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Last month I was searching the web with the aid of google for some baking related products. I wanted to purchase new cookie cutters, festive sprinkles and cupcake liners. Initially, my search would have required me to order from three companies to get all the products I wanted because my search was quite specific. However, I was determined to find a website that had everything I needed in stock and would ship before my holiday baking madness began. With a little more searching, I came across a website that had everything I needed and they claimed to ship 99% of orders the same day they were placed. This seemed like a baker’s dream company, so I placed a small order ($30.00) with them.

I am an avid online shopper and in the countless orders I have made throughout the last 10 years I have never received customer service like I experienced with I had a shipment confirmation in my mailbox within two hours of placing the order AND it arrived on my doorstep within 2 days. Everything was packed beautifully and arrived in excellent condition. I was so floored with their customer service I sent the company an email praising them for their efforts! I went back to their website compelled to place another order for random holiday flair. While browsing, I realized that they are quite close to my area and are located in Saline, Michigan which is about a 45 minute drive from my house. The Baker’s Nook is also a bakery and employs some extremely talented cake designers. You can check out their online gallery, to see photos of some seriously drool worthy cakes!

The CEO, Brian, replied to my email and we spoke at length via the telephone. I commended him for a job well done and expressed my sincere gratitude for a family operated company with a customer centered business approach. Brian explained that their site is “live time inventory” so, if you see it on their site, it’s in stock and ready to be shipped. For an online company of a mere 2 years, is doing great things. They are an amazing company that will have my business for many years to come.

Brian and I also arranged a little giveaway…He so graciously sent me all of the items pictured below to give away on my site. I am also going to add a couple of surprises as well!

Here are the links to all of the items:

Jumbo Hearts

How do you win? Leave a comment and tell be about recipes that remind you of Valentine’s Day (it would be great if you left links as well).

The Rules…
1.) Open to U.S.A. residents only.
2.) One winner will be chosen on 1/16/09 by using
3.) Make sure that I have a way to contact you when you leave a comment; either through your blog or an email.
4.) One comment per person, please.
5.) I will contact the winner via email or commenting on their winner’s site.
6.) You have until 1/20/09 to claim the prize, or I will have to choose another winner.

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  1. The Educated Plate says:

    Wanted to let you know that I just ordered my valentine day supplies (planning on baking red velvet cupcakes) from your recommendation. Another cool site I’ve found for cookie cutters is called Off The Beaten Path — they were really easy to deal with too. Thanks!

  2. kathy55439 says:

    I love to make anything chocolate and anything easy….

  3. The Huntley's says:

    We always do pink heart shaped pancakes and sugar cookies which we drop off at the cousins and Grandma and Papa’s doorsteps.

  4. silverhartgirl says:

    I always make heart shaped pancakes

  5. wendy says:

    recipes that remind me of valentines day are ones with red in it like red velvet cake and red sugar cookies.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  6. aajacques says:

    I love to bake and every Valentine’s day I make sugar cookie cutouts that are heart shaped. I make a delicious frosting coloring it red and adding sprinkles. My kids take these to school and my husband takes them to work.

  7. liane66 says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. divaqueenie says:

    I love making heart shaped gooey brownies for Valentine’s day. Sweet and simple!

  9. malleycc says:

    I love red velvet cake on valentines day. I will be looking for a new recipe for it on Food Network soon.