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Featured Shop: Zukr Boutique

Feb 1, 2013

by vanillastickcom

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We are Maggie and David Simak, and we live in Edinburgh, Scotland, with our two gorgeous sons. David makes confections for our shop, Zukr Boutique, and I cut, roll, and package our products. I also take the photographs, design labels, print invoices and post parcels – which I prefer to the kitchen anyway. I love sweets, so we’re a sweet match!

David has worked as a pastry chef for the last 15 years. He’s told me the story of how it all started many times: when he was in primary school, they asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He didn’t know the answer, so when he got home he asked his grandfather (they loved spending time in the kitchen together, baking cakes). His granddad said he should be a baker, and the rest was history.

 

Over the course of David’s career, he’s worked at a large corporate bakery and in Michelin-star restaurants and luxury hotels around the world. He still works full time as a head pastry chef, but his dream is to have is own patisserie (hopefully soon!). He’s been able to branch out by way of our Etsy shop, and I support him 100 percent.

 

Both of our daily schedules are crazy. Since David works full time, he makes things for Zukr Boutique in the evenings, and I finish them during the day in between school runs and errands. We do bigger jobs together on the weekends.

 

To understand where David’s inspiration comes from, you need to know he’s a curious person by nature – he likes to know all about what he’s doing. He’s always reading or watching food programs and videos, studying techniques and getting inspired to try new combinations. Without the passion and love he has for his profession, his confections would not be the same. As for me, I’m more of a common sense person. I like things tidy and am a bit of a perfectionist. This comes out during shoots especially – some take a few minutes and just a couple hundred photos, while others take hours (or even days!) before I’m happy.

 

All of our recipes, methods and know-how are a secret. David sits for hours looking over sheets of numbers, experimenting with the percentages of every ingredient, temperature, and cooking time. He does quality checks too, and if he finds something that doesn’t meet his standards, he starts again and tries to figure out what happened. We make sure to buy from local suppliers because we want to support local businesses and use the highest quality ingredients for the welfare of our customers. By buying from us, our customers are supporting a small business in possibly the worst financial crisis in modern history. Every pound we earn we turn around and invest into our local economy.

 

Etsy means the world to us. Our creative business has taken our lives in a new direction, and we are full of ideas we want to realize. I think we’ve all learned to appreciate our time together, and our boys have learned that money comes from hard work. Our oldest son says he wants to be a pastry chef like daddy one day!
All photographs by Zukr Boutique.

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302 comments

  • messina918 said 6 years ago

    Looks absolutely scrumptious. Yum yum!

  • MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Looks amazing! So pretty I wouldn't want to eat them :) Congrats on the feature!!!

  • oddlyaddictive said 6 years ago

    Looks so yummy, Congats

  • PoleStar said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Maggie and David!!! I've heard how yummy your sweets are. congratulations on the feature!

  • SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Wow! I love the lollipops! Congrats on the feature and here's hoping you have wonderfully tasty endeavor.

  • Balanced said 6 years ago

    yay! so happy for you guys! I have been lucky enough to try your sweets and they are divine! especially the brownies. :D

  • misschristiana said 6 years ago

    Those macaroons look divine!! They're so pretty!

  • ZorroPlateado said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • allisajacobs said 6 years ago

    Hooray! Congratulations on such a lovely feature. Your shop is gorgeous. xo

  • rorymosman said 6 years ago

    Yes, congrats! All of these look so nice, and I bet they taste even better!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Such a gorgeous feature. xo

  • hairbrainedschemes said 6 years ago

    Congrats you guys - what a wonderful feature!

  • PennyBirchWilliams said 6 years ago

    So delicious and decadent! Your photos make my mouth water with anticipation of the sweet flavors and textures of these goodies. You are a very hardworking couple and your success here is testament to that. I hope what you are building on Etsy for your family will be a big step toward some great dreams coming true for you. And your partnership in this venture sounds very balanced and complimentary. Wishing you continued success and family happiness!

  • gardenjewels said 6 years ago

    Your work is incredible & delectable. It makes me smile the way you both work as a team. Thank you for sharing!

  • sometimesiswirl said 6 years ago

    Hoooorrraaayyyyy!!! Congrats on this well-deserved FS, I am lusting after all your goodies. :) Congrats Maggie and David! You'll be VERY busy for quite some time, I'd imagine.... ;)

  • Vitrine said 6 years ago

    I am SO happy that you are Etsy's featured shop. You know that I've loved your shop for the longest time! Best of luck always!!!

  • BrokenFingersArt said 6 years ago

    Get in ma belly!

  • Rioch said 6 years ago

    I love the way you photograph your goods! I won a contest for some of your brownies a while back and had them delivered to my sister; she loved them! I can't wait to finally try them myself.

  • TurtleGirlQuilts said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • gescate said 6 years ago

    Looks delicious! congrats!

  • TheBakersDaughter said 6 years ago

    Love your story - congratulations to you both!

