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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Coffee Break and a Giveaway!

 
 
 
After a very busy month, I figured I deserve a coffee break.  With donuts.  So, using my new Latte cutter from Plastics in Print (fondly known to the cookie world as "PIP") I thought I would cheat just a little & make coffee and donut cookies.  Pretty simple, except when you are doing a bajillion other things at the same time and decorate your one main cookie all wrong and have to scrape it off and decorate the back of the cookie... Nope, that didn't happen here... ok, so what if it did... (if I was smart I would have made an extra, but I really wasn't expecting to completely ruin it!)  Speaking of which, I used a Boo-Boo stick from Karen's Cookies to scrape the icing off - I love those sticks!  I really like how this set eventually turned out... and in a BRPBoxShop cookie box, too cute not to send to someone who needs a coffee break in life!  I guess I could have done the Starbuck's logo on there but after my icing mishap, I decided not to test my luck...  Here's a quick tutorial, IKEA style - pics only, minus the little guy...
 

 

 
 
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So, do you have someone in mind to send a Coffee Break box to?  I thought so... that's why I'm going to do a Coffee Break Giveaway!  Here's what you'll get to help you make this set, should you be the lucky winner:


  • a PIP 3.5" Latte cutter, generously donated by Plastics in Print - thanks Patrick!
  • 2 CK icing bottles with couplers and caps, and a pack of Boo-Boo sticks, generously donated by Karen's Cookies - thanks Mike & Karen!
  • 6 (7X4.5X1") white window cookie boxes & lids, generously donated by BRPBoxShop - thanks Connie!

...AND some treats from yours truly...


  • #1, #2, #3 and #4 Wilton tips to go on those icing bottles
  • Tip Covers to, well, cover your tips
  • a 3-pk of circle cutters to make the donuts
  • 3 bottles of  AmeriColor Gel paste in Bright White, Chocolate Brown and Soft Pink to color your icing
  • Cookie bling - Jimmies and Non-Pareils to top off your donuts
  • a bottle of Wilton Glycerin, should you like to try making my Royal Glaze
  • ...and last but not least, a $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift card, to give yourself a coffee break while your cookies are drying ; )

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4 Ways to Enter:

  • Post a comment here on my blog - feel free to say something sweet about Karen's, BRP, PIP and/or yours truly;

  • Post a comment on my Facebook wall - make sure to mention this giveaway;

  • Follow my blog.  (If you follow by email, post it to tell me since I can't tell that you're following.  If you follow by Google, I can see that, and you get an automatic entry);

  • Like my FB page, and post on my wall that you're a new fan from my blog.
 
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Enter thru Wednesday 10/3, winner will be posted by 10/5  - good luck!
 
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And be sure to visit Karen's Cookies, BRPBoxShop and Plastics in Print for your cookie needs!

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Ok, I'm finally off to my coffee break!

121 comments:

  1. These look just perfect in that box! I'll take these over a box of donuts any day!

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  2. I love those cookies! They are ADOREABLE!!! Awesome giveaway also!

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  3. What an adorable idea with the donut cookies... so cute... I would love to win your giveaway... fun stuff from all my favorites.... I already LIKE you on FB and follow your blog via email..... thanks !

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  4. What a clever idea! It makes a cute combo. And I have to add, I finally got around to ordering some sample boxes from BRP and couldn't believe that they were at my door in less than 24 hours! Heck, my cookies weren't even done baking! They were incredible!

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  5. That is the cutest set! What an amazing giveaway!

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  6. I love the cookies! I love when an idea just comes together (even if you have to scrape icing off to get there!).

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  7. and posted on your fb wall. Already a fan.

    Thanks Michelle!

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  8. Great set of cookies, Michelle. Love all your sponsors and your generosity.

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  9. Love the giveaway. Thanks for the "sweet" opportunity! I enjoy getting orders in the mail from Karen and searching for the little surprise bag she adds somewhere inside the pretty tissue.

    I have tried to order from PIP a few times, but each time the items were sold out. That's a good thing for them. I will keep trying :)

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  10. I follow your blog by email (which is how I got here today) :)

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  11. Great give away..love all your sponsors..neat set!!--Katy

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  12. What a great giveaway! I love the cookies and the idea!

