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In search of Iced decorated cookies for Halloween

wellworld Jul 18, 2011 12:19 PM

Does anyone recall seeing any iced decorated cookies with a Halloween theme--witches, pumpkins, bats, ghosts, etc.--at their local bakery last year in October?
I am looking for cookies that are three bites each or less.
Last year, I ended up ordering them online through the mail, and they were quite stale when they arrived.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    milklady RE: wellworld Jul 18, 2011 12:48 PM

    These are very common at supermarkets around Halloween, but they aren't very good, and are often just decorated with colored sugar, so that probably isn't what you want.

    I've seen some at Masse's, but they're bigger and quite expensive.

    My best suggestion would be to contact Spun Sugar in Berkeley, and ask if they'll make what you want, or if they have any suggestions.

    Spun Sugar
    1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

    1. Windy RE: wellworld Jul 18, 2011 01:07 PM

      Whole Foods has the Gianna's cookies line, which are iced and delicious but expensive (~$7 for a small clamshell). They run themes throughout the year so you can taste whatever holiday it is now.

      Nora's Patisserie has iced cookies, and I think will do special orders, which might be a way of getting smaller sizes. Great prices.

      You might also check with Cinderella on Balboa; I noticed some iced cookies there yesterday.

      Cinderella Bakery
      436 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118

      Nora's Patisserie
      29 San Pedro Rd, Colma, CA

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        rworange RE: Windy Jul 28, 2011 12:43 AM

        I've always really disliked Gianna's. They look great but to me don't taste like much.

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        SWoodruff RE: wellworld Jul 21, 2011 05:10 PM

        the Virginia Bakery in Berkeley on Shattuck at Virginia St. always has cute ones...I haven't tried them specifically, but their other pastries are delicious!

        Virginia Bakery
        1690 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

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          sugartoof RE: wellworld Jul 22, 2011 03:27 AM

          You might consider just going to bakeries that would carry seasonal iced sugar cookies, or caterers and special ordering to the specifics you're looking for.

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            oldunc RE: wellworld Jul 22, 2011 06:23 AM

            Woodruff speaks sooth- Virginia bakery is one of the few old school bakeries left, with health free desserts served up by cheerful ladies in pancake makeup- probably as good as you'll find for this sort of thing. Or, you have 3 1/2 months to make your own.

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              ndgskd RE: wellworld Jul 23, 2011 01:35 PM

              how many cookies will you need?

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                wellworld RE: ndgskd Jul 27, 2011 04:56 PM

                I would need about 6 dozen cookies.

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                  rworange RE: wellworld Jul 28, 2011 12:47 AM

                  Yet another vote for Virginia bakery which has great holiday cookie designs, is reasonably priced and the cookies taste good.

                  Bette's to Go usually has one or two. but the real variety is at Virgina. Masses has some nice designs as well, but as mentioned, they can be pricy and there are occasionally misses in terms of taste.

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