St Patrick’s Day Cookies and Cakes.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!  I am not Irish although my husband has Irish ancestors on his Dad’s side of his family, his paternal granddad was Irish apparently.   In previous years Sam’s Smart Cookies made St Patrick’s Day cupcakes and cookies for orders but this year I have been so busy with my day job and other…

Cherry Bakewell Jam Sandwich Shortbread Cookies

A couple of weeks back I was shopping in my local Sainsburys and spotted the latest in the series of 30 Best Loved Recipes where each week a new recipe book is issued featuring a well known food brand.  This was the fifth book in the series and featured Bonne Maman jams and compotes.  I…

Sam’s Smart Cookies- Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and Small Bakes

Although I originally started off baking cookies and other small bakes it is amazing how cupcakes have taken off in the last three years or so since I started up Sam’s Smart Cookies. It was funny as more and more customers were coming to me for cupcakes I did wonder about changing my business name…

Sam’s Smart Cookies- Valentine’s Day Cookies

Baking cookies has always been my first love ever since my children (now both in their teens) were small.  My first efforts at icing weren’t very neat and professional though so in June 2008 I went down to Princes Risborough and visited the wonderful Splat Cooking  to take part in a “Posh Icing Workshop” as…

Gingerbread Christmas Trees Lovingly Made To Order

If you are looking for a special centre piece for your Christmas table or something sweet to add to your festive celebrations then why not consider one of Sam’s Smart Cookies hand crafted 3D Christmas Trees? Gingerbread Tree in green decorated with jellytots, jellybeans and white chocolate Jazzies to customer’s specifications. Lovingly hand made to…

A Yorkshire Wedding

A month or so back I was asked to bake some wedding cupcakes and a matching top tier layer cake. The Manager of my son’s old primary school After School Club was getting married. The manager of the club had seen my cupcakes when I had brought some in for a party and admired them….