gingerbread beach cookies

Summer Entertaining: The Solvang Bakery Style

Assortment of Summer Iced Cookies

Assortment of Summer Iced Cookies

And does it not seem hard to you,

When all the sky is clear and blue,

And I should like so much to play,

To have to go to bed by day?

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer, A Child’s Garden of Verses

Ahhh, summer. No more carpools, no more nagging about homework, no more packing lunches. What a joy it is to just observe your kids being kids.  Whether watching them frolic in the pool, the lake, or the beach; or cruise off on their bikes with a pack of neighborhood children, or hear a pig squeal at the state fair, the sheer delight on their innocent faces can’t help but bring a smile to your face. All they want to do is play until the sun sets just as Robert Louis Stevenson so eloquently put it.

Gingerbread Beach Guys and Gals

Gingerbread Beach Guys and Gals

As a family owned and operated business, summer means juggling our schedules so that we can all drink in the joys of summer with our children or grandchildren. With the move to our new retail and commercial kitchen locations now a year behind us, we are able to visit family and friends across the country, and take pause to enjoy each other’s company.

BUT, that does not mean our creative juices stop flowing! Like you, we gather with friends for barbeques and summer parties. And like you, even though there’s no school bus to meet in the morning, there are still camps and sports activities and schedules to be kept. We’ve created a number of summer themed cookies that can offload some of your baking efforts. So if you find yourself in a pinch, we’re happy to help with hostess gifts or just covering the dessert for your party.

Here are a few of our favorites for this summer:

 

Colorful Beach Sandal Cookies

Colorful Beach Sandal Cookies

Beach Sandals Cookies: Fun in the sun! Available in a variety of colors, our hand-iced Beach Sandal Cookies add a colorful, playful element to any party.

Beach Sandal Cookies with Pizzazz

Beach Sandal Cookies with Pizzazz

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Cool Sunglass Cookies

California Cool Sunglass Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

California Cool Sunglass Cookies: We’re not sure we know anybody who doesn’t have a pair (or three) of shades here in California. They’re right up there with earrings and belts in terms of ‘must-have’ accessories. So in that vein, we’ve developed a couple of different sunglass styles to fit our  beach fashionista’s panache.

Sassy Sunglass Cookies

Sassy Sunglass Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Ball Cookies

Beach Ball Cookies

Beach Ball Cookies: Perhaps the only thing that’s more fun than tossing around beach balls is eating hand-iced short-dough Beach Ball Cookies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread Beach Guys and Gals: Melissa wanted to offer our delicious gingerbread cookies during the summer, but it just didn’t seem right to dress The Gingerbread Man in Christmas clothing when it’s 95 degrees outside! So she and senior pastry chef Barbara conferred and decided that The Gingerbread Man should do what everybody else does during the summer, don swim trunks and hit the beach!

Gingerbread Beach Guy and Gal

Gingerbread Beach Guy and Gal