Today Belle had her “moving up” ceremony at school–a breakfast celebrating her class’s completion of Kindergarten and being on the cusp of entering the first grade. The theme was Anchor’s Away and there was song (ever here Kindergartners with missing teeth sing “Wonderful World”? It’ll break your heart) and speeches and food. When I checked out the spread of breakfast items my eyes immediately fell on this amazing plate of letter and number cookies:
Believe it or not, they were made by one of the moms! She started making cookies for her son because he has food allergies—her cookies are nut and egg-free— and she couldn’t find any tasty baked goods for him to eat. She has since had so much demand that she’s turning her cookie-making hobby into a small business (for a recent baptism she made a 100 cookies shaped like crosses! Amen.)
I loved the detail of her work (some of the cookies even have a plaid pattern) and that she turned a dietary challenge into a creative solution, which is now a business. Very inspiring. I think a lot of us have thought about turning our food talents into something more–have you?
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010