Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Confession #2

I am a worry warrior and I wear my feelings on my piping bag.  Honestly...it is something I am trying to work on but man, oh, man does it get hard!!  One of the greatest, if not THE greatest part about getting to create cookies for others is the delight that comes when the cookies are received.  I swear...it's like Christmas Eve for me while waiting for cookies to be delivered and Christmas morning when they get there!!  I simply adore seeing and hearing about the smiles that my cookies bring...it makes all those wee work hours even more worth it!!  But often times it is hard for me to remember that not everyone is waiting by their door armed with a nail file, set of keys, or even handy dandy scissors (which are almost always missing in my house) ready to rip open that box to see the greatest cookies to ever grace a Silpat!!  Maybe a little over dramatic there...but it really is the greatest feeling to know that something you made brought smiles to someone somewhere.  But like I said, not everyone is sitting there waiting for their cookies to arrive...people actually do have a life outside of their cookie order!  And it gets so very hard to wait for that text..or email...or message saying that the cookies were fabulous.  And given my OCD (that the Chef swears I have) and immense need for perfection I know without a doubt that they couldn't be THAT bad.  I know that I would not send anything out of my kitchen that wasn't as close to perfect as I could get...but that overactive imagination that was such a blessing as a child (I am not kidding, I was THE greatest Princess Leia and Darth Vader had nothing on me)... has followed me into my 29+ years and I begin to imagine the worst of the worst in cookie catastrophes...that they didn't like my cookies...and I worry, and worry, and worry.  Then I move my worries onto The Chef and repeatedly ask him..."Are you sure the cookies looked okay??  Do you think they liked them??" every 30 minutes.  If he had a blog it would probably be all about Amy's cookie worries and woes.  But alas...that message always comes in some way letting me know that the cookies were a hit, my customer is happy, and sunshine was spread through a SweetFace cookie.  So my little feelings climb back down, jump back onto my piping bag and await the next episode of While the Cookies are Shipping starring me.

And have mercy...I just shipped out to Washington State and New York City.  It's going to be a loooong week! ;)

Here is what I will be worrying about...but super proud of!!
 Cookies for Ternessa who is graduating Valedictorian!!!
Cookies for a sweet couple with a new life together and a new home!!

And my apologies for the lateness of the confession...apologies followed with a resounding GO MAVS of course!!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Top 5 Cookie Confessions of SweetFace Cookies

Okay...so this blog is about cookies, confections...and confessions.  Oh confessions...not something that is always so easy to own up to...but so, so necessary for inner cookie peace.  So here we go...the deepest, darkest secrets of SweetFace Cookies.

Confession #1
I avoid clocks when creating.  Seriously.  Not to be confused with keeping track of time...now that I do.  I say I avoid clocks because the majority of my work happens between the hours of 10pm and 4am. After the clock strikes midnight it gets pretty pointless to look at the clock since you know you aren't going to sleep anytime soon.  Now don't get me wrong...I work during the day...pretty much constantly...but during the daylight hours I am a woman wearing many hats...wife, momma, cook, pretend laundry woman (thank heavens for the blessed wrinkle release feature on the dryer), snack maker, chauffeur, cell phone delivery girl, nanny...well, you get the idea!  It's the hooty owl hours that are the un-interrupted work hours.  Just me, my piping bag and the sound of the june bugs hitting the kitchen windows desperately seeking the only light on in the neighborhood.  It's not until the 2am showing of Cupcake Wars goes off and the 3am showing of Law and Order SVU comes on that I am even aware that it is now 3am and Cinderella's carriage has not only turned back into a pumpkin but is now being harvested for pumpkin pie!!  As I stare down at the cookies I am working on I realize that if I work just two more wee hours I could actually pour my hubby his very first cup of coffee before his school day starts!  So there it is...I stay up late.  My family gets on to me about it...quite often actually...but this is who I am and this is what I do....and as hard as it gets sometimes when I hear the faint snores of my guys during the night...I LOVE getting to create cookies!!  Whether it is 2pm or 2am...I am the cookie lady.

See you tomorrow for Confession #2!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Here we go!

I see the world in cookies and I want to share that!  This blog has been a work in progress for quite some time and as my husband will say..."it's about time!!"  So here we go...in to a new world of cookie confessions!!

Sweetest blessings ~ SweetFace