My my my... I can't believe it's already May! I've been post-less for 2 weeks but it feels like it's only been a few days. Since my last post, I've been slowly working on building... a portfolio. Of what, you ask? Cupcakes! I've always loved baking cupcakes and whenever I have an excuse to bake (even when there isn't one) I do so. However, because I've never had people 'order' cupcakes from me, I usually show up unannounced with a box of the little yummies, I don't have any nicely displayed cupcakes to show people.
So, with the encouragement from my girl friends, I started talking to different people: friends, friends of friends, church friends, etc. and in less than a week I have orders for cupcakes! My mom's church is holding a fundraiser and she's asked me to bake 100 mini cupcakes to sell. Even though there's no profit in it for me, there's much to gain! I'll be able to perfect my recipes and play around with new flavours and ideas!
Another friend has asked me to bake cupcakes for her fiance's birthday at the end of May. I know he's a fan of the Mango-Banana drink at Starbucks so I'm definitely going to attempt something fun with that. Also, one of my high school friends wants to meet up to discuss my possibly making cupcakes for her 400 guest wedding! Is that not crazy or what?! I will be meeting up with the bride & groom this Thursday evening to discuss their ideas and set up a taste testing.
As excited as I am to discuss all this, it's truly humbling. I've never had to do a taste testing before, but the hubby has been super supportive and so have all the girls who have prayed and nudged me along with this dream of mine.
So... there it is. Believe me, I'll be updating more often and posting pics of my new adventures!
sausage and potato roast with arugula
5 hours ago