McGoober Patches

We got spirit, yes we do!  We got spirit, at McGoo U!

At this hallowed institution of higher cookie learning, we make friends, we learn the art of decorating, and we cheer on our football team when they're up against our rivals at CakePop Tech.  "Go McGoonicorns!"  

As a professor and the chancellor of McGoo U, I wanted to show my love and appreciation by introducing a brand new way to say thank you; for being loyal McGoobers, for supporting McGoo U, and for being awesome.  

As many of you know, there is a varsity letter.  There are a couple of ways to earn them and we have recently added another.  See Mixer patch.  (You can see the original post here) 

These letters look fabulous on sweaters, cardigans, or this letterman-style jacket from amazon, and others have framed them.  Whatever you choose to do with it, the great news is that the McGoo U varsity letter has some new additions to the family!  I am rolling out the first 3 in a series of fun new little patches that you can earn as a thank you for doing stuff you already do as an A+ student.  

Piping Bag Patch

How to earn:

Do your "homework" for 3 consecutive current months (ex: August, September, October).  Use the hashtag #mcgoouhomework and post your work on Facebook or Instagram or send an email with pictures to    


Yes.  Receive a patch for each consecutive 3 months (starting August 2017).  


On your 4th earning, receive a special "Year of Homework" patch. (Year does not have to be consecutive).  



Mixer Patch

How to earn:

Refer a friend to be a new McGoo U annual subscriber. (Make sure they put your name in the "How did you hear about us?" section when they register.)


Yes.  Receive a patch for each friend who joins.  (Not for renewals)


If you do not have your letter patch, you will automatically receive your letter with this patch.




Apron Patch

How to earn:

The apron patch is given at Arty's discretion.  It can be given for anything from being innovative to being encouraging to others.  In other words: anything goes.  tip: participating on the McGoo U Student Body Facebook page and using hashtag #mcgoou helps me see what you're up to.


hmmmmm... anything goes!



Some clarifications:

"Doing your homework" means following along with the monthly McGoo U tutorial, and creating the cookies made in class (usually 3).  They can be customized, embellished, or modified, but it needs to use that month's techniques and basic designs for patch earning purposes.

Patches are based off of my illustrations found in the Arty McGoo Activity Book. 

Patches in general are not earned retroactively.  This is a new and exciting program!  Beginning in August 2017 means it creates an even playing field.  We can't wait to show you the rest of the series and can't wait to start sending these out.  
Make sure your address is current in your McGoo U account so we can get them to you.   

UPDATE: We’ve added another patch for your earning pleasure! The oven mitt patch can be earned starting in October, 2018.

Oven Mitt.jpg

Oven Mitt Patch

How to earn:

Lend a hand to your community by making and donating some of your beautiful cookies. Use the hashtag #mcgooberslendahand and post a picture of your cookies on Facebook or Instagram.

Organizations can include:

-The Go Bo Foundation Bake Sale

-Operation Cookie Takeover

-Icing Smiles

-Any charity or auction you choose


Of course! We would never limit the amount of good you do in the world…but we are limiting you to 5 of these patches per year.