Cookie Con Sugar Show Entry and GIVEAWAY!!! (CLOSED)

It has been too long everyone.  Blogging is hard.And I have been busy!  Because did you guys know there really is such a thing as Cookie Con?  Yep.  It’s real, it happened, and it was a blast. Our Team Cookie classes were a huge success, and will be blogged about I promise- I have a whole list of posts to do.  The Classes, the Con, assorted cookies, all sorts of things. Today’s is about my Sugar Show entry from Cookie Con 2015!

Last Cookie Con, I tried to do something in a new style, with my first set of painted Matryoshka dolls.  This time, I aimed for something a little more “me.”  And what is more me than a coloring page these days? How about a cookie collaboration!!  I decided to go something interactive, that I thought would be fun.  I designed and drew a coloring page on to a cookie, and then for the Sugar Show at Cookie Con, I put it out with a set of edible food coloring markers, and a little note asking everyone to participate by coloring some of it.  And everyone did! What a blast!

Cookie Con Sugar Show | The Cookie Architect

Here was the entry as I submitted it to the show. The drawing was an original composition that I drew. I have been grooving on birds, so I decided to do a birds and flowers thing, and a little flower girl snuck in there too.  I wanted the pattern I used to be cookie cutter related.  Do you guys recognize the cutter shape I used? It’s the Georganne Cutter designed by Lilaloa and sold at Whisked Away Cutters.  I’m going to have to see if I can get the complimentary Georganne’s Accomplice cutter made to so I can make a cookie tile pattern!

I did a lot of experimenting to figure out a way to do the line work like I wanted but not have it bleed when the cookie was colored over with marker. I knew that it was probably too ornate of a design for wet on wet, and my early experiments there were a failure anyway.  In the end, it turned out that if I used my Rainbow Dust food marker and let it dry, then dusted with cornstarch, and the lines didn’t blur when I scribbled on top of them.   Perfect, and easy!

Originally, I had intended for the cookie to be all one piece, but then I decided that it would be harder to transport that way.  And in a classic Cookie Architect move, I found myself making a bizarre set of curved puzzle pieces that had to all fit together, and were NOT easier to transport to Salt Lake City.  I’m silly.  But they did fit together, and they did get to Cookie Con in one piece, so all’s well that ends well.

Watching my plan come together during the convention was definitely the best part! I even made a quick video showing the page getting colored in!

And in the end, it was amazing! And at least 61 people, including a record two (2!!!) MEN helped to color it and make a piece that captured the cookie community spirit that is Cookie Con.

Cookie Con Final | The Cookie Architect

Contributors Included: Bette Wu, John Adams, Rosemarie Carroll, Nikki Krause, Lisa Provenza-Bebar, Robyn Wilson, Andrea Jensen, Lindsey DiLoreto, Lisa Lamb, Lara Parodi, Bobbi Barton, Andrea Young, Melissa Mitchell, Laura Dong, Karine Lemonnier, Kelly Carter, Delorse Sword, Nancy Cavagnaro, Signa Atherton, Susanne Kristine, Janis Nunez, Barbara Newlon, Summer Turner, Jennifer Wallace, Becky Kasten, Josi Dyer, Nicole Hastings, Kimberly Dickerson, Malinda Hollinshead, Sally Koldenhof, Sandy Parkhouse, Sherree Hellinger, Desiree Sedwick, Sandee Moss, Peka Peke, Kathy Pilato, Melissa Murray, Kimberly Damon, Kari Arroyo, Toni Shavers, Josie Felix, Stephanie Organes, Tatiana Khromushina, Lilly Fenton, Ameeta Rajagopal, Cindy Timpone, Karen Summers, Mike Summers, Kendra Player, Claudia Ayala-Frush, Sarah Kluge, Silvia Latour, Brenda Byrne, Belinda Bain, Heather Impson, Katy Metoyer, Dany Lind, Sarah Kersten, Christine Donnelly, Rebecca Weld, and I’m sure others- let me know if you aren’t on the list but helped on the cookie coloring!

So here is the GIVEAWAY part! I am giving away this actual coloring page cookie.  And since at this point it is a display piece, I’ll also include a few eating cookies so you can get a taste for some fresh Cookie Architect deliciousness!  For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on this blog post (if the comments option isn’t showing, click on the title to “enter” the blog post instead of the page stream).  In the comments, I’d be curious to know which of the styles I’ve worked in is your favorite(or which of my cookie sets), and/or what you’d like to see me work on next! Giveaway will end Tuesday at 8:00pm EST.  US and Canadian mailing addresses only- others can win for a friend!  (Congratulations to the winner- Trisha M.!!)

