Monday, November 12, 2007

Who wants Babycakes?

The orders for my home-based "bakery" are rollin' in, and I'm rollin' them out as quickly as I can. I'm actually really surprised at how well my family and friends are responding to my idea. I get calls every week from people telling me that they've been talking to their friends and have mentioned Babycakes and now they're friends are interested in receiving my monthly specials! I just didn't know that Babycakes would catch on so quickly, and I think Babycakes will be a huge hit next month, with my Christmas cookies and candies. So I'm definitely looking forward to spending my winter months in my nice toasty kitchen. And I can't thank everybody enough for being so supportive of Babycakes and helping to turn my dream into a reality.
For this particular order, my friend bought a Cranberry Upside Down Cake and a Praline Pumpkin Pie (which I blogged about in October). And let me just tell you my house was smelling so amazing yesterday when I baked these little goodies. The Cranberry Upside Down cake had me drooling from the moment I started melting the butter and brown sugar. The best thing about this cake is how light and airy the batter is, which is made possible by beating the egg whites and adding them carefully to the cake batter.




And the cranberries look like little ruby jewels, glistening with their buttery-sugary glaze. I must admit, I started to get a little nervous when the timer went off and I had to turn the cake out of the pan. I was just praying and praying that it would come right out and everything would be perfect. So, with a deep breath I grabbed my oven mitts put a platter on top of the cake pan and flipped. Yahoo!!! The cake slid right out and looked absolutely AMAZING! I was so excited and, of course, relieved.


Now for the packaging! I want to make sure that all Babycakes items are beautifully packaged and offer my customers more than they would find at the local supermarket. So, while shopping around the other day I came across these adorable fall pie boxes, which ended up being one of the best things I've ever bought. The decorations on the boxes were perfect for my Fall themed desserts and were so sturdy and stable. With the Babycakes tag attached and my boxes sealed and ready for delivery, I was out the door and off to see my friend, excited to give her my Babycakes packages!



7 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow, not only a beautiful cake but your packaging is perfect. I can say I knew you when you hit the big time.

glamah16 said...

A most unusual cake. Looks so good. I've been wondering what to do with a huge bag of cranberries in the frrezer.

Shandy said...

Your Babycakes idea is wonderful! The cakes are beautiful too and you are going to be a sensation! Your personality when you write comes across very warm and full of energy. . .you'll be a hit =D

Shandy

charlieasu said...

I'm so excited for you, Steph! The cakes are absolutely beautiful and they sound amazing! I'll definitely have to be ordering one before I leave for Colorado! Any chance I can get on the monthly specials list??? Miss ya, we should do lunch soon!

Steph said...

Thank you everyone for all of your fabulous comments and support!! And I am so sorry Charlieasu but I don't reckognize your name, and don't have access to your blogger profile to e-mail you with the specials, do you mind sending me your information?

Frapp said...

The Cranberry Upside-Down Cake looks amazing! Mind sharing the recipe? Love the blog, added you to my favourite =)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

That looks deeeelicious!!