Seven months, that’s how long it took me to finally write this post. Why? For many reasons that don’t even matter anymore, to be honest. Here, I am going to reminisce with you the wonderful times I had with my party friends while at Blissdom 2013.
I was fortunate enough to have attended the International Baking Industry Exposition a couple of days ago. IBIE is North America’s largest, most comprehensive trade event. It’s held every three years at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It attracts more than 20,000 baking professionals from every segment of the grain-based market from all around the world. I am already counting down the days until the next event in 2016!!
It all started with a sketch over a year ago…..
After many months of discussing and planning, KRAFT Jet-Puffed and The Marshmallow Studio would be at the International Cake Exploration Societe (ICES) convention being held in Lexington, Kentucky. It would be my first time at ICES and my first time representing JET-PUFFED at a trade event. As you can imagine, I was excited!!!
Two years ago we scrapped up our saving and headed to Las Vegas to try our luck at Cake Camp. Fast forward two years and here we were again except this time we lived in Las Vegas and I was teaching too. I cannot believe how fast time had flown by and how much we have accomplished as a business, a family and a sugar artist in this time.
A few weeks ago, you guys might remember me talking about a super cool secret project I was making pops for. I shared a few sneak peek photos on my Instagram profile. Then a couple of weeks ago I was able to share what the big mystery was all about and who and what they were for.
I had made marshmallow flowers and butterflies to match Amy Locurto’s new Rainbow Party Collection from her new line with Pebbles, Inc. She was having a booth at the 2013 Craft and Hobby Association Winter Tradeshow and wanted to display them in her booth along her beautiful new bright paper goods. Of course I was honored she asked me and jumped right into this opportunity. It’s not everyday someone you totally admire asks you for something.
Here are a few screen shots I saved from other’s posts:
I am thrilled to announce that the items are being shipped and distributed as I type and they should be available at a store near you very soon. Meanwhile, you can shop online:
You can read how Amy made the display for our Rainbow Butterfly Marshmallow Pops above here!
What an experience….
Although I am not a cake decorator, I am a sugar artist so I believe it’s very important to participate in local cake clubs and network with my fellow artists. As you may already know from my previous posts, we are members of the California Cake Club (3 Cs) and the San Diego Cake Club (SDCC). Every year for the past 29 years, the SDCC has puts together a Cake Show Competition to benefit a charity and allow local artists to showcase their talents. This is the largest show of it’s kind in California.
Last week I attended the Event-Solutions Idea Factory / Catersource Tradeshow 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. I had a blast, learned a lot and meet some really cool people. I loved the energy in the air and the creativity As some of you may already know, I have two degrees in event management and worked many years in this field. One of my biggest passions are events and all aspects of design. Every year I look forward to this show because there are soo many new things to see and learn about, not to mention the amazing tablescapes designed by some the country’s top event designers. This was my fourth time attending the show and every year it seems to keep getting bigger and better. I will be back again next year!
This is a way over-due post but one that I really wanted to write and share with all of you.
As some of you may already know, we have had the opportunity twice now to design and donate custom marshmallow pops for the beautiful organization Operation Shower. There are soo many reasons why I feel dearly toward this organization to name them all, I just hope to be able to continue donating our products and time whenever possible. You too can get involved by donating here or through their Amazon wishlist. After learning that they were hosting the January shower in San Diego, I immediately volunteered to provide pops and also to come help set up for the event. I was stoked to finally meet the wonderful team behind this organization and the 11 talented designers that were being involved.
Here’s the cherry on top of my ice cream sundae… I got to make new friends, hang out with a fabulous group of ladies, and I even heard our Flamingo Marshmallow Pops were a favorite on the sweets table with the future-mommas!
I can pretty much go on and on about my amazing experience but I’ll let the photos do most of the talking…. (more…)
I got something cool to share with you guys
A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to be invited to do a demonstration at ABC Cakes Shoppe and Bakery in Orange, CA last Saturday, 10/8/11 for the California Cake Club Fall Quarterly Meeting. Although I’ve been teaching for a year now, something about doing a demonstration in front of sugar art professionals made me a little nervous. Boy, am I glad I accepted the offer and came out to Orange, California because I found a gem…
The store is located in a cute little strip mall off a main avenue, with an ample parking, and great signage so you can’t miss it. I was welcomed by this big o’ Gingerbread Man Baker in the window.
They when I walked in…… “WOW! This place is HUGE”, I said out loud LOL (more…)
We just got back from Cake Camp 2011 in Las Vegas and I cannot wait to tell all of you how amazing Cake Camp was. We had a total blast! It was our first big show and we really didn’t know what to expect so we thought we’d give it a shot. I was thrilled to see the reaction of people when they saw our booth.
We will be attending Cake Camp 2011 from July 14-17 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will be selling marshmallow bags and little sample pops as well as displaying our designs/pops. Classes are for registered attendees but the Vendor Room and Cake Gallery is open to anyone, so come and say hi and see these awesome sugar creations!
The Vendor Room and the Cake Gallery will be open to the public on:
Can’t wait!!! Hope to see you all there