When it comes to planning a bridal shower, one of the main ingredients is desserts. For wedding favors, almost anything locally made will be a hit. Enter these precious cookies from Brown Sugar Boulangerie for either occasion. The locally based, Black-owned cake studio specializes in beautiful custom cakes and other sweet confections. Head chef Melinda Hanley started the company last year after losing her job as a wedding cake decorator due to the pandemic. Rather than fret, she started making small cakes and cookies to offer at community popups and markets. Custom orders quickly started to flow in, and Brown Sugar Boulangerie was off to the races. With an artistic eye and a flavorful palate, Hanley strives to make each handmade creation completely unique, overly delicious and as fantastic as the tradition of celebration itself. So what better occasion to feature her tasty tidbits than at your upcoming wedding events? brownsugarboulangerie.com.
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of New Orleans Bride.