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April 17, 2017

Reno Nevada Photographer | The Frosted Cookiery

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.

In Baby, Children, Family, newborn, Personal on
January 8, 2016

Reno Photographer | And The Winner is….

Reno Photographer | And The Winner is….

 

WOW!!! I had NO idea that we would get so many votes on the best of 2015 contest! There are so many different Reno Photographers and I am so grateful to each of the clients that I have and they trust me with their precious memories.

Thank you so much to everyone that took the time out to vote. It was a pretty close contest. We had 4 different people that had a lot of people vote for their pictures. It was so much fun to see everyone sharing their photos… and having a great time voting for each other. Seriously… so awesome.

I decided to give all 4 major voters a prize. The 1st place gets the 16×20 canvas and the other 3 get a 6×6 canvas. or if they would rather have a 5×7 canvas they can do that too. I LOVE the cute 6×6 canvases. They look adorable on an easel and in your kiddos rooms. Seriously. So so cute. I love them. I’m sure you all want to know who won! Here our the winners.

1st place winning the 16×24 canvas is Melina with her 2 darling little Red heads…

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2nd, 3rd, and 4th place goes to:

Tia with her darling baby girl with the stunning eyes,

Jennifer and her darling little blonde haired blue eye beauty.

AND Last but not least is Sawyer and his heart melting smile!!

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All the winners can either send me an email at info@morganmathews.com or send me a message on Facebook letting me know which photo you would like printed. Or if you have my phone number you can text me. 😉

 

Thank you so much again to everyone that voted. 2015 was one of the craziest years for me on a person level, and I am so incredible grateful to all of you that trusted me to still take photos of your little ones. I have been working hard in my studio… rearranging, make new backdrops (seriously I die. They are so cute) and knitting new outfits for all your littles. I am so exited for the new year and all the fun things that will be happening.

xoxo,

Morgan

 

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.

 

In Baby, Personal on
September 10, 2014

Reno Child Photographer | I need your help!

Reno Child Photographer | I need your help!

Some of you may or may not know that we are expecting our third baby! We are so incredibly excited. We are having a 3rd boy and he is due to arrive right around Christmas day. With this being our 3rd boy I am having a horribly hard time putting together his nursery. I have gone around and around in a million circles trying to find ideas that I like. And lets just be honest… I am horribly overwhelmed by all of the amazing ideas. I want to do it all… but sadly his nursery is only so big and I can’t do it all. So I thought I would ask for some help from my wonderful clients and blog readers! And what better way than to make it a fun contest with a winner!

Here is what I need from you: You can either submit your own nursery to me because I am sure that you all have or had had amazing nurseries. OR you can make me a Pinterest board with ideas that you think would be awesome for a nursery.

All submissions need to be in by Wednesday September 17th at midnight.

What does the winner get??? The winner will receive a child studio session with 5 edited images on a CD. That is worth $150. And their nursery will be featured on my blog. 5 Runner ups will get a child studio session fee gifted to them ($50) digital images and prints will be ordered at their ordering session.

How to submit. Send me either your Pinterest link or your photos to info@morganmathews.com

 

Here is the only thing that I have decided on…. his blanket. I bought it from HERE. They are my new favorite baby bedding site ever!

 

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I am so excited to see what you guys come up with. I need some serious help!

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.