Reno Nevada Photographer | The Frosted Cookiery
Inspire Me Monday | The Frosted Cookiery
I love finding other women and the Reno Nevada area that own and run their own businesses. It is so inspiring to me to see them doing what they love. Not only are these women doing what they love they are thriving at it too! I thought it would be a lot of fun to start doing a feature on some one the local entrepreneurs. First up is The Frosted Cookiery. She makes the cutest decorated sugar cookies. She actually made some adorable mini cookies for Jack’s baptism a few weeks ago. They were a hit!
How long have you been decorating and making cookies?
I started decorating cookies in November 2015. I made my first ever royal icing sugar cookies that October and they were a disaster. Haha then I tried again and make the little cookies that looked like pumpkin pie. They turned out cute so I thought I’d see if any of my friends want to buy them on Facebook. The response was overwhelming and it grew from there.
How long does it take you to make the cookies?
It’s quite the process to make the cookies. It takes few hours to even bake them. I have to make the dough, roll it out, refrigerate it, cut the cookies, put it in the freezer for 10 minutes and then finally bake it. Decorating depends on the amount of colors and the intricacy of the design. There’s a lot of juggling when decorating because you have to wait to continue to decorate the whole cookie. Sections have to dry before you can move on , or layers, etc. I’ll move from design to design while I’m waiting. I’d say an average order of a dozen cookies takes me an hour or 2… per dozen. If someone request gold or silver it’s hand painted on top of the dry icing so it takes a lot of extra time.
Which flavor is the most popular? ( cookies come in vanilla, chocolate, and lemon)
The flavor that is definitely the most popular is vanilla. It can be hard for me to juggle different flavors on a weekly basis so for custom orders it’s always subject to availability. For some of the holiday cookies I’ll pick a flavor and make them all the same so people can try them.
What has been your favorite design?
It is so hard to pick a favorite design. Sometimes the orders and designs that in dreading turn out to be some of my favorites. I love making baby cookies and anything girly because I’m a boy mama. I also love all the holiday cookies and anything school themed. It’s the teacher in me.
Did you take classes or are you self taught?
I’m totally self taught. I learned from so many great cookiers on Instagram and asking them lots of questions. I googled stuff a lot and read blogs. The biggest thing with learning how to do it is just practice. The consistency of the icing is the most important factor and it’s hard to explain it and teach people. You just get the hang of it the more you do it. Plus there are sooo many factors that affect it. The humidity that day, the temp, it can super tempermental. The cookie world prays to the icing gods. Haha
Where do you find inspiration for your cookies?
I find inspiration everywhere. Clip art, out shopping, other cookiers, cookie cutter designers, Pinterest of course. That’s what I love about it. I’m never doing the same things.
You can find her Facebook page HERE
Below are some samples of her beautiful work! She also does special cookies for holidays, teacher appreciation, and other fun things!
Morgan Mathews Photography specializes in Newborn, Baby, Child, Maternity, Senior and Family Photography in Reno, Nevada and surrounding areas including but not limited to Carson City and Lake Tahoe.