She may have founded Day Brightener Bakery in April of 2010, but the passion for baking started for Mary Shepherd when she was a child growing up in a family of eight. As anyone with a large family can tell you, a family of that size only works when chores are divided. That said, Mary harbored a little secret: her "chore" was typically the baking, and she loved it.
"I couldn't have been luckier!" she says. "Baking and decorating, of course, take some patience, but my parents raised me to believe that if anything was worth doing, it was worth doing well, and I keep this in mind with every item I bake."
One Easter, Mary purchased a large egg-shaped cookie cutter that had a recipe attached. After she modified the recipe slightly and set to work, decorating eggs took on a whole new meaning for her family that year! Since then, Mary has created literally thousands of custom, artisan cookies in all shapes and sizes, making sure each one is a gift unto itself.
We are proud to offer Mary's beautiful Day Brightener Sugar Cookies in our markets. Find a variety of her seasonal cookie designs in our Bakery Department.