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Thursday, May 3, 2007


My all time favorite job that I have ever had was at Cookies by Design. I had been a SAHM for 15 years. I had been VERY sick for a whole year. After a third surgery that year at the end of June I started making a slightly faster recovery (no more chronic infections). The kids were all going to school in August and I needed to get a job. I was really scared, I still did not feel great and was really at a loss as to what to do. I found an ad in the newspaper for a 'cookie artist', WOW! WAY COOL! I went and applied and got the job. It was the perfect job for me. I LOVED the people I worked with. I LOVED the cookies. I LOVED playing with the icing. I LOVED the special bouquet orders where creative interpretation was needed. I LOVED helping to set up the baskets. Yes, there was some aggravation, but I LOVED the job.

So while I was working at this job The Boy had career week at preschool. One mom who is a 911 operator came in and did a whole thing on when to call and what is an emergency. The Boy asked if I could come and tell about cookies. I asked at work and was told that a while back another employee went all her kids schools teaching about this. They considered the preschool a donation and gave me everything I needed to put on a FANTASTIC display for the kids. First I sat them down and told them what kind of training I had and answered questions. Than I demonstrated my craft, lastly I gave them each several cookies to decorate.

Ok, more and bigger pictures can be seen here.


Karmyn R said...

What a cool job to have - but even neater for the kids - everyone LOVES decorating their own cookies!

Before my SAHM status - I worked in the Pulp&Paper industry. I always wanted to be able to go to my kids school and teach them how to make paper, but I don't have the equipment to do it.

el.seebah said...

I Don't talk english very good , I from Chile ,Your Blog is cool and genial.

good Work.

Sebastian Alonso z.

A Mom Who Thinks Too Much said...

That is so cool. I always wondered who were the "secret" people who put such fabulous decorations on cakes and cookies.

Last year, I tried to put an icing "bunny" on my hubby's birthday cake (long story --- private joke), and it was ... well, very interesting, very droopy off the edge.

This year, I just settled for pure chocolate. But I have a tube and decorative nozzles just waiting for me to come back and try again.