Cupcakes & More Cupcakes

I know, I know.  I posted this on my craft blog and facebook, but this is my own little online journal of sorts.  I have to update and keep track of the going on of one's life. 

Along time ago, my older sister and I dreamed about having our own event planning business - weddings, parties, catering.  The whole shebang.  We even thought at one time of opening up a bakery and baking all day.  I mean really, how sweet would that be?  Baking yummy treats and pastries all day?!  Can you say YUM?

Well, after years of talking and dreaming I thought "Why not?"  I can bake.  I can kind of cook.  And yes, I think there is a HUGE difference.  One thing I knew I was good at and I had a talent for was making a divine tasting cupcake look so desirable you had to take a bite.  I know that my Heavenly Father gave me this talent and I needed to put it to use.  Each and every one of us is passionately great at something.  We have been blessed with the ability and have only been asked to develop it, learn from it, and grow from it.  Sounds kind of silly to think I would be saying I have been blessed with a talent of baking a cupcake.  I mean really!?  Can't we all make a cupcake?  Truth be told... I can't bake bread to save my life.  Those who can bake delicious bread have talent in my book.

So, here I am.  Baking. Creating. Building.

I built the cupcake "tree" to fit into the bride's wedding theme.  The cake was dark chocolate with coconut butter cream.  Fresh orchids adorned the cake matching the bride's bouquet.  The four cupcake flavors were: Chocolate Key Lime, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Raspberry and Chocolate Almond - sprinkled with white sugar giving each cupcake a touch of sparkle.

The ceremony and reception was at the Ledges - everything was breath taking.  I enjoyed watching the florist put her finishing touches on the centerpieces and the photographer making sure the bride was standing just right. 

It was all so comfortable - like I belonged in this little world and I had my own perfect little spot.


Whitney said...

I LOVE the cupcake tree! So pretty!! You did an outstanding job as usual.

Kesha and Kenny said...

Love it! Looks like something that came out of a fairy tale. Really!

anne said...

That tree looks so pretty. Great job Julie!

The Wingnut's said...

love your family blog! and yes you are the world's greatest cupcake maker! Haha, that should be the name of your store - "The Cupcake Maker" I would purchase something every day!