Weekend wrap up: Cocktails, Cookies and Celebrity

Happy Labor Day sweeties! I recently read that mon in French is mine which makes it much easier for me to think of Monday as “My day” and like a boss I’m owning this start of the work week.  This past weekend was spent in pure boss-up fashion filled with celebration, cookies and lots of good cocktails.  I took a few days off from baking to enjoy the sweet life with some other amazing boss ladies, my sissys.

This was a much needed retreat from the hustle and bustle of DFW to unwind and recharge our batteries to head into the new week and last few months of the year for focus and fight. We popped bottles and ate cookies and said cheers to the effing weekend.

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Strategic planning and bonding isn’t hard work when you are having fun with your first friends. Celebrating our business planning, goal setting and achievements in a sweet fashion. I tried out a few new potential product offerings, crafted and designed golden Oreos as well as a few cookies and treats.

cookie stacks  Golden oreos


I am pleased to announce that the taste testing and experimenting was a success. Therefore as of October 1, 2015 we will now offer cookie towers and chocolate covered Oreos for your party planning and sweet buffet needs.  I’m truly grateful to have such a wonderful support system and tribe of women who help me to be better everyday. Find your tribe and love them hard because behind every successful woman is a whole group of women cheering her on.

Until next time, be sweet!


Fresh Baked Friday – Sweet baby girl we’ve been waiting for you

Happy holiday weekend all! Its #FBF and I’m coming at you with the sweetest little set of cookies created for my cousin who is like a brother to me. Last August I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Lake Tahoe to witness this man marry the woman of his dreams and here we are a little over a year later celebrating the blessing of a new life as they expand their family. All our lives we’ve been close but over the years as adults we’ve allowed the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to come between us. We may not talk daily, life around the corner or visit every other weekend but you are never far from my mind and are always in my heart.

When I learned this amazing couple was expecting I was moved to tears. I’ve know my cousins desire to marry and have a family of his own well, for as long as I can remember. The invitation to the shower arrived and I knew I wanted to be there but unfortunately my schedule once again got in the way. I thought to myself if I couldn’t be there in person at least I would be there in person and be there in cookies. While disappointed I wouldn’t make the trip home to MI or to Las Vegas I devised a plan to surprise one of my favorite couples with cookies celebrating their little angel.

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With the little bit of info I knew and taking clues from the baby shower invite I devised a plan for a rustic glam set of cookies just perfect for a backyard bbq shower in Michigan. I attempted to make a woodgrain fence (I probably should have highlighted within the ridges more with a darker color or edible pain) and these cookies would be the centerpiece of my platter. On the wood textured cookies I wrote the baby’s name “Sylena” and her anticipated birthday “12-2-15” and surrounded each with simple florals. Of course to glam it up a bit I hand painted the baby’s name in gold.

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So many of my family members are expanding their families and I’m just so excited this is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to participate in their shower. This surprise cookie gift is just a little something from my heart to celebrate their heart. Kurk and Lauren I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I enjoyed making them for the newest edition to our family. Baby Sylena is going to be so spoiled.

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Until next time, Be Sweet!


Weekend recap – Chanel Inspired Gender Reveal

It’s the first day of the work week and we’re giving you a run down of weekend events. As I sit here with the morning sun on my face and think how far I’ve come and how blessed I am to have clients who give me such creative freedom I just want to stay thank you to all of you out there. I haven’t always had the life I dreamed so I stepped out there and decided to create it! Decorating cookies wasn’t my initial business focus it is something I evolved into over the years. Now that I have found it I never want to let it go! With each order that comes my way I am grateful and thankful you choose The Dough Bar. We try and keep it classy and sometimes a little smart assy.

Today’s cookies are all the way CLASSY! A few weeks ago you might remember a Chanel inspired bridal shower cookie ensemble, today I have for you the most delightful and classy gender reveal grouping. This might me one of my most favorite I’ve done to date. Some are sassy, some are flashy but, all are classy. I mixed designs and patterns using only two different shapes to pull together the full look, all in all there were 11 different designs for the 36 cookies.

