Thursday, March 22, 2012

Did You Say Martha Stewart?

Last summer we we're asked to create a very simple wedding cake. The bride wanted nothing fussy, 3 tall tiers, simple flavors and white buttercream. Most wedding cake creators would laugh this off as wedding cake tend to be very extravagant pieces art. We LOVED this! We loved simplicity and this cake was the perfect cake for CRAVE to create. 

The bride and groom lived 5 hours away from us and the location of their wedding, which meant alot of emails back and forth regarding flavors, heights etc. As we learned more and more about the couple the simplicity of their wedding and the love they shared reminded us of our wedding just the year before. Which made this cake even more special to us.

The day arrived and we're up early in preparation for the Lemon Chaffon cake...J was pulling double duty as he works for the caterer that was bringing food. We decided to assemble the cake there, since the drive was about 30 minutes away and full twists and turns. 

Man was that a heavy cake! Who know that flours, sugar and butter could be so heavy! Upon arriving we quickly assembled the cake and the attached the cake topper, simple scrabbled letters the groom attached together with twine. We loved it!

Now...several months later, we received another email from the bride. She said her wedding (and our cake!) is being featured on! )

What an honor! A cake we created, on a website that we used so much for planning our own wedding and we know millions of others couples use as well. J dropped everything to stare at the computer screen in awe of what we saw, called V who said "Nut 'Ah! Are you for reals? Did you say Martha Stewart?".

Quickly texting the link to pretty much everyone we knew and then another several minutes of computer was truly a dream come true!
Thank you Luke & Lyn for allowing to not only be a party of your dream come true but allowing us to fulfill two of ours...creating a beautiful cake and having it featured on a truly amazing website! We are still on cloud 9 and plan on being here for a long while!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our Newest Creation...The Best Yet!

Alot has changed since our last post in November...clearly since we haven't posted anything for several months our hectic schedules and lack of blogging time hasn't. We've created lots of new and interesting items and been able to participate in a few amazing events around our area. One of us has been able to quit our paying job while the other just got busier. But...I think we would rather have little time then too much time.

Our biggest change will occur In just two short months. We are about to add a incredibly new and exciting part to our crazy bakery life. I can say without a doubt or any amount of hesitation that our newest creation is definitely our best ever! Priceless really!!! It is going to be the cutest cupcake anyone has ever seen. In late April we be welcoming to the world...a little baby! 

The past seven months have been quite a smooth journey. The hardest issue to overcome was the forgetfulness...we had quite the system in place for baking, frosting and finishing and often joked that we could crank out hundreds of cupcakes without saying a word to each other and we had a secret unspoken system of communication we called "unagi" (after a Seinfeld episode)...but "unagi" left us for a few frustrating months and it seemed just when we figured out the new way of communcating "unagi" returned.

So what does this mean for CRAVE? Our little cupcake will arrive just one month before our busy summer season starts. As the father and bakery salesman I was naturally nervous as how are going to make this work...mother and cupcake genius was quick to say "we'll bring it with us!" Farmers Market, Third Thursday Street Festivals and all...I'm sure the YaYa and Lola (The Grandmothers) won't mind holding the little masterpice for several hours either!

As I am sure you are wondering..what is it? Well we have chosen to be one of the very few now a days that doesn't find out - crazy I know! So stay tuned as I'm sure the arrival will equal a new blog post...