The most wonderful lady from Raleigh, NC called me on a Saturday afternoon somewhat frantic that she hadn't ordered anything as favors for her parent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration. She wasn't sure if I would be able to help her on such short notice, but thought she'd give it a try.
She needed 350 fireball cookies shipped out to her immediately. I must admit, I thought I was being 'punked' or on Candid Camera or something. The more we talked I realized that she really was serious and that I really wanted to help her.
The opening line on the invitation reads: Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire! James and Connie have been married for 50 years!
As you can see, I literally made fireball cookies! 350 of them baked, decorated, packaged and shipped. I know all you cookie decorators out there know how long these took just to decorate alone. All 29 dozen of them!
14 boxes of butter
3 dozen eggs
3 10 pound bags of flour
1 10 pound bag of sugar
1 large bottle of vanilla
10 large bags of powdered sugar
Good times. All in all I shipped out 628 cookies this week and delivered 17 pies. At least I was productive!