Meet Mackenzie Mazen: The Pro Cookie Baker Bringing Artistry and Taste to BakeCamp LA
Are you ready to embark on a delightful cookie journey that combines artistry and taste like never before? Get ready to meet Mackenzie Mazen, the talented baker behind Amazen Cookies, who will be joining us at BakeCamp LA Weekend 1 in Hollywood on Oct 7 and Weekend 2 in Pacific Palisades on Oct 14. She'll be enchanting us with her skill in creating Decorated Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing. In a world where the appearance of cookies often takes the center stage, Mackenzie is here to remind us that taste should never be left behind.
A Passion for Baking that Sparked a Business:
Mackenzie Mazen, the proud owner and baker of Amazen Cookies, discovered her love for baking at a very young age. Her pastry adventures began with cupcakes when she was just 8 years old. However, it was in November 2019 that she took her first cookie decorating class, and from that moment, her destiny was sealed. In March 2020, with a little more time on her hands, she decided to dive headfirst into her newfound passion. Fast forward three years, and Mackenzie has honed her craft, creating beautiful and delicious cookies that are a testament to her dedication and talent. Now, she's excited to open her small, woman-owned business to the public.
Taste and Beauty: Mackenzie's Cookie Philosophy:
While many are enamored by the stunning visual aesthetics of decorated cookies, Mackenzie believes that taste should be just as important as appearance. Her approach is a perfect blend of artistic creativity and culinary excellence. She emphasizes that, although her cookie recipe may be simple, she takes immense pride in ensuring that her cookies not only look beautiful but taste equally delightful.
Mackenzie's Favorite Cookie Recipe:
You might assume that Mackenzie's favorite cookie is the intricate sugar cookies she's known for, but you'd be mistaken. Her heart belongs to the classic chocolate chip cookie. Despite being surrounded by sugar cookies day in and day out, she finds solace in the warm, gooey goodness of a well-baked chocolate chip cookie. It's a timeless classic that never fails to hit the spot.
Mackenzie's Must-Have Cookie Tip:
If you're looking to elevate your baking game, Mackenzie has a valuable tip to share: invest in an oven thermometer. This recommendation isn't just for bakers but for anyone with an oven. Oftentimes, the temperature displayed on your oven isn't an accurate reflection of what's happening inside. Understanding your oven's true temperature and identifying any hot spots can make a world of difference in your baking endeavors, ensuring your cookies are uniformly baked to perfection.
Cherished Cookie Memories:
One of Mackenzie's most cherished traditions is creating boxes of cookies for her family as Christmas presents. In addition to her signature sugar cookies, she experiments with various flavors tailored to each family member's preferences. It's an opportunity for her to share her love for baking and receive honest feedback. As she says, shopping for siblings and parents can be challenging, but a box of delicious homemade cookies always brings joy and relieves the holiday stress.
As we eagerly anticipate Mackenzie Mazen's appearance at BakeCamp LA, we can't help but admire her dedication to making cookies that are both works of art and culinary delights. Join us on Oct 7 and Oct 14 for a sweet journey into the world of decorated sugar cookies with Mackenzie, where you'll discover that cookies can be as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.