This was the final sketch for last weekend's wedding cake. The cake was actually black but I wanted my clients to see the line detailing so I sketched it in white. One of my favorite parts of my process is delivering the cake to the wedding venue. There's something magical that happens seeing my creation placed where it is meant to sit. When I delivered this cake, it belonged. In fact, I don't think there's any other wedding in history this cake would've been able to be displayed at and made perfect sense. That is what I love most about my job. Designing and creating one-of-a-kind cakes that are only meant to be at that one unique event. Thank you @revelweddingcompany for bringing me on board for this wedding! I'm so grateful and felt lucky to be a small part of it!
REAL TALK! For my 300th post I thought I'd share the first picture I ever posted two years ago to the day; photographed by my dear and talented friend @jennypnelson the shorter half of #nateandjennyweddings. I was excited, ambitious, and extremely proud to be taking the leap into business ownership. However, I'd be lying to you if I didn't tell you how nervous, scared, and anxious I was at the same time. Before I ever even made a cake I knew I could. I've always known I could do this so I've never had fear of failing but instead I've had the fear of handling the success. My husband still talks about the day I told him I was going to quit my corporate job and enroll at The French Pastry School back in 2010. The last two years have been filled with so many amazing emotions but many times I felt completely overwhelmed and honestly questioned if the sacrifices and pressure to do this is worth it. I put immense pressure on myself and it's caused severe anxiety that I've never faced and at times it completely debilitated me. It's always interesting to hear people's feedback and views of me and my business. I make beautiful things but the job and journey itself has not been as beautiful. You see, I can't show you those behind the scenes moments because they cannot be photographed. I think I just want to be completely transparent and honest because I think most times I make this look easy and almost effortless in a way. I love looking back through the cakes I've had the privilege of creating so far and the amazing clients who trusted me and allowed me to be a small part of their wedding day. These cakes are what keep me hopeful and they validate that I made the right decision. I'm so grateful. The process of actually making a cake (which is what I LOVE) is only about 10% of my job but it's my "why". Thanks for following along with me on this journey and a bigger thank you to those of you here locally in Arizona who have fought for me and have used me for your clients; you know who you are. I have no idea where I'm headed next but in the words of Dory I'm going to, "Just keep swimming!"