Did I ever tell you how much I admire my friend Julie, the baker from Blue Cupcake? (Yes, I know I did).
The last time we visited (in 2008), she had just quit her day job to start off her venture for realz. She was baking in her home, with her Kitchen Aid stand mixer, sometimes working until the wee hours to decorate her amazing creations, while her kids slept.
Three years later, so much has changed. She works from a professional kitchen, which she shares with a catering company. She has four employees and two assistants. She receives dozens of requests every week. She gets to take part in amazing celebrations, like kids' birthday parties LA-style, where parents spend high five-figures to treat their children, and multiple planners are involved. She does projects for celebrities; no really! There were two such requests coming in while I was there. I can't tell you who they were for, since she prides herself in being discreet, but they were big A-list names (you have no idea how much of a kick I get from being a tease like that right now).
She has crazy schedules and production sheets and a lot to coordinate. She's a real business owner now, one of these rare people who take their dreams and make it their life. I love her even more for that.
Because I miss her and her family (and LA) so much, I thought I would repost one of my favorite events she put together, for her daughter's fourth birthday party last summer. This took place in their own backyard. Now maybe you'll know why I so long to be there again.
(Originally posted on August 6, 2010, under the title 'Woodland Fairy Dessert Table')
And here are the pictures of the decor. Enjoy!
Fairy decor party package and signage: Trio Events
Photography: Carla Gates Photography
Dessert table: Blue Cupcake