Hiiiiii everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! I guess we kind of forgot to keep everyone update with all the hustle and bustle this summer. I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving!!!
So over the summer we were everywhere with our shaved ice trailer (which is quickly turning into a food trailer)! We’ve met so many people and made so many new friends! We attended events, birthdays, employee appreciations, customer appreciations, pop up events and many more!
Upcoming, we have several new things! We start fundraisers for the Dubois Christian School in two weeks. The forms will include cookie decorating kits and paint your own cookies. We also have elf cookies!!!
Here’s the link to order yours:
We also have decorating classes coming up!
Here are the links/registration for the first two:
First, we’d like to start off by saying how much we appreciate all of you! Whether you’re our family, friends, clients, or just someone who enjoys looking at our artwork, thank you!!! We couldn’t have built this mini cookie empire without each and every single one of you!!
Because of you all, we have been nominated in 6 categories for the Best of TriCounty! Thank you!!!! However, we can’t win this without you!
From now until August 3rd, you can vote each day for us (and any other local fave). We made it simple with a quick link for 5 (not 6 because they would only let us do 5 ☹️) of our nominations.
Just click the link, click “select all,” then submit your ballot! It’s truly that simple! Save the link so you can vote every day!!!
Happy summer! We love, love, love summer time!!! The warm weather, the sunshine, the picnics, swimming. We love it all!
While I have intended to step back a little from baking, we are still averaging around 30 dozen every week for birthdays, showers, and graduations. Right now, we are booked through until August, and that is filling up very quickly. If you are even debating on needing cookies or cakes then get those orders in now. I won’t be taking anymore orders for the rest of June, July, or part of August.
The shaved ice trailer has been doing great. We have bookings twice a week up in July, a few bookings in august. Then the fall activities start up in September. We will be adding light grab and go foods to our listing. Such as : hotdogs, sloppy joes, bbq ham, walking tacos, occasionally pizza, chips, of course cookies and other baked goods. We are debating on adding nachos, macaroni and cheese, and popcorn. Let us know if you would like us to offer anything else!
Here’s a list of our upcoming events with the Shaved Ice Trailer:
July 2 & 3, 11a-6p – Lakeview Lodge Pool, Treasure Lake
July 6, 11a-6p – Penn Highlands, Brookville
July 9, 10a-4p – Calhoun Farm, Falls Creek
July 15, 11a-4p – Dubois Granite and Quartz, Beaver Drive, Dubois
July 16, 12p-5p – Wilcox Winery, Dubois, with Burger Daddy
July 23, 10a-10p – Relay for Life, City Park, Dubois
July 29, 11a-4p – Dubois Granite and Quartz, Beaver Drive, Dubois
July 30, 10a-8p – Lakeview Lodge Pool, Treasure Lake
Mommy and Me Cookies has been going strong (thanks to all of our amazing customers, friends, and family) for about a year and a half. That being said, it’s only a one person operation. My daughter is only 7 and is pretty much over decorating cookies, as any normal kid would be at this point. I do have a great friend who comes to help me bake and clean. I am so grateful for all of her help. 💕
So as a one woman operation, I tend to not be able to say no. I think I’m Wonder Woman and can take on all orders. I’ve said for months now that I’m going to start saying no; that I NEED to say no. However, I’ve never really done so. I’ve pulled many all nighters to complete orders. One week I completed 52 dozen decorated cookies and 4 cakes by Friday afternoon. That’s a lot of work.
Well, this last week, I didn’t feel well at all the first few days. Plus, I had so much to do with my daughter’s last week of school activities. I pushed all my orders off until Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. Huge mistake. The one order that I thought was my simplest, ended up being my downfall. I didn’t plan like I should have.
Two small smash cakes… easy right? Wrong. I also had 5 dozen cookies and 5 dozen gourmet cupcakes to finish that same morning. My scheduled was packed that week. I got up at 4:30 am to get this all done. Well, I got the large order done. Started the smash cakes, and the vanilla one just was not baking. I decorated the chocolate one. Realized I completely forgot to make a fondant crown 🤦🏻♀️, but had my wafer paper butterflies for the other decor. Boxed up that cake, and checked the vanilla. Cake pick came out clean so I threw them in the freezer to cool them as fast as possible. After ten mins, I pulled them and started cutting the tops off. The middles were raw.
At this point I have 15 minutes until the customer was to come pick up. Yes, I know I was cutting it close. Impossibly close. I went through every possibility in my head. Hell, I even looked for a box cake mix in my pantry but I never use box cake so it was a lost cause. I finally accepted defeat and messaged the lady (who thankfully was very nice about everything). I gave her a full refund and apologized. I still feel horrible about it.
In all situations, I try to look for a silver lining. This one was that, I need to limit myself each week. I looked through my planner for the rest of the month. I’m completely booked. It’s the same for many other weeks in the upcoming months. I am finally to the point that I have accepted I cannot take every order. I have been recommending other local bakers for items. I’m sorry that I can’t help some people celebrate their special days, but I’m so happy that I can recommend other amazing bakers!!!
In other news, we started using our shaved ice trailer!!! ❄️ 🧊 🍦🧁🍭 it has been a blast!!! We were at Treasure Lake (Dubois, PA) over Memorial Day weekend and plan to head back weekly. Likely on Sundays. This next Saturday, June 4th, we will be at Wilcox Winery (Dubois location) 1pm-5pm. Come see us for shaved ice for both the kids and adults!
I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve updated you all, and let me tell ya, there is a lot to catch you up on!
We’ve expanded our clientele drastically. Thank you all so very much for all the orders and positive feedback. We’ve been doing more cakes and cupcakes.
We also have something super exciting that we’ve done! We added a gourmet shaved ice trailer to our ventures this summer!!! So let us know if you want us at your event! We have special pricing for private events as well!!!
Cookie designs over the last few months have been so fun! They have varied from one extreme to the other, and we love it!
Lastly, we have a few events coming up!!! April 23 (this Saturday) we will be at TriCounty Church. May has a few dates that are up in the air but we will update you once we know for sure. June 4th we will be at Wilcox winery for their Summer Love event 1-5pm. There will be live music and we will be teaming up with them to offer winey-shaved ice!!! Definitely come see us!
We also regretfully need to inform you that we will have to start turning down orders. Over the last year I can count on one hand how many orders I have ever turned away. Even last minute ones. However, it’s just me. Until I can hire someone to help out, I will not be able to continue to take last minute orders. I started this business to be more present for my daughter, and doing 20-50 dozen each week with cakes is not allowing for much family time. I am grateful for all of the requests, but must do what is best for my family.