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June 15, 2022

Put Your Own Brand Of Uniqueness On Your Wedding Desserts with Larisa Crawley


Wanting something other than the traditional wedding cake for your coupling celebration confections! Listen to this episode as our special guest Larisa Crawley of Crawley Creative Confections shares about technology opening a whole new world with 3D printing… and that the sky's the limit for the shapes that can be designed, customized, and printed. Go ahead! We give you permission to put your own brand of uniqueness on your celebratory desserts!

Larisa Crawley is the owner and artist for Crawley Creative Confections. She started the KY registered home bakery in February 2021 as a way to make extra money for her family. By October 2021, the bakery was booming, and Larisa began running Crawley Creative Confections full-time! With over 15 years of art experience, she uses her custom hand iced cookies as an edible canvas! Her love of color and delicious foods make the bakery’s one of a kind French macaron truly a life changing experience! Larisa focuses on providing unmatched customer service with yummy artisan goods that can be customized just for you!

Timestamps:
• [02:35] Mike: nowadays, a lot of people are giving cookies as favors at weddings. And I think that's a great idea. Because it's not something you know, it's something that you can take home and eat instead of putting it in a drawer somewhere. 
• [03:20] Larisa: The best thing is it's completely customizable. So I do a lot of graphic design for our company, other bakers, even other individuals. And the best part is that I can literally design a shape on my iPad and print it out in less than three hours.
• [10:49] Larisa explains the differences between macarons and macaroons. 
• [18:05] Kristina talks about the current wedding trends with cakes and how people are incorporating macarons into their wedding. 

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Transcript

Michael Gaddie  0:00  
Wanting something other than the traditional wedding cake for your celebration?

Kristina Stubblefield  0:04  
Listen to this episode as our special guests Larisa Crawley of Crawley Creative Confections, shares about technology opening up a whole new world with 3d printing, and that the sky's the limit for shapes, designed, customized and printed. Go ahead. We give you permission to put your own brand of uniqueness on your celebratory desserts. You're listening to the ring, the bling and all the things Podcast. I'm kristina Stubblefield, one of your hosts, along with my two good friends Michael Gaddie and Sharon Rumsey. We are here to get you from down on one knee down the aisle and into happily ever after. Our informative episodes deliver valuable tips, trends, ideas, and advice covering everything from you saying yes to the i do's and all that happens in between and after. Now, let's get started with this episode.

Michael Gaddie  1:06  
We are so excited to have Crawley creative confections here today with Larisa Crawley. Larisa, tell us about what you do, and all the exciting things that you do every day because I tell you I'm so excited about your being here. 

Larisa Crawley  1:21  
Well, thank you so much. I appreciate being here. I'm excited too. So my name is Larisa Crawley. I'm the owner and artist of Crawley Creative Confections. We supply custom hand iced sugar cookies, and one of a kind French macrons. We also offer cake wise, we offer a deep dish skillet baked chocolate chip cookie cake that is so large, it comes in a pizza box. So it's not super thin. It's one of those thick, juicy, like two and a half inch perfectly coats.

Michael Gaddie  1:58  
Amazing. Sorry, you missed that yesterday, Kristina. 

Kristina Stubblefield  2:01  
I did. But yeah, cookie cakes are some of my favorite. So even people have been doing cookie cakes for their wedding cake. So totally. That's awesome.

Larisa Crawley  2:12  
Yeah. And the thing that we're most proud of is how customizable everything can be. We can customize flavors, colors, themes, we can make sure that the shapes of your cookie cutters are exactly the way that you want them, we have our own printer. So you can have everything exactly the way that you want it personalized just for you and noone else.

Kristina Stubblefield  2:32  
Nothing more custom than that. 

Michael Gaddie  2:35  
Really, you know, nowadays, a lot of people are giving cookies as favors at weddings. And I think that's a great idea. Because it's not something you know, it's something that you can take home and eat instead of putting it in a drawer somewhere . And I know yesterday you were telling us about, you know, certain cookie cutters that you can create, yeah, for that bride or groom or even a baby shower or anything else. Talk about the printer and stuff that you've got, because I think that is amazing.

