Who knew that ordering bakery equipment and supplies could be so daunting!?! I think I have over analyzed every aspect of cupcake liners, packaging design, ovens, and baking racks. I am happy to announce that I placed my HUGE order for all the baking equipment and tried not to look at the price quote when I got it…I simply closed my eyes and signed the check! I have to give a shout out to my wonderful parents who have practically funded my whole dream and decided to jump on board as partners in the business with my husband and I! I absolutely love working with my family and so happy that they will all be surrounding me as I take this crazy journey into sugar, spice, and “hopefully” everything nice!
One thing that has made this journey so sweet has been the amazing vendors that I have met along the way, and now I am even lucky enough to call them friends! Carissa from JL Designs has probably helped me more than anyone in the wedding industry and has truly been a blessing in my life! She is the most talented floral and event designer and seriously blows me away each time I see her work! I can still remember the first time she asked me to tag along to one of her photo shoots and I couldn’t believe it! It was so last minute, but I didn’t care. My sister and I busted out 6 mini cakes and a two tiered wedding cake in one night! When I asked who the photographers would be and Carissa said Carlie and Gabriel from Gabriel Ryan Photographers I was jumping for joy! I am in love with their work and was so excited for them to shoot my sweets! They are not only talented, but some of the most fun, genuine, and sweet people I know! We were all also so lucky to work with Allison from Invitation Innovations, Desiree from Wildflower Linens, and Megan from Classic Party Rentals! Carissa’s fabulous publicist Leila Khalil, from Be Inspired PR, landed us in the new issue of Bride & Bloom Magazine, and I can’t thank her enough! Here is one of the two shoots we did that day!
I was so happy with how the magazine spread turned out! Here are a couple of the close up detail shots!
And here is a photo of Carlie, Carissa, and I…they of course decided they had to taste the mini cakes once the shoot was done!
I also wanted to share a couple more photos with you from the dessert studio! A lot has happened this past week, but most importantly my front bakery case got put it!!! Thanks so much to Ben Brigham for his amazing custom wood work! I basically told him what I liked and let him do his thing and was so happy with the results! I do have to say the photos are great, but it even looks better in person, so once I’m open I hope you stop by!