It has been a completely amazing experience working out of the shared kitchen. I have learned SO MUCH, and my cookies SOLD OUT my first week!!!
Let’s back it up, it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows…
This has been a period of relearning.
I fought (through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit!) feelings of defeat and frustration as I relearned EVERYTHING.
(Let me also say, My husband has been very supportive, my mother-in-law has been very generous with her time, watching the boys, and the owner has been SO HELPFUL! She and the other business owners through the kitchen are great!)
I am relearning everything, from baking times and temps to my routine of chill-roll-cut-bake, which has now become chill-room temperaturize-roll-chill-cut-bake.
Cutouts and Dino Grahams relearned, I shall tackle my other treats some other time.
I also learned exactly HOW LONG everything takes.
Like how long it takes for Royal Icing to dry. At home I would just come back to my project in the morning. It takes HOURS, lots of hours to dry.
Decorating also takes hours.
The whole process takes days! Hahah! Which I guess I never paid much attention to before. One day to make and chill the dough. One day to bake the cookies. One (sometimes two) day(s) to decorate. (Half a day to dry) One day to package. It truly is a labor of love and boy do I LOVE IT!
Photo Credit: Bridget Conlan