Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I just completed and delivered an order of 800 decorated sugar cookies. I actually can't believe that I pulled this off. It was quite a feat! The cookies were ordered by my clients at Gerard Design who were handing them out to their clients as Halloween gifts. Very generous of them. I recruited my friend Allison to help me with about 115 and made the rest all by myself. There were many sleepless nights. My husband (click on his picture and check out his t-shirt) was a sweetheart and took 2 days off of work to help me bag and tie them, put them in trays and deliver them to the client. These pictures just show a small percentage of the total cookies. These were the first batch that were laid out at the kitchen, waiting to be put in bags. I am taking the weekend off and am looking forward to every minute :)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
These were created for a client who needed a design to be two-fold. She was having homecoming dinner for her daughter and a group of friends with a fall theme; and it was her husband's birthday. We agreed on fall leaves. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
These cupcakes were designed for my daughter's friend, Sydney, who is have her 13th birthday party tonight. Sydney wanted designs in black and hot pink; this is what her and my daughter came up with. Since Syd is a chocoholic she wanted chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting.
Monday, October 19, 2009
These cupcakes were created for a little girl's baptism. My client lives in Los Angeles and found me online. The baptism was in Chicago. I love having clients out of state; it's awesome! The flavors for the event were white chocolate with caramel buttercream, carrot with cream cheese, red velvet with cream cheese and chocolate with vanilla buttercream. These were really fun to make. I'm so grateful my client, Erin, sent me this picture. I forgot to take one and was really bummed, because I was so happy with how they turned out.
My client also sent me this lovely e-mail:
I ordered cupcakes for my daughter Quinn’s baptism in Chicago a few weeks ago and wanted to share that the cupcakes were gorgeous and so yummy! We ordered red velvet, carrot, chocolate with vanilla frosting, and white chocolate cake with caramel frosting. Even though we had ordered plenty of extras, the cupcakes went so fast! Although they were all great, the white chocolate cake with caramel frosting was absolute heaven—it was like all good things in one small little package. Everyone at the baptism reception raved about the cupcakes. Thank you so much for making the cupcakes for our special day.
Attached is a picture of the white chocolate and caramel cupcake. The design you did for the cupcake was so adorable, had to share.
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
These cupcakes were created for a baby shower whose theme was "A Very Hungry Caterpillar"; the adorable and beloved children's book by Eric Carle. These caterpillars were very challenging and definitely a labor of love. I'm happy with how they turned out, but they were a lot of work. The dots on the other cupcakes represent all the dots that the caterpillar walks on, on the cover of the book. The cupcake flavors are: yellow with vanilla buttercream and chocolate chip with chocolate fudge.
These were created for a client who was throwing a surprise 50th birthday party for her mom. She saw cupcakes similar to these online and asked me to recreate them. I made them with my own twist. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and lemon cupcakes with lemon curd buttercream.
I received this lovely note from my client regarding this order:
Wow. Thank you so much for the beautiful cupcakes! Everyone loved them and they were delicious! I will definitely be ordering more cupcakes from you in the near future! :) Thank you again.
Friday, October 2, 2009
These were a request from a client for a co-worker; who is a huge Chicago Bears fan. I suggested that along with the Bear's logo we do some orange footballs on blue circles. I delivered the cupcakes to their work as a surprise birthday gift. Yellow cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting.