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Meet Grace Gaylord, a.k.a The Graceful Baker [About Me: Part 1]

Hi, there! I’m Grace and I’m so excited you’re here.

I am the force behind The Graceful Baker® on Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok and YouTube. I am a royal icing cookie artist that creates accessible cookie decorating content made to inspire, educate, and satisfy.

Completely self-taught as a cookie artist, I have poured countless hours into mastering royal icing and growing a community of loyal followers who turn to me both for decorating tutorials and royal icing prowess, as well as a source for stress-relief, highly effective child entertainment (it’s true!) and a side of education about a variety of topics.

Some of the most popular collections I have created include Pride Month 2021, a set celebrating Black women’s beauty and contributions to history, Super Bowl LVI, various diverse holidays (such as Lunar New Year, Diwali, Easter, Eid al-Adha, Rosh Hashanah, and Christmas), and my signature shape series sets (like hearts, circles, trees and clovers) where I do a wide variety of different designs with one shape.

Born and raised in Vermont, my roots are in the woods but my heart is here in the big city of NYC.

P.S. I’m on a mission to get to 50,000 sessions in the most recent 30 day period so that I can apply for my dream ad management company–this means that I can have ads on my blog, which means I can create more FREE content for YOU!! As of December 18, 2022 we’re at 20,946 sessions. Set a daily alarm to visit the site and let’s do this!!!

*DISCLOSURE: This site contains affiliate links which means that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase from one of my links. I greatly appreciate your support!

Want to learn more about me? Check out these additional posts:

About Me: My Story Before The Graceful Baker

The Graceful Baker Story: How I Got Into Royal Icing Cookies


Thursday 27th of April 2023

Hi Grace, I'm obsessed with your TikTok videos!! Have you ever done anything The Nightmare Before Christmas related?


Monday 15th of May 2023

I have not! and probably won't as I'm wary of using any copyrighted imagery from the show :/


Thursday 13th of April 2023

Would you please share the name of the burnt orange color you just used on the hexagon cookie? Love it!


Thursday 13th of April 2023

hi! so sorry I'm going to be unhelpful here... I never use a color straight out of a tube and usually mix colors from scratch. this would be red plus yellow and probably a bit of brown?

Erica Ines

Tuesday 7th of February 2023

I love your design! You are such an inspiration. I’ve been making cutout cookies since I was a young girl with my grandmother and I know make them with my kids. Have you ever made some Super Bowl designs?


Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Hi! sorry for the delay! obviously too late, but yes I have made Super Bowl cookies before:

No Spread Sugar Cookies: Recipe for Decorating with Royal Icing

Monday 21st of November 2022

[…] then: if you’re looking for more reading, check out my posts on my introduction, my life background before cookies, how I got into royal icing cookies and all of the cookies I […]

Jamaica Meyer

Sunday 6th of November 2022

Thank you for your commitment to your craft. You’ve inspired me! I’m grateful to have your content and teaching with me as I venture further into this world of royal icing artistry. What a blessing!


Monday 7th of November 2022

Thank you so much for following along!!!

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