  • quotesandnotes said 6 years ago

    CONGRATS on the feature, Maggie and David!! You two make a great team! The sweets look sooo yummy and pretty.. :)

  • ThePattypanShop said 6 years ago

    Looks too fabulous to eat!!! Congrats!

  • jaelbendt said 6 years ago

    I love hearing this story and how it has inspired your oldest son! That is the best type of thing one could hope for from life. Congratulations to you both!

  • silviaberrios1 said 6 years ago

    Lovely story, lovely couple, sweet , very sweet products, perfect gifts!! for Valentine's day.

  • MrsGingerandWasabi said 6 years ago

    Not only a stunning, beautiful and delicious work, but so professional! You have a wonderful shop! Congrats!

  • StillVintage said 6 years ago

    Your pastry creations look delicious. Congratulations and I also hope that you will have your own pastry shop soon.

  • saulebaltaa said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Lovely items!

  • AudreyLarsonDesign said 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning creations. They look almost too lovely to eat! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • justkimberlee said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story! I just met Andrew Fairlie (I believe he's another Scottish chef) a few months ago due to my husband's work, and your passion reminds me of him! You make an amazing team. The photography is gorgeous. I will have to invent a very good reason to make an order soon!

  • SoyNutsPaperCo said 6 years ago

    Love the photos! Very professional looking...Yummy!

  • SplitEndsDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Your lollipop creations look almost too pretty to eat!

  • foong said 6 years ago

    wow! they love so delicious! i wish i can taste them through the photos! thanks for sharing your story :)

  • cameoshoppe said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story! I love your shop! Packaging and Photographs are amazing! Congrats on the feature!

  • ZinniaSnipSnap said 6 years ago

    Congrats Maggie!!! Your hard work has paid off!!

  • ReComputing said 6 years ago

    Yummmy!!!! Congrats, Maggie and David!

  • HabitNation said 6 years ago

    What a yummy treat! Everything looks so delicious and finely crafted. It's amazing to see edible treats as a piece of art, to know that one used precision and patience to create each and every piece. Beautiful!

  • eenk said 6 years ago

    The lollipop designs are awesome!

  • 925maille said 6 years ago

    I loved reading your story! Everything in the shop looks amazing and those brownies - yum! Congratulations on the feature!

  • PrayerNotes said 6 years ago

    You sweets are beautifully designed! On my way to your shop to browse and favorite! ~Cynthia

  • LeasaMarie said 6 years ago

    Wow - everything looks amazing!

  • christineshmisteen said 6 years ago

    oh wow! Great stuff. Now I'm hungry, thanks :(

  • mattyhandmadecrafts said 6 years ago

    Excellent!!! Congrats on the feature!

  • cajata said 6 years ago

    I never thought too much about marshmallows, all that has changed now, thank you! Best wishes......

  • thecupcakekid said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful, sweet shop you have, and I'm very impressed by your dedication to making only the most delicious morsels! Congratulations on a well-deserved feature!

  • Waterrose said 6 years ago

    Congrats and I have been tempted many times... :)

  • softGOLD said 6 years ago

    Yay Maggie & David! Such a delight seeing you (and your yummy treasures) here! So well deserved! Congrats congrats congrats!

  • SilverMoth said 6 years ago

    Wow, what beautiful creations! Congratulations!

  • outofline said 6 years ago

    The sweets are so different, and beautiful photos!

  • Aristocrafts said 6 years ago

    Everything looks so delicious and your story is inspiring! You can absolutely feel that you both are perfectionist just by looking at your beautiful pictures and products! It's wonderful that such a gourmet shop is also socially responsible! Congratulations on the feature and thank you for sharing your sweet story :)!

  • MissLucyA said 6 years ago

    Wow your shop looks amazing. I wish you all the luck with your future plans.

  • solocosmo said 6 years ago

    OMG Tasty tasty! Everything looks amazing! Congrats on your feature!!!!

  • postmanlily said 6 years ago

    oh!!!!SO Sweet:)

  • crimsonandfinch said 6 years ago

    Yayyyy! I'm so happy to find your delicious beauties here, Maggie! You guys are an inspiration. Congratulations on a well deserved feature!

  • mazedasastoat said 6 years ago

    Yum! I bet your kitchen smells wonderful! here's hoping that you won't abandon all your loyal customers here on Etsy when you finally manage to open your own patisserie!

  • rosaliedumont said 6 years ago

    The lollipops are so cute!! everything looks delicious :) Congratulation for such a great feature !

  • babyjives said 6 years ago

    Yay! So excited to see you here and no shock at all - your shop is amazing!

  • inameliart said 6 years ago

    I am hungry now!!! perfect sweets for me:-))

  • ArtGlamourSligo said 6 years ago

    Wow ... congrats ... love your shop and cant wait for try yours Marshmallows .... :-)))

  • amooma said 6 years ago

    I love your shop just delicious x

  • lovelia said 6 years ago

    Beautiful sweets!!! They looks yummyyyyyy! Congrats ;)

  • lovelia said 6 years ago

    Beautiful sweets!!! They looks yummyyyyyy! Congrats ;)

  • PyxisJewelry said 6 years ago

    Pastries are my Achilles' heel! I love your shop.

