Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bridal Show 2011

I only had 5 days to get my stuff together for my first bridal show. Not knowing where I would begin, all I knew is that I wanted to give the brides a wonderful experience. First thing is Pick Flavours. I chose to do Red Velvet , Pina Colada , Chocolate and Chocolate Raspberry and then some Yummy Chocolate Cake truffles. What's a perfect size cupcake for this kind of Event? I Decided to go with a medium size, all done in two bites. Perfect especially this time of year since everyone is watching thier weight after the holidays.
The next thing on the list was pictures. I Quickly had to create a photo album of wedding cakes for people to look through at the booth. Also I thought a laptop would be great for slideshows but then hubby came up with a monitor idea, so we connected the two and ended up being a lovely display. We have a display cake which i used in October for my bridal tasting, so that was a check! Lastly was Decoration. I did the best I could with that. Found these Adorable Polkadot Gerbera daisy Flowers at Michaels and had some things laying around to create a floral showpiece. Also chose some ribbon to go around my Cupcake stand to make it pop. Overall I think it was put together pretty well. If I had more time , I would have gotten a Banner made but I was pretty satisfied.
Doors opened at noon and it was just crazy from there. Cupcakes were flying off the shelves! Brides were taking thier Price lists and flavours and looking through wedding cake pictures. It was great! All the Vendors Booths were so amazingly decorated. I kind of wanted to plan my wedding all over again. :) After all the chaos , the bridal gown fashion show started and I bought myself a glass of Red Wine from the bar and just enjoyed it .  I met some amazing people there and had two amazing helpers. I look forward to another amazing show in the future!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What 2010 meant to me ~~ 2011 Resolution

Well 2010 has ended and all I can say is Phew, I made it. It was my first full year for this new business I created by accident. Although I do think, there are no such things as accidents and this was meant to be. I have learnt so much about myself and the art of cake decorating and baking in just a year a half. Started off with a small group on facebook and came up with the name Piece O'Cake Custom Creations, then extended to a fan page which brought on more people that I could imagine. I like to think that people are following my work everyday, it definately motivates me to do better. I have to thank so many people for what I have been able to accomplish . Firstly, My friend Di who asked me to take a basic course with her in 2009, then youtube, internet and all the books and dvd's I purchased for teaching me everything I know, Facebook , this wouldnt be possible without this brilliant social network, My hubby for letting me know I can do better, and of course All my family , Friends and  Fans who support me and encourage my success.
I have to say I Love to read the comments on my cake creations and all the likes. I love to see all the looks of people's faces when they see it for the first time and the photos taken at the party with the cake. The cake is a big part of your day whether it be birthdays, babyshowers, weddings etc.  I've definately put my heart and soul into each and every one and I can only hope it shows in looks and in taste !
Now 2010 , there have been a "Bumps in the Road" but all in all, I think you've been a pretty successful year and I can't wait to see what 2011 brings. I intend on working harder , getting better and coming up with fresh inovative ideas. I hope all of you who follow my progress keep the comments coming because that's what keeps me going. To know my creations are recieving all the appreciation and wows makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you to Everyone for 2010, A Brilliant Cake Year!