Melanie Le Tarouilly & Rachael Higo
Le Mont Rossignol
Mel Le Tarouilly & Rachael Higo are two friends who met when their eldest children started school together 7 years ago. Mel has always had a passion for baking and Rachael was an excellent pastry chef “pre-children” and both have a mutual flair for art and craft. “Cookie Crew” has provided an excellent way to combine their talents. All their cookies are prepared, baked and iced in Mel’s lovely kitchen in St.Ouen.
“Initially, we started making biscuits for our children to decorate in preparation for a Halloween party, and quickly realized we had just as much fun icing them as they did. Early last year we made our first cookie bouquet for a friends 40th birthday party – a French theme, and we were so pleased with the results we decided to see if there was a business in it. Since then, we have produced cookie bouquets for every occasion – from Weddings and Christenings, Mother’s and Fathers day, any celebration you can think of – and of course they are very popular for children’s parties too.”
18 months down the line, they now have a website www.cookiecrewjersey.co.uk containing lots of pictures of their unique cookie bouquets. They also produce a range of partially iced cookies which are on sale in a growing collection of select outlets throughout the Island “We try to suit the style of cookie to each individually business if we can,” such as Jersey Cows at Classic Herd Farm Shop, the very popular Pirate cookies at the Portelet Inn and the “Funny Faces” which have gone down a storm at the popular Lacerta Restaurant at Les Ormes.
All cookie bouquets are baked to order – a lead time of 5 working days is preferable but not essential for standard bouquets although it is advisable to pre-order further in advance for “peak” times.
You can contact the girls via their Facebook page Cookie Crew Jersey or email them direct from the website cookiecrewjersey.co.uk or by telephone on 07700342627. Standard bouquets start from £24.00.