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No Cakes Today November 9, 2013

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The world lost a special person this week; someone I have known my entire life.  She was ill for a long time, but always managed to pull through, and always with a smile on her face.  She was a good friend and an excellent person.  She will be missed.  So, there will be no cakes today, just Amber and her beautiful daughters.

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A week in review October 28, 2013

I didn’t get a chance to post this week due to some pretty large orders causing me to work 10+ hours almost every day and a three-day migraine making me want to go to bed the moment I got home each day. Here are a few picture of what I accomplished this week including a grand total of 27 dozen decorated sugar cookies and 100 more undecorated ones. Enjoy!

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Today’s craziness October 20, 2013

Filed under: cake decorating — dulcisserenus @ 12:52 am
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I’m done! I managed to get everything completed for the carnival, wedding, catering, special orders, and the store. Most of it by 2:00. I couldn’t have done it without the gracious help of one of my coworkers coming in early yesterday to help with a job that isn’t his, and my former intern volunteering to come in during her weekend home from college. It’s good to know that when we’re swamped with orders, everyone can pull together and complete more than we’ve set out to do. Thanks, guys! You’re the best!

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Busy weekend October 19, 2013

Today started my super-busy weekend. After an eleven-and-a-half hour day, I completed 20 orders for a local school’s carnival’s cake walk, 250 mini cupcakes and cake for a Saturday-morning wedding, and prepped everything for tomorrow’s special orders and a 200 person catering event for Austin Tennis Academy. Here are a few pictures of today’s special orders:

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Day off October 17, 2013

Filed under: cake decorating,candy,cookies,novelty,nuts,white chocolate — dulcisserenus @ 2:09 am
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Occasionally I spend my day off baking, and my favorite of baking-days-off are spent with the Purma twins. They’re three, and amazing! Today we made Halloween bark and ghosts out of paper plates. It was an awesome afternoon. (Sorry for any fuzzy picture: the twins seem to never stop moving)

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Photo issues October 15, 2013

I hit my first speed bump in photo blogging today: I forgot to take photos! Oops. I’ll just have to take more photos on Thursday. Here’s the one photo I managed to take today of chocolate chip cookie dough truffles:

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Gluten-free Day October 14, 2013

No special orders for today, which means I had time to do something other than just the normal cupcakes for the case. I chose some gluten-free desserts. We seem to have a high demand for special dietary needs desserts and I try to keep something gluten-free in the case most days. Today I did three such desserts: peanut butter truffles (known as buckeyes to my Kansas friends), flourless chocolate torte (not pictured), and Death By Chocolate (one of my flourless chocolate tortes had an unfortunate accident and needed to be turned into a parfait with the addition of chocolate ganache and chantilly cream.)

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