Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saying A Sad Farewell.

Click to read the notes.  My heart skips a beat everytime I read them.

Dear Sweets,

I have sad, but important news to share with you - I'm officially closing up shop with Sarandipity Sweets.

That's right, no more adorable little cake pops as my side business.  It pains me to have to close shop, but I've realized how much of my life was eaten up by Sarandipity, and I just couldn't sustain that schedule anymore.  Both my physical and emotional well being went out the window once Sarandipity's orders pushed my weekly workload into the 70 hour range.  There's only so long a girl can run on fumes before crying uncle.  And, uncle, I'm crying.

I'll still be here, churning out delicious things in my kitchen and forcing them on loved ones, while posting recipes to my food blog.  Teaching and cooking for people are a part of me that will never change.  And I'll still be here, if you decide to bring home that bag of dipping chocolate and then wonder what the heck to do with it.  Ask me whatever you want, and I'll post every single one of my tips.

But, mostly, what I wanted to say is, thank you. 

Thank you for granting me such an amazing experience.  I can't begin to describe what it means to me to have spent the last two years connecting with you all and making you smile.  Making people smile is my very most favorite thing to do.  I've made so many new friends, and I've had so many fantastic opportunities come my way just because of those little cake pops.  It's pretty astounding, really.  And it's all due to you.  Thank you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

So Much Love,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sugar Cookie Shift

As you may know, I had to put the kibosh on shipping orders for the summer.  I really, really don't like to turn people away, but it's seriously just so hot out there, that I keep reminding myself it's for the best.  And a silver lining to not shipping is that I'm suddenly more available for last-minute local orders!

Orders placed through my Etsy shop have kept my calendar pretty full, and I often get completely booked up a month in advance.  Which is pretty awesome, really, but it also means that when local people call me, I usually have to tell them that I can't fit in their order.  But, this summer has been blessing me with a lot of orders for local delivery, and I couldn't be happier about getting to meet clients in real life :)

Clients who purchase items like Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, topped with White Chocolate letters to match their company logo.  I made a few extras last night as just-in-case cookies, and I may or may not have sampled a few already.  And I have it on "good authority" that these taste sooo, soooo good.  Man, do I love a good chewy sugar cookie with soft frosting!

For you lucky people who order locally, this is how I package up both cookies and cake pops. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Circles of Love

Happy mid-July, Sweets!  I disappeared on you while this heat has left me feeling incredibly without having accomplished much.  Booooo!  But I did want to share a few photos from this weekend.  I made 216 cake pops for a wedding here in Atlanta.  

The groom built the stand with drilled holes for each of the cake pops.

And I filled it with 5 styles of cake pops, to coordinate with their wedding theme and colors.

"A" is for Amazing, right? :)