WOW! I know it sounds cliche, but where has the time gone? One year ago this week I clicked on the 'OPEN' sign for my cake shop and supply store for the first time. Since that moment, I have worked six days a week and baked thousands of layers of cake. But the thing I remember most about the past year is the amazing people who have walked through my front door each day. They are the sole reason I am able to celebrate our first anniversary this week.
People of all ages and all walks of life come into the shop each week. Some are bakery owners needing last minute supplies, some are brides looking for information on a wedding cake and some are just killing time while their loved ones shop at the bridal store next door or are getting a tattoo two doors down. I have my "regulars" who come in each week to get their boards and boxes for their weekly orders...and I have loved getting to know them over the last year.
And then there are those who come in, some with a picture or sketch, some who have never decorated a cake before. These customers I love...We walk around the store and come up with several ideas to accomplish the same task: making said cake. It's not about how much money they spend - it's about figuring out all the pieces of the puzzle that they will need - it's about the final product: a cake that will make their child's eyes light up, a cake that their grandchild will remember forever, a cake made and decorated with love. I truly have the best job ever. I am so grateful that I got to do it for an entire year and will, hopefully, do it for many more!