  • NestedYellow said 6 years ago

    Wow! They look delicious and tempting! Beautiful flavors and options. Congratulations and best wishes!

  • PinkBliss said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!! everything in your shop looks beautiful. You definitely have a great future with these creations.

  • cubiciti said 6 years ago

    Yummy!!! Congrats on the FS! Best wishes!

  • theMagiciansCat said 6 years ago

    What wonderful dedication!! xoxox

  • DeEscalaArt said 6 years ago

    Truly an ART..Thanks for sharing.

  • sewella said 6 years ago

    I am still drooling over the lollypops!! Amazing photography! I bet they taste fantastically!

  • JackieDoremus said 6 years ago

    I love your items! What a fantastic shop! Congratulations!

  • teall12 said 6 years ago

    This is making me hungry. Yum!

  • hasincla said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful way your shop has come about! I'm happy for both of you that you've got each other to work together towards your dreams. :)

  • rokcandyofnyc said 6 years ago

    Wow, beautiful confections & packaging. . .wishing you both a very prosperous and successful future! Much L-O-V-E♥

  • MaudeAndLola said 6 years ago

    I want to taste every single thing and it's only 10:00 a.m. where I am! Seriously it looks amazing. The photography is beautiful, so well done. Your care and attention to detail is quite obvious. Congratulations on the feature and wishing much success. I was wondering where Zukr came from :)

  • GeorgieGirlLLC said 6 years ago

    The photography is fantastic, it looks like you can reach out and pick any item you want. Everything looks heavenly and I don't know where to start. Congratulation!

  • JillianReneDecor said 6 years ago

    YAY!! Congratulations Maggie!

  • Infinitiplus1 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Makes me hopeful that success is possible.

  • diasyflores said 6 years ago

    So sweet!!! Congratulations Maggie and David!!!! :-) :-)

  • GaryRam said 6 years ago

    What fab foody photos. At last Scotland can show they can produce something far better than deep fried Mars bars! Every success.

  • TinkerbellsVintage said 6 years ago

    Your confections are true works of art. Congratulations on the article and the best of luck with your shop. My daughter and I visited Scotland on two occasions and spent the day in Edinburgh each time and we loved it. Our family is Scottish and comes from that beautiful country. We didn't want to come home.

  • baleandtwine said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I am thrilled to see your shop featured. Having followed along for a while, it is a delight to learn more about Zukr! Gorgeous food and gorgeous photos!!!

  • themefragrance said 6 years ago

    Love the photos you did for the feature and it was great learning more about your shop! Hope you ship out many sweet valentine boxes - they are clearly made with love!

  • janicewd said 6 years ago

    What beautiful treats you make. Just love them. The raspberry creme lollipops really look delicious. Congrats to you both:)

  • MyLovingTree said 6 years ago

    What a great team, congrats! What a lovely shop and beautiful items, thanks for sharing your story.

  • quiettimejewelry said 6 years ago

    Wow..beautiful photos and the sweets look too good to eat! Thank you for sharing your story, and I love that you both are making it work with your crazy schedules ~ it can be done! Congrats on the feature and much continued success to you both.

  • mvmayophotography said 6 years ago

    My mouth is watering! Looks absolutely delicious!

  • shopbobbi said 6 years ago

    yum...congrats!

  • LivingVintage said 6 years ago

    Great story! Looks delish.

  • inbloomdesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Makes me want a sweet treat :) Great photography too!

  • OrdinaryMommy said 6 years ago

    Big huge congrats, Maggie and David! What a lovely peek into your yummy world of sweets!

  • cynthiagosselin said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the being on the list! You guys absolutely deserve it! I just recently came to this shop to ask about the marshmallows, if they were kosher and the wife was absolutely charming and really nice. It all looks amazing in my book!

  • RenataandJonathan said 6 years ago

    Awesome shop ! Congrats :)

  • 12thAvenue said 6 years ago

    Yay! Congratulations! Very happy for you two and everything looks so beautiful!!

  • LeftysArtWear said 6 years ago

    Maggie and David congratulations! I don't eat sweets much myself, but those would sure tempt me! Best of Luck to you both and your family....Marcia

  • TastefulThings said 6 years ago

    ola-la.. so fancy and delicious! what a great boutique!

  • MallEadornments said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! The marshmallows look AMAZING!! :)

  • peacesofindigo said 6 years ago

    Oh. my. word. What amazingly delicious photographs! Congrats on the feature!!

  • Adinaaim said 6 years ago

    I favorited your shop a long time ago and am really happy for you! The pictures are amazing. Congrats!

  • cookiestags said 6 years ago

    Looks absolutely scrumptious! Lovely feature- best wishes for continued success!

