Since then, sugar cookies have become just about as ubiquitous as the cupcake and are, I hope, here to stay. Even Obama seems to be a fan as evidenced by his choice of Canadian souvenir at Byward Market in Ottawa(see our version above!).
As a teen I worked in a bakery and when faced with a blank birthday cake for the first time and strict instructions from my manager to write "Happy Birthday Billy," I handled a piping bag for the first time and humiliated myself with a barely legible squiggle. I followed up that experience with endless practice, until piping birthday messages in icing became my favourite task at the bakery. Piping cake messages soon turned into piping designs on gingerbread houses and just about every other cookie I could get my hands on.
At the Steveston Cookie Company, I hope to combine the memories we have of childhood sugar cookies with the beauty and whimsy of exquisite icing designs. What started out as an idea during a dry university lecture has blossomed into the little cookie company that the SCC is today :) Stay tuned, and watch us grow!