There are some really cool people at our PLACE. Lucky for us… they also know some really really cool people! Keith Fiori is our super-talented Vice President of Boys Graphics. He introduced us to his Emmy-Award Winning Set & Prop Stylist wife, Dani. This husband/wife duo is bursting with creativity… not only in fashion, but with sweet treats, too!
COOKIE DESIGNER EXTRAORDINAIRE
We had the pleasure of hanging with Dani for the day at her brand-new cookie shop, Sweet Dani B. Within minutes of walking in, her 'life is sweet' mantra greeted us, not only on her shirt, but with her bubbly, sweet personality! We got to check out (and sample!) some of her beautiful custom cookies before inviting some friends over for a cookie party. Read on to learn more about Dani and how to throw the SWEETEST cookie party any kid will love!
How did you get into cookie making?
I was searching for a unique wedding favor and thought something edible like a decorated cookie would be perfect. I had seen them in the pages of Martha Stewart Living and Weddings but was too afraid to try making them. I had never baked a thing in my life! A friend encouraged me to try it after she brought a plate of homemade heart cookies to our wedding rehearsal dinner. Sixteen years later, that cookie is now our "house heart" in the cookie shop.
What is your favorite type of cookie to decorate and why?
I have so many favorites it would be hard to pick just one… Unicorn, Hug Monster, Rainbow, Cloud, Owl, Troll, Snowglobe… just to name a few. Least favorite= Soccer Ball (every cookier's nemesis is the Soccer Ball!)
What’s your personal recipe for happiness?
All of the above plus find someone amazing to share your life with.
DANI’S COOKIE PARTY RECIPE
PERFECT FOR BIRTHDAYS, SNOW DAYS AND PLAY DAYS!
- 12-24 cookies (Click for Dani’s exclusive sugar cookie recipe)
- 2-10 enthusiastic kids
- 4 bottles of colored icing (Get your very own kit here!)
- 5-6 bowls of color coordinated (or not!) sprinkles
- 2-3 cookie cutters (Fun fact: Dani designs her very own cookie cutter and has over 1,000 unique shapes!)
- Paper plates
- Really good music
- Plastic table cloth