  • yesbeads said 6 years ago

    Wow...Wonderful...

  • econica said 6 years ago

    omg, the Royal Brownies! a world for your royal brownies!!

  • SmallkineCreations said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Congrats on the feature! Aloha. =)

  • GourmetHandbags said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Everything looks so yummy and the photography is absolutely beautiful!

  • ValentinesArmoire said 6 years ago

    I want it all.... with a big cup of coffee!!!!!!! <3

  • rnaryn said 6 years ago

    such a well deserved feature! I've had this shop in my favorites for I don't even know how long and have bought an item here and there. thank you maggie and david for your deliciousness! and congrats on the feature!

  • hollandcheri said 6 years ago

    Everything looks beautiful AND delicious!

  • TheNakedPeacock said 6 years ago

    Love your shop, have been favorite-ing your stuff for months. So creative and inspiring!

  • SayMyNameShop said 6 years ago

    Congrats David and Maggie on a beautiful and delicious shop. I am sure the dream of your own patisserie will come to fruition soon! Good luck!

  • branda said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! :-) :-)

  • gardenmis said 6 years ago

    So happy to see you here ~ Congratulations, Maggie & David!! Your treats are on my list of purchases I want to make! Best wishes for your future and achieving your dreams! :)

  • TreadleLady said 6 years ago

    Amazing looking food and photography, the perfection shows.

  • 118jan said 6 years ago

    You make the food look too good to eat! I think it's wonderful that you only buy from locals to show support. You have a great business and best of luck to you!

  • byjodi said 6 years ago

    MARKETA!!!! Wowowowow!!! SO happy to see your beautiful face and shop here!! You and your hubs certainly have the best sweets of the land :). Huge congrats, my dear!!!! xoxo

  • wangverona said 6 years ago

    Just want to say: BEAUTIFUL !! :-)

  • susanmack3 said 6 years ago

    Delicious Story!!

  • karinagracejewelry said 6 years ago

    Yum and Yay! Congrats on a gorgeous feature! Your sweet treats look divine!

  • littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! Everything just looks amazing and is presented so beautifully. Congratulations!

  • lucialaredo said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Maggie and David, this looks really delicious!!! :-)

  • klb00e said 6 years ago

    inspiring story. Good luck on opening a patisserie

  • LoveButtons said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feautre - you sound like a match made in heaven. The treats look delectable and the photography and packaging are gorgeous! :)

  • stellardesigns1 said 6 years ago

    These photos feel as though I'm gaining weight just looking at them. Bravo for your excellence in creating these lovely bites and your great photography.

  • katrinaalana said 6 years ago

    Yummy products! Congrats!

  • ggalit said 6 years ago

    there goes my diet... that looks absolutely sweet(:

  • byDelirium said 6 years ago

    Wow!!! it's amazing what a beautiful work I want them all!!

  • PinkPianos said 6 years ago

    I'm getting hungry! Lovely pictures as well.

  • thedelhistore said 6 years ago

    What a sweet story and shop!

  • eleanoragnelli said 6 years ago

    After all those wonderful confections,a chocolate bar just doesn't do it.

  • BonTons said 6 years ago

    Wow it all looks so amazing! Congratulations on the Feature

  • FalconandFinch said 6 years ago

    Congrats, Zukr Boutique! I'm such a fan of your shop - everything looks so beautiful, and the flavor profiles are both classic and unique, and I love that you try to use all local ingredients!

  • ElegantRoseBoutique said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Everything looks so yummy!

  • AMIdesigns said 6 years ago

    Fantastic to see fellow UK sellers featured - congratulations!

  • elidago said 6 years ago

    wow! everything looks delicious! Congrats on the feature!

  • FallsvaleCrochet said 6 years ago

    So happy to read a story of such a lovely family! My hubby's ancestors are scot's and he's an amazing cook as well! Therefore, I was so thrilled to see your shop as FS. Can't wait to show him your article, and congrats again on being FS. :)

  • AnnealedHeart said 6 years ago

    Yum & Congrats! :)

  • artbycherylp said 6 years ago

    So happy to read this feature! I've seen these products all over Etsy, and it's wonderful to know they come from a hard-working and creative couple. Congrats!

  • andiespecialtysweets said 6 years ago

    Yum, yum, yum! And hooray for the opportunity and platform to build a better economy,1 small business at a time. Congratulations!

  • gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    Great feature and your sweets are mouth watering!!!

  • pumpedonpaper said 6 years ago

    been a huge fan of your shop since day 1 -- congratulations on the feature!

  • AvolieGlass said 6 years ago

    congratulations !!! Your photographs always make my mouth water!!! It was wonderful to learn more about you and your business - best wishes for continued success!!!

  • swanscrossing said 6 years ago

    All your confections look beautiful and super yummy! Congrats on being featured :)

  • HuellaHuella said 6 years ago

    Oh my such delicious looking goodies! Congratulations!

