Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I can't believe 2008 is already gone. It has been a really great year for my family. We are so blessed with three healthy little boys, a safe and happy home and family and friends who love us. When you come right down to it, that's all that really matters. The rest is just a bonus!

2008 was the first full year of business for Posh Pastry, and it was a great one! I have met such wonderful people in the wedding industry who's help and friendship really mean a lot to me. I have also been blessed to have the most incredible clients! They have given me the chance to express my art, strengthen my creativity, and given me the opportunity to do the job that I love! To all of you... a huge thank you!

This was definitely the year of the sculpted cake at Posh Pastry and I have absolutely loved the challenge! I've been dreaming of recreating the National Championship trophy should a certain orange and blue team win the game. Ahh... a girl can dream!

To those of you who have already booked for 2009... I can't wait to create something incredible for you. I will never forget that my clients are the reason that Posh Pastry exists. You can be sure that your cake will get my total attention. I put my heart into each one because I know how important it is to you.

I hope you all have a happy and safe New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Cheer

I love this time of year! Sweets and treats are my favorite things. For me, the holidays mean pretzels!!!

The thing I love about our small town is the Christmas Eve exchange. The bells in the church downtown play all afternoon while friends and neighbors visit each other and exchange goodies. We moved here five years ago. I remember that first Christmas Eve here, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting. I look forward to it every year.

My treat specialty it gourmet chocolate pretzels. They are so much fun to make! My friends are always excited to see what I come up with. I love to give them because they are so beautiful and soooo yummy!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

This is my favorite time of the year. I have had such a wonderful Christmas. The thrill my little one gets when he sees the inflatable snowman and twinkling lights makes me so happy. I know I only have a few years to savor those moments when little things are so exciting, and I am soaking up every second of it! Sorry I've been slow on the blog lately... but they are only little once.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

To all my clients... thanks for letting me be a part of your life this year. I hope you have a very blessed and Happy new year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Why I'm not a wedding/event planner...

I know I've been MIA in the blog world for a while. I have been very busy learning an important lesson. I am a cake person...not a planner.
Planners pull together huge events, coordinate large groups of people (who sometimes don't get along) and pull off a tremendous party without breaking a sweat. They make it look easy......

It's NOT!

Ok, I'll get on with it. I was in charge of the Annual Progressive Christmas Dinner for our woman's church group. I love these ladies and I wanted this to be perfect. We were going to be eating at three different homes. I had to plan the program, meal, and decorations for three separate locations. One was actually a beautiful barn where we ate by candle and lantern light. I am so happy with how it came out. It was wonderful and I had so much help from some dear friends. When I took on this project I had no idea just how long it would take. I cannot tell you how many hours were spent working on this. Basically, I had no time to blog until it was finished.

The lesson I learned: Planners are invaluable! You will never know all the work that is being done behind the scenes. They make it look easy, non stressful, and fun. That's an optical illusion, they are actually working their butts off and putting their blood sweat and tears into making a perfect event seem like a breeze. hat is off to you!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know I'm posting this late, but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving! I am so thankful for my family and friends. We have been so truly blessed this year.

This week, I am especially thankful for doctors and antibiotics! I think we are all finally well...just in time for the kids to go back to school and bring new germs home. :)