Hello! I'm Natalie, the baker and decorator behind Tickled Turquoise, LLC which is a Cottage Food Bakery located in Frisco, Texas.
People always ask how I got started with cookies! I "collected" supplies for years, but never really did anything with them. One day (in 2012) I decided I was going to make some cookies for a football game- THAT NIGHT! I had NO idea the amount of time these cookies took! I mean the baking, cooling, mixing icing, coloring icing, flooding, drying, details, drying, details, drying, drying, drying, drying!! And the clean up?! Needless to say, my kitchen was a WRECK when our friends and family showed up to watch the game. I remember being so proud of my first attempt:
January 2012 vs. January 2020
I posted them on Facebook and to my surprise, my friends were proud of me, too! And they wanted to buy them! I started small...a birthday party here, a bridal shower there while I continued teaching kindergarten.
Fast forward to 2019! I am a stay at home mom (3 kids) and "cookier". Although being a mom is my #1 job, I love that I have more time for more orders and teach more cookie classes! (No more decorating at 4 a.m. before work! yay!)
I am blessed that I live in a state that has a food cottage law! This means the state allows me to bake in my home and I do not have to go through the extra licensing or permits that a normal storefront/bakery does, but I do have some rules and stipulations under this law. You can read about those here but in a nutshell, my kitchen is not inspected by DSH and I cannot ship! Those are the biggest things...but again, check out the site if you'd like to know more! :)