  • northboundsalvage said 6 years ago

    Such beautifully tasty creations! We love to she couples working side by side and creating together. Cheers!

  • unflappableproducts said 6 years ago

    picture perfect! congrats on the well deserved feature~

  • Armalique said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop! Congrats!

  • PeggysVintageShoppe said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story and shop!!

  • MonikaDesign said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature Maggie and David! Your sweets are mouth watering:)

  • AuroraJewelryBox said 6 years ago

    Everything looks so..yummy!! Congratulations on the feature!!

  • bluebirdss said 6 years ago

    Each piece is a work of art! Beautiful!

  • AbleAprons said 6 years ago

    Oh yummy! Your shop is beautiful! A patisserie is right around the corner!

  • FunFayre said 6 years ago

    It's so nice to see an Etsy shop featured that is not in America! Your lollipopos look stunning and truly scrumptious. Willy Wonka has nothing on you guys! x

  • PaperAltar said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous goodies - well done & congratulations !

  • RustBeltThreads said 6 years ago

    yay! congrats!

  • blissfulvine said 6 years ago

    I could eat everything pictured; looks sooo yummy! Great article :) And PS - Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in the world. Wish I'd seen your goodies in person when I was last there!! I wish you much success with your own shop - both Etsy and a lovely cafe/pastry shop...maybe soon to come :-D

  • 7east said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous - both the sweets and the photos! Thank you for sharing.

  • emwi said 6 years ago

    Oh yum! What delicious looking goodies. Congrats on the feature. Nice to see a feature about a culinary artist. :)

  • erinbonnie said 6 years ago

    how delicious! congratulations!

  • 27thEmpireGallery said 6 years ago

    aWsOmE SHoP...BeST Of LuCkY

  • PruAtelier said 6 years ago

    How terrific....your items look scrumptious! My grandfather too was a chef and he also cooked in a lot of big hotels around the world but many many years past! Good luck to you both!

  • rebourne said 6 years ago

    I'm drooling now. Gorgeous product and gorgeous photos to match!

  • aressa said 6 years ago

    Your product looks yummy! I so want some chocolate brownies right now!!! (lol).....

  • CafePrimrose said 6 years ago

    So many beautiful tasty treats! Fabulous!

  • GisieArt said 6 years ago

    Beautiful pictures, lovely shop. Sounds yummy!! Congrats on the feature!

  • Jusadreamin said 6 years ago

    Wow your Post making me hungery what beautiful treats hope you much sucess

  • OooohStitchy said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, you two! I'm so happy for you on such a well-deserved feature. I loved reading your story!

  • patriciadavisbasarab said 6 years ago

    Amazing!! Absolutely beautiful work. Congrats and much success.

  • isewcute said 6 years ago

    Everything you make is almost too pretty looking to eat! Congratulations on the feature!

  • flauntdesignsjewelry said 6 years ago

    Fabulous photos of scrumptious delights, they are gorgeous, almost too beautiful to eat! You are obviously a great team, working together, and I love that your son may be following in the family's sugar coated footsteps. Granddad would be proud :~)

  • MahoganyWayMama said 6 years ago

    They look to good to eat, but I would! Congratulations on the feature.

  • raleighraine said 6 years ago

    How delicious! Your sweet treats are lovely. Congratulations on the feature!

  • bedouin said 6 years ago

    Everything is beautiful ~ and ... oooooo I like jellies !

  • capraistic said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Photos! I love seeing a husband-wife team thriving on Etsy.

  • ThreeBarDGifts said 6 years ago

    Oh wow! These look wonderful! Your presentation is amazing! Congrats on the feature! So happy for you!

  • Maddenphotography said 6 years ago

    whoo hooo! Congrats!

  • laurentcelia said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!! Looks Delicieux! :)

  • gracedmoments said 6 years ago

    I think the love you have in your family shows wonderfully in the beauty of your baking! ALL THE BESt!

  • accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful creations and yummy too!

  • LucyRoseDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature!! Everything looks so amazing, it would be hard to choose what to get!!

  • HappyEarthTea said 6 years ago

    A sweet match and a sweet story indeed! Best wishes!

  • red3catsathome said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your hard work shows. Everything is beautiful, and I would imagine very taste-full.

  • epicstitching said 6 years ago

    Amazing work. I always envy someone that can bake or cook!

  • CreativeChics said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and so tempting. Love your story. Congrats on feature.

  • TwoLittleWings said 6 years ago

    I just ate a large serving of ice cream and normally looking at more desert items would not inspire me. Your photos are so beautiful that you truly can get a sense of just how tasty they would be! Well done to the sweetest team around!

  • sandcanyonjewelry said 6 years ago

    Oh, my! If I lived at your house, I would weigh several hundred pounds! Congratulations and good luck on opening your patisserie soon!

  • PeriDotbyDuni said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! So happy to see you here! I hope your dream to open your own patisserie comes true for you. Best of luck!

