Sincerest Thankyou From A Newbie!

Baking By TracyLH Updated 10 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm by TracyLH

TracyLH Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 11:54am
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I don't know where to being to say thankyou! I have played around with making RI cookies for family and friends and happened upon this site. I am a newbie to CC and have found everyone to be so kind and considerate in sharing their techniques and thoughts. I even got up the guts to PM MelZ about how she made the icing on her shamrock cookies so perfectly flat (as I saw someone else did first) and she kindly told me, along with encouraging me to try Antonia74's RI recipe. A whole new world opened up for me! With my old recipe, I had to shake the cookie, sing to the cookie and pray that the icing would be flat without falling off the edge. My cookie world has changed and I wanted to say a big "Thanks!" to Antonia74 for posting that recipe. It has also been so nice to see all of the support everyone gives one another and the kind comments about each other's cookies. Thanks to Antonia74's recipe, MelZ's help and reading about what people have tried, I have learned so much and I sincerely appreciate how much a newbie can learn here!

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grama_j Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 12:15pm
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Hi Tracy....... Welcome to CC...... You will LOVE it here !

michellesArt Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 12:25pm
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welcome and i'm glad you've found encouragement! i too have got incouragement and inspiration from the galleries-i feel like my cookie decorating skills have gone leaps and bounds since i joined cc-can't wait to see more icon_smile.gif

Joanne914 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 12:48pm
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Just wanted to say WELCOME to CC Tracy! icon_biggrin.gif I remember the day I found CC, and I thought I had died and gone to cookie heaven! I have learned so much from the wonderful people on this site and I know you will too! Be careful though...you do realize that you have now started a SERIOUS addiction! lolol

vickymacd Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 12:50pm
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Welcome to CC!! Not only will you get into cookies more, but you'll start playing with different kinds of cakes, cupcakes, frostings, filling, techniques as well!!

As the warning states up in the corner,

"Warning! This website is highly addictive". And they are right!!
Don't be afraid to ask anyone anything!! That's what this is all about is learning and experimenting and figuring it out. I personally have made some of THEE best friends on here.

Start posting those pictures!!

antonia74 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by TracyLH

With my old recipe, I had to shake the cookie, sing to the cookie and pray that the icing would be flat without falling off the edge.





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Oh, I love your sense of humor. You are going to be a very fun member to have around here, so welcome! icon_smile.gif Get those pics posted girl.

hallfamily727 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 11:52pm
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Welcome!

You forgot....pray to the cookie, check on the cookie 200 times as it's setting/drying, and thinking evil thoughts while messing with the icing! hahahaha

McMama Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 1:59am
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Welcome to CC! How thoughtful of you to post a thank you. You will definitely become addicted to both CC and decorating cookies!

adunfag Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 2:06am
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Welcome Tracy! You will love it here and every single waking moment will be spent here or thinking about logging on. It's a wonderful addiction.

fiddlesticks Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 2:28am
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Tracy.. welcome to your new addiction! LOL!! You will love it here ! Its hard not to be on here 24/7 !! You need to post your cookies ??

Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 3:43am
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Welcome to Cake Central...or as my husband calls it "Crack Central". I am pretty new to it and TOTALLY addicted. You will find everyone here very eager to assist with ANY question you ask.

It has definitely opened my eyes to a whole new world!

charlieinMO Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 5:02am
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Welcome to CC!!! And congrats on your cookies turning out!! Everyone here is very helpful and just great people!!

PS I love Antonia's icing too!!

TracyLH Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 11:48am
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Oh my goodness! Thankyou for the kind welcome! You really have made my day! And I am tickled pink to see that people whose work I have been admiring took the time to welcome me! Thankyou!!! Now I need to figure out how to post the pictures, but I have a protocol question I think I need to post separately.

Thanks again for the warm welcome!!!! I am grinning ear-to-ear! (Hmmm...how would that look on a cookies?)

bonniebakes Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 6:38pm
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Welcome to CC!

Don't forget to post your creations!!

GeminiRJ Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:39pm
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Before finding CC, I didn't give cookies much thought. They were nice and all, but not all that tempting to spend time on. Then I saw the jaw-dropping gorgeous cookies posted in the CC gallery, and became obsessed with decorating cookies! It was the biggest "Ah hah" moment I've had in years. Welcome!

TracyLH Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 11:56am
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The pics are posted! Thanks again for everything!! Hardly anyone sees my cookies, so it was fun to do it and incredibly heartwarming to see comments. I love my DH, but he is not one given to complimentary adjectives (when I show him my cookies, I usually get an "I see."). So positive feedback has been much appreciated and I look forward to learning more on CC!

GeminiRJ Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 12:12pm
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You've got some fantastic cookies! I LOVE the guitar, but I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Thanks for posting.

Afterezra Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:14pm
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I love your cookies. The guitars rock (sorry, couldn't resist), but my favorite is the magic hat cookies. They are so cute!

antonia74 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 10:03pm
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OMG Tracy, your cookies are stunning! SO glad you've joined us here. Post more pics girl! I'm saving them to my Favorites, they are so pretty. icon_smile.gif

TracyLH Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 10:33am
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Thanks to everyone for your kind comments and your support! Antonia74 - thanks again for your icing recipe and the nice comments from you mean the world to me as I look to you to be the "Cookie Queen" and a kind of a mentor/teacher to so many of us!

toleshed Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 12:24am
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Very nice cookies! As a tolepainter, I love the paint palette and tubes of paint. Nice job

TracyLH Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 12:53am
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Thanks! I wouldn't dare try to tole paint! I'll stick with cookies! icon_biggrin.gif I took a quick peek at your cookies and they are very cute! I love the bird tucked among the flowers!

littlecake Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 5:44pm
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

Before finding CC, I didn't give cookies much thought. They were nice and all, but not all that tempting to spend time on. Then I saw the jaw-dropping gorgeous cookies posted in the CC gallery, and became obsessed with decorating cookies! It was the biggest "Ah hah" moment I've had in years. Welcome!




ME TOO!!!!..i been at CC awhile...but never came to the cookie board much......now i'm going coo coo for cookies!!!

welcome to the fam tracey!....it is addictive, but we are not going to rehab!

gingersoave Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 6:03pm
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TracyLH, welcome to the CC family, you'll fit right in!!! Please tell Fran at Fran's Cakes -n- Candy that Ginger Soave says hello. I started out in Fairfax, now in VA Beach. She may or may not remember me but I love her, she helped me out all the time!! Golly gee that was 15 years ago!!!!

Anywho, your work is awesome and I may steal your baby boy cookie idea icon_biggrin.gif


Welcome!

ginger

TracyLH Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm
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My little cookie world has just gotten bigger! I am so thriled to be meeting and hearing from other cookie creators out there. Ginger - brace yourself... Fran retired. I miss her too, but Sally bought the business and she is just as great and knowledgeable as Fran. I peeked at your creations - too cute!!!

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