Big Changes to Come in 2018!

Big Changes to Come in 2018!

Baby, Blog, Cookie Decoration
Happy New Year! After nearly a month away from the kitchen (in full force anyways), we will be back in the kitchen baking and decorating cookies this week. I won't lie, the time away was necessary. Working a full time job in addition to running this business is no joke and this fall and holiday season really put me to the test. I was so happy (and relieved) to take that time away as a chance to take a deep breath and reflect on the last year. To think about where we succeeded, areas we need to improve, and most importantly what Cookies by Kate will be in 2018. I am sad to say we will not be able to replicate the successes of 2017, but the reason why is…
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Number of Cookie Cutters Contest!

Number of Cookie Cutters Contest!

Blog, Cookie Decoration, Cookies By Kate
Recently, I moved to a new apartment and as I was boxing up my cookie cutters I thought, "I wonder how many I actually have." I posted on Facebook and Instagram and asked my followers to enter a guess and whoever was closest without going over would win a free dozen of cookies. Well, I counted and had an impressive 261 cookie cutters! A new friend who follows on both Instagram and Facebook and who is a local photographer, Astrid Thomson, won with a guess of 245.
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Love, Madison Weddings Spring Bridal Show 2017

Love, Madison Weddings Spring Bridal Show 2017

Blog, Cookie Decoration, Cookies By Kate, Spring, Wedding
On April 23rd, we were at the Love, Madison Weddings Spring Bridal Show. I love doing these small, intimate shows because I get a chance to talk with each couple about their special day without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. This was my first event as a featured vendor for Love, Madison Weddings and it reminded me why I am thrilled to be working with LMW: collaboration! Not only did I meet so many great couples, but I also had the opportunity to chat with other local vendors.
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Doing it Right

Doing it Right

Blog, Cookies By Kate
Recently, I was approached to possibly do a large scale cookies order for a friend. (Exciting!) Over the last year and a half I have been making cookies for family and friends at a pretty modest scale. I think the most I've made and decorated at one time in my home kitchen was this year's Valentine's Day bake sale with about 100 large cookies. All of the requests in the last couple years have been informal, but this one really prompted me to seriously think about doing all of this the right way: to get certified so that when orders like this came up, I could excitedly say "yes, of course"! In order to "do it right" in Wisconsin, to sell cookies, I need to have a food license. In…
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