From baby showers to birthday parties to gift baskets and more, decorated custom cookies have rapidly become a highly sought-after sweet treat. Most of these sugar cookies are made with royal icing and are nothing short of impressive works of art. These cookie bakers are able to take their clients’ visions and turn them into edible, attractive party favors and gifts.
A local relative was recently looking for a baker to create custom, individually-packaged cookies to gift her physical therapy office, so I reached out to our fantastic All Things Madison Instagram community and asked for their suggestions. I received suggestions for over 13 shops, but the following six were mentioned numerous times. They are Madison-area based and highly impressive!
Decorated Custom Cookies in Madison, Alabama
“I am self-taught and got started by making cookies for my youngest son’s second birthday. It just kind of took off from there! I have been making cookies for a little over 2 years, mostly for friends and family. I love having a creative outlet while I’m home taking care of my three kiddos.”
Peaceful Pastries and Sweets
Pup and People Treats
“Pup and people treats started out as a home school economics project in early 2018 by two sisters Claire and Charlee Cheatham then ages 18 and 15. Charlee is in Charge of dog treats while Claire runs the cookies side.
The girls have been baking and decorating for years with their mother, Michele, who now helps fulfill cookie orders as well as teaches cookie decorating classes with Claire. We even make smash cakes with matching cupcakes to bring the whole party together! As a cookie there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a person’s face light up when you give them their treats!”
Sweet Treat Therapy by Frescia
“I have a BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. I started as an electrical engineer mom who wanted to make treats for her kids and to take as gifts for their teachers to show them how I appreciated them for all the wonderful work they do, as well as to make treats for my kids’ birthday parties… I started getting requests to sell my cookies and cakes from people outside of my circle. Thanks to encouragement from friends and family, in 2018 I walked into the courthouse and got a license to start my business, and Sweet Treat Therapy was born.”
Sugar Dream Bakery
“Sugar Dream Bakery is a home-based custom cake decorating business, specializing in stunning fondant and buttercream designs for any occasion.”
The Dessert Fork
In addition to custom cookies, this Madison-based bakery makes cakes, cupcakes, pies, bars, and much more. This is the only bakery on this list that has a storefront in Madison. Guests can walk in to view and purchase a slew of desserts or they can request custom orders ahead of time.