Gosh, this month has been quite hectic! At the same time, May was such a great month, I can honestly say my business has expanded in the past 30 days.
I got a call from Safa; the founder of the well known 'Gardenia Cafe' here in Fort McMurray telling me she saw my cupcakes on Facebook and she was amazed by my work. She suggested/offered to sell my cupcakes at her café, which I was absolutely flattered and completely honored to do!
Safa asked me for samples, to see her customers' reaction, in other words, to test out the water. I made two separate sets as samplers. She called me a couple of days later and said the cupcakes were a big hit, some of her customers even asked if they were edible which made me feel great. :-D
This order was special, different then my other ones due to a few spectacular reasons. First, it was for an engagement, so this is my first ever formal event order! Second, I got to do my first cake! Third, this order was to another town, around 5 hours away, which made me feel quite proud. (-:
The majority of the decor at the engagement was ivory and gold so the bride asked for those two colors. Unfortunately, due to short notice I couldn't supply her with them therefore we had to choose something different yet similar. She decided on aubergine and ivory with a hint of gold after seeing the Aubergine & Ivory Cupcakes I did last March.
She wanted a 5 inch cake for the top of the tower, which I was a little nervous about. I have never decorated a cake before, ever. I decided to give a try. I have to admit, knowing that it's going to be at a formal event did add a little more pressure but hey, there's a first time for everything right? It was a little tough, but I was quite impressed with what I pulled together. The top flower was fondant it was also my first ever. I'm going to go ahead and say it, I am very proud of myself at the moment. :-D
Congratulations Nada & Nadir on your engagement. I hope you have a life full of happiness and joy together!
This batch was different then other orders I received before. Late that afternoon, Omar's mom emailed me and asked if I can do her son's birthday cupcakes for the next day. I hesitated at first, I usually plan every step of what I'm about to do days before the actual pick-up date.
After mixing and adding different colors and shades I ended up with a navy and a deep yellow. Together, they had a very space-like theme, which I loved. The disco dust & gold dragees on top made it seem like it's a galaxy on a cupcake.