Denver Local + Food Network Winner Hosts Viral Barbie Cookie Class | Meet the Owner of Sugar Bloom Cookie | Andrea Goossens

Hi Andrea!  Can you tell us your story leading up to starting “Sugar Bloom Cookie”?

  • Hi Everyone! I’m Andrea Goossens, and my journey may be unusual but hopefully inspiring. Originally from Belize, I moved to a small town in Colorado at the age of 7. From daydreaming about five different careers to studying Architecture at CU Boulder and becoming an interior designer, one constant in my life has been design, which I truly appreciate. In 2020, during the pandemic, I discovered the art of sugar cookies and fell in love with cookie decorating. Little did I know it would change my life! Winning a Food Network baking show and getting orders from several A-list celebrities and corporations led to creating Sugar Bloom Cookie, a flourishing company with a studio for our classes and events. The adventure continues!

Are you from Colorado? Which neighborhood did you eventually choose to call home?

  • Having lived in Colorado longer than Belize, I proudly consider myself a Colorado Native. Broomfield is now my beloved home, conveniently situated near my favorite Boulder hikes and just a short 20-minute drive to the vibrant restaurants and activities of Denver. It’s the perfect place to raise my kids, surrounded by a supportive and welcoming community and neighboring towns. Life here is truly fulfilling and blessed.

Where are you located? And why did you choose that neighborhood for your business? ?

  • You can find Sugar Bloom Cookie at the Orchard Town Center in Westminster, marking our first physical location. Opting for a nearby space was crucial, giving me the time to understand the studio’s operations inside out. Our unique concept stands alone, and this location has been instrumental in gaining invaluable knowledge to transform it into an inspiring creative studio and venue.

Can you tell us what it was like Winning the Food Network Christmas Cookie Challenge in 2020?

  • Winning season 4 of the Christmas Challenge felt like a surreal dream. While I went into the show with a positive attitude, merely being asked to compete was an incredible honor, considering the numerous bakers vying for the opportunity each year. Reflecting on it now, the most fitting description is sheer shock.

You’re currently featuring Barbie + Ken Cookie Decorating Classes! Can you give us a description on the details of this? 

  •  Absolutely! Our studio is like a Barbie Dream come true! After the huge success of our Barbie themed classes last month, we’re thrilled to announce three more this month. Each class offers a unique experience, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll find a well-prepared station with all the tools you need for a successful session.

Don’t worry if you’re a beginner; we break down each cookie design into its simplest form and provide personalized guidance throughout the entire class. Our classes are designed to cater to all age groups, so whether you’re an adult, an older kid, or a younger one, there’s something for you.

Check out our exciting lineup for this month:

August 11: “Hi Ken!” from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

August 13: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

August 17: “I’m a Barbie Girl” from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

August 19: “Princess Belle Meet and Greet from Beauty and the Beast” with Cookie Decorating Stations from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

August 20: “Always Bloom” from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

August 24: “Hi Barbie!” from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

You can find us at 14663 Orchard Parkway #400, Westminster, CO 80023, close to AMC and Monkey Bizness. We can’t wait to see you there!

What challenges have you experienced on your journey?  What Highs have you experienced?? 

  • My journey has been full of challenges, particularly on the business side. From navigating city regulations to dealing with inspections and coordinating with various contractors, it was a lot to handle. However, the hard work has paid off, and now we enjoy the rewards of having a supportive community that shares our goals and embraces our vision of a thriving creative studio.

What other types of events do you provide your cookies for? 

  •  In my mind, Sugar Bloom Cookie, which crafts custom cookies for the nation, stands as a distinct entity from Sugar Bloom Studios. The custom cookies know no boundaries; there’s nothing we can’t create on a cookie. Meanwhile, the studio plays host to a variety of themed classes, catering to the public as well as offering private options for more intimate gatherings like birthday parties, company team-building events, or ladies’ night out. Celebrations of all kinds find a place at our studio, but it’s also available for rental, even if you don’t opt for a class.

Can you talk about “Kids Baking Club? Are the Cookie Classes for every age? 

  • Teaching kids is an absolute joy for me. I firmly believe they are the future, and their boundless imagination and creativity never cease to amaze me. Last summer, we introduced our kids baking camp, where I spent weeks sharing the fundamentals of baking and decorating with the young ones. This year, we took it up a notch and launched an advanced baking camp, catering to our returning and older students, delving into flavor exploration and piping techniques.

    As our studio gains popularity, we’re excited to expand our offerings, with an increasing number of adult students joining our classes. We have two ticket options: general admission, which covers the class and cookie station, and our VIP Ticket, providing everything in general admission along with a beverage and a delightful cookie flight featuring our gourmet creations. We’re thrilled to share our love for baking and creativity with everyone, young and old alike!

How would you describe the Personality or “Vibe” of Denver? 

Denver’s personality is captivating, inviting you to explore, create, and savor life’s simple pleasures.

What is the Website and Instagram to Follow for Sugar Bloom Cookie?

Please visit our website to attend of our classes, cookie presales or to host your own event at

We have two instagram handles @sugarbloocookie showcases our art and projects and @sugarbloomstudios will feature all of our local happenings.

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