Treat Designer | Liz Joy

Art Director turned Baker ★ Clients: Sephora | Urban Decay | SugarBearHair | laurenconrad.com | Tori Spelling ⚑ Southern California

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Doing a little meringue gardening on this chilly Friday 💜.

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I have some new followers, so figured it might be time to do an official introduction. I asked Jay (the hubs) what photo to post, and he chose this one 😐. (To my credit, I was VERY excited about being in Venice that day.)
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I’m Liz Joy 👋🏼, a totally accidental baker (but loving it!). The driving force behind just about everything I do is to have a good time. Why not have fun whenever possible 🤷🏻‍♀️? I like to laugh, and absolutely adore people who don’t take themselves too seriously.
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The fashion and beauty industries have long been a huge source of inspiration for me, and I obsessively gravitate toward all things colorful, textured and patterned (I LURVE to layer!). Makeup artist @vladamua unwittingly launched my business through her support of my work, and I will be forever grateful to her for that 💕.
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Jay and I have been together 15 years, and he’s definitely a keeper because he likes weird, and I’m full of that. He’s also been helping out more with my baking projects, which I think is friggin awesome (especially when that means crumb-coating or washing dishes). We have two dogs, Maverick and Fitzgerald, and try to travel as much as possible in our spare time.
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I’m a California girl, and would love to know where you’re from in the comments 🌎⬇️⬇️
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#inspiredtotaste

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Vegan donut goodness. And will you just look at those chia seeds, masquerading as sprinkles 😁.

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Fashion cookie time! I’ve been wanting to make an edible paper doll for awhile, and decided to go with a gingersnap version of fashion icon @bat_gio, because she’s pretty friggin fabulous.

This tasty @bat_gio was hand painted using @sweetsticksau’s #edibleartpaint.
#batgio @video_sweets #inspiredtotaste

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Working on something new... #edibleartpaint #inspiredtotaste

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I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and haven’t finished anything new yet this week, so here’s a throwback to some D&G-inspired cake popsicles from awhile ago. I’m thinking maybe a batch of Pucci-inspired pops need to make it onto the menu soon 🤔? #inspiredtotaste
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Amiright? 🤦🏻‍♀️
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#sweettooth #instadessert #sugarrush #sugaraddict #dessertlover #donuts

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Throwing it back to these sweater cookies from awhile ago, since I’ve been thinking of all my East Coast friends who are attempting to stay warm and cozy right now ❄️❄️
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Our SoCal temps have been hanging out around 70°F, and while I’m not particularly fond of cold weather, I do wish I had a little more opportunity to wear all my cute sweaters and boots. #inspiredtotaste
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Happy first weekend of 2018! I’m not super consistent with planners and I don’t do resolutions. But I DO love goal-setting and vision boards, so that’s what I’m working on today — while noshing on these over-the-top smoothie cocktails👌🏼👅. (Sometimes I get carried away 🤷🏻‍♀️).
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One of my goals is to get my natural hair back in healthy condition. I’ve been chemically straightening my curls for years and years. But fellow curly girl and @sugarbearhair fan, @cassandrakathlee, talked me into embracing my natural texture. I’ve gotta say, I’ve been taking my @sugarbearhair vitamins pretty consistently for over a year now, and my hair is growing SUPER fast. As in, I think I’m ready to chop it all off and start fresh. Maybe maybe? 🤔 #sugarbearhair

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Never stop reaching for the stars, guys 🐰🌟. .

I think I might need to make more cookie-topped cupcakes this year 🤔. This one was inspired by @triflecosmetics cute packaging, and is painted with @sweetsticksau’s #edibleartpaint (my fave!). #inspiredtotaste
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Don’t stop til you get enough... cake! 🕺🏼
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This sparkly pile o’ goodness was made for my friend, @riannas.essentials. She’s currently working to kick cancer’s ass, and cancer fighters deserve cake. .
Custom cookie cutters from @cookiecutterkingdom, edible glitter from @bakerybling, and groovy color from @sweetsticksau and @chefmaster ✨
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I hope everyone had a blast ringing in the New Year! I’m hoping to get my ass in gear today and put together a 2018 vision board (along with my accountability buddy, @mindles05). One of my big goals is to cater a New York Fashion Week event 😁. What do you guys envision for 2018? I’ve found it generally helps to share your goals publicly — just throw it out there into the universe (fashion week fashion week fashion week 🤞🏼). Share yours with me in the comments!

