Here I thought I was being all clever with our April Showers Bring May Flowers gift box. You open the box to find six raindrop and rain boot cookies, and then as you dig deeper, you uncover six flowers. Cute, right? So imagine my disappointment when the flowers started blooming in March this year, and we’ve basically had no rain (in New York, anyway) this month. We’re going to need to update the adage.
Is it just me, or do the months seem to be slipping by especially quickly this year? I know people say that every year, but I’m pretty sure it’s actually true this year. Maybe it has to do with our winter being so short; surely a bad winter makes the first few months of the year seem to drag on forever.
Either way, the weeks have been flying by at Baking for Good, as we’ve been caught up with lots of custom orders on top of our day-to-day baking. In our first year of business, I’d say we had special orders (weddings, showers, custom cookies, etc) every couple of weeks or so. Last year, we had them weekly. This year, we typically have at least one custom order (often more) every day. I’m not sure what to attribute it to — word of mouth, marketing, reaching a critical mass in number of customers — but whatever it is, it’s exciting. I love special orders, especially when customers come to us with totally new ideas. This week, for instance, we’re baking Pittsburgh-themed cookies for a bridal shower. Seriously, how fun is that? I promise you I never would have thought to make Pittsburgh-themed cookies. Though now that they’re on my mind, perhaps Portland and Cleveland and Minneapolis cookies aren’t far behind.
So maybe the weather got in the way of my April showers cookies, but I’m looking forward to more custom cookie projects this spring. If you have a gift or event coming up and would like to order custom treats, you can reach out to me by email at emily [at] bakingforgood [dot] com.