I placed an ad in the newspaper for cookie bouquets
for Valentine's Day, and guess what? People are
ordering them! Today is baking day just for the
cookie part, then they get laid out and the fun
begins. I think I already feel a hand cramp
Someone calling himself a "coconut pie connoisseur"
called me for a coconut cream pie. He called later and
left me a message on my phone:
Good job--it was perfect--I thought sure you
would make it too sweet.
I think there is a compliment in there somewhere...
My favorite cakes to make, baby showers! Especially when
they let me have fun with the design. This was a carrot
cake with cream cheese icing and fondant flowers.
Another fun one. I actually traded this cake
for fresh shrimp. The birthday couple are
commercial fishermen and I surprised them
with a mini painting of their boat on sugarpaste.
What fun to see their faces when I delivered
the cake--and the shrimp were delicious!
I also delivered a wedding cake before this
one, but I was in such a hurry I didn't get
to take a picture of it. They loved it and
gave me a hefty tip, so I was happy too!
A new cookie recipe I tried out for a customer. These are
called Cappuccino Flats, made with coffee, cinnamon
and chocolate, then dipped in chocolate. Oh boy were
they good! Not real sweet and full of flavor that I
am sure would get better by the next day. I will
definitely be making these again.
The beginning of the Valentine's cookies orders...
now what was I saying about hand cramps? Each one
is individually piped, then bagged and tied. I can't
wait to start delivering these fun gifts to people in
town--their surprised reactions are priceless!
Check this out...the sun was going down and cast an
orange glow over the top of the mountain, then the
clouds moved in over the top of it. Gorgeous!