McGoo U Online: January 2016

McGoo U: January 2016
I hope you're excited to paint because we're starting off this year with a big project: paper doll cookies!  We are really going to focus on the process and techniques of painting with food coloring on royal icing as we create this charming and adorable set.  You can do it!  Read about how I set up my food coloring paint palette here:

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This month we are testing out McGoo U in Spanish! In addition to the full McGoo U class, this month's Expert Lab and Smart Cookie have been translated. Let us know your thoughts at - we'd appreciate your feedback!

En Español

Mixing It Up: January 2016
Mix it Up and get to know our expert and Kansas resident Andrea Walters of Andy Kay's Cookies, and chat with her about how she was inspired to cookie by going to a cookie decorating class... where she learned nothing!  She talks about how she keeps it real every morning on her periscopes and how she lets her viewers lead her discussions.

Expert Lab: January 2016
Andrea Walters of Andy Kay's Cookies holds our hand through the process of Periscoping!  It is a wild and wonderful world and Andrea is the perfect gal to help us navigate through the good, the bad, and the blocked as she hosts her own Periscope show "Cookie Coffee Chat" every morning.  

But wait!... there's more!!!  Andrea was nice enough to lead us through a bonus Expert Lab where she shows us how she makes her beautiful toothpick roses.  They are the perfect scale for cookies and she shows us a fun new product that can make the process easier.  Bonus Bonus!

En Enpañol

Smart Cookie: January 2016
This month in Smart Cookie I introduce you to accountant, author, motivational speaker and business consultant Marquita Miller who we are lucky enough to have as a recurring guest.  She will walk us through different strategies and give advice on how we can make our cookie business more profitable.  This month we discuss the hows and whens of turning our hobby into a business.

En Español

After School: January 2016
After School is particularly ridiculous this month (when is it not!?) with an infomercial just for cookiers.  Fortunately the "Songs in the Key of Cookie" CD we are selling is not actually real or for sale, but we sure had fun pretending it was!  You will find it highly cheesetastic and hopefully entertaining because we had way too much fun writing and singing the songs and filming the video for you.

Extra Frosting: January 2016
There is always some frosting left over after a cookie project. Don't let it go to waste! This is the time to practice a technique or try something new. Earn a little extra credit and use up that extra frosting! All extra frosting segments are created spur of the moment, with no planning or designing, using the actual extra frosting leftover from McGoo U classes.