Creative Crumbs: Cocoa & Fudge

June’s feature may want to be read or rather served with an ice cold glass of milk—make mine an iced coffee as The Yellow Spectacles sat down with gourmet cookie decorator/baker Cocoa & Fudge. If you’re thinking, it’s summer—swimsuit season make that an iced coffee with skim milk—no need to get you bikini bottoms in a twist.

Disney for Dessert 

If you enjoy a tasty cookie that looks too cute to eat keep reading…you’re stomach was warned.  The Hungry Beware!

Noreen is the baker and creative mind behind Cocoa & Fudge. Noreen creates one-of-a-kind cookies (think teacup poodles and fierce sharks) for all and every festive occasion. Her baking craft isn’t limited to cookies as she makes cakes, pies, brownies, and cupcakes—just to name a few of the tempting baked goods.  

Noreen learned to bake from her two older sisters and slowly her baking business began to grow within the family.

Flamingo Mingle 

Like all bakers would agree, Noreen had to go through a few “bad batches” of icing/cookie recipes before finding one that really stuck.

I searched and experimented with many different icing recipes until I made one that worked for me. Then I started making decorated cookies for family and friends during holidays, christenings and birthdays” Noreen said.

What was once just a hobby and a way to blow off steam gradually began to turn into a budding business. The cookie creator recalls, “When my niece started going to school, her teachers and classmates were very interested with the cookies she gives to them on her birthdays. They officially became my first clients that were outside the family circle. From then on I got referrals and that’s how my business started.

Under The Sea
Noreen admits she gathers creativity from places and things far and wide. Everything from nature to cartoons can be an idea that leads into a cookie masterpiece. The far most popular batches of cookies that Cocoa & Fudge ever mixed up was a Halloween selection and the goofy snowman named, Olaf from Disney’s Frozen—Go figure!

On the horizon for Cocoa & Fudge are more delicious things as she is experimenting with new cake flavors (think Wasabi) and she wanting to create script monogram inspired cookies.
One thing is for certain; her creations won’t last long…pass the cookie plate please.

Order your own batch of cookies: or on Instagram @CocoaandFudge

1 comment

  1. Oooh, this post made me hungry! I'll have to give Noreen a call!

    Tori A. from Prep For A Day