And last but not least- I promised you a treat, and that treat is that I went ahead and made my coloring page cookie design into a real printable coloring page! You can download it by clicking here.  If you color it, please share! I’d love to see it!! And be sure to check out my other coloring pages here on the blog!

Coloring Page Birds |The Cookie Architect

50 Comments Add yours

  1. Trisha McNeill says:

    This is a gorgeous cookie!! My favorites are your doll cookies…simply stunning!!!

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  2. jamaowl says:

    I love your designs and none better than this coloring page. The idea to have people join together to do it is great. I’d like to do this for Thanksgiving or Christmas when the whole family is around.

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  3. Christine Stephens says:

    Good morning Rebecca! You’re the best. Such a breathtaking piece of art. Thank you for sharing.

    Sent from Chris’s iPad


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  4. Pam Schwigen says:

    I LOVE your bird cookies with the painted wafer paper. I am in awe of them!

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  5. Adriana says:

    Hi Rebecca! This are gorgeous it would be a honor to have them displayed in my house 😉
    I love your Adirondack work, because not only is beautiful but I felt I was part of it when you periscoped all the process. Nice work as always!!

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  6. Laura Merkel says:

    I adore all of your sets!! It is impossible to pick just one. But I think like this one, the way you are able to fit cookies together to make a puzzle out of it is just ingenius!! And then, the fact the that you have amazing cookies coloring in this piece??? {Mind…blown}

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  7. cathy eberhardt says:

    I love the coloring cookies since I just started coloring! I take my book to my monthly infusions and it takes my mind off what’s going in my body.

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  8. kimdamon8268 says:

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for the coloring page! I’m going to share with some little friends as well as doing my own. 🙂 I was thinking I love your wedding cookies the best, but then I thought of your beautiful doll eyes on the Blythe dolls and I adore those, and then I thought of your feathers and dandelion leaves and they ring a chord in my heart as well. So to pick a fav…wow, so hard. OK I settled on one. [insert drum roll] It’s the set we did together. I fell in love with cookieing on that set. ❤ Thanks for being such a cool art friend and for passing on the cookie love! ~Kim

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  9. Joanne Vaccaro says:

    Love this. And I love coloring. I have several books and have been doing this before colorama was, even thought of. Doing it on a cookie is genius!!!

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  10. Lori Olsen says:

    I REALLY love your puzzle cookies! Many nights I watched you on periscope working on your showpiece puzzle cookie. Those are the most fascinating to me; the precision and artistry is amazing!
    If I win, that baby is going in a frame!

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  11. Karla says:

    Love so many of your designs…nautiskulls, Nantucket, the ballerina ones…all beautiful. Would love this cookie to display. It’s very cool!

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  12. Peg Kovar says:

    Rebecca, I have been saving coloring designs on Pinterest for awhile trying to figure out hoe to use on a cookie. So I was very interested when I saw what you were doing? Thank you for posting!

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  13. Sarah Kersten says:

    I colored a flower petal. Is that the CookieCon equivalent to “I carried a watermelon”? 🙂

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    1. Yay! I’ve added you to the list, and now I’m at the nice round number of 60!


  14. fondofowls says:

    Rebecca I love all of your puzzle sets! It is so hard to pick a favorite though because everything you do is a work of art! Thanks very much for the coloring pages! I will have to try this one out.

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  15. Tammy Samons says:

    This is amazing and I love that you are sharing the color book page. My favorite was the Adirondack piece because I got to watch you live in action on Periscope. It was so relaxing just watching, like a bunch of girlfriends just hanging out.

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  16. I think my favorite set of yours is your fun baby set with the giraffes…but a close second might be the late night periscope fantasy lake house cookie…oh..a super close third is the trees and trucks cookie set…. and as far as future cookies … maybe a thanksgiving cornucopia filled your favorite fall things??? Thanks for sharing your wonderful cookies with us all 🙂

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  17. Carrie Smola says:

    Your work is just fabulous. I hope that I will be able to achieve 1/4 of your talent with practice. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to try this on a cookie.

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  18. twelveelevenbakery says:

    The puzzles are really neat but my favorite will have to be the first cookie set I’ve ever seen of yours. Itso the 3 sets of fall scenes of cookies. They actually inspirdo a bit of one of my cookies. I loved the apple. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Misti Ring says:

    I love all your work but your Blythe dolls are my favorites. The eyes are so lifelike and hold so much expression.