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#2017bestnine. At the start of 2015 I got pretty sick and had to call it quits to the eight years I’d spent building my career as an Art Director in Hollywood ☄️😢. It was a HUGE blow to my career and creative identity (huuuuge 🤯🙀). So a couple years ago I started baking in an effort to maintain some semblance of a creative edge, and subsequently discovered this insane world of food art I never even knew existed. You all have no idea how much you inspire me, and I feel crazy-lucky to have stumbled into such a cool community. My mind is constantly blown by the sheer amount of creativity and talent out there. As for me, I’m happier than I thought possible, having a ridiculous amount of fun, and am super excited to see what 2018 has in store 🤗🎉. Thanks for continuing to support my efforts, friends! #inspiredtotaste

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I’m considering a disco theme for New Year’s Eve, but I’m open to suggestions 🤔. These tasty little disco ball pops are filled with chocolate chip cookie dough with gooey chocolate centers. Razzle dazzle courtesy of @bakerybling ✨
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#inspiredtotaste
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I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. .
We’re enjoying a very languid day and snacking on some @burberry inspired gingerbread cookies. (These guys are vegan, low-sugar and low-carb! And they’re painted with my faves: @sweetsticksau’s #edibleartpaint). #inspiredtotaste
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I took a break from gift wrapping today to try my hand at whipping up some homemade marshmallows. And since my friend @luxeandthelady had mentioned marshmallows can be piped, I figured why not try making my favorite cute blue bears from @sugarbearhair? And then I thought, well shoot, these marshmallows aren’t living up to their potential — they should be topping off some amazing treats. So I convinced Jay we absolutely had to take a hot chocolate break, with blue bear marshmallows, an array of sprinkles and extra whipped cream. (Bear faces were painted using @sweetsticksau’s #edibleartpaint, which officially works on EVERYTHING)👌🏼💙 #inspiredtotaste
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Who else got scarily behind schedule this Christmas 😬🙈? I’ve been trying to catch up on baking this week in an attempt to get some tasty stocking stuffers ready for Monday’s festivities. And luckily I can always give the gift of fabulous hair with @sugarbearhair vitamins. These little nuggets of goodness taste just like candy, are packed with vitamins, and they’re pretty damn cute too 👌🏼💕. #sugarbearhair #inspiredtotaste

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We had the best time catching up with my brother and his family over the last several days. Little Ezra even led a hike through the nearby forest, where we watched out for werewolves, ran from a robot deer, played Poohsticks, and skipped stones across the pond. Miss you guys already! 💙

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Final triple chocolate sandwich cookie design (for now!). My brother just graduated with a PhD in political philosophy, and I wanted to bake him a congratulatory treat. He requested a Mexican Nyan Cat cookie. File this one under: reasons I love my quirky family. 👌🏼💙
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I’ll add an additional PSA here to my cookier friends: pixilated cookie designs are no joke, people. No. Joke. 😳 (Thanks for the heads up AFTER I’d already started, @sweetjunipercookies 🤨) #inspiredtotaste
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Throwing it back to these glittery purple gingerbread trees that were part of last year’s holiday collection for @urbandecaycosmetics. ✨🎄💜 #inspiredtotaste
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I had the great pleasure of getting to create a cake for a recent @laurenconrad_com holiday party, hosted by @butfirstparty and @awhimsywonderland. The theme was Winter Candyland, and the whole setup was beyond magical. BEYOND (these are some incredibly talented gals!). Get the full story at laurenconrad.com (link in my bio). .
📷 @valoriedarling | 📍@bonjourfete
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This cake was topped in all sorts of goodies, from cookies and unicorn bark to meringues and @bakerybling. Beautiful colors courtesy of @sweetsticksau edible art paints. #inspiredtotaste
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🎶 I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come truuuuee
Oh all I want for Christmas is youuuu 🎶
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Creating this cookie set for my nephew made me realize I need to up the ante on my Christmas list. For instance, this @mercedesbenz AMG GT R would be pretty sweet. 🖤✨
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These triple chocolate sandwich cookies were painted using @sweetsticksau #edibleartpaint and bedazzled with @bakerybling. #inspiredtotaste
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You were all so sweet and supportive about my car cookie efforts yesterday, but I was soooooo unhappy with the results. So I scrapped them and started over 🙈. I’m super excited about today’s treats, though, so I think it was a good call 😁👍🏼
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These are double chocolate sandwich cookies, filled with chocolate chip fudge frosting, for the sweetest little nephew who adores all things cars and chocolate. .

Ezra’s personal tastes run more toward garbage trucks and big rigs, so I thought I’d try elevating things with some luxury options. These 2018 @ferrari and @audi models topped @forbes recent luxury car guide. (And Santa, if you’re paying attention, Auntie Liz would be thrilled to find a life-sized version of either of these on Christmas morning. Just sayin’...) #inspiredtotaste
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Where would I be without ya’ll? (Probably a weepy puddle on the kitchen floor...) @villa.fincadelsol @tinesha22 @sweetjunipercookies @creativekitchening .
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Via @emilymcdowell_

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I made a pumpkin pie for my bff, @tinesha22. It’s topped in rum buttercream, hand-painted fondant roses, and lots of edible glitter. .

Sparkles courtesy of @bakerybling, and color courtesy @sweetsticksau. #inspiredtotaste
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