Larisa Crawley  3:03  
It is so cool. It's a 3d printer. And so it actually takes out extremely thin filament, and it builds it on a base. So if you actually look at the cookie cutter, you can kind of see all the little tiny layers. The best thing is it's completely customizable. So I do a lot of graphic design for our company, other bakers, even other individuals. And the best part is that I can literally design a shape on my iPad and print it out in less than three hours. Obviously, it's amazing.

Michael Gaddie  3:40  
So when it comes to if I come to you and said okay, here, me and my bride is getting married. And just pulling this out of there, our dog is our favorite thing. And we give you a picture of the dog, you can outline that or

Larisa Crawley  3:53  
Absolutely, we can hand ice it or we can even do edible imaging, edible image printing, so that it can be a super crisp photo realistic picture on the cookie itself. Really we're full service when it comes to customizable treats.

Kristina Stubblefield  4:12  
And I think the key word there that we're honestly, is it's completely different than what we've known from maybe other bakeries or other this was totally out of the box. It is and so I think the word customized on this level is absolutely anything you want

Michael Gaddie  4:34  
well and the detail that you go into not just your cookie cutters, but your cakes or not your cakes, but your cookies itself. The detail on them are so amazing and you do a great job on that.

Larisa Crawley  4:46  
Well, thank you. I appreciate that. That's the best part. I was I've been an artist for over 15 years I've always been interested in art. I've always had some artistic capability in any job that I've been at and This is just taking art to an edible level. And it's absolutely rewarding in its own way, because as soon as you give cookies to anyone, and I get to see their face light up, it's it's amazing. It's a completely different sort of satisfaction than I get from

Michael Gaddie  5:19  
well, one good one thing too, that I've noticed is and I mean, I've had different cookies from different places, and they're decorated beautifully. But they're not always the most tasteful cookie, your cookies even taste and they crumble bubbly, buttery in your mouth. And I mean, I love that. And I think that's, that's amazing.

Kristina Stubblefield  5:40  
Well, so a couple of questions that I want to ask is, I always love to hear about how people work with other businesses too. And I heard that when you said your intro, that you work with other people, you design things for them. And you know, all our listeners are all over. And that's a really interesting, if you are in another state, you're in another country listening to us, and you want something customized, this is something that they could possibly reach out to you to accomplish.

Larisa Crawley  6:14  
Absolutely. When I first started doing being more interested in the bakery, we it's we're still relatively new. But we've been cooking and eating delicious food forever. I'm a Kentucky native. So you know, I don't know the meaning of just making one or two servings of something, it's going to be three or four dozen, or enough to feed an army. But the thing that I wanted to create that meant the most to me was creating a community of local businesses so that we can refer to each other and support each other. So I like doing outreach to other local bakeries. And I like working with other bakers across the country. I've worked with people from California to New York. I've had people ask for me in Europe, because they thought that they were there's apparently a Crawley Bakery is somewhere in England. And I was so sorry that I couldn't take her order, we almost got all the way through it.

Kristina Stubblefield  7:16  
Wow, that's amazing. Amazing. Sometimes we have guests on here that they can only work in a specific area with whatever they offer. In. So it's nice to hear if someone wants something customized like this for a favor for a dessert to have at their wedding or events because like you said, baby showers, all those different kinds of things. I'm sorry, bridal showers, baby showers, bachelorette bachelor parties. I'm sure the list goes on and on. That they don't have to conform to something that might be close to what they want, when you can go and get exactly what it is you're wanting. So it's awesome to hear about you working with other people. Now here's what I want to dive into. I would like to talk about some tips that you might have, for people that don't know exactly what they want. Don't know where to start, whether what kind of cookie what kind of dessert item? Maybe they're not your traditional cake people. And they're out there. I mean, we've seen a lot of different things at weddings. What do you say to them to start with? What do you say to them?

Larisa Crawley  8:37  
I absolutely love the design process. That's my favorite part. Because as soon as somebody calls I'm like, What are we doing?