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Ladies and Gentleman it’s a girl! Yup little Paisley Raye will be here before you know it and Mom wanted the world to know she was bringing in her little darling with style and grace. Using a circle cutter and our onesie cutter I designed six different onesie outfits and five different circle styles in total. I loved the name Paisley Raye and mom wanted it displayed on the onesie in a unique way. I knew the perfect font was Simply Glamorous because it adds just the right touch of whimsy to a very refined black and white suit. Next up I chose to add a few rosettes to simplify and tone it down a bit. However, I topped it off with a bold statement of girl power with our “Girl” cookie.

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Of course the onesies were monogrammed with the baby’s name and Coco Chanel’s signature double CCs. I did however, chose to do one set of onesies with an implied version on the baby’s name so using a stencil I applied black icing to our dried white onesie in a paisley pattern.  To complete the look I added sugar lace as a tulle skirt to the bottom of the outfit along with large edible pearls. Baby Paisley is already making a statement to the world.


Everything on our cookies is edible and non-toxic.

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Until next time, Be Sweet

xoxo, Rosilind

Fresh Baked Friday – Dr. Seuss and the birthday suite (sweet)

It’s FriYaY and where here to play. Today is the day so let’s get on our way. FBF feature is all about a sweet first birthday with a Dr. Seuss theme. I’ve never done a Dr. Seuss cookie suit before but oh how I long to. It was right up there on my wish list of cookies to do along with with Winnie the Poo and Charlotte’s Web.

I have a special place in my heart for classic children’s stories and the pure heart of the characters in those stories. Dr. Seuss especially since his were some of my favorite books as a child.  When I was contacted for this party I was so excited my calendar was open, these days it fills up pretty quickly, I knew I wanted to do it the theme justice and tell my own story so to speak. So I thought left and I thought right, I thought high and I thought low, oh the things I could do because I tried. So out came the colors, the shapes and my imagination to play.

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So out came The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Thing 1 but, less I forget Sam-I-Am with his Green Eggs and Ham who brought them all together again to try something, something we know they all will like. It’s a celebration, and a reason to play, let’s get together and have cookies I say!

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Why fit in when you were BORN to STAND OUT! – Dr. Seuss


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Until next time, Be Sweet


Weekend wrap up: Shaking, Baking and Serving

It’s just another manic Monday, back to school, back to work hustling and bustling. This past weekend I had all of the above going on, delivering back to school cookie boxes, working on a special second birthday party and serving the community passing out supplies at a back to school supply drive in Dallas. Most of our weekends are jammed packed and when I do have a little bit of free time I love to give back by serving the community to with sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Blogging is all new to me but in creating this blog I wanted so much to provide relevant content that gives you the reader a glimpse into my work, personal and ever evolving “sweet life.” So when I started working on this special second birthday set for one of my original clients I knew I wanted to blog about it. This set of cookies took me on a roller coaster of emotions from, “this sucks,” “this is hideous,” “well it’s not bad,” “wait these turned out pretty cool.”  I had already done “Molly” the Bubble Guppie a couple of times so I was a bit more comfortable with her but decided I should push myself even further to design a full birthday set not just one cookie. It was my surprise to her since she trust me so with her special occasions.

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In order to stretch myself I said let’s color some wafer paper, use multiple shapes to bring the theme to life and make it a solid and cohesive assortment.

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I iced all the cookies white first so I would have a blank slate to start with. Next, I cut out ¾” circles of my colored wafer paper and attached them to the number two cookie so they would look like waves. I took several of the other number two cookies and airbrushed them pink to look like waves as well, once dry I began to add details little by little. I’m not a typical designer and it’s hard for me to sketch out designs in advance so it’s a little hectic in my brain most times. One by one new elements were added, polka dots, disco dust, stencils and airbrush color to arrive at a the complete combination below.

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Until next time, Be Sweet!