The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Dreaming Again

A couple weeks ago, I told you about the budding business idea Aa and I were hatching about a bakery. Well, I had my first order, to rave reviews (I really do think they were the best cupcakes I've ever made). My friend V ordered a dozen cupcakes as a birthday gift for our friend T. The party's theme was Black and White, so I went with dark chocolate cake with both dark chocolate (dyed black) and white "World's Best" frosting. I had some caramel frosting lying around, so for a special surprise, I injected some into the middle of each cake. Wow! I tell you, those were some mighty special cupcakes!

Here's the dozen I wound up giving V and T.

This is my favorite one. After the photo, I went in with a toothpick and removed the errant nonpareils. The "T" is made of chocolate. Mmmm.

All packaged up and ready to go!

And, since you can't see the label really well, here's another bad picture of it! ;) The symbol taking the place of the "o" in Hope is a West African symbol of hope.

So, if you or anyone you know are in need of a cake or cupcakes, please let me know!


Sarah Marie said...


These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your first order and a job well done. Clara has a birthday coming up in November. I will be contacting you. How far in advance do you need an order? Can you email me a price list?

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
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  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
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  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
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