Kristina Stubblefield  8:44  
What are you thinking? What

Larisa Crawley  8:45  
are we doing? And I do I get a fair amount of clients that are like, I really don't know, it's just, we're just having a bridal shower in a couple of weeks. And I'm not really sure what I want. So what I tell people is to go, go look at decorations that you have already purchased for your event to maybe get a color palette, look at your invitation to see if there's maybe a cute phrase or wording that is on that. If you don't have either one of those totally fine, check out Pinterest, checkout Etsy, even just do a Google Image Search and just add cookie or Macron to the end of it, just so that you can see what else or what other people have done. And then kind of pick a few and let's talk about it. Let's make it something completely unique to you. But that still has elements of other pieces in it. A service that I do offer to my clients is offering a draft of a completely custom design so that they can see it. They can see the color palette, they can see what it looks like before we actually make the cookie. So that works out wonderful for people that really need to have that visual in front of them. That's awesome and

Kristina Stubblefield  9:59  
there people out there that really need that oversee and on the computer.

Michael Gaddie  10:03  
Well, something that Sharon and I have been seeing over the last few months is, you know, I don't really want to say that people are not doing cakes anymore, but we're not we're seeing more creative things. And in a couple months ago, we did a wedding that had a and I'm gonna say this two different ways because I learned this from you yesterday. Yes. They have a Mac they had a macaroon tire. Uh huh. And it was beautiful. And it was great because the product didn't like cake, but I pronounced that wrong. Right, it's mac a ran?

Larisa Crawley  10:34  
maca, ron. Ron like Mac a ron,

Michael Gaddie  10:38  
but there is a macaron and they're also macaroons. Correct, as we learned. Yeah. So tell us the difference between those two.

Kristina Stubblefield  10:44  
I'm so proud of you. You did a great job saying both of those. Don't do it again. But go ahead.

Larisa Crawley  10:49  
Okay, so macrons are the super cute miniature sandwich cookies made out of merengue and almond flour with some type of delicious filling on the inside.

Kristina Stubblefield  11:01  
delicious goodness on the inside is what I just heard. Exactly. And

Larisa Crawley  11:05  
the best part about the Macron cookies itself is that they're gluten free from our bakery because we have to use almond flour. Most bakers use almond flour for their macarons. So it's a great gluten free keto option for a lot of people. Now, I won't say that the fillings are always gluten free and they're definitely not sugar free.

Kristina Stubblefield  11:24  
If you're getting them from I mean, they're not keto friendly. The outside is, but the inside is not, we'll leave it up to you. You want to avoid the center. I love the honesty.

Larisa Crawley  11:38  
Yes. So then you've got so that's the French macaron. The sandwich cookie, usually brightly colored, we can even do shapes. But the macaroons which most people call macarons. They're they're used a lot interchangeably, but the macaroon is actually a shortbread coconut cookie. So we thought about really confusing people and offering a macaroon. Macron. But more on that to come. Wow. I wanted to mention

Michael Gaddie  12:06  
that because she talked briefly about that yesterday, and I thought that I thought it was the same thing.

Kristina Stubblefield  12:11  
I think you're we're gonna find a lot of listeners didn't even know there was a difference. Absolutely. Well, and

Larisa Crawley  12:16  
marketing wise, if you look up macron or macaroon in Louisville, Kentucky, you will find me as the second search option.

Kristina Stubblefield  12:24  
That is that is and you know, there is a lot of people doing macarons Yes, I'm gonna say it right. But the towers, they're doing beautiful displays. We are seeing that a lot. And I think the other thing too, is people are doing different flavors. Like it says how we're have all the same flavor.

Larisa Crawley  12:47  
Absolutely not. Abs, the best thing is having multiple flavors. And another wonderful thing about doing a Macron tower is you can almost use it as your centerpiece. So not only are you using it for desserts around the table, but you can have it to where you can put a a flower arrangement at the top or around the bottom or lights to make it its own edible centerpiece. Which is incredible. Yeah.

