Originally Posted by TracyLH
Mel - I know that you are friends with her. Please tell her "Hi!" from us. She seemed like a dear person.
I agree that she is hands-down the most incredible cookie decorator out there. She has an accomplished background in graphic design and as an illustrator and her work was a joy to behold. I have always thought that it would be wonderful to see her work done as illustrations for a children's book. Of course, I always hope that she will be able to open a store again. I would love also to see her get the recognition she deserves. Can you imagine the response if she was on Martha or featured on the Today Show? Jaws would drop. Nobody can hold a candle to her talent. She truly is the Cookie Queen. Oh, but I digress... she does cakes too featuring her cookies. Amazing! I am hoping that she closed off her photostream with the thought of someday doing a book. It wouldn't even need to be a 'how-to'. Just a book showcasing her work. I would display it with my art museum books as what she does really is art - just on a cookie.
I absolutely agree! while there are some wonderful decorators on here and flickr, etc., her work is truly art. I would also love a picture book of hers... I could look at her cookies for hours, I think, and still not see all of the intricate details she puts in.