Tea Set Decorated, Royal Icing, Sugar Cookies by La Petite Celebrations Custom Sweets and Treats.

La Petite Celebrations Custom Sweets and Treats

Today I am excited to share the beautiful iced and embellished artwork of Tuyen Nguyen (pronounced Twin). Tuyen owns La Petite Celebrations in Minnesota and is known for her beautiful custom sweets and treats.

After trying my hand at royal icing and decorating sugar cookies back in February HERE, I have greater respect for bakery artisans everywhere. It’s a lot of fun but it’s not easy!😆

Tuyen does all the mixing, rolling, and cutting by hand then embellishes the treats with colorful royal icing and fondant details.

Custom Sugar Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes & Cake Balls

I know you will be inspired by Tuyen’s creativity and craftsmanship. She shares her designs, and some of her favorite tools and buying sources below to encourage you. But, if want a shortcut, La Petite Celebrations takes orders!

How to Place a Custom Order

If you are interested in placing an order, email Tuyen at lapetitecelebrations@gmail.com.

You can also find La Petite Celebrations on Instagram @lapetitecelebrations. There you can direct message her and see more of her creations.

Baked in Minnesota, sugar cookies can be shipped nationwide. Cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and cake pops are limited to Minneapolis/St Paul local orders only.

Baby Yoda Decorated Sugar Cookies from La Petite Celebrations Custom Sweets and Treats!.

Below is my interview with Tuyen. Enjoy!

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Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I grew up in the restaurant business, with my mother opening Que Viet Village House Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1980.

Early on, I decided that the restaurant business wasn’t for me, so I became a Registered Nurse.

Right before my son was born, I started scrapbooking. I loved it, but I could never finish an album!

My son is turning 20 years old this year and I have yet to finish his Baby Album. Anyways, I turned to card making as a hobby and stress reliever.

When were you first drawn to baking & decorating?

I made my first cake for my son’s third birthday. It was a bit of a process. I really enjoyed designing it, making it, and seeing guests happily eating it! After that, I was hooked.

I soon discovered the french macaron and cookie decorating! Next, I made my first decorated sugar cookie at age 40! It is never too late to discover your creative side.

I found cookie decorating to be very similar to cardmaking. The canvas is small enough that I can finish a project within a day. And the creative process in designing and implementing is very similar.

I suppose it was a natural transition. And the end result for me, to see that smile on my recipient’s face, is icing on the cake. It’s what keeps me motivated.

What are your favorite items to make?

French macarons and decorated sugar cookies.

I fell in love with the french macaron on one of my trips to France. When I came home from the trip, I was determined to replicate it, and it continues to be a work in progress.

I make the macarons for Que Viet Restaurant. My first sugar cookie was for my niece and nephew’s 1st birthday.

I just loved how a cute, simple decorated cookie brought such happiness and oohh’s and ahhh’s. It “Bloomed” from there.

Would you call your business, work or more of a hobby?

I don’t see my business as work. I am still a full-time nurse, that is my “work”. My business is a passion and hobby. I am still trying to improve and evolve, challenging myself to new projects.

What influences your designs?

Treats that tasted good and are beautiful at the same time. That inspires me.

What are your favorite tools for decorating?

The piping bag… I use it for cakes, macarons, cupcakes, and sugar cookies. I have a self-professed addiction to cookie cutters. For some girls it’s shoes, for me, it’s cookie cutters. I’d say I am at 200 and counting… my husband is “smh”.

Where do you buy your supplies?

For unique cookie cutters, my go-to is Etsy. There are so many Etsy vendors with amazingly cute cookie-cutter designs.

Another favorite place is Amazon and locally in the Twin Cities, I love Lynn’s Cake and Candy Supplies in Fridley, MN.

How long does it take to do a typical project?

Whether you are ordering or making and baking yourself, this gives you a rough idea of how long a project can take.

Cookie Projects

Planning, design, and consultation with customer 2-3 days
Baking 1 day
Decorating 1-3 days

Cake Projects

Planning, design, and consultation with customer 2-3 days
Baking 1 day
Decorating If I am making my own fondant flowers, I need to make these well in advance. I need to decorate within 1 day.

Any Thoughts on Next Steps?

My plan is to have a website, but I’m not quite ready for that right now. It will have sweet treats as well as some celebration items such as greeting cards, tags, banners, etc. to incorporate my card-making skills.

Thanks, Tuyen for sharing your creative story! It will be fun to watch you go and grow! With your entrepreneur genes, I am sure you will do great. 

La Petite Celebrations

La Petite Celebrations, celebrating life’s big and small events with special and unique treats

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Email Lapetitecelebrations@gmail.com
Instagram @lapetitecelebrations

Sugar cookies can be shipped nationwide. Cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and cake pops are limited to Minneapolis/St Paul local orders only.

 

I hope you enjoy Tuyen’s story and her beautiful and artistic works of sugar!

xo,
Cindy

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