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FooDoodler winner! and some answers to your questions

I wish I could give FooDoodlers to everyone. I loved reading all of your clever comments! But your great response has inspired me to host more giveaways, so I’ll try and come up with more good things to give you soon. Thank you all for visiting and participating!! And thanks to for choosing…. the winner is:

comment 174:
Lora Joy (visit her blog, Jae Bellz)
“WOW!!! I’d LOVE to have those! So fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “

(Side note: if anyone knows how to easily copy the proof picture of the results box, please share! I went through much effort to get this lesser version of a picture–printing to pdf, copying, pasting, cropping, using publisher and all kinds of ridiculous tricks. I’m sure there’s a better way!)

And don’t worry, I took care of a couple repeaters (accidental, I’m sure) and only counted those within the time frame (hence why the random counter is from 1 to 278 though there are 279 comments). And a few of you asked me questions in your comments. I didn’t want to answer within the comments because I was afraid my entries would mess up the fairness of the random draw. (I know, I’m a total nerd.) Here are some answers, and if I somehow overlooked your original question, feel free to leave it again.

gingerhse said she had trouble with markers on chocolate or candy coating. The grease from those foods do make the surface less hospitable, so if you are going to try and write on them, let them dry well (overnight) and keep them at room temperature.

Libby asked about the trees in the photo. Those are from my daughter’s Thomas the Train set!

lisa k asked if there were opaque white markers. Nope. You didn’t miss them. They don’t exist. Similar to regular markers, it’s just not possible. In fact, you can’t even really layer the other colors on top of each other without the bottom color showing through (except black). If you make a mistake, you’ll just have to eat the cookie and start over!

lauralee asked if the giveaways are real. Yes. The giveaway is real. Perhaps you mean does everyone get the prize? I so wish I had unlimited resources, but alas, I’ve enough to give just one lucky winner.

Emma asked if my book was available in the UK. The book is a few years old, so not as readily available, but should be available at But if you go there, please read the much more balanced reviews of my book on instead, or my rave in the Washington Post. :) There’s one very oddly sour review on the UK site. Harrumph.

Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog's photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and encourage) you to share ONE photograph with credit to "the decorated cookie" and link to this blog post. PLEASE don't reprint any part of the blog post and PLEASE don't post a photo without credit. Thank you!


  1. Holly @ Domestic Dork
    Posted July 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    I just use the print screen key {it's function + "prt sc" on my computer}. Then I open Paint, hit crt v to paste and crop to the size I want. Then save and you're done. :)

  2. Anonymous
    Posted July 25, 2010 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to the winner! :) (even though I'm jealous because I REALLY wanted those and can't get them here – even the other competition said I couldn't enter)

    To get captures of things, use the print screen key (on my keyboard it's next to F12). This captures whatever is on your screen at the time. Use control and V to paste it into a new picture in your image program – something like photoshop, paintshop, iview, etc. Then use the program's crop tool to crop it down to what you want. Hope that helps :)

    –Pointy. (livejournal ID-matching seems to not be working today)

  3. jojoebi
    Posted July 25, 2010 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    if you are on a mac you can do a screen shot with 'apple' + 'shift' + '4' which will bring up a crossbow, click where you want to start your box, say top right and drag until your box is the right side, it will save it to your desktop as picture (plus a number)

  4. Lora Joy
    Posted July 25, 2010 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    yay yay yay!!!! Thank you for this giveaway!

    yes…I also use the print screen key then paste on paint program and crop! =)
    (but on my new comp, I have to press "fn" + "prt sc" keys at the same time)

  5. Libby
    Posted July 26, 2010 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks for 'fessing up to Thomas the Train! I think it's about time to raid my son's toy closet again for props…

    P.S. I'm giving a cookbook away at my own blog, if you'd like a chance to win something for yourself, since you're nice enough to share!

  6. Julie
    Posted August 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Press command, shift, 4. the cursor will turn into an x use this x like a crop to form a box around what you want a snapshot of. release, and now your snapshot will be a pdf on your desktop!

  7. wall art
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Ahh excellent, glad you had a good time and good luck with the contest.

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