Saturday, 17 November 2012

Edgewater Sale, Round Two!

Edgewater was my first ever sale last year, so it was a real treat to come back a year later and see familiar faces and likewise to have people come up to me and say that they remembered me! There was a great turn out, and there was lots of interest in future orders which is really exciting!

Considering last year I had only five designs, and just Christmas ones, I felt really proud this year to set up my table with not only my designs from last year, but new Christmas designs along with my everyday cake pops, and my "gourmet boxes" in both mint and lemon flavours, plus my photo album showing all my designs that I've made over the past year. Seeing it all in front of me at once reminds of everything I've done over the past view months, and is only made all the sweeter by those smiling faces on kids (and even big adult kids I noticed too) when they see and taste the cake pops.

Thanks to all who came to my table and supported me!

Rock On......

I know, the cakes I usually make are often described as "cute" and "adorable," but I wouldn't use those words to describe this latest commission. These were a very special order designs for a friend's Birthday, and this friend's particular obsession is with the band KISS. I've know him my whole life, and I have young memories of seeing posters of these black and white scary-looking men on his wall. Little did I know that 20 years later I would be fashioning those images into cake and chocolate. So, as much I never thought it could happen, I made KISS look..... cute!? 

Never mind whether or not they were cute, I loved doing something different and a little more "hard core". And above all, I really enjoyed trying a new blending technique where I had to grade the chocolate on some of the pops from red to orange to yellow. It worked!! I'm glad with how they looked, and I've had reports from the family that the Birthday Boy was pleased as well!

Happy Rockin' Birthday Mike!

I learned who all the characters are in the band, from left to right we have a Demon, a Fox, a Star, a Cat, a Spaceman, and an Egyptian Cross. 

Showing the grading of the colours. Would have been easier with a larger work surface, but I'm still  thrilled with how it all came out.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

St. George's Sale!!

Thanks to all who came out and chatted with and supported me at this year's St. George's Christmas Bazaar. What a feeling to hear comments like "I remember you from last year!" and "My girls loved getting your cake pops last Christmas!". That's why I do it. That's why I have all the late night and the urge to throw chocolate, to bring a smile to someone's face. 

I went with a few different sections for my table. I had a few of my gourmet Mint Chocolate boxes, some classic Christmas designs, some basic but fun designs and best of all I made some to support the Accessible Bathroom fund at our church. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart so I wanted to do something special. 

This sale marks the start of the holiday season, and two weeks until my second sale. I've got some orders for Christmas pops, and ideas brewing for the next sale.... busy times ahead!

Again, a big thank you to everyone who turned out today! Much appreciated.

And now to bed.....

 Work in progress. I'm finding that I run out of space quickly with bigger orders, something I will definitely have to address when I move into my NEW kitchen!!

 All set up!

My view of the operation. Right to left, Christmas, Plain, and Accessible Pops in the stand.

 A melange of the plain designs. 

 And my pi├Ęce de resistance, the Accessible Cake Pops in their stand with their stickers.