Well, I’ve been here and we’ve been busy, and I’ve been pretty un-inspired to write.
But NOW, I’m sort of inspired. I’ve been extremely frustrated lately, even though traffic in the Bake Shoppe has been super. We didn’t have to throw away one cupcake last week. Sold them all! Which is SO incredibly wonderful, until you have to make more cupcakes, more fillings, more buttercreams, more toppers. Then you have to wash more dishes and get back to icing cookies.
Cookie business has been steady and we’ve been taking in a lot of smaller orders (which I prefer). Still, I’m frustrated. And since Dave is the only one around, he has to be the one that I take it all out on. Because sometimes I’m just bitchy like that.
So let’s see what we’ve been up to:
We’re thinking of adding a cookie or two to our Paris collection so we tried out some gold fleur de lis cookies. I don’t think it’s going to be a good match for the existing designs in that collection. There are some promising ideas that we’ll be working out next week. Stay tuned for that.
This is the collection now.
We also produced some of our new collection for Valentine’s Day, it’s called “Love Stinks”, just like the song, which was my inspiration. (I loved that song back in the day…)
There have been a lot of orders for the Love Stinks skunks. I’m skunked out.
Then there was this order for over 200 panda bear cookies. It was a very black and white week.
So far this week we’ve made some lions. here they are outlined and ready for the thin icing. (most people call it “flood”, we call it “fill”).
The lion all filled and detailed. I added some sanding sugar to the mane to give it some texture and sparkle.
The Hippos are going to the same party.
And last, but not least, the champagne flute cookies. The client sent us one of the invitations so we could replicate the glasses. There’s tons of cookie showing because the cookie would be super fragile had we kept the cookie as thin and delicate as the glasses on the invite. The good part of that is: more cookie to eat!!
Well, I’m still cranky, but at least you all can read something new here.
We did manage to get out to a movie last night and I’ve been watching some really great (and some not so great) tv shows on the lap top. I’ll share and review in another post. Let’s keep this one all about cookies and my moodiness!!
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