Wednesday, July 29, 2009

To Dream or Not to Dream?


As several of you know, I am contemplating the idea of starting my own cupcake business. This will probably start out as something that I do out of my home, but my dream is to have my own storefront. Kyle and I have been brainstorming ideas and are beginning to put a business plan together. I have always loved cooking and feel that as an amateur, I got some skill :)! Ha! This is something that I have always had a passion to do and think, "if everyone else can do it, why can't I?"

I've been spending my time testing recipes and working on my decorating skills...which are not too good at this point. I'm beginning a cake decorating class next week and, hopefully, will be much better after the conclusion. I have spent hours scouring the internet for yummy recipes. I knew that cupcakes were popular but I had NO IDEA the obsession that is out there! WOW!

With all of that said, I need your help! I am in the process of deciding on a name. I've been brainstorming and have come up with a few ideas; however, I need more input. I like the idea of adding "a cupcake boutique" under the name. What do you think? Please take a moment to comment on which name(s) you like the best or feel free to suggest your own. Once a name is in place, I will have a logo designed and get a blog set up specifically for cupcakes! Yea! I'm super excited and appreciate all of your help, ideas and input. Here are the nominees:

Sweet Tooth
Iced
Decadence
Sweet Bites
Pretty in Pink
Battered & Iced
Blissful Batters


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here we go!

Like everyone else, I am finally giving in to this whole idea of blogging. I know it can be time consuming, so we will see how it goes. Kyle and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary on July 12th. On the 11th, we decided to get dressed up and make a fabulous dinner at home. We pulled out our china (for the 1st time) and everything! We had such a good time eating cake and reflecting on the first year. On our actual anniversary, we went to dinner at The Melting Pot. This restaurant is somewhat sentimental to us as one of our first few dates was at The Melting Pot and then we celebrated our 1st year of dating there as well. Thank you, Joni, for helping me figure out this madness!