketing and event support?
Please direct questions regarding tickets and event information to info@sweetandsaucylife.com and someone on the SSL Team will be happy to help you.


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.

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!

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are not refundable.

I want to be a sponsor, what do I do?

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at info@sweetandsaucylife.com for more information. We have several sponsorship opportunities available and would love to see what might be the best fit for our attendees.

When is the last day to register?

The last day to register for the Ultimate Experience Ticket is November 1, 2022 at 11:59pm CT, or until we sell out.

The last day to register for the Instruction Only Ticket is January 12, 2023 at 11:59pm CT.


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