Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter 2012

As Easter approaches I'll be baking up carrot cakes and carrot cupcakes, if your birthday is April 7th and falls on the holiday weekend and really do not want to do much of the baking or cooking, just let me know! Let me take the stress out of making a dessert for you!

Easter is a time to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus and renew our faith with his Word. Easter is also for time for Families to come together and be happy in living a daily life to it's fullest. For me, having someone that I love close to me at every holiday is a time to celebrate. It's how you spend the time now to be with family not just celebrating the Holiday itself.

Easter is celebrated by hiding colored eggs for the little ones, and eating that succulent ham that your Mom or wife graciously cooks for the family. Spending time is more important now than ever!

The Passion we have for each other comes from our Lord, so this Easter please remember it's not about the food or the little furry rabbit or the colored eggs, it's about being together.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Humble humble and more humble

Wow! I really haven't got a thing to say other than HUMBLE!!! I have been taking a class at the Iowa Lakes Corridor for small business and well part of my learning things is about Market, Research and Development so last week took a poll on flavor of cakes, and I asked Brian Dalziel to send me a logo so that I could do the buttercream transfer technique and well here it is; 

With what information I had I made a chocolate caramel cake then I decided to make a caramel icing....well wouldn't ya know, Iowa weather struck! Trust me when I say that I was more than having a hot flash and not liking it one bit!! I made 3 batches of caramel icing and it was a lot thicker than I wanted it to be on the cake. The other participants in the class actually loved my cake! I didn't ask for any kind of payment because I felt that this cake should have been much better if I had co-operation from the caramel....yes you read that right!

The caramel wouldn't work for me, it wouldn't stick to the cake, and wouldn't smooth out or even spread like it's supposed to. However, the other participants of the class felt differently and asked me how much would I have charged for this cake....I told them the truth. I would charge $20 for the cake. Two of the participants felt that I undercharged and would have paid $35-$40 for the cake!!!

Wow!!! I'm extremely humble and proud of the quality of the cake in spite of my icing issues. I love baking, it gives me a sense of peace and well I am happy to make someone else's day! Thank you Iowa Lakes Corridor!!

If you've eaten my baked goods and want to make a donation, please go to my PayPal page and feel free to donate!