Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bites Baked Goods Review (& Giveaway)

     Bites Baked Goods, by Christina Covell located in New York? Never heard of them? Yeah, well - I hadn't either. I am so glad I got to talk to Chrissy (the owner) though! She's got a really sweet talent, she's awesome AND super excited to get some views and feedback, so make sure you go check out her great work and leave her some love on etsy, her blog, instagram or even facebook! If you get a chance, visit her blog and read more about her, but if not - here is a little teeny snippet:
"... Bites Baked Goods was born. Now I run a licensed business and work out of a professional kitchen, producing custom orders ranging from colorful decorated sugar cookies to wedding cakes to savory hors d’ oeuvres."
She's got the whole Etsy thing on lock too! Check out some sample photos from her shop:






     Basically, Bites Baked Goods makes some pretty great looking cookies. (see below for more on taste!) We get that right? Here's the amazing part: I am on the opposite side of the United States than she is. And the day I got her package? The mailman left it in the mailbox, instead of you know - bringing it up to the door. It was a very humid 106* in the shade, and these cookies are in a box inside a metal mailbox ... yay for all this California sunshine! To be perfectly honest - I was soo worried they'd be a melted soggy mess. I even opened it super carefully, expecting a rush of cookie mess. Well, it didn't happen. Christina had individually packaged them in heat-sealed bags, then wrapped them in bubble wrap! Check it out:




So you KNOW I'm totally impressed. If these babies made it through this weather? And still managed to come through as crisp, clean and beautiful as they started out?! Dude, you have NO worries when you order from her! She wrapped them so awesomely and perfectly, the mailman could have dropped it and they'd have been fine ... but anywhoo, my kids wanted to pose, so ...

Antonio said this one is his favorite because it's like Austin 3:16.

Squish had already taken a bite by the time my camera loaded.

I just HAD to show you how thick and well made these cookies are!

I love the vanilla ones! I have never been a huge chocolate person, but I can't deny that they totally taste like Cocoa Pebbles. Yum! But the vanillas?! Delicious - like melt in your mouth goodness kissed by vanilla. They even SMELL great! You guys should totally check her out -it's soo worth it!


Bubbly Cauldron & Halloween Skull: Chocolate
( unsalted butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, eggs, pure vanilla extract, salt )

Thanksgiving Turkey: Vanilla
( unsalted butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, eggs, pure vanilla extract, salt )

Icing:
( powdered sugar, meringue powder, water, pure vanilla extract )


Oh. Since you've made it this far in my lengthy review post, you get a reward:
A chance at a Back-To-School Cookie Set from Bites Baked Goods!

20 comments:

  1. These look super delicious. I know my boys would enjoy this. We love the Spiderman ones. I would definitely keep it for my family. :)

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  2. I would like the Halloween cookies. I would have a tea party with my grandkids if I won.

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  3. Those cookies look to good to eat. I love the spider-man ones my grandson is into spider-man. I like the bride and groom cookies also. My niece could use them soon.

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  4. Wow, those cookies look amazing. I think it takes real artistic talent to bake and decorate baked goods this way. It is a real treat for those who get to enjoy the delectable spoils. I like that they are in NY because it means we get to head over there to try them.

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  5. Those cookies are so pretty! I have always wanted to make cookies that look like that but mine never turn out that pretty. I don't blame Squish. I would have taken a bite of those pretty quickly myself.

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  6. I just love the bubble gum machine cookie...I would give them to my daughter in law to make cookies for our grandsons

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  7. i love all of them, but I'd giive to the teacher TY Melissa Ramos

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  8. These are just adorable!!!! =D Totally love them!!!

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  10. It is a tie between the seashell cookies, because I don't want summer to end and the safari animals because they are just so darn cute. I would totally eat some up myself and share them with my coworkers.

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  11. is this open to the uk hun? i love these esp the superhero ones hehe :D

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  12. These cookies look amazing. Making me crave one.

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  13. They look amazing and they sound good! I really love the superhero cookies and the jungle animals. If I won I'd give some to my sons teacher and keep some for him! It's his first time going to school. :)

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  14. The cookies are adorable. I especially love the superhero cookies and the ones that look like gumball machines. That is super impressive that she packages them so well. It makes it easier to have confidence when you purchase from her.

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  15. Eattt them.. After I take about a dozen pictures!!! :)

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  16. Holy moses those are adorable!!!
    I think I need to order the Cat in the Hat cookies for my friends kiddos 1st bday. But if I won, maybe I'd get something spiffy for hubby.

    Too cute, thanks for sharing!

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  17. How awesome is the artwork on those cookies! It's true the separation between good and great is in those details!

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  18. I like the Autumn / Thanksgiving Cookie Assortment - Pumpkins, Leaves, Turkeys (two sizes), & Acorns and I would keep it for my family.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  19. I absolutely adore the Thanksgiving/Autumn cookies! I would definitely share some of the cookies if I won with my daughter's class.

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