Michael Gaddie  13:14  
So when talking to our brides, when I mean, I know, you know, when we talk about cakes, you're really looking six to eight months, 12 months? What about when it comes to cookies? And that kind of thing? Do you have a limit on what we should have when they should reach out to you?

Kristina Stubblefield  13:29  
What's the what do you recommend? What do you recommend, even if it's you or someone else? Like because if you're talking about custom design, I think that's a whole different thing that people need to consider from a time standpoint.

Larisa Crawley  13:42  
Absolutely. Myself, I prefer to have as much heads up notice as I can. And we have plans that so that you're not having to pay all upfront that you pay a deposit to reserve and confirm your date. I've got people already booked for 2023. And then I just took an order this morning for this weekend. It really depends. I try to be as flexible as possible, because we do have people that you know, somebody's got a lot of people that have their bakers have gotten COVID And then they can't get their food from them. So they have you know, they're at the last minute they're trying to find something. But I generally if you're looking for decorative macrons if you're looking for a large event, I would say a good two months notice would be fabulous. But if it's less than that, I'm always happy to check my calendar and try to work with anybody trying to get something special for their event

Kristina Stubblefield  14:39  
for your industry as a whole. Would you say if somebody was trying to do custom stuff would you say to really allow 60 to 90 days?

Larisa Crawley  14:49  
Yes. Myself I'm able to turn it around pretty quickly because I have all of the equipment to do so. So I have the printer I have the I can make my own cookie cutters, all of that But as a general rule of thumb, 60 to 90 days would be bid, you know, would be a really good spot,

Kristina Stubblefield  15:06  
especially if you have a popular date. Or as we all know, in the wedding industry there, everybody's talked about dates going quickly. You know, if you know for sure that this is a route you want to take with some kind of custom cookie item like that. I'm sure the longer out like you just mentioned, you already have ones for 2023 does not hurt.

Larisa Crawley  15:26  
No, absolutely not. You can, you can always the more notice I have is always the better. But I know that some people have last minute things come up, or you have a couple that's gonna go elope on the weekend, or they still want something sweet.

Michael Gaddie  15:41  
Well, I feel like that's in today's society. It's like everybody waits till the last minute to do everything. And you know, especially in my business, it's like they call me today. And they need it delivered it in two hours. Now I know it's a little different for you for that you cannot do that. But I do have a question when it comes to say I've got 200 guests. And I've never you know, I know when we do cakes and that type of thing. They say yes, you need to three you to take cake for 200 people. How many if I want to do a macaron tower, or macron tower? How many? How do you consider how many to get get? I've got 200 people? Do they eat four to the five do they eat one?

Larisa Crawley  16:20  
Well, our backgrounds are extremely rich, we have a lot of filling in the middle of ours. That's something that distinguishes us from other macrons. So I would say at the max, you're going to be thinking three per person. So it's still very budget friendly, because most people will want to eat them while they're there. If you're talking sugar cookies, you can if you're doing full size sugar cookies, which are about three and a half to four and a half inches in diameter, approximately, you're really still going to see about one per person. Yeah, but we do offer miniature cookies that are closer to like two inches to two and a half inches. If you were looking at something like that, I would say a safe bet would be two per person.

Kristina Stubblefield  17:03  
That's a really good question, Mike. Will and I've also seen places or I'm sorry, I've seen at events, people doing different types of desserts. You know, where we were at an event where they had a chocolate fountain. They had mascarene and macaroons.

Michael Gaddie  17:21  
They also had even a pasta table. I mean, sometimes it's an overkill, but I mean, you see all types now sitting down with brides every day now. And I hate to say this because I love cake. I absolutely love cake and I love the icing on it. But a lot of people will come out and say..

Kristina Stubblefield  17:41  
 you like all the things about it.

Michael Gaddie  17:42  
I know, I do! I mean, but I have so many brides saying we're not doing cake, you know we're doing this or we're doing that or we're having you know even a chocolate fountain, they'll substitute the chocolate fountain for the cake. 

