Cookies and sweet things make a tasty way to thank your wedding guests, here's our interview with Suzy from Quintessential Cookies.
1. How did you end up doing what you do?
I originally worked in publishing for 23 years and when I escaped with voluntary redundancy I vowed never to go back to the 9-5 incarceration. It was my Mum that suggested I tried baking. In the first year or two I discovered mostly what DIDN’T work, but gradually my designs improved, as did my sales pitch and the orders came flooding in.
2. What's the best part about your job?
Receiving totally unprompted, glowing testimonials and recommendations. I also love seeing the orders laid out, ready to package up – they look so pretty; total job satisfaction!
3. What's the most unusual wedding you've worked on?
There’s been a few! There were the Book and Test Tube cookies for Jonathon (an English teacher) and Rosalind (a chemistry teacher). The Bra and Knicker cookies alongside the Saw and Hammer cookies for Louise (a lingerie designer) and Dan (a builder). I’ve even made popcorn favours for a couple with a film theme for their wedding.
4. What's your most popular type of wedding product?
Our range of Edible Place Cards are undoubtedly the most popular. They look great on table place settings and save on a bit of stationery. These are closely followed by the Edible Lace range.
5. What advice would you give couples wanting to order your products?
For larger orders we need at least 4 weeks notice, preferably more for the busy May to September season. You can see a great range of our favours on the website, but don’t be afraid to ask for something a little different as we offer a very bespoke service. We’re also happy to send you samples so you can see exactly what you’ll be ordering. Cookie favours are incredibly versatile, impressive and cost effective. Plus they’ll get eaten rather than just shoved in the back of drawer somewhere.