Saturday, January 23, 2010

A stroll down memory lane

I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish myself and my assistant a very happy (and very belated) blogiversary! We've come a long way since that very first post in December of 2008 in which I smugly announced that I'd be "bringing bundt back." I was wrong -- the classic, old-fashioned bundt has continued to be outshone and outfrosted by layer cakes and cupcakes, but I still have a soft spot for the modest little bundt that sparked Carrie Cakeaway and brought lil ol' me into existence.

And what an existence it has been! A mere figment of my assistant's imagination, I've been able to play cake bartender and craft cocktail cakes made to taste just like their namesakes while continuing to experiment with and improve upon classic favorites. Oh, and how can I forget my biggest accomplishment to date: showing the world that cupcakes can do a whole lot of good. It's been a huge learning experience for my assistant in everything from food chemistry to cake decorating to customer service, and there's plenty of learning ahead.

One thing's for certain: despite learning the hard way that flour and powdered sugar make the wildest messes (particularly when airborne), getting used to smelling almost permanently of butter and sugar, and occasionally opening the oven only to find a failed, fallen cake inside, my assistant has simply fallen head-over-heels in love with cake and the entire process of this little operation, from creation to delivery.

As I continue to inspire my assistant, you never cease to inspire me. Thank you for all of your support and for your unique requests that provide such interesting challenges and so much fun! And stay tuned for a very special story of the cake that almost got away...

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