As earlier posts have mentioned, a big event I was looking forward to this year was my best friend’s wedding, which just took place this past weekend. I was the maid of honor, which meant I was fairly involved in things like the bachelorette celebrations and more. I also wound up taking on a pretty big task: Baking rose cardamom cookies that were part of gift bags handed out to each individual or couple attending the wedding. My friend needed 230 cookies total, two per bag, which meant I needed to bake slightly more than that just in case.
I won’t be blogging the recipe, but I am happy to link you all to it over at A Brown Table. The cookies are subtle, yet flavorful and genuinely delicious — so much so that despite baking like a maniac for days, I really am not tired of them and will continue to bake them from time to time.
What I want to do with this entry, deviating a bit from my recipe posts, is tell you about how I went about the process. Despite my love of baking, this was the first time I had baked for anyone’s wedding (though incidentally the bride has made a couple of wedding cakes for friends, indicating that she’s a far more accomplished baker than I am). It was also the first time I had baked in such bulk. I’m not going to lie — baking in bulk, especially for the first time, can be difficult, and this experience wasn’t without a couple of harrowing moments. But I think planning the way I did helped make it doable….