  • GirlyForever said 6 years ago

    Awesome, they look delicious ;)

  • amber4you said 6 years ago

    Photos are amazing! Everything look so delicious.. And i truly believe, that business without passion does not bring success and happiness to life... so i believe that you two will be and happy and successful :)

  • gemmaroses said 6 years ago

    Adorable shop!!! :-)

  • EssentialSecrets said 6 years ago

    Congrats Maggie and David and good luck in the world of work. Looks delicious :)

  • theYarnKitchen said 6 years ago

    Congrats, yiou devserve it completely! You are a wonderful couple and family!

  • Vietto said 6 years ago

    Oh wow, I love your sweets! They're simply the best and I know what I'm talking about! :) Huge congrats on the feature!

  • sergklim said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!

  • Indounik said 6 years ago

    Love. Love your work. Love that you love your work. Love the products. Love the product photography. Love this story too. You're an inspiration and I hope your dream of a patisserie comes true. You deserve every success. Congrats to you both on the feature.

  • aromacandles said 6 years ago

    Yay Maggie and David! I've loved your shop for forever! Your pictures capture the amazing detail and love you put into your product. Congratulations on being a FS!

  • atticle said 6 years ago

    ambroisal: i polished off every single morsel of this inspirational story. it's a labour of love by 2 perfectionists - and it shows. congrats & best wishes!

  • twitchandwhiskers said 6 years ago

    I'm drooling! What a deliciously wonderful shop and story.

  • BHBKidstyle said 6 years ago

    Yay! Congratulations! You really deserve it!

  • linneaheide said 6 years ago

    Congratulations you all on a wonderful, well-deserved feature : D

  • macraMe said 6 years ago

    Wonderful!!! Congrats!!!! :-) :-)

  • szywar said 6 years ago

    All of your products look delicious - gorgeous photography of them too!

  • hinlee said 6 years ago

    very nice!!

  • jamasters said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, yummy work! Simply inspiring!

  • Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Perfection. Almost too pretty to eat - almost! Congrats on a well deserved feature and continued success to you.

  • EarthLab said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature, what a fabulous shop!

  • crochetgallery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!! I ordered from you a long time ago and had the oder sent to my mum in Bosnia and Herzegovina :)) She loved your sweets! Great customer service too! So glad to see you as afeatured seller!

  • LisasFabricShop said 6 years ago

    awesome shop! looks so yummy. Congrats :)

  • SewDutchBabyBoutique said 6 years ago

    I have had them on my favorites for a while! So awesome to see them featured! Congrats!

  • birdhouseaccents said 6 years ago

    Congrats

  • RealfaerySupplies said 6 years ago

    Ohhh, it was sooo yummy to see a true foodie artist. :) Keep up the good work!

  • JLRothCreations said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful feature! It is awesome to see how seamless a husband and wife can work together to encourage each other's strengths! And your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I suppose spending so much time on each shoot is truly paying off!

  • Fiume said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful work, and photography too. I hope I can try something from your shop one of these days.

  • timmnicole said 6 years ago

    Everything looks so amazing and delicious! Congrats on the feature :)

  • cherrytime said 6 years ago

    Perfect sweets, photos and story!!

  • aprilandjune said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful culinary pieces of art! It's such an inspiring feature. I love reading features about family and husband and wife supported etsy shops. Being able to work side by side and to nurture each other's creativity and art is a gift in itself. Well deserved.

  • atcruz said 6 years ago

    Love your story, a beautiful match. My mouth waters just looking at all the pictures. I would be a regular customer if I lived nearby and you had a shop.

  • TheJoyofColor said 6 years ago

    Yay Congrats, enjoyed so much the interview with you all the best Yael

  • gilbug1boxes said 6 years ago

    Yum! Congrats on the feature!

  • biscuitprints said 6 years ago

    Very very impressive work. I love the look of extremely detailed sweets from centuries ago, mixed in with modern lines. I wish you both the best!!!!!

  • jannio said 6 years ago

    So happy, Yea ! to see you featured here!! Great shop beautiful photos perfect duo.

  • ZenCreations said 6 years ago

    Wow, so pretty. I am so very tempted to come back at some point and make an order, everything looks gorgeous!

  • inlulusgarden said 6 years ago

    I stumbled upon your website months ago and thought it was so georgous and well done; I have been following you since. Congratulations on your success, you are certainly doing everything right!

  • sofiatrinker said 6 years ago

    Everything looks SO delicious!!! Just wish I was closer so I could order something :( Congrats on the feature!!!

  • kauaiartist said 6 years ago

    The photos are so good! Makes me want one of everything!!! I especially like the chocolate orange cookies. I wonder how long it takes to ship to Kauai, Hawaii???? Anyways, great article and good luck!!! Yum :-) Aloha, Marionette

  • NohoLife said 6 years ago

    Beautiful and Artful!

