Since Patti Greenstein opened her sugar cookie business, Kalorama Cookie Company, in 2012, she’s wowed locals with her picture-perfect custom designs–from cookies shaped like wedding cakes for bridal showers to cookies shaped like the District or the Capitol for any DC-themed soirees, to office-themed cookies to gift your co-workers. Washingtonian has featured her designs, and Kalorama Cookie Company has become a staple on Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s guide to the area’s best vendors.
But on October 19, Greenstein made public her decision to shutter her company. She had announced in August that she would take an “extended break” starting on September 10 to think about her “next adventure” and the things she was unable to do while running a popular baking company. As of this week, her decision to close the company permanently has been finalized.
After three and a half years in the cookie business, Greenstein isn’t sure what’s to follow.
“I haven’t really decided what will come next,” says Greenstein. “For now, I’m just enjoying my time, traveling and catching up with my friends and family.”
But fear not, cookie lovers. District Desserts still has you covered for themed cookies, Buttercream Bakeshop sells beautiful painted sweets, and Wildflour Fine Baking Co. can provide elegant cookies for party favors.