Larisa Crawley  17:53  
Oh, yeah. 

Michael Gaddie  17:55  
And but that's the you know, the the bride and groom's decision. But I mean, I think everybody that goes to a wedding wants something sweet.

Kristina Stubblefield  18:02  
Well the other thing not to interrupt you the other thing Mike though, we've even talked about this and seen where the couples still want to cut a cake, and they've had a smaller cake, but then they've had macaroons, or I've even seen where they've done the little mini pies, or something like that, where they still want to do that traditional item of cut the cake, but they've went with something that is meaningful, or something that they enjoy as a couple as part of their desserts. And I think that's interesting to see people kind of evolve with that I feel like you used to see some of that with groom's cakes back in the day you wouldn't see him go with their the grip that might be one of the things of maybe just a few that the groom got to decide on whether it'd be the flavor he wanted or the design he wanted. I could say that may or may not have been a situation but it honestly like Josh loves cookies and cream, but I didn't want that as our cake right, you know, so we did the Groom's Cake was of course it done in IU of course. Um but a lot of people really liked that. Yeah, and but we also incorporated a couple others. And I think the thing now is do what you want, right? Mike you happy?

Larisa Crawley  19:32  
Absolutely. Yes. And if it's, I mean I love a challenge. That is my favorite. I will be excited no matter what you say that your theme is. I'm all about it. We've done Nightmare Before Christmas. We've done Fresh Prince of Bel Air Carebears sunflowers, traditional and non traditional. I love it. I just absolutely love it and I love when things mean something To the bride or groom, that's something that's really super personal.

Michael Gaddie  20:03  
What are you seeing real popular right now?

Larisa Crawley  20:06  
Oh my gosh, good question my son flowers and bees. That is the that I see that like, at least once a week I've got somebody that's wanting a set for a baby shower or bridal shower. They're doing brides to be you know, it's super cute. It's really fun. I think it's coming into summer. So they kind of think about,

Michael Gaddie  20:29  
When you said that yesterday, I've even got a whole section for spring in my store of bees and sunflowers, because usually I don't bring in the sunflowers until summer to fall. But I'm featuring that for spring. Yeah, sure. And I don't know why that is so popular. But hey, it is a trend and it's it totally is gonna go with it.

Larisa Crawley  20:49  
And I think that that's more of the traditional trend. And the non traditional trend never lands anywhere. Like it's always something extremely different. And that's the challenge that I love.

Kristina Stubblefield  21:00  
There's been people doing more to with gaming type. Oh, yes. Weddings like there. Maybe that's maybe how they met or that's something that they enjoy. On I have seen on Pinterest. I mean, my goodness. You name it with gaming consoles, consoles, controllers, actual games. That's now whether that was used at their actual wedding or whatever kind of party. It's amazing how, how that has really come about.

Larisa Crawley  21:31  
Absolutely, absolutely. And, you know, pop culture really shows itself and cookies, because people want to make that find something that's extremely personal to them. That maybe other places aren't carrying like, you know, friends. You know, party central doesn't have you know, Fresh Prince of Bel Air baby shower stuff. You know that they they're wanting to do that. But they're having to go about it in a very different way. And cookies are a great way to do that.

Michael Gaddie  22:04  
So when it comes to the macrons, what is your what's the most popular flavor? I'm kind

Kristina Stubblefield  22:09  
of thinking he loves those. Do you mention it a couple times, right? Okay,

Larisa Crawley  22:13  
I don't blame him. 

Kristina Stubblefield  22:15  
No, not at all. 

Larisa Crawley  22:17  
I would say that. It would be a tie between our strawberry cheesecake that's made with real cream cheese and freeze dried strawberries and cake batter. Everybody loves like the birthday cake cake batter. It's a great option for people that don't want to have a traditional cake. Are you okay over there?

Kristina Stubblefield  22:39  
Are you okay? 

Michael Gaddie  22:39  
I'm good. 

Kristina Stubblefield  22:40  
Okay, I thought I saw something. Not I'm not sure what have to check the video on that.

