Tuesday, February 17, 2009
What a long overdue post! I'm sorry I haven't put up anything in a while, but it's mainly because of how much baking I was doing, actually. I had an exciting (and a tad bit lucrative) baking event for Valentine's Day! I offered freshly baked and valentine-ly decorated cupcakes for this special holiday. And I must say it was quite a success! I don't think I would be able to do it all the time with my busy schedule, but it was a great learning experience!
I had quite a few orders and it was really exciting to bake for lots of people. It was a lot of pressure too, I guess, because it was a special gift to their special someone. I think it went well though-- I got many raves of how much they loved it, so phew! Thanks!! I don't think I need to explain much about the cupcakes other than that I offered two kinds of cupcakes: luscious red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and cutesy vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. Red velvet was definitely a hit: it was everyone's favorite. It might be the popping colour, but I'm sure it's mostly because of the cream cheese frosting. You can never go wrong with cream cheese frosting, never.
I also gave people three options for the decoration: homemade brownie hearts, chocolate truffles (I ending up buying fererro rocher) and sprinkles. People mostly ordered the brownie hearts, which I think was an obvious choice -- they were simply adorable on top of the cupcakes!
Alritey, so here's my share of the romance: this was a very special Valentine's Day for me, other than the baking job! You see, I had a Valentine of my very own this year! :D I must say, it was definitely a fine pay off from all the hard work all weekend, only to be wooed by a wonderful boy afterwards. Heehee. (Sorry for the mushiness, but hey, tis the season to by cheesy!) Guess what I got while I was baking ferociously and with much stress in the morning? I was delightfully surprised with beauuuutiful long stem roses delivered to my door! And that was VERY nice, to say the least.
Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I know we all know that it's probably just some day made up for businesses to make some money and to break the pockets of the male gender, but I must say.. it is quite nice to celebrate having someone be mine. :)