  • MinaMinette said 6 years ago

    What beautiful goodies! They are a feast for the eyes, both the subjects and the way they're photographed. I love to hear about couples who are able to build a business together!

  • NomasWorld said 6 years ago

    Yum! Everything looks so delicious and beautiful! Very creative work

  • unastigsdottir said 6 years ago

    Nammi nammi namm ! Love from Iceland.

  • Rolfette said 6 years ago

    It's easy to see the pride and care that you take in what you do. Everything looks truly delicious! Congratulations on being featured :)

  • Nakkashe said 6 years ago

    OMG, what a sweet shop ! Photos are great, can't imagine how delicious these cookies ...

  • bytheriverboutique said 6 years ago

    Everything looks delish! Congratulations on the feature!

  • ikabags said 6 years ago

    Congrats !

  • CatherineMarissa said 6 years ago

    This interview is SO SWEET (sorry, I couldn't resist). I love how you recognize each other's strengths & work well together. Congratulations on the feature!

  • 4EnvisioningVintage said 6 years ago

    Yum! Love sweets & your shop! Congrats :)

  • naturalwooddesign said 6 years ago

    Congratulations!! Great feature and the sweets look so artistic (and delicious)!! :)

  • Sassyshades said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Everything looks so divine! Yummy!!!!

  • CreamNoSugar said 6 years ago

    Oh how I wish I lived near Edinburgh.... I want to drop in tomorrow to get at least one of everything. Beautiful. You are making perfections as I drool just looking at the photos :) Congratulations to Zukr - you are both destined for great success!!

  • silverwren said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Your sweets look divine and your feature was fantastic!

  • AscendedEarth said 6 years ago

    Everything looks delicious, and I'd love to try the marshmallows if they did not have gelatin. I wish most candy makers made vegan/vegetarian marshmallows, but they usually do not. Most people don't realize almost all marshmallows contain gelatin, which is made from boiled animal cartilage, bones, and skin, yuck! :( Takes all the fun away from the candy.

  • TheEnergyWorkshop said 6 years ago

    So tempting!! Congrats on the feature,,

  • hennyseashell said 6 years ago

    ooh....I wish lived in Scotland and bought your candies and cookies! but I think I could't taste or eat them. they're too lovely to eat!! :) many success for both of you !

  • BlueMoonLights said 6 years ago

    So beautiful! They look great, but I bet the taste is heavenly, too! Congrats on the FS!

  • EdelweissPost said 6 years ago

    Passion. That is what so many shops on Etsy are really about, including Zukr Boutique.

  • blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    David is such a painter with sugar!! Congrats for the feature and thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I love your photos, you are such a lovely couple and your sweets look delicious, I'm off to buy some! I wish you all the best and may you have your own patisserie soon! :)

  • Iammie said 6 years ago

    So cute and yummy. Congrats on the feature. :)

  • decorationdreamz4u said 6 years ago

    Everything look delish and I am in awe of the hand-piped designs on the lollipops...What an impressive talent..!!..Congratulations and good look on your aspirations..!!.

  • terrylafond1 said 6 years ago

    Good work. Love the teamwork thing!

  • PomLove said 6 years ago

    yay! Congrats!

  • paintingjoy said 6 years ago

    Looks so appetizing,

  • bariand said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • yippeevintage said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed reading about your story... Congratulations on your success and on your feature here on Etsy! Your Raspberry French Jellies look beautiful and delicious :)

  • 711laurakay said 6 years ago

    I've been loving these guys shop since forever!!! love!!

  • marmamamma said 6 years ago

    so happy for you guys <3

  • Creazionidiangelina said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! I think I have to taste your yummy products as soon as possible!

  • sultanjewelry said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Yummy...

  • INeedAStitch said 6 years ago

    great story and beautiful work! Congrats!

  • tripathismriti said 6 years ago

    Oh so yummy! Thank you for sharing.

  • CozyMoments said 6 years ago

    Your creations look delicious and I love your photos! What a beautiful FS, congrats to you both! ♥

  • MajoReyStore said 6 years ago

    i love this one , is such a big inspiration for every one here!!!! beautiful work , i will buying something soon when i get in belgium

  • MiSogno said 6 years ago

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful packaging and most of all beautiful desserts and treats! Congratulations on the feature!

  • audreytolove said 6 years ago

    beautiful photos and the cakes are so tempting. I love people who have dreams and they are also actually on their way to catch the star!

  • pamelasjewelry said 6 years ago

    So happy to you as a featured seller. I have been loving to see your confections forever! Such a Yummy story!

  • Mylana said 6 years ago

    Just loved this feature!

  • bodhiandlamb said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Your shop looks gorgeous!!!

  • NickNicholsArt said 6 years ago

    Nicely written. Unbelievable work and beautiful photos.

  • Shanay8625 said 6 years ago

    Your deserts looks so good. I love how you guys work together on your business. Congrats on being featured.

  • nancyvichy said 6 years ago

    Really splendid photos. If I ever get to Scotland, I'm going to your shop first.

