Heavenly Yet Beautiful Cupcakes

Starting my own cupcake company was a thrill and I learn so much. But I yearned for the calm of taking my time to create perfect little decorations and unique flavor combinations. After selling my business, I decided to focus on teaching my craft. I hope this site will inspire you to create and indulge in one of the best and most satisfying desserts...the cupcake.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Baby Steps

There are certain things that happen when one decides to become a full time baker. For one,  your level of fabulousity goes down...big time. My daily uniform includes sweatpants, some old white tube socks, green Crocs, my boyfriend's old t-shirts and a bright orange bandanna with frogs on it from when I was 12. My designer garments and shoes I use to strut down Connecticut Ave in have started to collect dust which depresses me so much. Especially my red Gucci stilettos I got for a steal at DSW. My hair, well, it permanently resides in a bun. Make-up, ha ha...none. The oven and mixer don't care if I have dark circles or a blemish here or there. So why bother. I wear what I wear because I learned the hard way that buttercream gets everywhere and red velvet batter stains.  I bought a cute apron in hope of keeping my self proclaimed fabulous style intact while I go through this transition. But the apron lasted a week and anything that it didn't cover was ruined. 
The transition has been a complete transition both lifestyle wise and mentally. Just yesterday I participated in a local event for brides. It was a great event. I met some wonderful people and everyone that tasted my cupcakes came back for seconds, thirds and fourths. The funny thing was that just a month ago I was the one attending events and sampling vendors' products. Now I am a vendor. I found myself joking around with Pam the bartender who had a booth next to mine. We gabbed all night about the attendees, the event and life itself. It was fun to be on the other side. I actually enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. 
My entry into the world of entrepreneurship is going well. I have had to make sacrifices like my wardrobe. But overall, so  far so good. Now I have to figure out health care and all the other details I used to take for granted when I was employed. Baby steps...I keep reminding myself....baby steps.


Rene said...

Congrats on your life transition! There are so many times I wish I could take such a leap -

I love baking cupcakes/cakes and being creative with decorating. I know I have so much more to learn but with a full time job it is so hard to do so!

Your blog is truly inspiring! I am also in the DC area and hope to one day have the privilege of trying your masterpieces!

BAKING is my ZeN said...

Absolutely divine! I can relate to how everything goes to the side (boyfriend included) when being in the "baking zone". There is an artistic flair to your designs that stand out as being truly creative. Keep showering us with your beautiful creations Cupcake Goddess!

Anonymous said...

I live in australia and have been baking 'sweet things' for cafes and catering companies for about 6 years. I found your site and have just ordered some of your wrappers. There is nothing like it here and I have thoughts that maybe I could sell some as well as use them myself. I just love your cakes and have started trying a few myself. I do a lot of 'mini desserts' for weddings etc which are a big hit. I can relate to some of the difficulties - will I go bigger? Can I handle it? etc etc. Thanks again. I will continue to enjoy.
Cheers Kere