They say that if you do what you love for a job, you'll never work a day in your life. Over the past year I've learnt that this just isn't true. In fact, if anything its the exact opposite. When you do what you love for a job you never really take a day off. That's been my experience in starting 'Cherry Cakes', but to be honest I don't think I'd have it any other way. It has truly been a roller coaster of a year in starting a small business, and there have been many (steep) learning curves. Despite this I become more excited with each week that goes by of all the possibilities that lay ahead.
This is in fact why I've started blogging again! I wanted to share with you some of the exciting adventures that I'm embarking on, share some recipes and just chat about all the things I'm dreaming up (and I'm dreaming up a lot!)
This week has been pretty exciting and full of action. I started on Sunday with a photo shoot with Zosia Fabijanska an amazingly talented photographer who I've been collaborating with (and who's photos feature in this blog post and the rest of this site.) We were originally put in contact for a photo shoot last year, which we had planned to be a one off thing. However, had such a great time working on it that we ended up collaborating on shoots monthly. We quickly became pals and the shoots just became this really amazing fun time of drinking coffee, doing food styling, talking lots, and eating delicious feasts together. This week we worked on a shoot thats all about white wedding cakes that are a little less traditional. The idea was that you can have a white wedding without it looking too conventional.
As well as this I've been working on my cafe orders, emailing brides, and was lucky to have my business featured in Time Out Magazines article on top ten places to order cakes in Melbourne. I was super excited to be included in this and can't wait to see the photos. I'll share the link when its published.
Last but not least is Flour market, which is happening this weekend! Beardy (my lovely partner) and I will be packing lots of cakes and setting up stall bright and early Saturday Morning. I'm a big fan of this event and always love the chance to chat with customers and just hang out with my partner while selling cakes. I'm bringing some old favourites along such as my Persian Love cake, and Monte C C cookies, as well as some new treats like Pumpkin Spice cake with caramel. If your free, pop on by and say hello. I'm always happy to see pals there and chat to new ones.
For now though I best get some sleep, as I've got a lot of baking to get done this week! Looking forward to sharing some new recipes with you soon!