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Bake shop creates virus safety themed cookies for charities

Posted at 6:34 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 09:17:34-04

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — In good times and bad a cookie is always sure to cheer us up.

Now, one local bakeshop is designing some that mimic the essential items we’ve been using lately amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Owner Kara Bolt of Cyclops Bakeshop, an organic bakery, makes vegan cookies that look incredibly realistic.

Bolt says when she’s not doing custom orders she’s creating batches that go along with what’s happening in the world, whether a holiday, big football game or even a popular TV show.

However, during this time she figured everyone could use some amusement in the form of a cookie.

So she’s been creating one’s that look like hand sanitizer, toilet paper, ribbons that read quotes like “washed hands thoroughly” and even a couch that says “your best friend”, adding some much needed levity to a situation we’re all going through together.

“You know, we're all in this together and everyone is feeling the same wide range of emotions and I'm experiencing the same fears. So I think no matter who you are, you can understand a toilet paper cookie or, you know, a hand sanitizer cookie is just, incredibly relevant right now. I was a little bit worried that I was going to offend people, but I think that people understand that, I'm just trying to give you a moment or a break, in the form of just like a silly cookie,” says Kara Bolt, Owner of Cyclops Bakeshop.

Bolt has been donating a portion of her proceeds to Kids’ Food Basket.

If you’d like to get your taste buds on some of her cookies she posts cookie sales on her Instagram Cyclops Bakeshop and it’s first come first serve.

She also does custom orders of a dozen or more cookies which can be placed on her website.