The Cookie Shop is my fictional bakery.
It all began when I started making too many sweets on a regular basis (a little cuckoo, I know, and also knows my therapist). I didn’t want to put on weight, so, I gave away. Then, some friends made orders. And friends of friends.
Maybe my little bakery is not that fictional after all.
I’m Paula. I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1974. One of my oldest memories of fun is making cutout cookies with my brother Renato, under mom’s supervision.
Time passed and I became a TV producer, working for 12 stressful years in a number of TV stations. I’ve got married, had a daughter. Suddenly, my employer decided I was not good enough to be a stressed producer anymore – a mother, with all the package – maternity leave, the breastfeeding, was too high maintenance. So, I was fired. And here I am with all this free time … Baking and making cutout cookies with my daughter.