Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baby Shoes

I'm making a cake for a baby shower next weekend, so I made the baby shoes in advance (sans shoestrings) and thought I'd share.

Monday, January 18, 2010

First Tasting

Sooooo, I had my first tasting / consultation on Saturday and it went very well!  I made three flavors of cake for the potential client (she brought her mom - awww) and colored the frosting to reflect her wedding colors.  I took a bunch of notes on what she wants for her wedding (in May) so that  I could get everything right in the order form.  I then sent the bride-to-be on her way with a box of goodies so she and her fiancee could make a final decision.

The very next morning, the client wrote this email to me:

"Thanks so much for all the effort that you put into yesterday!  We really loved meeting with you and your CAKE!!  You are extremely talented and I feel extremely fortunate to have found/met you!  My dad & finance, Ken, both enjoyed the cupcakes as well. :) Needless to say, we would love to move forward and get you a deposit to be able to secure the date!"


I'd say I'm making progress :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My New Logo (As if I had an old one)

I figured if I am going to start marketing myself and selling my cakes, I needed a logo.  Some advanced Powerpoint skills and a lack of design experience yielded me this logo:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Spring Wedding Cupcakes

I have my very first tasting scheduled for next Saturday.  The potential client wants 150 cupcakes and an 8" round cake for her wedding.  I've never made more than 2 dozen cupcakes at a time, so that will be a challenge.  But I have to win the business first!  The client's wedding colors are Tiffany blue and green. Practice cupcakes below.

(I especially like to two-toned one on the bottom right!)