Life is short, eat dessert first!

    Three Tiered Wedding Cake

    Hey! I know it’s been awhile… well at least awhile since I have posted here on the site. I have been pretty busy posting on my Instagram, but the brainpower it takes to post here has been non-existent. Sorry about that. I also can not promise that this will change moving forward, but I thought that this post was appropriate to give more thought and energy to.

    I got the exciting opportunity over the last few months to participate in a Certificate in Pastry Arts Program at San Francisco Cooking School. This was a blast, dream, crazy, exciting, and invigorating experience. I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend six months baking new things everyday, standing on my feet, being active, and sharing it all with my family. I made so many things that I have botched in the past and learned so many new skills to equip me moving forward. My passion for experimental baking hasn’t dimmed, just gotten brighter, smarter, and more creative. I still have so much to learn, but nothing is worth doing if there is nothing to learn. Wow… I guess I have a lot to say about this experience, so let me just promise that I will write a post or two about it in the (could be distant :grimacing:) future.

    The reason I bring up school is because it has given me the confidence to bake for more significant events. I feel skilled enough to bake the cake and sweets for friends, family, and even strangers special days. This confidence really couldn’t have come at a better time in my life, in particular because the amount of my friends getting married seems to be increasing daily. I’ve already had the chance to bake for two weddings this year! The most recent one is what I am here to talk about today. This couple has been such a blessing in my life. They are so giving and it was a great honor to have this role on their special day.

    Wedding cake in barn

    Alex and Megan put a lot of trust in me for this cake. When Brett (the bf and business manager) and I met with them, they had very few demands. All they really knew was that they wanted a gluten free tier for their family, and that they wanted it to feed around 80 people. 80 People!!!! I don’t know about you, but this was more exciting than scary to me. I was finally going to get the chance to make a tiered wedding cake all on my own!

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    Hello World!

    Yay for babies! I had the unbelievable honor to make some cupcakes and a little cake for a very special mom-to-be. This was my first contract and it couldn’t have been for a better event. I love the Joy that fills the room at baby showers and was delighted to...

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    Cinco de Mayo

    Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat tacos? They are definitely one of the greatest meals invented in my opinion. Each person can make them however they want and a little goes a long way. They are the perfect way to get people together around the table! I couldn’t resist...

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    Peanut Butter vs. Chocolate

    The ultimate showdown. Who will be crowned the focus and who will be left a mere accent. I have met very few people in this life who do not love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I will never fully understand their taste buds and don’t desire to. I...

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    He is Risen

    We have been set free! Easter is such a wonderful holiday for celebrating with the people we love and recognizing the sacrifice of one much greater than us. Our successes are dulled in the Glory of the Cross. We are no match for the Grace and Peace that God has...

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    Trio of cakes

    Men are demanding… There are a couple of guys with birthdays around the January/February switch. To celebrate them all we organized a little pizza tour in Boston followed by a time for cake because I like making cakes and they like eating them. The reason I say men are demanding...

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    Valentine's Day is for Everyone

    I have always loved Valentine’s Day. I have also been know to call it Singles Awareness day and tend to give off the impression that I don’t like it. That is a major lie. I mean, how could I not celebrate a holiday that celebrates chocolate?! I also love to...

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    Winter Olympics Brownie Ring

    Who doesn’t want to celebrate the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics with a mini brownie cupcake? I have a strong belief that mini things make the best desserts for a party. Not only are they impossible to deny when walking by, but you also don’t have to feel guilty...

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    Brunch! Brunch! Brunch!

    This month I am supporting some of my peeps by joining them on the Whole30. This means that baking is very painful and difficult because tasting as I go/tasting the final product is a no go. In light of that I thought that it would do me some good to...

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