Founder & Co-Owner
Laurie’s passion for cookies started as a young girl while she was baking alongside her Mom. The family sugar recipe was passed down and we must admit – the recipe was placed in some very talented hands! Laurie has been baking and decorating cookies for years. She enjoyed sharing them with her family, friends and co-workers. Much to her delight, the cookies became a huge hit and encouraged her to start Whimsy Cookie Co. Her design talents speak for themselves. However, the best part is — these cookies are just as delicious as they are adorable!
Laurie, a Texan at heart, currently resides in Memphis, TN with her two sons, Tanner & Tyler. She is married to Aaron, who is not only her best friend but also her biggest fan.
Director of Sales and Marketing & Co-Owner
Collins Tuohy began her relationship with Whimsy Cookie Co. as a fan of Laurie’s work. She was surprised to find that a cookie decorated so beautifully can be even yummier than it looks. As a true testament to the quality of the product, Collins decided to invest in the company becoming a co-owner and currently serving as the Director of Marketing and Sales.
Collins earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Mississippi where she served as the President of the Student Alumni Council, President of Student Spirit Committee, an Officer for the Kappa Delta Sorority and an Ole Miss Varsity Cheerleader, supporting Michael Oher—also an Ole Miss student—from the sidelines. Collins is currently on the Board of the The Making it Happen Foundation, dedicated to changing children’s lives through hope, love, and opportunity. She also contributed to the New York Times best-seller In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving.
The Tuohy family’s life, as chronicled in Michael Lewis’ New York Times number one best-seller The Blind Side, went on to become a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $300 million at the box office and became the number-one opening weekend for a sports film in history.