Where to Find Custom Sugar Cookies in New Jersey for Parties, Weddings
Personalized sugar cookies have become big business over the past few years.
These aren’t the semi-amorphous snowflakes and carelessly frosted hearts your grandmother made. (Although they are delicious.) These sugar cookies created by artisan bakers are thick and sturdy, with firm, crisp edges.
And the icing? This is where the real magic comes in, with bakers creating stunning patterns, cute creatures, frilly ruffles and delicate lace, all with pristine, shiny icing.
Sugar cookies are now used as a way to ask people to be at a wedding party, announce a pregnancy, get a prom date, celebrate a birthday – heck, even propose. And while homemade cookies are sweet, when it comes to such intricate cookies, it’s best left to the professionals.
Here’s where to find pristine, personalized sugar cookies in North Jersey.
Pastries by Brit, Jersey City
Brittany Stapert started Bakes by Brit three years ago with nothing but a love of baking and a very steady hand. Her cookies are gorgeous – decorated to look like frilly baby dresses, rockets and adorable zoo animals. An accountant by day, Stapert said she had no formal artistic training, although her carefully crafted cookies show a natural talent for design.
“I see videos online about different types of cookies all the time,” she said. “I’m keeping them and can’t wait to try them. For example, I recently experimented with tie-dye cookies.
Stapert said her most common orders are for weddings or bridesmaid boxes (cookies that ask the question in frilly letters “Will you be my bridesmaid?”). But customers can request any type of design, from Harry Potter cookies to Hello Kitty.
Head over to @bakesbybrit_ on Instagram to order. Cookies can be picked up in Jersey City.
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Double Paste, Hoboken
Sisters Joelle and Jordan Hernandez have made a name for themselves with their beautiful and (most importantly) tasty cookies. The twins, who live in Hoboken, recently appeared on the holiday show ‘Baking It’ on Peacock. They learned to cook at home, to prepare treats for family, friends and neighbors. Now you can customize your own sugar cookies from reality TV stars.
Go to jordanandjoelleonline.com to order.
Mo’Pweeze Bakery, Denville
Christine Allen had the idea to open this bakery in small batches after her son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. Mo’Pweeze Kitchen produces only kosher and gluten-free vegan treats, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame seeds and mustard seeds. Making it the perfect place to get custom decorated cookies for kids’ birthday parties.
Go: 32 Broadway, Denville; 973-627-2300, mopweezebakery.com.
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Wish on a pastry, Midland Park
When Torre Liebchen and Michelle Micek lost their jobs due to COVID, the two former steakhouse employees decided to channel their passion for food into a business called Wish Upon a Cookie. The two baked beautifully decorated cookies and handed out free boxes to neighbors to brighten their day. Before they knew it, moms groups were touting their cookies on Facebook and their business started to grow.
“People started asking for more things – cakes, cupcakes, other pastries,” Micek said. “Our business was booming. So Wish Upon a Cookie morphed into Wish Upon a Pastry.”
Now their bakery offers dozens of pastries. But, they still offer those personalized cookies that started their business. If you’re looking for Disney-themed cookies, this might be the best place to go, as the owners are avid Disney fans (hence the name Wish Upon a Pastry).
Go: 26 Goffle Road, Midland Park; 201-428-9456, wishuponapastry.com.
Chic Sugars, Englewood
Chic Sugars is a boutique bakery and cafe owned by Erika Oldham, who has made custom cakes for Nicki Minaj and Jay Z. And if her treats are good enough for Nicki, they’re good enough for us. Chic Sugars cookies can come with a printed image, so if you’re looking to devour something sweet with your favorite photo on it, this is the place to get it.
Go: 28 S. Dean Street, Englewood; 201-402-3336, chicsugars.com.
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More Personalized Sugar Cookies
The walk : 137 Piermont Road, Tenafly; 201-567-2500, laprom.com.
Milan Confectionery: Based in New York and New Jersey; milansconfectioneryco.com.
Able Baker: 187 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood; 973-313-1133, theablebaker.com.
Cookie and coffee from Sweet Marie: 6 Boonton Avenue, butler; 973-507-6816, sweetmariescookies.com.
Sweet love : Based in Hopatcong; 973-787-4710, facebook.com/sweetlovincakes.