When we got married, we dreamed of having boys, girls, and a bakery. Catherine and Elisabeth were born in 2010 and 2014 and Peter and Andrew in 2012 and 2017. Along the way we became bakery owners, too.
In March 2020, shelter in place orders were issued in Dallas, Texas, and it became clear very quickly that without parties and gatherings our family’s storefront bakery would not survive Covid-19. With four small children and 14 employees, it was a scary time.
Right away, we started creating DIY cookie decorating kits featuring the iced shortbread cookies that had been the most popular item in our shop for years. Tremendous local support kept our bakery alive through the summer, but by July we had laid off 11 of our 14 employees and closed our storefront. The same week we closed our store, Nancy’s mom passed away from a sudden, non-Covid infection.
In August 2020, we moved from delivering Color My Cookie to local families from the back of our cars to shipping nationwide. Within 8 weeks, we had shipped Color My Cookie to every state in the US! Over the next few months, national recognition from The Food Network, Red Tricycle, The Today Show and Delish.com propelled Color My Cookie to the next level.
By January 2021, we had built our staff back to 10 people, including several of those whom we had laid off. Our former office manager made our hearts burst when he quit his new job to come back to work for us. We were able to promote two incredible leaders in the kitchen to managers. Together, our team has designed, created, and shipped thousands of Color My Cookie kits.
When you try Color My Cookie, we want you to feel like a pro cookie decorator – so we give you a bit of a head start! By decorating our cookies in black and white, we prepare the perfect cookie canvas for your creativity. You can do your own thing or follow along with the pastry chef video tutorial we provide for each kit. During the tutorial, we show tips and tricks to make your cookies come to life.
You’ll be delighted by your masterpiece, even before your first bite! We can't wait to share Color My Cookie with you!
Nancy & Chef Sam