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a REAL baker? 
 
May 26, 2012 6:40 am 
Updated: Jun. 25, 2012 10:52 am
Oh- My- Gawd- You're a REAL baker??? 
YUP!
But you can't cook a real meal to save your life!
I know... But I make some mean cookies and some killer cupcakes. 

Today I am in my glory and the depths of my fear... I am baking.... for a wedding!
I am the proud owner of my very own cupcake business. VCVC Cupcakes. When I began this amazing journey I made one promise. I would never, ever, make wedding cakes. Why? Because I doubt myself. Birthdays happen every year. If I mess up or disappoint someone I have not ruined a once in a lifetime opportunity for them, hopefully. With any luck they only have one wedding. Well last year my bestie asked if I would make her wedding tower of cupcakes. I could not say no... and it turned out well. REALLY well. Around that time I was approached by another bride who said she loved my work and waned to discuss my making her wedding cupcakes and a small cake. In my head I thought no way, but I will do the consult and she will see that I am not nearly what she wants and pick someone else. I was wrong. She was amazing and I could not say no to her. And lo and behold she was asking for something that fell within my skill set. I CAN do this and I am EXCITED to do this for her. 

Now the day has come, preparations have been made and the cakes are in the oven. My stomach on the other hand is in the floor. As I tick off each step, I can only hope that it comes out to my perfectionist up to snuff taste. She has been an amazing bride and a wonderful client, I truly want to make her proud. Nerves be damned we all have to push our limits and try our best otherwise we will never know how awesome we truly are.

Well I must go check and see how everything is... If you do not hear from me next week I either became famous for this cupcake tower/cake combo or I failed miserably and am hiding under my bed with my stuffed bear.

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Cupcake Tower
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Comments
May 26, 2012 8:21 am
Good Luck. I hope all goes well.
 
May 26, 2012 8:21 am
LOL! Good luck!:)
 
May 26, 2012 8:44 am
Aaaww Cathy!! Looks like your Big girl panties fit just Fine!! Love love your words and can appreciate your Fear! Who wants to dissapoint, of all people a Bride? You are going to help make her day her very Best day!!! Proud of you and send a picture of your glory along with that stuffed buddy of yours! Hope he knows what an Awesome mommy he has!
 
May 28, 2012 7:13 am
tapping fingers here.....waiting for pics :) Good luck kid!
 
May 28, 2012 12:20 pm
So the cake came out awful..Other people said it looked fine but I was unhappy with it, so I trashed it and Made a new one..3 hours before the event. It was just what I hoped it to be.
 
Jun. 13, 2012 7:23 pm
I'm glad all turned out well. I would have never been able to start a whole new cake from scratch 3 hours before the event. My nerves would be on fire! I am the exact opposite of you, I can't bake to save my life. I'm great at cooking though. I guess that's the result of growing up in an Italian/German household....
 
Joanna16653927 
Jun. 25, 2012 10:52 am
as Nancy implied I'm dazzled that someone can profit $7998 in a few weeks on the internet. have you read this website MakeCash14.com
 
 
 
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Cathy Chace

Home Town
Harwich, Massachusetts, USA
Living In
Melrose, Massachusetts, USA

Member Since
May 2012

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Walking, Photography, Charity Work

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