Baking in Bulk

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I feel as if all I have been doing for the past 5 days is bake- like I am training for some kind of Cupcake Olympics someone neglected to mention (unlike the intense media and advertising lead up to the Summer Games). I try not to complain, as I truly enjoy my time in the kitchen, but I must admit- it can be a little tiring with a separate non-cupcake related full time job!

But it is all worth it when I hear the responses to my baking. Since last Wednesday I have baked a special treat box for one of my favorite couples (he is leaving for business school, so his going away gift was “New York bagels for two”), a birthday party for a friend of a friend, and even a client meeting that was not my own. It has been an exciting few days, and everyone seems to want a “bagel” for themselves!

I am pretty proud of myself for perfecting my presentation, and figuring out how to make good use of my time (before work, after work, etc.) to make sure these orders were filled. I am particularly relieved to have proven to myself that I continue to work best under pressure. These few days have reminded me of my school days- getting the best grades when I was busiest. 

Below you will see a few shots I asked the party goers to send me as they enjoyed their cupcakes. I would like to assume by the looks on their faces, I got an “A”.

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