Mixing it Up! episode 1

Do you know how many TV shows there are?  Me neither, but it seems like 5 billion!  If you want to watch a boatload of stinky men catching lobster, THERE’S A SHOW FOR YOU!  If you want to watch people hunting through foliage for a glimpse of a Sasquatch, THERE’S A SHOW FOR YOU… seriously, and it’s super squatchy.  Watching people down a mug of their own urine more your speed?  THERE. IS. A. SHOW. FOR. YOU.

What about people who want to watch incredibly talented cookie artisans create masterpieces out of flour and sugar?  ….   ….  ……….  WHAT?!  There is no cookie show?  I can see an emotionally damaged person be forced to evacuate their rat infested home or people running around abandoned warehouses yelling insults to ghosts but there is no show for cookiers?!  Oh the humanity!  

I decided to take matters into my own hands and along with Mr. John we have created the first ever episode of a show I call “Mixing it Up!”  My very first guest was the incredibly talented and lovely Cristin of Cristin’s Cookies.  She has been such a sweet friend of mine right from the beginning of my cookie adventure, and I was so excited to finally meet her.  We got to chat and decorate cookies together, she even fed us lunch.  She is even cuter in person if that is possible!  I know the video is a little rough, but I’ve learned tons from this process and I’m beyond thrilled Cristin was willing to be my guinea pig.  It’s a lot like my tutorial so hold on tight, it’s going to be a cheesy ride!

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  1. Paula

    I just watched the video from a tweet sent by Gail @THEToughCookie. Mr. John is a great videographer and you are such a natural in front of the camera. I love that you made this a *period* piece (that car!!!) Cristin is adorable, it was nice to hear her voice for the first time. Having tried glaze icing on just a few occasions, I have the utmost admiration and respect for those who decorate with it all the time. I don't think that I have the patience.

  2. Susie

    OMG, you rock. The car! The commercials! And the perfect cookier for the video. It really was cute. I have never used glaze, read all about it, but now I know! And I'm just sayin', when that hankering to see Graceland hits, drive that hot car here!

  3. Susan

    Loved it Arty McGoo and Cristin! I laughed all the way through. I'm totally diggin the car and retro feel. I'm a royal girl myself. May try the glaze for fun, but it sounds a little too time consuming for me. Looking forward to the next episode!

  4. Goodness me! You are adorable! 🙂
    Loved those commercials too! And I think if I ever had a cookie with my likeness on it like that – I would be sooooo upset if someone ate it! LOL The thank you cookies were just amazing!

  5. Laura

    You are so creative i love it, i'm from spain and the light corn syrup costs 6€ (i think 7 $)the little bottle, so i'm a royal icing girl, too. I'm looking for a very special recipe to use it, for me is a luxury product, what do you recomend me ? 😉

  6. Giselle

    Loved the video! and that car OH MY it's gorgeous! Can't wait to see your next video. You did a fantastic job.

  7. so did she convert you to glaze? once you try glaze, you'll never want to eat the dry royal stuff again 😉

    Loved the video, love that you guys put classic commercials in it, too fun!

    Had no idea christin's cookies was so local….going to have to stalk her (JK) =)

  8. Janie

    Loved the video! I'm sure you girls had lots of fun – great job all around!

  9. Pam

    Fun, fun, fun. Your creativity never stops, does it? Love the "old fashioned" theme and it was absolutely delightful to meet you both and learn so much from you. A cookie channel…..how awesome is that?!

  10. Yay! This was so much fun to watch! More, more, more, I want more!!! Keep em' coming. Well done!!!!!!!!!

  11. I watched this @ 2 am the other morning and had a smile from the beginning to the end. Wonderful wonderful job all around 5+ stars. Wonderful theme great editing awesome questions. Just great! Keep up the great work! I've tried total as well as poured fondant. The glaze looks a bit like poured fondant maybe a little moister. I don't care for fondant or royal. Poured is a little better hopefully glaze is as good or better. I'll give a try real soon!

  12. Anonymous

    So much fun – can't wait to see more!

  13. Good morning..I was going to my blog lilyandthelotus.blogspot.com and google sent me to search you were listed under me so I peeked…oh goodies from heaven…how lovely ..so glad i found you.

    susan salyer

  14. Great Video! Thanks for the tips on icing with Cristin and I loved seeing the old commercials too. I especially liked the cookies you made for Cristin! They were beautiful!

  15. Just found your blog in the wee hours of the morning. LOVE♥love♥LOVE
    You really need to pitch this idea to the FoodNetwork… cookieing is HUGE right now and you've got crazy good skills! ~♥Bethi♥~

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