Cheers to 2016 – Time to welcome the New Year

It’s been a long time since we’ve been here to chat with you and I do apologize, life has been crazy. However, to celebrate our return to blogging I’d like to announce the much anticipated launch of our new line of Sweet Life apparel by The Dough Bar.

For the longest time I imagined The Dough Bar’s philosophy of “Because Life Should Always be Sweet” manifesting into a true lifestyle brand. With the launch of our first product in our Sweet Life line the “Cocktails & Cookies” sweatshirt  is just that, a manifestation of all I have dreamed. It’s super soft, sexy and embodies all the things I love most when it comes to celebrating the sweet life.

The Dough Bar has always been about celebrating the little things in life whether with cookies, cupcakes or our other sweet treats. Now, you can carry the celebration further into your everyday life with our sweet wear. Sexy, luxury cotton shirts with scoop neck and gold foil writing.

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So let’s keep the celebration going into the new year and head over to our new Etsy shop to purchase your Sweet Life apparel or drop us a note through our contact us link to purchase your lifestyle items. A note to our buyers,  I recommend purchasing your shirt one size up for that comfy slouchy sexy look, shirts are available in medium, large and xtra large and retail for $56.

So raise a glass of champagne and grab some shortbread cookies so we can celebrate together.

xoxo

Sweetly yours,

Rosilind

 

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.

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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!

Rosilind

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.

Remember if you are interested in working with us for your next event drop us a note using our contact us tab on the right. You can also find most if not answers to all of your questions in our FAQ doc which is also to the right in a PDF form that can be easily downloaded.

 

Until next time, Be Sweet!

Rosilind

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.

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Everything on our cookies is edible and non-toxic.

If you are interested in working with us on a future event send us a line and I’ll respond to you within 48 hours. Use the contact us button to the right of the page and if you want some quick fact and possible answers to your immediate questions I have a FAQ and Guidelines doc posted just below the contact us section for your convenience.

 

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

Rosilind