Hi Cookie Lovers!

If you were wanting to make your own cookie kits for personal use or purchase any of the materials that I used for any of my cookie kits, please see the pictures and the information below.


All cookie kits have a short tutorial video on YouTube

Our base sugar cookie & Royal icing recipe can be found here

L & B scribes can be purchased in our shop

Piping bags are all from Grunderfully Delicious

To buy a kit click here

(Subject to availability)



Mermaid and Sea Creatures

Cutters:

Whale & Sea Turtle from kaleidacuts

Mermaid from The Sweet Designs Shop

Circle any one you have

Colours:

All from Americolour

Electric purple

Yellow with a dash of brown

Electric pink

Turquoise


Llamas and sunshine

Cutters:

Llama and big cactus from The Sweet Designs Shop

Potted cactus and circle from Sweet sugarbelle from michaels or joannes

Colours:

All from Americolour

White

Yellow

Yellow with a dash of brown

Mint green with a dash of laurel


Dino Days

Cutters:

Long neck from kaleidacuts

All other dinos from JH Cookie Co

(Jh 15% off coupon code: L&BTOOLKIT )

Colours:

All from Americolour

Leaf green

Sky blue

Super red

Yellow



Why hello Cookie Lovers!


It has been....well a long freaking time since I last caught up with you all. Please forgive me but after Christmas 2019 season, I realized I needed a break because I was spreading myself a little thin. I mean, I had just gotten married, came back from our honeymoon (Europe! It was awesome) and then I went head first into Thanksgiving, Christmas, Cookie Classes, School, Work, not sending my thank you cards....New Years and then BAMMM! It was 2020!


Now it's what? March? Time has flown by this year already and we're facing a new challenge in the world, COVID-19. So lets talk about this and how this relates to cookies quickly.


COVID-19. We are all now aware of this pandemic that has hit the world in a very short period of time. It seems like our whole way of living has been turned upside down, people are hording toilet paper like the sh*t has hit the fan (literally), grocery stores are empty, gas prices are so low they make me wanna buy a 2nd storage unit and just fill it with gas cans. Travel is non existent, and I'm now forced to be at home for the next like 2 months with my husband and dog which while I love them, is going to drive me absolutely bonkers in our 875 sq ft condo.


But on a serious note, something like this majorly impacts businesses. I'm not talking about large corporate chains like Starbucks or McD's, but smaller ones like your ma n' pop coffee shop down the street, the local place you get your Chinese food from, and well....businesses like this one. We're all trying to restructure, reschedule, and refocus our efforts to make sure we can still stay afloat. Luckily, we here at Love & Baking still have our health and our risk of sickness is very low therefore we will keep on baking and have a contingency plan to keep you, the cookie community, in tune with all things cookie.


To address what precautions we are taking, we do completely sanitize all tools & workstations to ensure no cross contamination occurs since we are in a home based bakery. All areas are completely cleaned before, during and after we cookie and are up to date on current health and safety certifications. If either my husband or myself do develop symptoms of COVID-19 or any sickness, we will immediately stop all cookie production until we are sure none of us carry any type of germs, symptoms or otherwise. We are working with our current customers to ensure their orders are either moved, credited, or are coming along as planned. We believe in transparency here so we will be upfront with anything that may potentially impact our cookies or customers.


Since we are now working from home full time for the foreseeable future, we finally have the time to do things like make blog posts, create new YouTube videos, and post most #tutorialtuesday and #floodfriday videos on instagram. As well as fulfill orders for events that are not being cancelled or moved. So we ask you to please tune in, ask questions, let us know what you want us to cover whether its business, decorating, personal life, or me making amazing freaking food (on a ration and budget lol) and we'll get through this virus together.


Thank you for continuing to support us, keep safe, healthy and don't forget to sanitize!

-Ashley



Hey Bakers!


Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately, I was busy getting married....then going on a honeymoon.....and then coming back and starting school. All valid excuses in my book. Regardless, I am back now and armed with a new video stand and better lighting! What this means is more videos and tutorials!


To break in my new Arkon Mount, I have gone back to the very beginning of cookie decorating by bringing you the video below that instructs you how to outline and flood a cookie the way I do. This video is meant for you to be able to follow along so if you have the following materials, park your booty in front of a screen and watch away.


For this tutorial, you will need the following items:


A cookie ( or notta cookie)

A scribe tool <-- The one in the video is from LilyScribes

A couple piping bags

Scissors

Royal Icing (in both piping and 20-sec consistencies) - recipe here and consistency post


The notta cookie and scribe tools can be bought at Yoli's Yummies

The Piping bags are from Grunderfully Delicious. I think they also may carry scribes and notta cookies but I'm not sure


And I believe that's it. All you have to do is watch the video below.


Some things to note before you start outlining and flooding:

- Be patient. Don't expect to get the hang of it right away.

- When you flood, don't be afraid to apply pressure and make sure you're moving your icing on your cookie in a way that doesn't leave a bunch of gaps

- When you use the pointy tool, use it straight up and down not vertically. It'll smear your icing otherwise.

- Remember to breathe. A lot of people hold their breath while decorating. BREATHE!


Otherwise, have fun and if you're really struggling, message me and I'll come help.

-Ashley