Organized by host Manu Pezzopane, this 54th Cookie Connection challenge featured Anna Oliinyk of Sunday Cookers. Anna is an award-winning cookie artist who earned first place and Best in Show in Julia’s 2022 and 2023 cookie art competitions. In this challenge, she taught how to make lifelike flower cookies by piping them in various stages of bloom, as well as how to arrange them in splendid bouquets like the one shown here.

The challenge opened on May 26, 2023, and closed on July 23, 2023, giving everyone plenty of time to create for the chance to win two awesome (randomly drawn) prizes. One prize was free access to Anna’s “Flowers of Ukraine” prerecorded tutorial, and another was a box of Wilton decorating supplies (valued at over $200) donated by Julia. Entrants’ creativity blossomed in this challenge, as you can clearly see in the challenge recap on Cookie Connection.

Though this challenge is over, please remember: the learning is not! To view Anna’s video lesson, which will remain on Cookie Connection for posterity, click on the “LEARN MORE” button, and you’ll be taken to the Challenge #54 kickoff post on Cookie Connection where it’s an easy scroll down to find the video. And while you’re on the site, please peruse the rest of it and consider becoming a member (it’s free!). Just click the “JOIN NOW” button on the Cookie Connection home page and follow the prompts.