ingredients, flavors, etc.
DO YOUR COOKIES TASTE GOOD?
I know, I know. Decorated sugar cookies have a reputation for looking pretty and tasting mediocre (at best) – crunchy icing on a kind-of-dry cookie sounds pretty gross to me, too. It took me awhile to figure out the LRB funfetti recipe (like a few weeks’ worth of gluten reactions and a lot of frantic scribbling in my kitchen late at night) and it really does taste awesome. My icing dries firm enough to stack/safely transport but soft enough to bite into, and rainbow sprinkles add a little bit of crunch to a vanilla and almond sugar cookie base.
ARE ALL OF YOUR COOKIES GLUTEN FREE?
I myself am gluten free, but my cookies are not—usually. You can “upgrade” your order to gluten free and/or vegan for an additional fee (usually $5.00 extra per dozen). Gluten free cookies are baked on their own days (i.e., without wheat flour flying around in my kitchen) and using separate equipment (except the oven!), but I can’t guarantee cross-contamination because I’m not a gluten free facility.
DO YOUR COOKIES CONTAIN NUTS?
The standard LRB cookie and icing recipes both contain almond extract. If you have a tree nut or almond allergy, the extract can be omitted. However, just like with gluten, there is still a possibility of cross-contamination.
ordering, payment, etc.
HOW DOES YOUR PRICING WORK?
Cookies start at $36/dozen, with a minimum order of 1 dozen. Pricing varies based on design, so there’s no “flat rate.”
Some aspects of design that may increase the cost of your order include:
-more lettering and/or personalization than usual
-more than 2-3 designs per order
-design requests that require a lot of back and forth
-custom cookie cutters/hand-cut shapes
Some aspects of design that may decrease the cost of your order/keep it at the minimum include:
-mixing in “filler” cookies (basic shapes with solid colors or sprinkles that match your color scheme/theme)
-sticking to 1-2 designs per order
-less intricate design requests
CAN YOU REPLICATE A DESIGN I FOUND ONLINE (etc.)?
While I respect and relate to your big Pinterest dreams, I won’t do copies. 1., it’s a super uncool thing to do, stealing someone else’s work; 2., I prefer to put my own authentic spin on things.
DO YOU DO CHARACTERS/OTHER LICENSED DESIGNS?
No. It means less money for me, but I won’t violate copyright law. Cookiers can and will get in trouble for doing this (it sounds silly, I know, but I’ve spoken to people to whom this has happened) – it’s just not worth it! I am more than happy to borrow (not steal) certain elements and use them as “inspiration” for your order, but I can’t do anything with copyright protection.
CAN YOU “HOLD” A DATE FOR ME?
To keep things fair for me and for potential customers, dates cannot be “held.” In order to reserve your order on the calendar, I require payment in full.
Payment in full is required for booking. You will receive an invoice via email that must be paid within 24 hours unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Without payment, you risk forfeiting your order. Your payment is 75% refundable until 2 weeks before your order date, 50% refundable until 1 week before your order date, and non-refundable after that.
WILL MY COOKIES COME INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED?
Cookies are packaged by the dozen, in bakery boxes, unless requested otherwise. Individual wrapping (heat-sealed in clear plastic bags with fancy tape that matches your order) is available for $5/dozen.
DO YOU SHIP?
I used to, but I can’t anymore. Something about my recipe and the nature of shipping just does not mix – it’s very time-consuming (and not very eco-friendly) to package cookies to ship…and they still break from time to time. You are welcome to have someone local pick up your cookies and ship them to you, though!
DO YOU DELIVER?
Delivery is available on a (rare) case-by-case basis for an additional fee ($1/mile round trip). While I would love to be able to offer delivery more often/more consistently, it’s tricky to do as a one woman show with a toddler!