Michael Gaddie  22:47  
When it comes to your cookies, though. Your sugar cookies? Yes. Is there other flavors besides just the sugar cookie that you decorate?

Larisa Crawley  22:56  
Absolutely. The best part about sugar cookies or macrons is that we really can customize them to be any flavor that you choose. We've done like lemon, we've done a coffee extract, we've done all different types of things. My husband, Josh is actually the Baker for us. So he comes up with all sorts of ideas from who knows where and loves. He'll just be in the kitchen, and he'll have extra butter cream. And he's like, I'm gonna try to do this. He's amazing. Absolutely amazing. We have like probably over 40 flavors that that we offer. 

Michael Gaddie  23:32  
That's awesome. Yeah, that's awesome. So when it comes to I know, you mentioned this about your logo, I'm really thinking about, you know, promoting with a cookie with my logo on it. So is that done with a sugar or a certain kind of icing? Or is that a printable?

Larisa Crawley  23:51  
Both I've done them both ways. So it's really popular for realtors to give like a housewarming gift to their clients. And so we've done like, welcome mats and front doors and, you know, sold signs and things, you know, little sets like that, for reality we've done. Gosh, a big thing a lot of people do like using the edible image for their logo, especially if it's extremely precise. That's another thing. And then this week, I'm working with a client that wanted their macrons to be in their business colors, so that they could still they wanted the macrons so we were able to do that as well.

Kristina Stubblefield  24:37  
That's awesome. And then from a branding standpoint, not only are you giving somebody something that's delicious. They're going to talk about it now you're probably gonna post about it on social media. There is more to it for a business. And honestly, the sky's the limit with that how you utilize that in your business, whether it's a celebration that you have going on or an open house or just because and Mike, you're not, this isn't nothing you're, you're used to this stuff all the time, because we're talking about different types of things like when people would send flowers, or gifts. And today, it is amazing how many different things are out there, not only for businesses, but also for couples to really embrace what they want.

Larisa Crawley  25:30  
Absolutely. And to make everything a special occasion. It doesn't have to be your wedding day for it to be something fun to use. We've had brides that wanted to bring cookies with them. So if they said Yes to the Dress that they could surprise their bridesmaids. Yeah, I think that's awesome. I like that. Yeah. It can be completely personal in that way. And to go back to using it as a branding tool. I mean, you're going to open a lot of doors by just having cookies. So

Kristina Stubblefield  25:58  
are you sure? I can come in and talk to you because I have a dozen cookies. Yes. Come on down. Yes.

Larisa Crawley  26:08  
Yeah. Talk about getting through the gatekeeper. You just give them a cookie, and they'll let you ride on what did you want?

Kristina Stubblefield  26:14  
Did you want to list you want fun? Oh, you want to meet with them now? Yes, absolutely. But Mike, I think to one of the things that she just mentioned, about utilizing like to invite people to be part of your wedding party. I am, you may have already done this. But I'm sure gender reveal, but also a pregnancy announcement. Aha, you know, there's so many different opportunities there. If we had all the time in the world, we could just sit and go through and reduce cookies for yes. But gosh, and Pinterest is a wonderful tool to be able to go out and search different things that people have done. And it doesn't mean that you have to necessarily use the exact same thing that you see there. It is to give you inspiration to start your own wheels turning for maybe what how you would utilize or how you would change that to be your own.

Larisa Crawley  27:08  
Absolutely. And as an artist, it's it's difficult to explain to clients sometimes that inspiration, pictures are really just that they are inspiration. So we might be able to match a color scheme to your liking. But things can sometimes be just a tad different attempt different. If they're hand ice, I'm literally the only person that is decorating that. And I'm having to completely do that by hand. So not all of your cookies are going to look identical, they're going to look similar, but they're not going to be identical for those people that are wanting something that's truly identical from one cookie to the next. That's where your edible image comes in.

