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Someone You Should Know: Heidi Lowe

Lowe works with over 500 cookie cutters. Lowe works with over 500 cookie cutters.
Perfectly cut, crisply decorated ghosts for Halloween. Perfectly cut, crisply decorated ghosts for Halloween.
Lowe makes a cookie cauldron come to life with reds, black and green. Lowe makes a cookie cauldron come to life with reds, black and green.
Frankenstein.. stitches and all. Frankenstein.. stitches and all.
A baby cookie bouquet. A baby cookie bouquet.

by Pam Warnke

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Heidi Lowe claims she's not a crafty person.

"For some reason I don't have patience for other crafts like sewing.  I don't know I'm not very crafty."

But take one look at the beautiful cookies she makes and you'll certainly disagree.

"I really don't understand it myself.  I can't draw things on paper, you know, but I can do it on a cookie with frosting."

The 32-year-old was a stay at home Mom of two young boys when she decided to open her own bakery.

Two years later, and hours of time spent with frosting and cookie dough, Lowe opened Crumbs in Wausau.

"I kinda wanted something else, and the idea just came around to have a little bakery since I knew I could make cookies and people really liked them."

The cookies are creative cutouts.  Some iced with buttercream, some with royal frosting.  All are flawless.

"It was just practice, solid practice."

"I started doing kind of an old-fashioned butter creme recipe, and then it got to where I wanted to do more detail and more decorations on the cookie and it went to a different form of icing that hardens and you can do all kinds of stuff.  Then, it just took practice."

Lowe has more than 500 cookie cutters in her bakery.

We caught up with her preparing for Halloween and for fall.

"I google everything.  I google holidays.  I google special occassions, and then i just order all different kinds of food coloring dyes and I mix and decide.  You know, I can make 70 different shades of green."

Lowe does make everything.  She arranges many cookies into clusters; a dozen roses, the perfect pairing for a baby shower, sunflowers to brighten a day.

She says when a cutsomer comes into the bakery to pick up a creation it's a reward in itself.

It's so rewarding.  I just love peoples' faces when they walk in the door.  They're not expecting it.  They're not expecting the colors and the cookies that I make.  It's just exciting to see that what I'm excitied about are what other people are getting excited about."

Online Reporter: Pam Warnke

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