Wow – what happened this week? I was just going through my email and came to my weekly newsletter (I subscribe to my own newsletters just to be sure everything is always working okay) and that’s when it hit me, I only posted once this week. 🙁
Looking back, it was an unusually busy week for me… well, every week is busy, but this one had some unusual events! First up, on Monday, I was overjoyed to be invited to have lunch with some amazing Mississippi cake ladies!!
Honestly I almost chickened out… I spend all day every day with 6 kids so I feel like my adult social skills are lacking! In addition – these women are cake royalty!
But I’m so, so glad I didn’t back out!! I got to have lunch with Stephanie from Dillicious Cakes, Peggy from Peggy Does Cake, and Lisa Edwards (she doesn’t have a page, but her wedding cakes are amazing!).
Then on Tuesday, my sweet Christian had to go back to have another x-ray on his arm and finally get his permanent cast. He chose camo!! If you missed all the action going on for me last week, you can read about it here.
On Wednesday morning I sat down to write out my cake baking list and that’s when I realized I had um, booked a few more orders than I normally do. Not overbooked to the point of being impossible to finish – I just had more on my plate than I usually do. On top of that, I had cupcakes to bake THAT VERY DAY and three cakes due for pickup on Thursday.
How did I overlook those tiny little facts?? Oh wait… last week was insane also, so I guess my brain is just malfunctioning a little.
So Wednesday I baked. And baked. And baked some more. I also delivered the cupcakes that afternoon and managed to get my kitchen mostly cleaned up after all the baking!
I worked so hard to finish all of that because my Mama had asked me to go shopping with her on Thursday and she is about to start back to school (she teaches high school algebra), so it was one last chance for us to hang out a little before the new school year.
Normally I say no to all invitations on Thursday – Saturday because cake decorating dominates those days, but I hated to not go with Mama since summer is almost over!
It didn’t hurt that the town where we were headed to is also where two of my Thursday cakes were going, so it saved my customers quite a bit of driving (like 60-70 miles round trip) if I could bring them with me!
Fast forward… we picked up my Aunt Louinda, we delivered cakes, we ate (that’s Shrimp & Alligator Cheesecake from Roux 61… best.thing.ever.), we shopped, we had fun… and I was back home baking cookies and one last cake (I had been waiting on details to know what size/flavor to bake – my fault for not nailing down details sooner)!
Okay… so Thursday I baked and decorated Dino Cookies & Cake… and then Friday I had it on my plate to finish up my other 3 cakes!
But… that was yesterday and guess what?? I finished all of them before 10pm and I got to sit down and hang out with the hubby for a little bit last night! (Sorry about the low quality picture – I have terrible lighting in my house at night) And today? I’m on the couch (at least until delivery time).
Eating eggs & grits. Blogging. Watching some TV. It’s a good Saturday!! Now I’m off to take better pics of those cakes and get them boxed up to deliver! So… what are you up to this weekend??