Michael Gaddie  27:50  
Well, from one artist to another in a totally different way. Yes. You know, I used to hate Pinterest. And I've said this many times. But I mean, I love it now. You know, they come in and they show me these pictures and no, it's not going to be exactly it's going to be just like you said, it's an inspiration. That gives me an idea of what you like. Exactly. So I mean, I think that I love

Larisa Crawley  28:12  
Pinterest now oh yeah, Pinterest and Etsy are my two things that I go and look at the absolute most.

Michael Gaddie  28:20  
But I've got to say you have got a talent, if you if I've come in and I order a dozen cookies or 12 dozen cookies, and every one of those are by hand. Yes. Your hands there. I can't even I can't even imagine I was gonna say not even imagine what you have to do to do that over and over and over

Larisa Crawley  28:43  
well, and because I have so many different techniques that I've picked up as being an artist over the years. I've even done watercolor on cookies before and that's truly hand painted. On there.

Kristina Stubblefield  28:58  
Which those are any ideas Mike now

Larisa Crawley  29:00  
they are beautiful. They turn out amazing. And if you're talking about something you really want an art piece, that would be what I would recommend because it shocks everyone. And then they are like, can I eat this? Like yeah, everything's edible. I wouldn't put anything on a cookie that wasn't able to be. That's awesome. Yeah, I'm so glad you

Kristina Stubblefield  29:20  
were here. The possibilities are endless and delicious. There you go. Delicious is the word. Absolutely. Well, this is. I mean, we could talk about this for quite a while. But I think the thing that I'm excited about people walking away from this episode with is even with cookies. Cookies are no longer just cookies. And you can utilize them in your business, in your personal for parties for any occasion, or for all occasions or for no occasion or for no occasion.

Michael Gaddie  30:00  
Just because someone smile today. Oh, yeah,

Kristina Stubblefield  30:03  
absolutely, that in the possibilities to utilize this in any part of your wedding, whatever type of celebration rehearsal dinner, we didn't even mention that there are ways to incorporate it. But I think the biggest thing that I learned today was how customizable this can really get that, that has been very surprising to learn about the printer, and all of that stuff. And that I think it's incredible. You know, we're all about community, and community over competition, and to hear you say about working with other bakeries, other artists, I think that is such an important message or important to get out.

Larisa Crawley  30:43  
Oh, absolutely. And you to go back to weddings, and how customizable we can get with our macrons, we can actually create a flavor for you. A lot of brides are wanting to do still custom cocktails, but there may be people that are unable to indulge in alcohol, and we can create a non alcoholic version of your cocktail. That still allows you to be luxurious. But does it contain any alcohol at all, so that everyone can celebrate with you? That's awesome. Yeah,

Kristina Stubblefield  31:20  
good idea. Incredible. This has been great information. Thank you so much for being willing to come and share, if you want to connect with Larissa. Did I say it right? You

Larisa Crawley  31:31  
sure did.

Kristina Stubblefield  31:31  
Okay, I tried very hard. You will have all of our contact information in the show notes. Make sure to go and follow her on social media. And as always, we would love to hear your feedback. How are you utilizing? If you're having cookies, what are you doing in your parties or your events or your wedding? We would love to hear from you. And also you can always send us pictures through social media. And we would love to share them out. Mike, this has been great.

Michael Gaddie  32:00  
It's been awesome. Yeah, thank you so much for being here. And I can't wait to sample.

Kristina Stubblefield  32:05  
Oh, yes. So so we have to wrap this up. Shout out to our other co hosts Sharon who could not be with us today. But she is here in spirit and we save a sample for her. So until next time, everyone take care.

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Larisa Crawley

Owner/Artist

Larisa Crawley is the owner and artist for Crawley Creative Confections. She started the KY registered home bakery in February 2021 as a way to make extra money for her family. By October 2021, the bakery was booming and Larisa began running Crawley Creative Confections full-time! With over 15 years of art experience, she uses her custom hand iced cookies as an edible canvas! Her love of color and delicious foods make the bakery’s one of a kind French macarons truly a life changing experience! Larisa focuses on providing unmatched customer service with yummy artisan goods that can be customized just for you!