Name: Thea Zagata
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Company: Gumdrop Cookie Shop
What is your aesthetic? I love COLOR – and lots of it. While my studio is more functional than decorative, the color is evident in all of the cookies that line my baking racks every day.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? I keep the area very organized and CLEAN (we’re talking about cookies here!). I wear so many different hats with my business that I need to have everything exactly where I need it when I need it.
Favorite part of your studio? My desk! I bought it on Craigslist and replaced the knobs with these little gems that I picked up at Anthropologie.
Where do you go for inspiration? Blogs, home décor magazines, and my husband (for a guy who sells computer software, he actually has some good ideas)
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Hmm. There are three things.
1. My special ink tanks that are filled with edible ink (food coloring). Without the tanks, I wouldn’t be able to print all of the beautiful designs.
2. The talented graphic designers that I work with to create the cookie designs
3. My baker!
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? I’ve wanted to include a blog on my web site for a long time and I finally added it last week.
[images from Gumdrop Cookie Shop]
nunu chocolates is a Brooklyn vendor I’ve only recently discovered, but I’m lucky enough to have them right down the street for quick chocolate fix! The salted caramels are my favorite, but there are lots of other options, and are perfection for wedding favors or OOT gifts.
[images from nunu chocolates]
I met up with the makers of Whimsy & Spice at a holiday fair at Christmas, and have no idea how I forgot to write about them! [thank goodness for Etsy!] Whimsy & Spice is a delicious company out of Brooklyn that makes sweets all with a dash of spice…chocolate gingersnaps, cardamom marshmallows….they’re all dee-lish, and you can work with them to create favors for your guests, or pop a few cookies into OOT bags. Your guests will love you.
[images from Whimsy & Spice]
Ellie over at Mint has been doing some fun DIY projects for her upcoming wedding…these birdseed packets are so easy and adorable!
[image from Mint]
I recently received a package of yummy cookies from Erin at O’Cookies. Being that they are healthy [no trans fats and organic] I was a little skeptical about the taste…but having sampled the White Chocolate Cranberry Oat and the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat, I’m a total convert. You won’t have to feel guilty about giving these little guys as favors to your guests!
O’Cookies is our original line of decadent healthy treats. Offered in a few varieties of wholesome flavors, O’Cookies prides itself in the fact that all cookies produced are completely organic and low in fat and cholesterol. Oh, yeah, they also have no trans fats, or hydrogenated oils…
Only the highest-quality chocolates and naturally dried fruits are used. Our cookies are made with a whole wheat flour blend for optimal health, unrefined sugars and egg whites only. Very little butter is used along with fruits that keep O’Cookies down in the fat and cholesterol content and only contain “good for you” calories to get you through your day and satisfy that hungering for something sweet.
[image from O’Cookies]