Sunday, August 22, 2010


Wow, what a week! I have been dying to blog... I have realized how therapeutic it is :) I mentioned in the last blog about the Wish Upon A Wedding launch party. It was a great event... great networking, great people, and most importantly, a GREAT organization. It was so humbling to see everyone willing to donate their talent and money to terminally ill couples who dream of getting married. They showed a video that was so moving and announced that 2 wishes have already been granted. I hope that I can be a part of a couple's dream wedding one day :)

It was so great to see Kori and Nicole from SKS Designs and my dear friend Kristy Dickerson. Kori and Nicole were the stylists for my engagement photos and Kristy was the photographer. All of these gals are amazing! It was great to meet new faces, like the ladies from An Elegant Occasion. I love being around like-minded women who set high goals and work hard to succeed in this industry. You can just see the passion dripping from them.  I feel so blessed to have this talent... knowing that I followed my heart and that this was God's plan for me. I posted some pics from this event. Enjoy!

Fire breathing

I think Kristy and I were watching this guy...

Ribbon Dancer

Girl's Night Out

Monday, August 16, 2010

Manic Monday!

Happy Monday! Most people hate Mondays, I on the other hand love them. Most bakers count Mondays as part of their weekend because Saturday is a work-day... doing last-minute detail work and making deliveries. I look forward to Mondays because it is the one day where I can catch up on errands and chores.  So far today, I have updated the flavor page under the "About" tab. I am so excited! There are still so many recipes I am dying to try, and luckily I have willing and honest guinea pigs at the restaurant that will devour them. Who doesn't love free cupcakes?

Another task I must accomplish today is business cards. I am attending a networking event Thursday night for Wish Upon A Wedding. They are the world's first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances. The Atlanta chapter is throwing a launch-party to kick-off the new chapter and I am so excited to get involved. This is a great opportunity to get my name out there with the new company and to help these couples have their dream weddings. Most brides get so wrapped up in the details that go into their wedding and lose focus on the bigger picture, two people are taking a vow in marriage to love each other for the rest of their lives. I feel this organization will remind people of that and I hope to contribute in any way that I can! Check out their website, it is so inspirational!

To end this post, I would love to send a shout-out to Sheila Parast. We go way back to our freshmen year of college, little did we know we would have the same dream of baking! We have become closer (in location and friendship) and I am so grateful that she has helped me with this blog and with pictures for the website. Thanks Sheila!

Teaser picture :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's Official!

Hello Blogging world! I finally made it! I guess I should start by telling you about myself and why I am here. Well... I quit my job in Corporate America to pursue my dream of baking and designing cakes. I worked with an AMAZING woman, Kimberley, for a year and a half and she taught me SOOO much about the wedding industry. I recently took a step out out on my own and started my own company, Lush Cakery. I will be doing cupcakes, wedding cakes and celebration cakes. Wahoo!!

My amazing Fiance helped create my website, he is so supportive :) It is still in the works, but it is so exciting to have something in progress! Tomorrow, I am working on recipes for cupcakes to add to the site. My friend Sheila and I (Sheila Parast Cakery) are going to make a night out of it... me trying recipes and her making cake pops for a birthday party. We are so domestic :)

I will post the winners and pictures soon. Until then, Goodnight cakeworld!