Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ahhhh...Fall weddings....

I LOVE that Fall has become such a popular time of year for weddings. Nothing beats a sunny, crisp, Fall day to celebrate and be surrounded by those you love ;)

I had TWO wedding deliveries today. I was lame and forgot my camera at my first drop I'll just have to tell you about it - LOL! I made about 10 cakes-worth of Cake Balls and Pops....Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Caramel Butter Pecan, Oreo Crush, Caramel Apple and, my personal FAVORITE, Pumpkin Spice! I was rollin' and dippin' for the better part of a week working on this order...they turned out GREAT! Hopefully the bride will share photos when she gets them...the reception hall looked AMAZING!

My second delivery of the day included yummy gourmet cupcakes and a small wedding cake for the bridal party. Let me say here...since I get asked A LOT...I don't really DO wedding cakes....I don't consider myself a cake decorator by any means. That being said, a few brides I've met with have really been diggin' on the cake I made for my daughter's 1st Birthday party (you can see the full party post HERE). So...I agreed to give it another GO, and recreate it on a limited basis ;)

This is the thing...cakes STRESS ME OUT! It's one thing to try a fun cake for your family and friends...but for paying customers...well that's another story - LOL! Cake decorating is truly an ART FORM. I would love to have some formal training...but at this point based on my already limited time...I'll stick to online tutorials and tips from fellow bakers (like the one here from i am baker, which was the original inspiration for Harper's Birthday Cake).

Anyways...long story are a few pictures of today's yummies...I wish I had taken a picture of the entire dessert table when I DID have my camera...but for some reason I always focus on getting close-ups of the deliciousness ;)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monkey Business

I know this may shock some of you...but I REALLY did think that becoming a stay-at-home-mommy would give me a little more time in the day for my baking adventures. I don't work on orders when the kids are up and at-it, but I thought that I'd manage to crank out a lot out during least.

Feel free to laugh in my general direction...I deserve it.

I've just been SO incredibly busy lately, the good kind of busy....busy playing with the kids, chasing them around, making meals and snacks and going on adventures. I've also had an INSANE baking roster that seems to fill up every spare minute of time....when the kids are napping or in bed for the night. For this I am obviously BEYOND GRATEFUL!

It seriously bums me out (and STRESSES me out) that I haven't been posting regularly. I hope you all will stick with me and stay tuned. At this point, it's going to be scattered at best. It seems as soon as I finish an order I'm packing it up and sending it out the time to photograph, document and post about it! People ask me constantly where I find time to do everything...well...I don't. If we compared the list of things I DON'Tget done next to the list of things I DO...well, let's just say I wouldn't be winning any awards here people!

So that's my disclaimer...and I don't want to have to start every future post with a guilt-ridden apology about why I haven't been consider this my lame blanket statement - LOL!

The REAL reason for this I'm sharing my most recent Cake Pop creation! They'll be heading out of state for a baby shower this weekend and I was determined to get take on SOCK MONKEY CAKE POPS!

Now I've got to get back to business!
Happy Baking everyone!