Friday, August 17, 2012

Greetings from the East Bay!

Why hello there my wonderful readers! Today is Friday!! Hope you have something great planned for the weekend ahead, if not being couch potatoes and homebodies are fine because I am one too!

Sorry for the lack of updates, but this post should get you all up to speed on my fabulous life. Ready? Okay here goes!

As you can probably tell, I have really moved (its about time right?) from LA to the East Bay (for those of you that aren't familiar, I'm east of Berkeley). The transition has been tough, since I tend to reminisce way to much, and eat sandwiches all day long. I'm sure the reminiscing will stop once school starts on Monday (woot, woot!). But the sandwiches, will probably stick around for a while. You know I've never been so sick of sandwiches, but Subway and the local grocery markets sure make it easy and lets face it quite affordable! Don't even talk to me about rice, I just miss it so. Oh and one thing that will always remain, I still drink Coke and plenty of it. 

Just 2 days, and the start of my culinary journey begins. Since I don't have any of my bakeware here, I thought that I would share my adventures in schooling (and whatever I bake there, in the process). I also hope to share some stories and give some insight and advice to those who might be interested in taking this route (getting their culinary certifications at a Community College).

Also, a big thank you to my amazing family, and wonderful friends (you know who you are) for your endless support and great advice! Just know that I will be there for you as much as you were for me and I hope to make you proud! I love you all so much!


I would also like to share with you the only picture that was taken at my very first event, yes it was really that cool. I was invited to be a vendor at an event, Hot & Bothered in Hollywood, Ca. To sum the whole day up, we sold out! And that is really all you need to know. 

Also, I received an order from another high school friend, for her sister's birthday. It was butterfly themed and to be honest I'm never pleased with anything I ever make, but I've learned that if the client is happy and enjoys it...that is really all that ever matters. 

*My tip for this post? Using the AmeriColor Gels! They are flippin' amazing for coloring your fondant (no toothpick required). The colors you get are what you see on the bottle, mixing the different colored gels will give you some colors that you never knew you wanted (granted I only used blue in the photos below). I've tried using the ever so famous Wilton brand, but its messier, and you waste a whole lot of toothpicks. 
If you are in the LA/OC area, you can pick it up in-store at Hobby Lobby or online if you don't live near one. 

Thank you for reading! Happy August! :)