no longer accepting orders
I’ve been a little MIA and just wanted to give you guys an update. If you’re a regular follower, you probably know that I’ve cut things back a lot. Taking on some extra hours at my day job this year meant that cookies had to be scaled back.
Things are getting more expensive. My fixed and variable costs have increased big time and with my hours & production cutting back it’s making it harder to stay alive with my current prices and a price increase is not possible to stay in business either. The 12-18 hour days I used to put in, is not a place I want to go back to in an effort to increase income either, it really is stuck between rock and hard place.
Well, a few days ago we had some issues come up and I will have to decommission the cookie kitchen for a while and once we rip it apart, I don’t think it will be worth putting the kitchen back in for a very limited use. So with that note, I've made the decision to finish the custom orders on my plate and not take on any more.
I love making cookies. I don’t really know what I’ll do next. I know I’ll continue to bake for fun and for my kid’s birthdays so you might see a picture of some treats pop up here and there. I’d love to attend a market here and there but I’m not sure I’ll be able to make enough product needed for those types of events. Not having a kid-free space to bake and decorate is an entire issue as well. Maybe, I'll pop up at a market for maybe ill continue to offer classes as they were always a fun adventure for me and I know I can teach techniques that so many people would love to know. My cookie recipe has always been requested by customers and other bakers as well. I’m not sure if I’ll be giving it up just yet but I’ll let you guys know if I do!
Thanks for choosing me to be your cookie lady for soooo many years. Thanks for including me in all the amazing memories, celebrations and events in your lives. Thanks for rooting for me, cheering me on, raving about my work with family and friends, supporting me and even standing in lineups to get a cookie fix. You guys have showed up for me in so many ways over the years. You’ve helped me become more confident as I stepped out of so many comfort zones over this journey in my life.
Thanks for taking a chance on me and being a huge part of this journey with me.