Monday, August 26, 2013
In the Summer of 2012,I was asked to make cupcakes to kick off the summer. It's now 2013, and I was asked to make Summer cupcakes for a Block Party just as it's coming to an end. Lindsay, a loyal customer, contacted me and gave me specific colors and selected items for the theme and I loved her idea about a red solo cup! So clever, so witty!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Repeat customer, Karen, contacted me because she and her friends were having a small party for themselves and their daughters and the theme is PINK! A little pre party just before school starts. I love the idea that everything would be pink and fun. The menu consists of a watermelon salad, shrimp cocktail, pink lemonade, pasta in pink sauce, etc....The girls will munch on these little girlie pink Babycakes while the adult moms enjoy champagne cupcakes! A sweet and delightful way to spend a Friday night in the summer!
Friday, August 16, 2013
Made my second promo book recently and really love to see the beautiful creations I've made over the past few years and it feels so good to tap into my creativity and it makes so many kids, parents and friends happy! I've had this blog for a few years now, I document everything I've baked from the very beginning and if you've followed me, you can see how far I've come. Every order, big or small gets its story told here on Babycakes, the blog. Some of my customers have even told me they print it out as part of the keepsake of the event. It's a great starting point too for deciding on a design and seeing what I can do. Thank you so much for the support you've shown if you are not new to the blog. It has meant so much to me and I know who you are! If you are new to this blog, please take a minute to "follow" me. It would be great to gain some momentum and some support.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
My friend Michele is so thoughtful. I can tell you first hand what a pleasure it is to work with her and how much she contributes not only to the task at hand but to the moral of the people she works beside. Her office manager is moving on, starting a new career path as a carpenter and she wanted to make sure that he knew how much he'd be missed. It's a wonderful feeling to know you matter to someone and my friend Michele knows just how to convey to Tom how much he's been appreciated, and wish him all the best in his new endeavor!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
There's a swanky little theatre in Bayside, NY called "Riley's Drive In." The guests at Riley's SEVENTH Birthday Party were treated to feature film, Cars as they sat in their little custom cardboard cars and ate popcorn under the stars. Riley's Mom, Korrine is so creative. She found some ideas on a blog and had her backyard transformed into a drive in theatre to celebrate Riley's big day. It was so much fun making a dual theme of movies and Cars for the cupcakes. She promised pictures and hoping I can add more of what it all looked like after she posts some. I love home parties with the attention to detail and creativity! I say this birthday was a blockbuster!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Thoughtful Aunt Eileen contacted me for her niece, Brynn's 2nd Birthday celebration! Brynn's party was a Tinkerbell theme. Eileen emailed me a picture of the cake that was ordered and asked me to make cupcakes with the same colors but to leave room for some additional toppers that were purchased separately by Brynn's Mom, Danielle. As you can see, my cupcakes looked bare till the toppers were added. I love that customers really think things through before they call me. It makes it much easier for me to meet their needs when they already know what they want! Aunt Eileen is a huge fan of my red velvets and uses the opportunity to order her very own batch to share with her co-workers aside from her family at Brynn's big bash! It's super sweet to see this family, we used to be neighbors in the old neighborhood. They are down to earth and always have every detail set when hosting a party. The family members were wearing green to support the theme too! Happy Birthday Brynn! Hope you were feeling the magic on your day and got some pixie dust sprinkled on you! XO
Saturday, August 3, 2013
A week later, I finally got a little time to focus on the blog and add my daughter's favors that I made for her guests at her 7th Birthday Party. Lindsey loves to swoon over many of the orders I make throughout the year for other kids. "Mommy, can you make those for MY birthday?" "Sure," I say. By the time her birthday arrives, she wants something original and it's always simple. This year, her party was at Fun Craft in Jericho. The guests all paint and then enter a room that resembles a kiddie nightclub. Dimmed lights, loud music, a DJ booth, disco ball, etc....The dancing consisted of conga lines and some freestyle too. It gives me so much pleasure to see how many friends came to celebrate with her! Her chocolate chip cupcakes were adorned with headphones or records personalized with her first initial. These kids have never even seen a record before! I am grateful for every year that's filled with milestones and stories and precious memories. Lindsey amazes me with her kind heart and funny personality. Her toothless smile will be a memory someday so I treasure these days so much. Happy Birthday to my one and only Babycake! Hope this year is your luckiest!