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  13. I just made your glaze recipe today for the first time...I froze half and will use the rest to decorate cookies tomorrow. Jane
    clawd1a1@yahoo.com

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  14. Like you on FB. Jane
    clawd1a1@yahoo.com

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  15. Love the idea and presentation. It's been my pleasure to do business with all three (they are awesome) and you for sharing your cookies and tutorials, Ty

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  16. What a great giveaway....I love Karen's, and PIP...and you...but I have not had a chance to try the boxes yet...so PICK ME!

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  17. Friends on FB! Following you via email too! Love your work! Great giveaway :)

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  18. Such a cute set of cookies! I need a doughnut break ;)

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  19. I LOVE this set, Michelle - especially the donuts!
    I would love to be entered in the drawing .. thanks for the opportunity. I already follow your blog by e-mail. I love Karen's and of course, anxiously await each new post on your blog!

    Thanks a bunch!
    Vicki

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  20. Thank you for the awesome giveaway and you definitely deserve a break. I love bRP boxes and Karen's and of course PIP! I am already a facebook fan. Am heading over to your FB page now!!! Lorraine Russo-Harty

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  21. I love all the products you are giving away - and would love to win!

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  22. Great job, now I want a doughnut but I'm too lazy to drive to Krispy Kreme at 9:55pm PST

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  23. New follower from PIP's FB page and a new follower to your FB page, too! Sweet cookies!!

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  24. Your cookies are so adorable Michelle! What a fun give-away too! Cristin's Cookies

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  25. Awesome giveaway !! Love the cookies !!

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  26. I'm already a follower via email subscription. Thanks for the fun give-away and the adorable cookies!

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  27. I shared your give-away at Cristin's Cookies

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  28. Thanks for such a great giveaway! I love Karen's Cookies, they are such nice and generous people!

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  29. Yummy, those cookies look delicous!!! and I love the latte cutter :-)

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  30. Oh, and I'm following your blog by email :-)

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  31. What a great giveaway! I haven't bought from BRP or PIP yet, so would love to try their products! THANKS!

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  32. Follow your blog via the BlogLovin app on my phone!!!

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  33. I'm a big Karen's Cookies and PIP fan!

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  34. I recently became a grandmother yet again to a new baby girl.
    So after looking after her siblings i could go for a nice long coffee break with a latte and donuts made by Sweet Ps, using the cookie cutters from Pip, decorated with supplies by Karens Cookies and boxed in a lovely box by
    BRPBoxShop .
    Ta Liz

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  35. I want to Thank-you so much for sharing your Royal Glaze recipe its been a lifesaver too me!! I've been using Royal Icing and have been having trouble with it drying but the glaze works tremendously!!! I've never bought any of PIP's products yet so would love to win! Keep on cookieing love your work!!!

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  36. What a FUN giveaway! I'm new to your blog, but love it already! It was so fun to meet BRP Box Shop folks and Mike and Karen at SpringFling. I've ordered several times from Karen's and their prices, shipping and customer service are top-notch! Yes, I admit I have also purchased from PIP. (Picking up a theme here?) For someone who just piddles around with this and doesn't sell a single cookie, I love all of this stuff. Thanks for your generous giveaway! -- Joni from SpringFling

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  37. Christine (Chris'Creative Confections)September 27, 2012 at 5:20 AM

    What a great give-away!I am a huge fan of Karen's and PIP--would love to try out the BRPB boxes and sample your lovely cookies!

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  38. New fan of your FB page! I'm glad I've found about you ;o)

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  39. I just found your site - I'm so excited! I would love to give my husband this box of goodies - he loves coffee and adores iced cookies. Looking forward to lots of inspiration!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  40. I'm following you by email - can't wait to be inspired!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  41. Liked your Facebook page - thanks for the chance to win!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  42. New follower and fan of your FB and blog!! This is a great giveaway. I hope to improve on my baking skills + decorating. I love how you took parts and tools from all these different sellers- how creative.
    Can't wait to taste Karen's cookies! Thx to all of you for this giveaway!

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  43. Hi Michelle, I am already a follower and since I am "international" I am not entering the giveway - just want to say that I loved having coffee and doughnuts with you today!! So fun! Margaret

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  44. Just ordered some PIP cutters! Can't wait to try them out!

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  45. Thank you for offering this WoNdErFuL giveaway:) Thanks to all those that have donated their items to make this giveaway possible, Karen's Cookies, BRPBoxShop, Plastics in Print & last but not least, Sweet P's <3 I hope I get lucky and win:D Super prize package! Thanks again~

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  46. This is a really great giveaway. I am new to the cake decorating world. Pick me :)

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  47. Great Giveaway!!! I love Karen's Cookies and I am yet to own a PIP cookie cutter. The coffee cup is so sweet!!!

