Featured on Voyage Magazine

I have been featured in September issue of Voyage Magazine. Their mission is to find local “gems” (businesses in areas that most locals know about but may not normally get as much exposure. I have been asked to write an article about how I got started and what my business is all about. I hope this will give you a little more insight on who I am and how I got stated as a Cookie Artist and Owner of Not So Plain Jane Cookies. Happy Reading.


When I first started

When I first started this cookie journey, I only did it because my oldest at the time was turning 7 and he wanted a Star Wars Themed Birthday. To make his birthday special, I wanted to create a party favor that everyone could enjoy. Not wanting your normal random mini toy that the kids will forget and throw away the minute they get home, I decided to do some research on the internet for some interesting ideas. As I was searching online, I saw a picture of Star Wars cookies and thought to myself, “I can do that”.

I scoured the internet for cookie decorating tutorials and read blogs after blogs on how to decorate sugar cookies. When I finally felt I had enough to to go by, I finally just went for it. I purchased a few cookie cutters that will work, such as a bell for Darth Vader, a Skull for C3PO and a tombstone for R2D2. For a rookie, it wasn’t bad and the look on my son’s face when I was finished was worth all the hours it took me to produce them. Looking at my first cookies now makes me chuckle because clearly, I’ve learned better ways to execute this theme.

Fast forward 7 years later and I still love visiting other cookiers’ blogs and watching tutorials and especially learning new techniques. After making dozens upon dozens of cookies over the years,  I can truly say I am a cookie artist who still loves what I do. I enjoy hearing from you all and seeing the joy on the faces of my customers during pick up. Thank you for making my cookie journey an ever evolving experience. I love the challenge of creating designs I’ve never done before and coming up with more creative ways to represent the theme of your party or event. I welcome any feed backs and questions you may have.


Cookie Class

I am a substitute teacher as well a Cookie Artist so it really makes me happy to be able to incorporate both my loves into one  – I just added two new Cookie Class offerings in July.

What better theme than to do a Beach themed cookie class. My first class offer is on July 13, from 9am-12pm. I stayed with the dark and light blue, white, and tan for a classic beach themed look. My second class offer is also within the Beach theme but more of a Hawaiian feel. Think about vacationing in the tropics. This class is offered on Thursday July 18 from 6pm-9pm. It would be a fun ladies night out or simply an evening out with a few friends learning how to decorate cookies.

I am so excited to offer these classes to those who would like to learn the craft of cookie decorating. I enjoy teaching and I know you will have a great time learning.  I hope to see you there.

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