I apologize, I am a little late to the game here, my monthly blog post is a bit delayed. This month started off pretty busy for me, if you read my last blog post I had a lot to look forward too!!! Until now I haven't had a moment to sit down and write a bit. I had a full calendar, with a lot of cake orders and cake decorating classes scheduled, I was almost completely booked through June... Fast forward to today, and holy moly I don't know what is happening in the world. Its almost like I am watching a movie, it seems so surreal. Almost all of my cake orders have been cancelled for a couple the next month and as for the end of April and May, we are waiting to see what happens. I am not going to lie, I was freaked out, scared, nervous of what is to come. I am trying to find a new normal to temporarily help my mind deal with what's going on so that I can be strong for my family.
In situations like this we can either choose to shut down and become sad and lose hope OR we can become innovative!! We are forced to think outside the box, be creative and come up with ideas that can work in a world where we HAVE to stay home & there are no more birthday parties! We all still want to celebrate our birthdays, and its especially important for children to still feel a sense of normalcy when their whole world had been flipped upside down. If you or a family member is having a birthday we can still provide you with a small cake, a cake jar, cupcakes or cookies. I will do my best to accommodate all requests so please don't hesitate to reach out.
During this first week of quarantine I actually found myself quite busy! My calendar was completely open again, so I decided to offer a cookie decorating activity kit. Parents everywhere are looking for activities that their children can do at home. These kits have been a big hit! They include 1 dozen sugar cookies, 3 bags of royal icing, and 3 colorful sprinkle varieties. Kits are being picked up or delivered and the children are loving decorating and eating them. Baking and being creative is a calming activity and has always been a kind of mental therapy for me. I hope that I can provide this for others as well. I am currently offer a kit featuring mixed cookie designs for both boys and girls, as well an Easter themed kit. Please go to my shop page to place order for Easter before April 2nd!
I also have plans to offer a cake decorating kit! We will start off with something simple but I have ideas for some fun designs that kids and adults can do at home!
We all have a lot more time on our hands and what a better time than now to have fun decorating a cake and being creative. Keep your eye on the shop page for these at home "quaratine kits!"
If you have any special requests, please don't hesitate to email me.
Since celebrations have become quite small these days we are also working on restocking our cake jars!!
We have brought back our popular Rainbow Cookie Cake jar, they are now in stock and available to order on the SHOP page.
We will baking up more fun flavors such as our classic Cookies & Cream and Funfetti flavors. I will also be adding Lemon back in and maybe a delicious Carrot Cake Jar! (Carrot cake is my absolute favorite by the way). Any special flavor requests?? Feel free to email me, I still have tasting boxes available to order which make a great gift for a loved one, a hospital worker, or anyone who could use a little joy and sweetness in their lives!
A big change that is coming for us here at Rachel's Cakes is our new name and logo!!! The name is changing to Frosted Artistry, I love it and I love our new logo design, I hope you do too. Don't worry, it will still be me here baking & creating your beautiful cake and cookie designs. Our phone number will stay the same too. I will be changing the website over to www. frosted-artistry.com and I will have a new email address (keeping the old one too for awhile until everyone is up to date!) I will continue to keep you up to date on these changes.
Thats all for now! I hope that all of you are staying well and doing the best you can despite the circumstances. We will get through this by working together. My mission has always been to bring joy to people through my delicious desserts and I can't think of a better time that we need more smiles!