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  48. I just subscribed by email as well!

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  49. What an amazing talnet and beautiful set of cookies ... I had to do a double take and make sure those were cookies and not doughnuts. Really great job!

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  50. Love this set and the giveaway, too! You have SUCH cool ideas! I just subscribed to your cute blog - looking forward to browsing the past posts. Also liked your FB page. I joined Karen's forum a few months ago and have been enjoying that immensely! I've already converted to your RIG - LOVE it! And, i'm already ordering from Karen, PIP and will order from B BRP when I need boxes again.

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  51. Yum! Best coffee and doughnut breakfast I've seen in quite awhile! Love your creativity!

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  52. Wow!! Love finding new cookiers/facebook friends! I'm a relatively new cookier and have had a blast checking all the neat stuff that's out there. I have ordered from Karen's Cookies and I love the cookie cutters I've gotten from PIP...they are great!! I've not yet ordered any boxes from BRP, but there have been a few times that I wished I had them on hand. I was just asked to do "something" for a college gal away from home...I LOVE this idea and will send my client this way to see what she thinks of it...I bet I'll be doing something like this soon!! I'm heading over to your facebook page now!!
    ~Tracie {Tracie's Sweet Boutique}

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  53. I follow you on FB and I shared you giveaway on Google+
    I love your work!

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  54. new fan here. aw your coffee set on PIP and BPR and loved it! Looking forward to following you!

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  55. woo hoo who doesn't need a little coffee break?
    Cure set Michelle!!

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  56. What sweet cookies! And I LOVE both of your sponsors! And the cookies are adorable.

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  57. I'm a new fan and so excited to find you :)

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  58. I'm new and now I'm going to get email updates :)

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  59. I'm following on Facebook!

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  60. Hi there, I'm fairly new and you've given me some great pointers. I'm so glad to know that the cookie community is so willing to share their wealth of knowledge with newbies like me. I just received my first set of cutters from PIP yesterday and can't wait to use them. I have a new found passion that keeps me busy in the evenings and keeps my neighbors and co-workers plump :). I love creating cookies!!!!

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  61. Amy Bernardi (Chloe's Cookies)September 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Love this set, Michelle! I follow your blog by email and was happy to have this waiting in my inbox this morning.

    Great job! :-)

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  62. Cindy Kondalski (cindy58)September 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Love your cookies AND the giveaway!

    I liked you on FB too.

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  63. I'm new to cookie decorating & would love all of these items in the giveaway. I hope I win this, I never win anything! !! Thank you & happy decorating!!

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  64. Awesome work and GREAT prizes. Love all the companies.
    Following your blog fb page and cookiesrus forum!

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  65. I love the cookies...and i love karescookies.net....awesome giveaway!!

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  66. This is an awesome give away! I love the cookies you made. It's so cute. And I have been eyeballing all the cookie cutters over at PIPs I just need to buy some.

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  67. New follower and loving all of it!! Amazing giveaway..love all the prizes from everyone..am a fan of all who are part of giveaway!!

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  68. These are fantastic! I'm a new follower, actually found you through BRP - who I LOVE. I'm fast becoming a HUGE FAN. Keep up the fabulous work and thanks for inspiring me!

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  69. Love Dunkin Donuts! And of course BRP and PIP and Karens! What a great combo! Your set is so cute!


    Jackie Lee
    The Cookie Corner AZ

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  70. LOVE all that stuff! I just got an order from PIP but the latte cutter wasn't in it and I would LOVE to have that one! Of course who isn't a Karen's Cookies fan! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  71. I'm following by e-mail -- and by Google!

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  72. I love your sponsors!
    This cookie set is Adorable and what a FANTASTIC give-away!
    I have been wanting to make donut cookies for a while I so hope to win everything I would need to do them !
    Thanks !!!

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  73. Not a New follower but I already Liked your FB page
    and left you comments:)

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  74. These are such cool cookies!! I love ALL of your reations :D And of course Karen's and PIP rock too.

    Sory BRP... I haven't tried you yet, but everything looks great!

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  75. I'm not sure if I'm on google or not so just to be sure, LOVE adoration, etc. for you, PIP and karen. BRP is new to me, but I'll check em out! LOVE the cookie set!!!!!! Hope hope hope i win!! If not me, some other cookie cutter addicts (ouch. that's such a harsh word....hmmm. In my case it fits!)

