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New Bakery Shop: Sweetest craze in the Northland

It's not just touchdowns the Kansas City Chiefs are scoring lately; they're also racking up points for local businesses – especially a Northland couple's cookie enterprise.

Kenzie and Taylor Vincent, the masterminds behind MackCanvas & Cookies, have found themselves riding a wave of success as the Chiefs' winning streak drives up demand for their delectable treats, particularly during the Super Bowl season.

Started in 2020 out of their Northland home, MackCanvas & Cookies emerged as a creative escape for Kenzie, who found herself jobless, and Taylor, who ditched the classroom for the kitchen. Besides crafting mouthwatering cookies, working from home allows them to juggle baking with parenting their two little ones.

Their Insta-worthy creations, flaunted on their MackCanvas & Cookies Instagram and Facebook pages, blend artistic finesse with pop culture references, featuring everyone from Taylor Swift to Chiefs' stars like Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes.

"We try to keep it fresh," says Taylor Vincent, navigating the challenge of staying inventive amid the Chiefs' continuous victories.

From starting with a humble sugar cookie recipe snagged from Pinterest to now selling thousands of cookies per event, the Vincents' journey showcases their meteoric rise. They've gone from Snapchat sales to moving over 2,200 cookies this postseason alone, with a jaw-dropping 2,600 cookies off the shelves during last year's Super Bowl frenzy.

Crafting these edible masterpieces is no easy feat – each cookie is a labor of love, taking minutes to design, with more intricate pieces clocking in at five minutes. With demand soaring, they're stocking up big time, with this week's batch gobbling up 80 pounds of butter and 300 pounds of flour.

Despite the hustle, MackCanvas & Cookies stays loyal to their fanbase, often giving returning customers first dibs on new batches. And boy, do the fans respond! A recent sale saw a whopping 226 orders flying in, snatching up nearly 5,000 cookies in just an hour, showing that Chiefs Kingdom's hunger for victory extends to sweet treats too.

For those wanting a piece of the action, MackCanvas & Cookies welcomes orders through their Facebook and Instagram pages, ensuring fans can savor every win, one delicious bite at a time.

As the Chiefs keep dominating on the field, the Vincents' biz success is a testament to the city's thriving spirit – where gridiron glory fuels local prosperity.

For more info and to get your cookie fix, head to MackCanvas & Cookies on Facebook or Instagram.