On the last day of this calendar year, we just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support in 2012. We are blessed and thankful to have you in our cake family! As the clock strikes midnight tonight, we wish you A Very Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true!
From our families to yours, we wish you a sweet and love filled new year!
Really?? The holidays are here already??? Where does the time go?
Wow! It's been a whirlwind for the Cake Devils!!! We've been BUSY Little Devils!!! We have lots to be thankful for and lots to share with you. We'll try to keep this short and sweet, but it's not going to be easy! This Holiday Newsletter is jam packed!!!
First we want to talk about the Orange County Partnership Annual Event which took place at Anthony's Pier 9 the beginning of this month. What an amazing opportunity that was for us! We would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone at the Partnership for the fantastic opportunity. We are so proud of the amazing replica of the Mediacom building that we made as the centerpiece for this incredible, almost 600 person event! We also want to extend great thanks to Mediacom for getting us the photos and blueprints of the building which allowed us to create the building to scale. In addition, we have to thank Ryerson Studio for the YouTube video of the model they created, which we watched thousands of times while constructing our replica! (Check out Mike DelPriore's video here.) This, by far, was our largest (and most intense) project yet! On the night of the event, everything went off without a hitch. We successfully delivered the Mediacom building (that was too big to fit through a door), a ton of cake, 32 pounds of sauces and 10 pounds of sugar shards. We had a fantastic evening, met some AMAZING and INCREDIBLE people, and watched with glee as almost 600 people enjoyed our Devils Food Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream, Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing and Baileys Irish Cream Cake with Baileys Buttercream. We're still ecstatic from the rave reviews! :D
Congratulations once again to Mediacom on winning the Golden Shovel Award!
As we came down from that sugar high, quite a few days were filled with spicy Gingerbread, rather than cake, especially for Cake Devil Stacy! As you may know, Cake Devil Stacy teaches Wilton Method Cake Decorating Classes at the Michaels in Ramsey. More information can be found here. In preparation for teaching a gingerbread house class, I created an entire gingerbread village and did a gingerbread house demo at the store! This was quite a different experience from doing cakes!
Then we received an invitation (ok, request for help) from a friend who is a member of the Artists In the Park for Cake Devils to join them as mentors at The Bear Mountain Inn as they created Gingerbread Houses to be raffled off for the holiday season. The day was a lot of fun and we met some wonderful people and made some great contacts!!! The Bear Mountain Inn recently reopened after 7 years, and it's absolutely beautiful. We highly recommend checking it out! The Artists are a group of really great people and did a fantastic job!! Check out their work:
With the holidays upon us, we hope that you are all as excited as we are for this festive season. It’s our first holiday season as Cake Devils and as we look back upon this past year, we are overwhelmed with joy by all of the support that we have received. From the start we have had many opportunities to provide the service and product that we love most...delicious and exquisite cakes! All year long, we have been fortunate to help you celebrate many birthdays, showers, weddings and other joyful occasions. The feedback we have received has been uplifting and amazing and we couldn't be more appreciative. Equally exciting were the events we were able to partake in, such as the People to People fair, the Wedding Wire Networking Event, Anthony's Pier 9 bridal show, and, we’re thrilled to have become active members of the Wedding Vendors of the Hudson Valley, just to name a few. These opportunities have allowed us to share our unique products and services and have provided us the chance to meet people who have been able to help us grow and develop our business. We cannot thank you enough...and we are really excited for the plans we have in the works for the new year. We have some big changes coming and some exciting things happening! We thank you for all you have shared with us this year.
Of course, this wouldn’t be our newsletter if we didn’t share some recent cakes with you!
With so much sadness in the news recently, it's more important than ever to count our blessings and make the most of everyday. We wish you and your loved ones all a joyous and peaceful holiday season and a wonderful new year. Take the time to enjoy life. Tell your family you love them. Hug them a little tighter this year. Celebrate the good times and always make sure there’s a cake involved! :D
From our kitchen to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Newtown, CT.