Saturday, March 28, 2009

Back from Denver....finally!

Denver was awesome! The challenge was fun, our cake turned out really cool, and we had a blast with all of the other competitors. Our kitchen was next to Mike McCarey's from Mikes Amazing Cakes, and seriously we wish we could have just watched him work the whole time instead of making our cake. The man is a robot. A robot that can make amazing mind blowing cakes.We had a blast with Lauren and Roland too-There was a half time group hug which I am sure they will not air for the show, but overall this was the most fun I have had at any cake challenge!

It just so happened that the day after challenge, Denver got hit with the biggest snow storm of the year. Over 20" of snow! We got snowed in to our hotel, our flight cancelled, but we made it back a day late. Our team of employees did a fantastic job holding down the fort. It was a busy week and we are glad to be back home. It was the first time we returned back from Denver from a challenge that our car was not snowed in at the airport.

The show will air sometime in late summer. It is going to be the most viewed cake challenge ever on the Food Network because of the Sesame Street theme. We were really honored to be part of it and cant wait to see it air. We will feature Cookie Monster cupcakes the week of the air date and they will be sure to turn your mouths blue!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Denver here we come!

So, I have to say I'm kinda nervous for this one. The past two challenges we have done, Lauren and I made the time to do a complete trial run to time ourselves for the 8 hours to do the cake. This time, we are just winging it. We have been super busy at the shoppe, and have not had any time to work on the Sesame street cake. The sad think is we have had the most time to prep for this challenge compared to the others. Well, say a prayer that our cake does not fall over. And that Kerry Vincent is nice this time. Oh, and that we can deal with the altitude and not feel completely sick like we did for the Horror cakes challenge. If we only had a few more serves us right for procrastinating. I am wearing a pair of bright blue tennis shoes for Cookie Monster, so hopefully that will bring us the luck to win!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cake the dark

So it figures we plan our biggest cake tasting of the year on 3/15, and the electric goes out at Laplace for 5 1/2 hours....Thank you to everyone who attended-we had almost 200 people come out for this one. We kept it goin with a generator and a few LED lights and made the best of it. At least all of the samples stayed delicious and the sun was shining bright into Laplace providing us with a lot of natural light. It was funny because some of our customers thought we did it on purpose to create some mood lighting-if only we were that creative. Thanks for being patient with us and for coming out today!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

2 year anniversary at Laplace!!!

We have been so busy, that we completly forgot that it is our 2 year anniversary today! We officially opened our company back in 2006, but 2 years ago this day we opened our doors at Laplace and had our grand opening. It amazes me how time flies-we started the company when we were 27 and I cant believe we are about to be the big 3-0 in a couple months ! Our grand opening seriously was probably the last time Lauren and I dressed up for something since we are usually in frosting covered chef coats for most of the time now. I remember when it was just the two of us working into the night(and morning) making all the buttercream, baking all the cakes, waiting on customers, decorating all the cakes, and the list goes on...I do not know how we did it and kept going on absolutely no sleep, no time off, horrible diets and complete stress 24/7. Now we are moving away from having such late nights, the stress is getting better and we have a full staff of over 15 people to help us.
Happy Anniversary-heres to many more years!