Well, this was quite a weekend.
The bad news first – my little sister, my baby sister, got in a car accident on Saturday morning. She is ok thank goodness but her car is not. It was totaled. I am very thankful that she escaped unscathed. She’s sore and bruised but that’s it. No broken bones, no hospital time. She walked away.
Onto the good news – I met with another bride and groom on Saturday to talk cake. Cupcakes actually. The B&G have requested that all the cupcakes be made from natural and organic ingredients. At first I thought this was going to be a bit challenging. But organic and all natural stuff is so much more popular nowadays, it wasn’t that hard to find the right ingredients. I met up with the B&G in Temecula and brought along a sample box of cupcakes all made from organic and natural ingredients. There was even a vegan one in there too!
Starting from the top left corner, vanilla cupcake with Valhrona chocolate buttercream, vanilla orange cupcake topped with cointreau buttercream, vegan chocolate stout cupcake topped with cream cheese buttercream and lemon cupcake filled with lemon curd and topped with lemon buttercream.
The B&G really loved the cupcakes. They had gone to a few other places in SD and weren’t really impressed. I’m always happy to make others happy so I was very happy to see them liking their fingers and asking for more cupcakes even after they had eaten the 4 above.
The wedding is in September in San Diego.
So now Meringue Bake Shop offers cupcakes and cutting cakes using organic and all natural ingredients. There will be a higher cost for those special items but it’s minimal really.
The rest of my weekend was nice. Did some delicious cooking, did some great shopping (Fresh & Easy rocks!) and took advantage of the 80F day and ended the weekend on a ride with my husband.
I am also attempting to make my own cupcake stand. I hate having to charge my brides a large deposit for the super fancy cupcake stand. If I can make my own super fancy cupcake stand, I can charge less of a deposit and not have to stress out about it. So we picked up some materials this weekend and well… we’ll see how it goes. I’ll post back on our success (or lack thereof).