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Cookie Pairing Update

After seeing a lot of success with beer and cookie pairings around town I have continued to reach out to a lot of different places to do some pairings. They’re always a lot of fun and putting together the pairings is always a really great way to get to know my product better.

This week I have a first time pairing at Joyride Brewing. This brewery is in a great location, right next to Sloan’s Lake so you can go for a quick run and grab a pint after! Their beer is also delicious with a pretty large variety to offer beer drinkers every day. Working with the head brewer, Dave, to put together a really solid pairing has been a great time and I’m hoping they want to do more pairings in the future!

Thursday, January 11th from 6-8pm you’ll be able to come to this really underrated part of Denver for four cookies and four tasters just for $12! It’s a great weeknight event to get friends together and spend a couple hours eating and drinking. There’s also some really great restaurants in the area that you can check out before or after the pairing.

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So, which pairing will I see you at?!

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Who’s ready for 2018?!

Alright. We’re two days into the new year, how does that make you feel? Personally, I spent all of the first day in bed, cuddling with my lovely and eating a bunch of junk food. We both told ourselves that we would get our shit together at the beginning of the year but we needed one day of doing absolutely nothing together so we chose January 1st. We both have really busy lives and that usually means we eat dinner really late, equating to pretty unhealthy options, drinking more and sleeping in way longer than we should.

So we did the “smart” thing and started the year off by not leaving the bed, shoving cheez-its and Chinese food in our faces and attempting to watch an entire season of Breaking Bad. I’m not upset at all and today I feel refreshed and ready for the year.

I’ve had a lot of new ideas for Good Sugar Baking. The problem is trying to weed out the ones that won’t work and keeping the ones that will work in my mind. I have A LOT to learn and now that Good Sugar Baking is my sole form of income it’s time to do the learnin’ and growin’!

Side note, look at these real cool buttons! Feel free to ask me for one.

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What’s up with January, then? Some sweet, new photographs of delicious cookies and whatnots. With professional photography I will be adding a REAL online store so all of you can purchase cookies at your leisure, making it so easy for you! I will also be upgrading my packaging to something extremely cool for all of my accounts. Which takes me to accounts. The beginning of the year is going to be a lot of cookie samples going around town to get the name out there more.

Of course the thing that keeps me really excited about this opportunity is still giving back to nonprofits. Starting January I switch to a new nonprofit, one that a good friend of mine chose and it’s one that I’m very excited to be partnering with. The National Park Foundation has been going through some changes and could use some help! So every pairing, every cookie, everything that Good Sugar Baking sells will give a percentage back to The National Park Foundation. NPFlogo

Check out the schedule for upcoming pairings:

January 11th: Joyride beer and cookie pairing

January 17th: Zuni Street beer and cookie pairing

January 18th: Great Divide beer and cookie pairing

January 24th: Westfax beer and cookie pairing

February 2nd: De Steeg’s 5 year anniversary beer and cookie pairing

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Nonprofit Partnership: 2BAB

Guess what! Good Sugar Baking has picked their first partner nonprofit and I’m super excited about it! The first nonprofit that will collect 10% of every sale is 2 Blondes All Breed Rescue. This rescue means a whole ton to me because it has provided me with this beautiful dude:

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I adopted Ben back in November, 2015 when he was just a tiny little puppy coming all the way from Texas. After wanting a puppy for so long I went online and started searching, his photo came up and for some reason I couldn’t stop going back to him and looking at him. Eventually I decided I had to have him even though all I had seen was one photo! I applied and that was my introduction to 2BAB.

2BAB consists of some of the nicest people! They are dedicated to rescuing dogs from overpopulated, high-kill shelters.They don’t have an adoption location, they set up foster events around town for people to come and see the dogs and adopt.

I chose to partner with this nonprofit first because they were so helpful in everything I needed to know about adopting my dog, making sure he transitioned into my home well and that he was kept up to date on shots and everything else. Since my dog is a huge part of my life, I would love to give back to them!

I also decided that for my Kickstarter project they will be getting a percentage of every cookie sale then, too. It only makes sense, right?!?!

You can learn more about 2BAB here: http://www.2babrescue.com/