Inspiration

Be Disliked

“Have the courage to be disliked”

We came across this quote a couple of days ago and it flabbergasted us.

 The power in it,

The audacity to be bold.

Our CEO Rebeca and our team have been in a deep dive towards working on themselves and on the company. The further we get into our pool of growth, the more we are looking around and the more we are seeing small businesses and women cowering in the shadows of who they where made to be.

We want to encourage you all to go, jump into your dreams, accept that you won’t be for everyone and that some people will try to stand in your way. But you know, if you have the courage to be disliked by those that aren’t for you. It releases you to spend your energy, power, and love on those that are. The moment you begin to live in the power of chasing your dreams the haters will get out of your way.

If you don’t think the quote above is powerful enough for you how about this one….

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That’s right it’s none of your business.

 The moment we accepted that in our business our whole countenance changed. Suddenly the people we are serving are our ideal clients, we are being able to produce the cakes that bring us ultimate joy.

The haters? Well they are still around, but they are less visible in the shadow of our courage, and passion, and steadfastness towards our goals.

So this is our LOUD call to all the women out there.

Have the courage to be disliked at the daycare pick up because you are a busy business owning mom

Have the courage to be disliked when you have to make tough calls

Have the courage to be disliked when success starts coming to you and the jealousy is raging in others.

Their opinions don’t count anyway.

You do you boo.

Sugar Cookie Invitations

A couple of weeks ago we had a sweet mommy to be come to the store to order sugar cookies. Immediately Kate and I assumed they were for the baby shower

She surprised us by saying that the cookies where being hand delivered with the invitations!

Swoon.

This is the stuff of romance baby novels if there ever was such a thing.

She had with her the invitation and asked us to work the beautiful florals into the design of the decorated sugar cookies.

Floral Invitations Inspiration

Our chefs worked their magic and created the most beautiful hand painted sugar cookies with roses, to complement the invitations perfectly.

People often ask us where our inspiration for design comes from. Most people show up to the store with Pinterest boards of cakes and treats they would like replicated, but often the best work comes when our chefs are given total creative control, and supplied with inspiration from items like invitations, florals, clothing, plates, artwork, venues, and so many more things.

I don’t know about you but if I was personally handed a beautiful invitation with a sweet cookie you better believe I would send my RSVP in a heartbeat!

Floral Handpainted Sugar Cookies

Thank You Florence

Thanking a hurricane is not something that is common, and although hurricane Florence caused a lot of trouble for many it led us towards being able to spend one amazing weekend together as a #DreamTeam.

You see when the evacuation notices hit, we left early in the morning and headed to Miami. With bated breath we drove hoping everything would be alright. Three days into our “Flocation” as we began to name it, Chef started missing the bakery. She declared one day “Today we will find cake shops and check them out.”  After a quick google search we had a plan. One of the stores we visited was Sweet Life Cake and Candy Supply. We took so many pictures and we were in HEAVEN!!!!

During our visit we were told about SOFLO, we put it in our calendars and walked out of the store giddy with excitement.

Fast forward 7 months, we were able to make the Dream Come True for Chef Aura. As you all know we do Girl’s Nights Out with our Team. This was our first ever Team Trip and boy did we have a great time.

We took off on Friday morning at 5am…yes you read that right. We drove all day and made it to Miami at 4pm. Seriously, we know how to travel. The whole way down we worked, had car dance parties, and laughed a whole lot.

The next morning you could feel the excitement as we got ready. We drove to the Convention Center and oh boy. As we saw the banners and the Sprinkle Jeep we all had butterflies. The line to get in was Disney Magic long but totally worth it.

Once inside the number of booths, sprinkles, paints, frosting, tools, and demos was breathtaking. We walked until our feet hurt, and then we walked some more. The whole time Chef Aura and Aaliyah had the greatest smiles on their faces.

They got to meet some of their Cake Hero’s. Kate and I felt like Fairy God mothers as we approved purchases and watched them walk around a Cake Artists Heaven.

I can’t truly put into words the joy to have been able to do this for our Team. The weekend included a trip to the Miami Zoo and making Kates dream of feeding a giraffe come true. Followed by jumping into the most cool and delicious lake.

When I am asked what my favorite part of owning a business is ,my answer surprises people. Yes I love the cakes, yes I love the office, but what I LOVE the most is my team and our supporting staff, being a part of their lives, making small dreams come true, and being able to give them value in more ways than just a paycheck.