Presidential debate spurs candidate cookie sales
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CLEVELAND - Kiedrowski’s Bakery in Amherst is not an official polling place for the 2012 Election, but customers can still vote for their favorite presidential candidate. However, there's no ballot here – just taste buds!
Among the donuts and sweet rolls, sits the candidates all in cookie form.The cookies are made by scanning the candidate's photo on an edible sheet of frosting that's applied to a vanilla shortbread cookie with some vanilla frosting.
Owner, Tim Kiedrowski started the presidential campaign cookies in 2008, and decided to bring them back in 2012, because customers couldn’t get enough.
“I just think they buy it because it is such a novelty. They take it back to the office as a conversation piece,” Kiedrowski said.
Each day, the bakery sells about 700 of these cookies. And while Kiedrowski says, “Obama is selling just a little bit more.” He adds that recently sales have shifted.
:Right after the debate a lot more Romney cookies sold,” Kiedrowski said.
The presidential candidate cookies will not only be a big seller through the election, but in the months to come. In 2008 when President Obama won, Kiedrowski's sold 20,000 Obama cookies between the election and inauguration day.
For those undecided voters, Kiedrowski offers an “Election Package,” which consists of an Obama and Romney cookie along with their popular Polish pastry called a Snoogle.
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