Rebecca Weld of Potsdam is "The Cookie Architect." Last year she sent blank, puzzle-piece-style gingerbread cookies out to a few dozen of her favorite cookiers. Each returned a fully designed cookie, and Weld built them into a Gingergread House of Cards - a meta-cookie, if you will. All photos: David Sommerstein, unless indicated
Mar 12, 2014 — You might remember the rise of the gourmet cupcake from several years back. Now, a new designer baking trend it involves that humblest of desserts - the cookie. Bakers around the country and around the world are making incredibly intricate and artistic cookies, and then sharing photos of their creations online.
One cookie designer who won what you might call the "Oscar" of cookie culture last year lives right here in the North Country. Rebecca Weld earns her living as an architect in Potsdam. But during her free time, Weld is hunched over the kitchen counter, like an alchemist, dripping food coloring drop by drop and stirring to achieve the perfect colored icing to decorate cookies. Go to full article
Digging into cookie dough. (above) Cinnamon-almond cookies fresh from the oven. (below)
Nov 30, 2005 — The Potsdam Food Co-op holds its 8th annual Holiday Bake-Off this Sunday afternoon behind the Co-op at the Carriage House Bakery from noon to 4. It's a chance to enter your favorite Holiday recipe, or something you've never made before. Winter baking is an annual rite in many households. Todd Moe recently stopped by the kitchen of a Potsdam baker who says for her holiday cooking is more than treats and sweets. Go to full article
The Co-op's Holiday Bake Off will be held in the Carriage House Bakery in Potsdam
Dec 01, 2004 — Just as the oven begins to cool from the Thanksgiving feast, comes another seasonal favorite - Holiday baking. The Potsdam Food Co-op's 7th Annual Holiday Bake Off is this Sunday from noon to 4 pm. You might say baking this time of year is a very real example of the warmth of the Holidays. Todd Moe chats with Potsdam Co-op Purchaser Amy Savitskie about Sunday's Bake Off, which is also a fundraiser for the Potsdam Neighborhood Center. Go to full article