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.
Seems like just yesterday my husband and I were just talking about how cool it would be to publish a book and show people the art of marshmallow decorating. It all started has a fun adventure and quickly turned into a serious task. We wanted to make it the coolest, most complete cookbook out there. As self-publishers that meant we had to take an extra dose of determination and motivation…. not to mention, drain our savings account and learn new skills quickly to make it all happen by the deadlines. Deadlines that we set without really knowing what it all entailed and not knowing what road blocks we had ahead of us.
Founder of The Marshmallow Studio, Marshmallow Designer and Speaker + Author of the book mARTshmallows. She is also the Social Media + Digital Marketing Manager for Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. Learn More…