Friday, January 4, 2019

It's Days like This...

It's days like today, when I open e-mail to find a note from
an Etsy customer that tells me the products I offer helped inspire
them to begin a new family holiday tradition of creating decorated
sugar cookies and, to create edible masterpieces as wonderful as these!
The sweet note that accompanied these photos perfectly describes
the wonder and joy I felt when I first discovered this craft...

Thank you!

Hi Janet. Happy Friday!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and your new year is off to a great start.  Attached is a letter from my daughter Lexi. As you can tell, the girls had a blast!

Many Thanks!


January 3, 2019

Dear Miss Janet,

My name is Lexi. I'm thirteen and live in Pennsylvania with my parents and my GSP (German Shorthaired Painter), Tucker. My Mom and I decorate a lot of cakes and cookies for friends and family. We call ouselves the Brown Eyed Bakers! However, this year was the first time I hosted a Christmas cookie decorating party with friends that never heard of royal icing! Lol! Mom thought your bottles would be easier for them to work with and she right. The bottles worked great! Our decorated cookies got rave reviews from everyone who saw them. We had so much fun decorating (and eating) them that it's going to be a yearly holiday tradition! The bottles kept everything neat and after soaking they were easy to clean and didn't stain. The only thing Mom said was that the next time we'll replace the plastic tips with good quality stainless tips. We had fun experimenting with the bottles and I LOVED reading your recipe book! Thanks for helping make my party a success and for adding to my recipe collection!


PS... Mom's going to send you some pics.

My response to this darling girl...
Message: Oh, my goodness, Jen - Thank you!

I hope you will share the following note with your daughter.

Dearest Lexi -

I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your message - You've literally made my day/week/month and probably my new year; thank you! Your cookies look AH-MAZING and, while I'm delighted to hear that you believe my decorating squeeze bottles and recipes and decorating tips guide helped you achieve these results, I'm going to tell you that, looking at your cookies, YOU already possess a natural talent and spectacular creativity that makes this art form so fun!

Nevertheless, you and your mom are VERY kind to let me know how much you enjoyed my products. As stated in my note to you with your shipment, I appreciate your support of my etsy shop MORE than you know. One of the most satisfying aspects of the effort I go to, to provide these tools to my fellow cookie enthusiasts is hearing from you about what worked and could have worked bette... So please know how much your feedback and the photos mean to me!

If it's okay, I'd like to recommend a couple of dear friends of mine... First, I'd love for you to visit Dani Fiori of Sweet Dani B cookies on-line where Dani has a blog, Instagram and Facebook pages (and a cookie shop and decorating studio in New Jersey!) where you'll find loads of inspired cookie designs that I'm sure will take your cookie decorating from being a holiday tradition to something you'll want to enjoy all year long and for every holiday and special occasion! That's what happened to me, after I saw Dani's Snowglobe cookies in a 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living (Dani was the resident cookier for the Martha Stewart show) I was hooked! I started sending decorated sugar cookies to my son during his five deployments with the 3rd Ranger Battalion to Afghanistan, which ballooned into creating cookies for friends and the people I work for and their teams at work as well!

The second resource I'd like to share with you is - They are a USA, Kansas-based cookie cutter company that has partnered with Dani to offer Dani's exclusive cookie cutter designs. All of the cookies you see on the cover of my recipe and tips booklet are cookies I created using and Sweet Dani B cutters! At, you'll find beautiful, heirloom quality cutters and all the other supplies needed to continue your exploration of this sweet craft.

If there is ever anything I can do to further assist you, I hope you will let me know. In the meantime, I thank you again for your lovely note, your enthusiasm and, I wish you and your family a wonderful, happy, safe and healthy new year - Tucker too!

Keep it Sweet!