Monday, July 12, 2010

Parker's Crazy Cookies Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is our most scrumptious yet: 25 bags of wedding cookies from Parker's Crazy Cookies! And since I can't win them myself, you know I want one of our fabulous readers to get them.

(Seriously though, drat that company rule about no employees participating in contests-- who cares about integrity when there are desserts involved?)

Each individual bag of deliciousness contains a bride, groom, wedding cake, and getaway car cookie. They're perfect for a wedding or shower favor or to put in your welcome bags-- almost too cute to eat, although of course that won't stop your guests!

Email us ( with Parker's Crazy Cookies in the subject line for a chance to win the free sweets. And be sure to check out the company's website to see a sample of the crazily good custom cookies they do for brides and grooms all over the country.

My only question is why has no one ever given me a custom cookie portrait yet???

Actually, we had other questions too, and company founder David Parker was nice enough to answer them for us. Read on for our chat with David, whose enthusiasm and excitement for what he does totally shines through in every word.

How did you start your business?
I started my business a few years ago with my savings and a loan. I had to work out of my parents' house for a little while until I had enough business to open my own Crazy Cookie Shop.

Describe the cookie making process. 
Well, people first send us a cute picture of the couple. From there, we sketch out a drawing and send it to the customer for approval. Once it's approved, we work our magic, design the people, and out comes the cookies!!! We have our own intellectual property on the production process and it is pretty flexible where we can do 100 cookies or 10,000. It really is pretty fun.

Why weddings?
Because the cookies are SOO cute in the bags together!! It is like a little team in there with 3 cookies of the bride and 3 cookies of the groom. Also the events are large enough to support our minimums and since the events are already so fun and full of love, the cookies fit perfectly.

What is one thing you can't do without in your business?
Our machines! We couldn't do anything without them; they are the infrastructure and we wouldn't have a business without them.

What is the funniest or strangest thing you've ever made a cookie of?
A one-foot tall Sarah Palin for a group down in the South Bay.

How to contact Parker's Crazy Cookies:

Thanks so much, David, for the interview and delicious giveaway! 

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