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CookieCon or BUST!

Posted by Anne Yorks on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

CookieCon or BUST!

The Flour Box team leaves for CookieCon in two weeks and we couldn't be more excited! We are literally going to take the Flour Box show on the road. Think fun cookie products, exciting cookie decorating demos, and meet members of our amazing team!!

Here's our staging area right now!! (organized chaos at it's best!)

Haven't heard of CookieCon? You need to visit www.cookiecon.com for the details. It's a trade show that brings together the cookie decorating community. There are tons of classes, demos, a sugar show, cookie tasting, and lots of crazy cookie people! This year, the event is in Louisville, Kentucky on February 26-29. It is sold out, but you can add this to your radar and try to get a ticket for 2021 (location TBA)! I'm a big fan of CookieCon and attend each year! It's an amazing opportunity for our community to come together, have fun, learn, share cookies and buttons, and just have lots and lots of fun. 

Will you be at CookieCon? Come visit The Flour Box in the Vendor Room! We have reserved booth 15 and 16. 

This is the first year The Flour Box will be a vendor and we could not be more excited (and a little nervous if I'm honest). Here's what we have planned and we hope you'll stop and say hi!

Meet our Team

We love being an online shop, but we want to meet you face-to-face! Come say hi and let's talk about cookies!!! My husband Topher and our daughter Cecelia will be making the trip to Kentucky to help with our booth. We are also bringing Kristyn and Stacy from the Flour Box team! We are all so excited to connect with everyone at CookieCon.

Get a FREE Button or Sticker

We have ordered some really fun buttons and stickers to share and trade!! Do you want to be branded as a SMART COOKIE? Then come get a button! Hooray!

Learn and Shop

Get inspired by the dozens of finished cookie samples on display in our booth. We are also going to be selling stuff. Yep! If you're looking for cutters, stencils, genie products, and cookie tools come see us! We are bringing our 7 best-selling Cookie Decorating Kits and we will be releasing one NEW KIT at CookieCon!  Our team will be available all weekend to help you with your cookie questions!

Live Cookie Decorating!!

I will be bringing cookies and icing and decorating in our booth. I am excited to share some of my favorite techniques, answer your questions, and show you have to use some of my favorite cookie tools! I'll post a schedule soon so you can plan ahead if you want to stop by!

Are you a CookieCon Newbie??

Is this your first time coming to CookieCon? I'm sure you're excited, but maybe you're a little nervous too? That's normal. This is the most friendly, helpful amazing crowd on the planet. You will be in good company!

The event has grown over the years (yay!) and there is more to do than you'll have time for. I suggest making a list of the things you can't miss (demos, classes, etc) so that you prioritize what is most important to you. Build in some buffer time to hang in the common areas and meet new people!! Don't miss some of my favorite parts of CookieCon:

  • The cookie tasting on Saturday morning. Grab a coffee and get your tray of samples. This is so fun and tasty. I love to gobble them up!

  • Visit the Sugar Show. Be confident and bring a contribution to the show. All levels are on display. The room is FULL of creativity don't miss visiting it!
  • Make the most of your classes. Bring a notebook and an open mind. Keep track of ideas you want to bring back home. I love taking time on the return trip to pick a few things to try as soon as I get home.
  • Visit The Flour Box team in the vendor room (hahahaahaha....shameless self promoting here). We are friendly and would love to see you. So if you find yourself with a little window of time, come say hello!!!

Got CookieCon questions? Post them below! I'd love to share my excitement for the event!

Hope to see you in two weeks!

Anne

 

 

7 comments

  • Silvia Krulc

    Mar 08, 2020

    hi Anne, I’ve written several times as I keep checking back if you have decided to ship to Canada yet. Love your sight honestly the best from all of them. I would have ordered tons of stuff by now but no Canada shipping (poor us). Will continue to follow. If there is a way to get around the just U.S. shipping please get back to me. Thanks a bunch.

  • Sally’s Handcrafted Confections

    Feb 27, 2020

    This is my 3 rd year in my cottage food world and love seeing all the cookie and cake videos. I really want to go to cookie con so bad. Do they ever come to the west coast side? I love learning and I think it would be such a growth opportunity

  • Lemonbitecookies (Jill)

    Feb 17, 2020

    Hi Anne,
    I wasn’t able to get a ticket and I wanted one so badly! My question is… do I have to attend cookiecon to get one of your adorable buttons? I wanted to meet you so badly too. I still have my hotel room booked so who knows, maybe a ticket will come my way

  • Anne Yorks

    Feb 12, 2020

    Kelly! YAY! Your first CookieCon. I hope it will be an amazing experience. Don’t miss the cookie tasting – a great opportunity to try many flavors. In previous years the recipes have been provided. Also, the Creative Cookier (the company that makes the stencil genie) will have their flavors to test…so visit their booth to try what they have to offer. There will be others with samples too. And, be sure to ask the people you meet what they like. I like the butter vanilla we carry in our shop! :) I hope this helps! See you soon!

  • KARYN VILLA

    Feb 11, 2020

    WhaT! I am so excited! You just made my day! Life is good! Thank you :)

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