This is the one about my first farmers market

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Sunday Feb 11th at the East End Farmers Market in Houston, TX  will be a milestone I will always remember. The day of my first farmers market and my first sell! Seeing all the patrons walk by and ogle my desserts was an amazing feeling but doesn’t come close to the feeling I got from my first sale! My first customers knew how to live life, at 10:30 am when most were reaching for their eggs or pigs in a blanket, this lovely couple knew a Very Vanilla Cupcake was just the thing to pair with their cup of joe.

Very Vanilla- vanilla cupcake with vanilla bean frosting

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Then there were those who thought 10:30 was too early for cupcakes. To them I presented Pancakes…

Pancake – cinnamon pancake cupcake with  Brown sugar buttercream topped with a silver dollar pancake and drizzled with syrup.

I was strategically placed next to a vendor that made amazing burgers and hot dogs (Umbrella Fellas)  which allowed customers to have lunch and follow up with dessert! And that’s where Sweet Cheeks Bake House™ came to the rescue with an array of sweet and savor flavors!

Dark forest – chocolate cake with cherries baked in with cherry buttercream frosting and of course a cherry on top!

Salted Caramel Chocolate – Chocolate cupcake with salted caramel buttercream

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These Lemon Berry ones  didn’t last long either.

Lemon Berry –  Lemon cupcake with blueberries baked in topped with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

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This is the one about the teal rose cake

This weekend I had the pleasure of making a birthday cake for one of my best friends. In the process of trying to decide what to make her, ( I wanted the cake to be a surprise) I asked her a series of what she thought were random questions through out the week. I think she picked up on the surprise when I asked if she like chocolate cake or white cake, her response ” I’m super easy as long as there isn’t any mango or coconut.” Let me tell you something, when someone tells you they are super easy, they make it super hard for you to pick a flavor combination! I bounced off a couple ideas and finally landed on this beauty. Chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream in the middle and vanilla buttercream teal roses on top. E3B379BF-7D76-4910-99E2-68CCB735A919 I am very proud of this beauty! What you don’t see is I added gold sugar pearls to the center of each rose on the top of the cake. I forgot to take photos of my after thought.

This cake was so moist and delicious I had to pull myself away from the kitchen just to make sure i didn’t devour another slice!

Happy Birthday Robin!!

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