Hello fans! I have not been on here since Feb! I guess I was too caught up with my Facebook Fan Page! In March, I made baby Winnie the Pooh cupcakes for a baby shower. I decided to make a royal icing topper for the baby Pooh and fondant honeybees for the beehive cupcakes. They turned out absolutely adorable! Take a look...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! I had an extremely successful one! :) I had so many orders for strawberries and cake bites and they all turned out amazing!
I baked the cakes Monday morning, crumbled them up and put them in the fridge. I went to work for about 5 1/2 hours and as soon as I got out I went to go buy over 200 strawberries and as soon as I walked into the store where I normally buy them, I was in heaven! They all met my standards (I am very picky about my strawberries - - I don't just buy whatever I see) and I was lucky enough to find perfect ones in the month of February! I came home around 8pm and I mixed the frosting in the cakes to make it into a dough-like consistency, and started to roll the cakes into balls and dipped away! I didn't go to bed until almost 3am, slept for 2 hours, and woke up again at 5am. I then started to prepare all of the packaging for the strawberries and the cake bites and took my brother to school. As soon as I got back I started to wash all of the strawberries and divide them up into different bowls depending on their sizes. Imagine washing each and every single strawberry by hand one at a time AND hand-dry them one at a time. It can get exhausting before you even start to dip them in chocolate!
After I dipped them and the chocolate hardened in the fridge, I packaged them for the people who were going to come pick them up between noon-1. I even had a few strawberry boxes left and I sold them all as well! :)
After people came to pick up their orders I started to get the other ones ready for delivery in my area, Lodi and Downtown Stockton. That is when I started to feel overwhelmed and stressed because I thought I was not going to finish packaging everything on time, but it all worked out perfectly and I am so please with the way everything turned out and even more happy to know that all of my customers were completely satisfied! Through this experience I got more new ideas for next year and I a very very very excited! There is always room for improvement and more organization! :)
Thank you all who ordered it was really my pleasure serving you on this special day!
Unfortunately I did not have time to photograph the treats the way I planned, but I did get to take some quick pictures just so I can have something to show you guys! Here they are...
vanilla cake with frosting - getting it ready to be rolled into balls
chocolate and vanilla cake bites ready to be dipped
getting some of the packaging ready
these are some of the strawberries - all nice and washed!
over 200 dipped strawberries! this only shows some of them!
packaging for the strawberries & a little thank you gift
chocolate and vanilla cake bites
chocolate covered strawberries! I was only able to add Valentine's Day sprinkles to some of them since I didn't have enough. Next year I will make sure to buy them in advance before they run out in stores!
chocolate cake pop
chocolate cake pop/bites
vanilla cake bites
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Hello fans! :)
This was the first time EVER that I had to make red velvet cupcakes for an order. Of course I have made red velvet cupcakes before, but never for an order, so I was VERY excited to do so! I also made my delicious cream cheese frosting to top the red velvet cupcakes with! They were very yummy :)