I love catering. I love the creativity with it. I love being able to make people happy by creating fantasy in the form of food. I love making peoples imagination come to life in the form of something edible. I love hearing "and you can eat that?", I love knowing I have made a day like a wedding just what she imagined. I have had quite a bit of interest lately in my food and cakes and that makes me very happy. If I could actually make money doing what I love that would be incredible. I am very soon going to start a "Lola's Catering" blog / website. Lola's is the name of my "business". Why Lola's when my name is very obviously not Lola? Well My mother's name is Lola and my grandmothers name is Lola. They taught me everything I know about food and they instilled in me the love for food and making it look just as incredible as it tastes (because, lets be honest, people eat with their eyes first) and because when I think about the attributes I want my food and my food business to have I describe those 2 women. Fun, elegant, classy, creative, pleasing, able to stand on it's own merrits, a step ahead, caring, modern without forgetting the past that brought us this far... You get the idea. So I named it for them.
JD's cousin in Jasper have recently bought a florist. It is Faye's Florist and owned by Loretta Tyre. It is a beautiful flower shop with so much potantial it makes my head spin. It has a full old fashioned soda / ice cream bar and a full florist. She comissioned me to do a wedding cake this past weekend and I had a blast. I make the cake and had it all crumb coated and ready to go early Sat morning. I put it together and decorated it at her shop Sat. I had a blast. It was so fun to work on the cake in an environment like that. Oh the creativity was just bursting out of me. I kept getting so many thoughts and ideas of what I would love to do in the store. I wish it was mine LOL. Loretta is going to start recomending me to brides. I am very excited about that and all of the opportunities that can bring. I will have business cards and fliers and a book for her to show her clients. Please keep me in mind as I am going to start pushing the business. I haven't really done that in the past just kind of done things for family and friends.
This is the cake I did this weekend. Enjoy the pictures, look for more and look for my website / blog coming soon!
This cake is a sour cream pound cake with buttercream frosting. It is white with red dots and rhinestones on each tier. The topper is a grouping of red roses. The tiers are alternately wrapped in red and white satin ribbon. The cake is inspired by the brides bouquet. Her bouquet was the red roses and each rose had a rhinestone in the center, it was wrapped with the red and white ribbon.