  • Ahkriti said 6 years ago

    OOo! I had favorited one of your super duper lollipops that were featured in a FP Treasury last week and boy am I not surprised to see you featured today! Congratulations! U have such a great store!

  • rarefinds56 said 6 years ago

    Looks very good! Congrats!

  • MeadowlandDesigns said 6 years ago

    Mmm....beautiful photography & absolutely yummy products. Both the hard work & the love of creating show in your shop, congrats on the feature! ~ Catherine

  • dulcegracedesigns said 6 years ago

    just gorgeous!

  • CraftsByKeri said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! I'm getting hungry just looking at your amazing photos! Such yummy scrumptious treats!

  • Pysar said 6 years ago

    wow, such a sweet story :) wonderful shop, amazing people! wish you lots of luck and sweet customers :))

  • WednesdaysCreations said 6 years ago

    Beauty filled work - in pastries and in pix. I left a piece of my heart in Scotland years ago. Wishing you continued happiness. Stay inspired!

  • rosalynvintage said 6 years ago

    Enticingly Beautiful and Delicious :) Congratualtions!

  • tamilopez said 6 years ago

    It is always heartwarming to see families work together. Families used to do that, and children worked by their side, and then we lost some of that with industrialization. My kids see their dad "go off to work" and they really have no idea what that looks like, or what he does. He is a design engineer. He is very, very good at what he does.He has a long and really brilliant career. But my kids don't get to see that. I think that is really sad. I try to tell them what he does and how good he is at it. But they don't get to see him in action. Your children are really fortunate to be able to see you both working. They will remember that as they get older, and I guarantee you it will have am impact on them. This was a great feature. All the very best to you and your family!!!

  • lavenderandhoney said 6 years ago

    Awesome sweet story! I need to buy some treats now :)

  • jacquiesews said 6 years ago

    amazing, beautiful treats <3 <3 <3

  • HuellaHuella said 6 years ago

    Beautiful things to eat! yummy!

  • FlowerMoundEscape said 6 years ago

    I love hearing how the inspiration is generational in your family. It seems that so many times it is lost on the next generation. Plus everything just looks delicious!

  • AScrappyLife said 6 years ago

    Lovely couple and shop, everything looks scrumptious!

  • meresayss said 6 years ago

    A great story, and such lovely sweets!

  • VellePurse said 6 years ago

    Everything looks amazing..! Really enjoyed reading the interview and looking at all those yummy pictures. Congratulations!

  • thedancingoboe said 6 years ago

    It's too bad pork gelatin is used in those yummy-looking marshmallows. Maybe consider switching to apple pectin or another substitute someday, everything looks amazing though! Congrats.

  • GirlyForever said 6 years ago

    They look absolutely delicious! Congrats!

  • TsHandmadeTreasures said 6 years ago

    Just love your photos!

  • modernimpressionist said 6 years ago

    Loved reading this and the photos and sweets couldn't be sweeter. Congratulations and best of luck to you both!

  • ehstarr said 6 years ago

    :O I love your story. His confections look delicious and you seem to be great at organizing and keeping the machine running! Keep up the great work :)

  • guidouxvintage said 6 years ago

    They look delicious!! Well done guys for the hard work and the inspiring boutique :)

  • kneesandpaws said 6 years ago

    This story is so inspiring! "Etsy means the world to us." It does to me as well. Congratulations on being the featured seller! Beautiful beautiful photographs....

  • snugglyugly said 6 years ago

    congratulations! love your photos!

  • VPDD said 6 years ago

    Wow! What an excellent product created by hand! Best wishes with your store and endeavors! VPDD :))

  • FreakyPeas said 6 years ago

    Salted caramel lollipops.....nothing left to say!

  • JeJeweled said 6 years ago

    Yum!

  • MAJESSY said 6 years ago

    Yummy and ogre outs, you guys really rock. I am regretting my diet already, ugh

  • nativestrandsjewelry said 6 years ago

    These look delicious!

  • butikonline83 said 6 years ago

    This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want...HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  • Plastidermy said 6 years ago

    You may spend days perfecting your pictures but my does it pay off! What a gorgeous display of confections. I presume I have not craved lollipops and marshmallows this much since primary school.

  • ginew said 6 years ago

    I love your sweet yum yum !!

  • mlezcano said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop, pictures, and confections!

  • kmaskell1 said 6 years ago

    Love the artistry in your work, really beautiful, great photos too! Good luck with it all.

  • dorijewellery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. I love the detail in your work.

  • BramalfieBeadsetc said 6 years ago

    Wow what a fabulous feature!!! Your shop looks delicious and has made me feel very hungry!!! I'm sure I will be placing a order at some point so I can put them to the taste test!! Great to see a UK shop featured!!

  • cujicoo said 6 years ago

    Wow, my weakness in life is baked goods and sweets and you "bake" exactly what would melt me! Thank goodness you are not my neighbor! Well done!

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