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  20. Donna Linnane says:

    Your work is phenomenal. I think the Cookie Con piece might be my new favorite. Would love to see more like this!

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  21. Marty Broyles says:

    Rebecca, This like all of your work is beautiful. I recently began following you on Instagram and I am in awe. I really can’t choose one. I am excited to see what you create for the holidays. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  22. Christine says:

    This was so cool at Cookie Con! Brilliant – the corn starch trick to get the marker to set. (BTW, I colored the wavy blue lines and green dots for the background behind the bird on the center left, but am not on the list.)

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    1. Christine says:

      This is Christine Donnelly… didn’t realize just my first name would post.


      1. I got it! I can see your email 😉


  23. What a fantastic idea! I love that it was interactive, and turned out so vibrant and beautiful!

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    1. I forgot to add that your Matryoshka doll sets are my favorites, especially the simple designs of the sets in your header. 🙂

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    2. It turned out even better than I hoped!!


  24. katpilato says:

    I loved it, and it was a great way to bring the cookie community together! I love cookie peeps!

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  25. Maria Worbetz says:

    I don’t know I think you out-did yourself with this one Rebecca! Oh how I would love to frame this, fingers crossed!! You come up with the most original stuff!! Love it!


  26. Laura Dong says:

    You’re such a gem and joy. You bless this life of mine. I hope I win this contest. Have I mentioned you look very pretty today????



    1. Well, you know how to make a girl feel special! I’ll give you that! 🙂


  27. sarah says:

    Hi Rebecca! I love ALL of your cookies. I am constantly amazed by your work. I think (if I had to pick) my favorite would be your blythe dolls. Selfishly I want you to do more blythe dolls so I can bid on one for my new cookie room 🙂


  28. Louise Kressly says:

    †here is not anything you have not created that I have not loved but my favorite sets are the Nantucket sets-expecially the nautical skulls. I just bought a book of coloring pages but none of them are as good as yours.
    I would love to see your take on vintage circus-it is on my “to do” cookie list.
    Thank you for sharing yoru talent with all of us!


  29. Cat Colbert says:

    I have to say that the very first set of yours that really caught my eye is the Nantucket Cookies: 2013. I love it and it still remains my favorite. However, two others really stand out, the Scrimshaw Nautiskulls set and the Flower Quilt & Easter Flower Cookies. I love them too!
    You are such a gifted artist!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us.


  30. Karine Lemonnier says:

    It was such an honor to color a part of your cookies at cookiecon! It’s impossible for me to chose a favorite set among all the amazing pieces of art you did so far, but my favorite ones are all the GoBo foundation sets, all the Christmas sets and all the Matryoshka Dolls. You are an amazing and inspiring artist!


  31. Nicole Hastings says:

    This cookie was, hands down, the most fun cookie at Cookie Con! Such a great idea to have an INTERACTIVE COOKIE!!!! And I’m not gonna lie I totally geeked out when I saw MY name on YOUR blog post!!!! *blush* You have just made a mundane Monday marvelous!!!!


  32. Peka Peke says:

    I love it! Thank you for sharing. Blessings !!!


  33. pekascookies says:

    I love it!! You did wonderful work, as always great idea. Thank you for sharing!


  34. This was so fun, and so cool to watch it as it developed. What a wonderful memento of CookieCon this will be for some lucky person!


  35. Aunty Cookie says:

    It was so fun to see the cookie develop. What a wonderful memento of CookieCon for some lucky person!


  36. Francie says:

    Can our answer be EVERY cookie you make 😍 Really I would have to say my fave is the sugar skull dolls you recently did!!!! They are stunning!!!!!


  37. Teri Youngblood says:

    Stunning work and thank you for sharing!


  38. I loved your idea, I think I was one of the first to get to color it! I did the little red bird in the cage. 🙂 and thanks for the tip on having no bleed from the rainbow dust marker!


    1. Very cool to be one of the first in!!


  39. Joanne Lima says:

    What a beautiful design. You need to produce a book of line drawings.


  40. Angela Pietrantonio Lauzier says:

    This is fabulous! Love……it Angela


  41. Kathryn says:

    What a gorgeous design! Although I think I’ll always love the Blythe doll set the best 🙂


  42. crazilady says:

    I love this artwork you’ve done!! This is amazing! All your stuff is great. Thank you for the giveaway!


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