Sweet Treats Inspired by Loss

Becky Nelson (L) and Cindy Brinker Simmons (R)

You Inspire Me.  This powerful phrase is the name of the cookie collection launched by Le Gourmet Baking company to raise awareness and funds for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The Lover’s Lane bake shop and catering company is selling tins of their signature shortbread cookies each decorated with words such as: authentic, brave, bold, heroic, strong, friendly, and loving. Tins of 12 are centered with three shortbreads that read You, Inspire and Me. The remaining nine can be chosen from a list of 30 that bakery owner Becky Nelson and WOKC Founder, Cindy Brinker Simmons curated for this promotion.

Each tin costs $45 with 40% of the gross profits donated to WOKC to continue their mission to support patients and their families. Each tin comes with a card with a message to the recipient they have received the You Inspire Me tin “because someone special marvels at your compassion and talent for serving others well.” The card is signed by the sender.  Le Gourmet’s shortbread is made simply and beautifully using only five ingredients: flour, butter, sugar, vanilla and salt, no preservatives. The cookies are nearly an inch tall and melt in your mouth, despite the sturdiness of the cookie which is the perfect accompaniment to the boxed lunches Le Gourmet Baking sells. 

To create a customized You Inspire Me tin, please allow up to 48 for the bakery to create and package the tin. For guests who want to send special messages without selecting their own adjectives, the “standard” You Inspire Me tin includes the words: brave, loving, smart, energetic, faithful, giving, bold, beautiful, fun. Think of the teachers, front line workers, essential workers, volunteers, donors – so many people who would enjoy receiving such an intentional message right now.

Cindy Brinker Simmons founded Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer 40 years ago to honor her mother, champion tennis player “Little Mo” Connolly Brinker who lost her battle with cancer at the young age of 34. For information on WOKC, please visit www.wokc.org.

To order You Inspire Me tins and learn more about Le Gourmet Banking, visit www.legourmetbaking.com or call 469.399.7460.

Kersten Rettig

Kersten Rettig has represented some of world's best known brands in her 30+ years in marketing and PR, including Montblanc, Rosewood Hotels, Highland Park Village and Taco Bell. As a former restaurant owner, she knows the business and has a deep affection for the hospitality industry. She is a Park Cities resident and a happy wife, mom of three and dogmother. Follow her @KerstenEats.

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