The Vanilla dilemma

You know, for someone that does so much talking, I do far less blogging than I should! I'll attribute that to being busy beyond extreme measure. What with the opening of our new store, party season, and the common core curriculum (don't get me started) things have been a bit hectic to say the least.  

Kristyne and I are so extremely happy to be working in a space of our own. No more hogging the kitchen and casting out our family members from what is supposed to be the heart of the home. No... Now they can get snacks without me chasing them away with a rolling pin. Those were dark days haha! 

Ok so enough about me, let's talk about VANILLA! Yes. VANILLA. 9 out of 10 times upon consultation with a new client we get to the point where we discuss flavor... And quite shockingly (or not) 9 out of 10 say "oh I don't know, let's just do vanilla." After the brief silence in mnd has waned we have what I call the "vanilla talk". Yep, you heard me. The VANILLA TALK! What is the vanilla talk? Well, it's a few things. It's

1- me trying to help you explore the endless possibilities of bespoke cake design and be awed by the depth of our artistry.

2-me trying to show you that YOU are not plain ol vanilla. You are more than that! You are alive and full of color, and the world around us is too and it is filled with a plethora of possibilities that will tantalize your taste buds and make you sing with delight! (You get what I'm getting at, right?)

3- me trying to talk you out of a big classic party mistake.

mistake? YES! Why? Well....pretend you're at a wedding. Your aunt Carol is sitting next to you telling you about her cats eczema problem. Your cousin is sitting across from you staring into oblivion because his date cancelled on him and quite frankly he doesn't know what to do with himself. You've checked your phone and it's getting late, it's Sunday after all, you have work in the morning. 'I'll leave right after cake'. Yes lovely they've cut the cake. Ok time to go, I'd stay and eat it but...I don't love a dull vanilla sponge with pudding filling and a whipped topping. *starts getting up* 'oh wait... What's going on here?!' 

See what I did there? Yes... I gave you a brown sugar cake filled with white chocolate French butter cream... Laced with pecan bourbon, stuffed with cinnamon sugar sautéed apples... And sprinkled with white chocolate cookie crunch. All arriving on your table. It's beautiful layers just calling to you, you decide to sit and stay just a bit more because, well.... It's not regular cake now!

THAT folks is why I have the vanilla talk. Not because there's anything wrong with vanilla, but because your guests will thank you. They want to experience something different. They want to see that exceptional piece of art that has been created just for you and your special event taste just as good as it looks! 

Live a little and add some flavor to your party!!!!! Do ittttttt! You'll thank us later!  

Ok, smooches. Time to bake them cakes!!!!

Our Irish car bomb cake

Our Irish car bomb cake