There comes a turning point during every December when cookies start showing up everywhere. Dessert tables at cocktail parties are piled high with dainty butter cookies, gingerbread men eclipse the bakery section of your local supermarket, and festively shaped sugar cookies dusted with red and green sprinkles adorn every surface of your office break room. Yes, it’s cookie time. And we’re okay with that. The thing we’re not okay with? Spending hours in the kitchen trying to make flour magically morph into cookies that’ll impress friends, coworkers, and relatives. That’s why we’re impressed with TaskPosters like Christy S. for outsourcing holiday baking to TaskRabbits. Christy hired Joanna L. to bake six dozen holiday cookies and we’ve gotta admit — we’re really jealous. We have firsthand knowledge of Joanna’s pastry prowess and it’s pretty remarkable. Couldn’t you use a hand with your holiday cookies?
Stephanie K. had cake on the brain. Tiny, elegant, orb-shaped cakes, to be precise. As she researched dessert recipes for her husband’s surprise 40th birthday party, she caught wind of the “cake ball” trend. They were everywhere. On Pinterest, on her favorite blogs, and even in wedding magazines, She knew these tiny cake nibbles would be a unique and fun addition to the party, but she also knew she’d never have the time to make them. That’s why she needed Joan C., Boston TaskRabbit and pastry dominator. Joan baked the cake, crumbled it up (we suspect this part was the most fun), mixed in frosting, rolled the dough into tiny balls, and dipped them in chocolate bark. On a separate Task for the party, Joan also helped whip up some bacon-wrapped scallops. With the fancy apps and desserts all taken care of, Stephanie had time to focus on her guests. The result? An awesome 40th birthday for a man with a very wise wife (and plenty of cake).