Apologies for the picture quality...🥴
It’s an oldie!
Why now?? .....Backstory: I had signed up for a collab and had the best intention of creating a more relevant and recent piece, but I realized during this insane week that I had absolutely no chance of completing a new project!
So hope you enjoy a #throwback from nearly 8 years ago!
This is a late post for the #wovenbasketcollab hosted by the super trio Ashley, Lauren and Lila @icingandaprons @cakelaurenloves @lila.cakeshop
Please check out everyone’s amazing creations!! You will not be sorry!
June 27, 2018, I flew into New Orleans to meet my husband for a very special date night.
In my carry on, I lugged a delicate and delicious red-velvet cupcake from my favorite dessert spot. In the center of the cupcake, I instructed a close friend of mine to fill the cake with blue or pink icing depending on the gender, which I concealed in an envelope and handed to her.
We walked on Bourbon street (my first time visiting... 20+ weeks pregnant smh 🤦🏾♀️ ) and found a bar to sit at so that we could bite into the cupcake that contained so much mystery.
We were thrilled to discover that we would have a boy! And boy oh boy is our son the best permanent roommate ever! 👶🏿🤪
My journey to conception was difficult. I experienced a range of emotions. Despite it all, my miracle was born, Oluwaseun, which means “thank God for what he has done for me”. He is perfect! He can sings and dances. He has rhythm, and strong opinions about what foods he will and will not eat. 🤷🏾♀️😂
I don’t know where you are on your journey to conceive or even if this is your desire, but my prayer for you is that you experience the same joy and excitement that my husband and I shared on Bourbon Street. (Swipe to see video)
Whatever you are experiencing, don’t do it alone! Find a community to support you!
𝙁𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝘼𝙩𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙀𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙧 is our tendency to attribute a behavior or persistent behavior to a person’s character while underestimating the influence of social or external situations.
Example: If you have a coworker who is late to work, you might think it is due to being irresponsible and not attribute their lateness to traffic or a flat tire.
Personally, I struggle with not attaching someone’s behavior to their character. When I meet ppl, my brain scans their behavior and places them in separate buckets in my mind based on relationship schemas that I developed over time. The problem is that the schemas created are based on trauma from my past, so obviously my judgements are inaccurate or exaggerated.
On my journey to Self Love, I learned that the only way that I can counteract this is by building relationships. Like real ones! 🤯
This thought alone gave/gives me anxiety because in my personal life, my circle of friends is extremely small. You either know me or you don’t! I spent 32 years building these walls. Now the walls must come down or I will continue to miss out on genuine relationships.
I invite each of you to build healthy relationships with people different than you and people who challenge you for the better. Maybe if we could all tear down our walls the first Pandemic would be over and the second Pandemic would’ve never began! #blm#blackisking
These cookies are made for a dear friend who has no issues in building relationships. She would talk to a fly on the wall if it would talk back. She pushes me to tear down my walls in all relationships. She celebrates many years of marriage, and I wish her many more! Hip hip hip horraaaaayyy!!! 🎉🎊🍾✨
De mis favoritos ⭐️
Hay veces que mis pasteles me sorprenden. Cuando los veo terminados me parece increíble y maravilloso que fue realizado por mi.
Créanme que mi pasión es más gigante cada día.
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Hey y’all! I’m Maranda, the mac baker behind Bombshell Macarons!
Been a little while since I’ve done an intro post and wanted say hi!
I started bombshell macarons a little over a year and 1/2 ago after attempting to make unicorn macarons for my daughters 5th birthday. While embarking on the treacherous journey to produce the “perfect” macaron, I had found my calling. I love using the delicately delicious treat as a canvas to create unique works of edible art!
I’m a mama to 3 amazing kiddos, wife to my best friend, and a SERIOUS lover of all things coffee!
I don’t say it enough, but please know that I am forever thankful for all of the love and support each one of y’all show my little mac shop! I see every like and share and read every comment, I truly do a little happy dance with every happy customer!
I would love to learn more about y’all as well! Tell me a little bit about yourself in the comments! ♥️
Have you experienced sticker shock when you saw the price of a cake? I have a few thoughts on why that may be.
Cakes are ART + FOOD + EXPERIENCE all rolled into one.
Cakes are a form of handmade art. While most would not see artwork and think of it as just a $10 canvas with paints, in the same spirit, cake is more than the cake layers and buttercream components. It’s the way cake designers put it together to create something special. The biggest cost of the cake is something you can’t see at all - it’s time.
“But Erica, I can keep art and admire it daily but cake is food”
If you experience sticker shock, you most likely think of cake as just food. It gets consumed and poof it’s gone. Food is usually associated with lower pricing because what normal person can spend $100 on a meal? Usually things you eat and consume are around $1-$20. So when a cake comes back in the $100s. it can be a surprise to see food priced so high.
But cake is not just food that gets consumed and poof it’s gone. It’s art and it’s also an experience. Think of it like a vacation. Once you take a vacation, it’s done. Over. You can take photos on your vacation but you can’t continue to truly relive or enjoy the exact same experience again. Cake is the same way, it’s the centerpiece to your special events that provide a memorable and delicious experience. And experience = joy. Celebrating and spending time with loved ones creates more joy and that’s money well spent.
Cake: Pretty in pink in 8”, 6”, and 4”. Order at orderwinkbyerica.com
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💗💗 pretty in pink 💗💗
Which is your favorite: sprinkles, marble, or gold leaf?
I wasn’t going to post this set for a few more days, but how could I pass up posting it on #nationalicecreamday
This is one of those sets that reminds me why I love to make cookies. Not only was it incredibly fun designing this set, but it was also for the sweetest adoption. Knowing that my cookies can help celebrate that moment warms my heart!!
10 11620 July, 2020
Black and White Cake 🖤
Me encanta lo delicado y elegante de este pastel con el toque mágico del dorado.