McGoo U Online: May 2015

McGoo U: May 2015
Happy Mother's Day from McGoo U to you! We have fun with some floral techniques perfect for the inspiring ladies in your life.  We create an elegant lavender sprig and a floral masterpiece along with a special cookie for the "fur baby" moms you adore, including Christina Ramsey, Andrea Garner (Bella Cakes), and Sally Fraise (Sweetiedoodle).

Techniques: piping, dimensional piping, painting, and brush embroidery

Cookies: lavender sprig, brush embroidery painting, and dimensional dog

Check out my blog for more information on all of the supplies that you will need to follow along.

Mixing It Up: May 2015
We are really mixing it up this month and chatting with our visiting expert: Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, and actress Katherine Nelson and the fabulous Beth Fredlund in the sound booth.  Katherine's musical messages are uplifting, inspiring, and downright beautiful.  We chat about music, kids, creativity, and may even break into song for this special Mother's Day month of Mixing It Up.

Expert Lab: May 2015
Our visiting professor shares with us her skills as a singer/songwriter in this special Expert Lab.  The emmy award winning actor, singer, and songwriter Katherine Nelson shares her beautiful and empowering messages through her music.  Sit back, enjoy, be inspired, and Happy Mother's Day!

After School: May 2015
"Cookie Comments - Round 2"
The internet is a weird and wonderful place and as cookiers we get some weird and wonderful... and not so wonderful comments, messages, and emails. In this episode of "After School" Rebecca Weld, Laura Ewing and I read some real comments received in the cookie sphere.

A special thank you to those cookiers who contributed with their cookie comments:
Penny Knapik - Lucky Penny
Terry Commerford - CRUMBS Baking Company
Claire - The Simple, Sweet Life
Dany Lind - Dany's Cakes
Raven Massé - Cookie Couture
Rebecca Weld - The Cookie Architect

And always remember: No matter what anyone says... you are AWESOME!

Extra Frosting: May 2015
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.