Friday, November 12, 2010

Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire

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!


  1. Damn Girl - you are my idol! And here I was complaining about having to get 4 dozen done this week! You rock!

  2. Impressive! Have NO idea how you did that or how you still have the desire to bake after that but I hope you do because I can't wait to have your cookies in a party table someday!

  3. All in a week's work, right? Where you get the energy, I'll never know!

  4. geez I made two pies the other day and thought I WAS productive. lol!