Monday, August 16, 2010
"Bloom Where You are Planted" is an awesome theme for a ladies retreat!! A friend (Marvetta J.) asked us to make cupcakes for this retreat at her church. The ladies there did an awesome job of decorating their church fellowship hall!! It was so beautiful with so many colors and with a waterfall and pond!!
The cupcakes we made had a flower, which was made with white chocolate and colored with food coloring. These took longer than we thought and we ended up staying up past midnight working on them. The cake flavors were chocolate and cherry chip. We also made a really cute watering can out of fondant, gum paste, and royal frosting, that had royal frosting 'water' coming out of the spout to be on the top of the cupcake holder. Unfortunately, it started melting and falling apart on the way. We still have a lot to learn with transporting, and being better prepared at being able to fix things after arrival!!
When we got there, the ladies were so sweet and they all knew us, "The Sugar Cains" - from Marvetta sharing our blog on facebook!! We almost felt like celebrities, but we were both too tired to think at that time!! We even forgot to take pictures after we got there!! Partly because we were tired, but also because I had somewhere else to go shortly thereafter!! We learned many lessons through this one and gained some experience with white chocolate, molds, cupcakes, fondant/gum paste mixtures, and still trying to figure out what we can do differently with transportation.