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  76. A great bunch of products! Love them all!

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  77. Following blog by e-mail!

    Denise Alberty-Small on FB

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  78. Great job on the cookies!! Love Karen's Cookies, BRPBoxShop and Plastics in Print! Their products are amazing!

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  79. What an adorable batch of cookies! They are what brought me here and I'm so glad the did! You have a sweet blog and an amazing talent. I am new at cookie decorating but am already getting rave reviews because of learning from pros like you. :) Thanks for the link to Karen's too. Just placed my first order there. :)
    Thank you and the companies you mentioned for a chance at winning that great set of blog candy!
    Crossing my fingers and toes!
    I am a new follower and I'm off to share on FaceBook. 2 entries for me! ;)

    Hugs,
    True :)
    TrudySjolander@yahoo.com

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  80. This is a great giveaway. I've been a fan of Callye's of Sweet Sugarbelle for years and found both Karen's and PIP through her. PIP led me to you and now you have a new fan.

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  81. What an amazing giveaway. By the way I love, love, love you Royal Glaze.

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  82. I follow by email! Love all the sponsers for this giveaway!

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  83. I follow by email! Love all the sponsers for this giveaway!

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  84. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love all of y'all! :)

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  85. Thanks for all the cookie decorating tips and thanks to all the sponsors for the great "giveaways."

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  86. Super cute cookies and give away! Im not familiar with PIP but I sure do know about Karen's Cookies. lol.

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  87. Love all these goodies and the cookies!

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  88. Absolutely LOVE these cookies!! Amazing! What a fun giveaway! Whomever wins this one is in for some SWEET treats!

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  89. i love this giveaway...such a cute theme:)
    ~sarah

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  90. These are such cute cookies! You are amazing! I'm not sure if I could make them nearly as cute but what a totally cool giveaway. I sure would give it a try =o)

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  91. 1) How cute are you and your cookies?! What a great idea!
    2) LOVE me some Karen's! Mike & Karen are so awesome. I'm actually EAGERLY awaiting a package this week.
    3) I am so looking forward to ordering some of the new cookie boxes from BRP. So many speak so highly of them I just have to order.
    4) I am DYING to try out a PIP cutter. I think they have definitely struck gold in the cookie community. What a brilliant alternative in cookie cutters.

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  92. I subscribe to your blog via email. Now maybe I wont miss anymore of your creations.

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  93. I liked you on FB (Erin F Dobias)

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  94. I left a comment on your FB page! (Erin F Dobias)

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  95. Such an adorable little set! LOVE it all! Love your blog page and your work! ;o)

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  96. LOVE these! What a great idea! I'm glad there are talented people like you to think of it for me! :)

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  97. Hi Michele:
    I'm already a follower of all but I just love Karen's, PIP and BRP to (as well as you and your wonderful cookies)!!! I definitely know someone who could use a coffee break cookie box gift set(and it isn't me)...anyway I love what you created with this set!!!

    Roxanne
    (aka)SugarFairy

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  98. Valerie Ring vring711@gmail.comOctober 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Ok... new follower to your blog! I'm already a liker of your Facebook page! I've only ordered from Karen's and don't you just love the nice little surprise she includes in your package??!! So sweet! I want to try a PIP cutter SOON!!! I'm new to this cookie madness, and I certainly love all inspiration/help/tips you post, Thank you!!!

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  99. Hi. Just discovered your site today, it looks awesome, and just as soon as I can figure out how to access it, I will (ha)!
    I'm a fairly new customer of Karen's, and soon-to-be customer of BRP and PIP I think.
    You're giveaway looks wonderful, I'd love to win it!
    - nejwah@cableone.net

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  100. So many great goodies! Thanks to you all for hosting such a great giveaway.

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  101. I have been a fan of your Facebook page and of all your generous sponsors.

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  102. I need a doughnut break:). I follow you on Facebook also.
    Dawn Greenwald
    dkcazak@hotmail.com

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  103. I left a comment on your Facebook wall (Kimberly Hays Jeffrey).

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  104. Me and my friend can always use a coffee break!
    Love the cookies and idea!

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  105. Barbara (Lov2bake)October 7, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Michelle your Coffee Break is awesome! Your icing recipe is the best. A week ago I made a triple batch and used all but a half a cup on wedding favors! I owe Karen's big time for leading me to you and having everything I need. PIP has been a real asset to all of Cookiedom. Thanks to all for this giveaway!

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