October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

I've been busy creating new cookie packages for my website to prepare for the re-opening of Jaclyn's Cookies in Spring 2013.  Here's a preview of the Halloween packages that will be able for purchase next year:

Witch Halloween Cookies
Haunted Castle Halloween Cookies
Large Haunted Castle
Haunted House Halloween Cookies
Small Haunted House

Halloween Potions Cookies
Halloween Potions
Mummy and Frankenstein Halloween Cookies
Halloween Monsters

When we re-open, I'll also be introducing new packaging from the fabulous BRP Boxshop, who I had the pleasure of meeting at Spring Fling.  All of our cookie gift packages will come in a 7x10" or 10x14" white box with a window front.  I'll post some pictures of the complete packaging next time.

This is how each Halloween package will appear in its box:
Halloween witch cookies
Build-A-Witch Package

Haunted Castle Halloween Cookies
Large Haunted Castle Package

Haunted House Halloween Cookies
Small Haunted House Package

Halloween Potion Cookies
Halloween Potions

Frankenstein and Mummy cookies
Halloween Monster Package

I hope everyone has lots of fun trick-or-treating tonight!

October 19, 2012

Move Update

I promised to keep you guys up to date on what's going on with my move and when Jaclyn's Cookies will be back up and running, so here's a quick update for you!

My husband and I have settled into an apartment in Charlottesville, VA and are having a great time exploring the new area.  It's much smaller and slower paced than the DC suburb where we moved from, but we're loving it and finding lots of fun things to do and great restaurants to try.

Recently, we made a decision to build a new home in the Charlottesville area, so without further adieu, here is the future site of Jaclyn's Cookies!

home site

As you can see, we still have quite a bit of work to do!

The great news is that the basement will be fully piped for a commercial kitchen which we'll outfit in the future when we have the time and money (that commercial equipment is expensive!).  In the meantime, I plan to license the main kitchen in the home for cookie use.  Gotta love the cottage law in Virginia :)

The not-so-great news is that the home will be completed in Feb/Mar 2013, so we probably won't be accepting orders until late spring 2013.  I know this is a long wait, but in the meantime I'll be working on creating lots of new gift packages and making some changes to the website.  Next post, you'll get to see the new Halloween cookies I've been working on!

Thanks for bearing with me during this down time.  Hopefully we'll be back and better than ever in 2013!

October 18, 2012

Cute Girls' Birthday Party Favors

As a cookie decorator, I get requests for party favors for just about every theme under the sun.  These were two adorable themes for girls' birthday parties that I did a few months back and I just had to share them!

peace sign cookies

The zebra print cookies were created for a 60s themed birthday party at the "Groove Lounge".  The party location is covered in animal print, so we went zebra all the way :)

The peace sign cookies were given to each guest as a party favor and the large happy birthday cookie was used as a cake topper.  I love the hot pink accents!

Zebra print peace sign cookies

The idea for this little girl's birthday party was based on her favorite Nick Jr show - The Fresh Beat Band.  We decided to do a party favor that looked like a "VIP access" pass and used the color scheme from the show.  I loved how fun and bright they were.

Fresh beat band VIP access cookies

All of the party favors were packaged up and tied with matching ribbons.  The zebra print peace signs were accented with a cute hot pink ribbon.  What kid wouldn't love to take one of these home from a party?!

Zebra print birthday party favors


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