Saturday, March 25, 2006
Upon arriving she explained that she had bowed out of the desert tour to come see us instead. With that being said, we knew we had to offer something in return for her entertainment. Instead, we were the ones that we entertained.
She asked if she could help and we said we had a 6 inch white cake that needed to be iced and would she want to do that? Of course, S'mee says! So here's her first attempt at a cake in our bakery:
Huh? The owner was amazed as was I. She was good! Then we gave her a cake on order to see what she could do. The result is the top picture. A blue cake with three little ducks on clouds or bubbles, was the request. So we told her to go for it and do what she would. Incredible. We left it in the case without boxing it for all to admire. And admired it was! Both of her cakes sold and compliments abound. Close ups of both:
So rule for all. When inviting S'mee for a play day, keep artistic things around to entertain her. She'll actually entertain you! Click on a picture and see the cakes in life size photos!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Wow. Just saw this story about Jamba Juice. Nice!
I know one of the founders personally and I just have to say congratulations! It's amazing what a few credit cards and a bridge loan from a parent can do for someone! He started what became Jamba Juice in later years with a recipe his dad used during the summers to give the kids something good to have as a snack. He also ended up quitting college (much to everyone's dismay) to start this business. Ingenuity, hard work, and a creative financing program can yield some serious success on occasion. Let's not dismiss the hard work part. He's one of the hardest working guys I know.
Those old family concotions really paid off. I know the whole family must be happy now!
Monday, March 13, 2006
The owner told me it would take all day. It didn't. I also did forty cupcakes to match. Then I went to Arizona for the weekend. I have no idea how the cake was received, but I hope it was enjoyed all around!
Here's another view:
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I saw this at Slice of Pink and had to go looking for them. What a cool way to teach a kid how to make ice cream! I like all the great colors and I think I want the blue one. This would be fun to have a few of them and have a bunch of kids over!
It's also available here.
Thursday, March 02, 2006