Monday, March 10, 2008

AM I REALLY GETTING PAID FOR THIS?

Well I have my very first PAID baking job under my belt and it's exciting! I have been
wanting to establish myself as a caterer specializing in baked goods for awhile now.
I talked with a lady in town that has been doing this for many years and she is getting
older and ready to retire so she is referring me to her customers.


My first job was a huge sheet cake for a church celebration. The customer supplied
the exact recipe over the phone and I borrowed the large baking pan and tray from
my friend. The cake was called Italian Cream Cake and was it ever rich! It had a
wonderful cream cheese frosting and things like pecans, lots of eggs, whipping
cream and sugar in the batter and everything was doubled so my bowls were at
capacity. I don't feel like I can share the recipe here since it is hers, but doing an
online search with the cake name should bring up several recipes that are similar.

I had a lot of fun making it and my customer left me a note with payment when I
picked up my cake dish that said it was delicious. I'm so excited-- I got paid, and
the cake was edible to boot!

She has already called back and ordered a layered yellow birthday cake with fudge
frosting. This one will be with my recipe, so watch for that here shortly. It's a
good one!

5 comments:

Pam said...

AWESOME! I knew this was going to all fall into place eventually for you. This town needs you ;)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

very cool to do something you love and get paid for it! Congratulations!
Laura

Jane said...

Kris, seeing this entry on your blog reminded me of a conversation Matthew and I had during the time your computer was down. I wanted to email you buy couldn't. We were talking about his trip to Alaska, and all of a sudden he said, "Kris's cooking! Six weeks of Kris's cooking. Do you know how much I am looking forward to that!" I couldn't even say, "But, Matthew..." All I could say was, "Pretty cool, Matthew. She's a great cook."
Talk to you later. Jane
PS - I think that's exciting that you have this opportunity. As much as I miss you, I guess I could never really wish you back. I know things are going good for you up there. Tell your family "hi".

LadiesoftheHouse said...

PAM--thanks for the well-wishes! I am so hoping it all works out.

Laura-peach--thanks! I have loved to bake forever and am excited that I get to share the results with others.

Jane--Matthew cracks me up. He's coming up here to make money, see everybody and experience Alaska for the first time and he's thinking about my cooking?! Did you know we were teasing him a couple of weeks ago that we were now on a strict Miso soup diet and that's all we eat here anymore. :-) I think we scared him bad.

By the way--I MISS you!!

Our Red House said...

I'd love to do something like that! The cake looks great.

Kate