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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

Wendy Schwartz

Thursday 30th of November 2023

Do you have a gluten free version for the cookies? If someone has already asked this question, I apologize. I couldn't find it anywhere!


Thursday 30th of November 2023

Hello! I do not yet have a gluten free recipe :)

Candace Baker-Egbe

Sunday 19th of November 2023

Do you still offer classes or will you offer classes in the future focused on African American/Black cookie designs? I'm so happy I found your classes and I can't wait to get started!


Thursday 30th of November 2023

Hello! I actually never had a class for that set as I made it for content well before I started doing classes. I'd recommend Kinky Culture Cookie Co, but I'm not sure she has any current classes:


Friday 14th of July 2023

I recently watched your video with the plants and cactus in baskets where did you get the cookie cutter??


Saturday 15th of July 2023

Hi! This is the set of cutters for the plants:


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?