A Quick Thank you!
Just a quick thank you to Dawn at Novellas in New Paltz for allowing us to provide dessert to everyone at the Wedding Vendors of the Hudson valley meeting on Tuesday evening! Everything was fantastic and the space is beautiful! Be sure to check it out for your upcoming events!
In case you're wondering, the Wedding Vendors enjoyed a variety of Cake Devils sweets, including rainbow cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, soft molasses cookies, white chocolate & cranberry cookies during the event. They were also all given a cupcake in a box (some chocolate cake, some spiced Guinness cake) to take home... however, big surprise, none of them made it out the door! ;)
A Question Often Asked.
Humans are interesting creatures. It's amazing what captures our attention. How many times have you been stuck in traffic because there is a car accident on the other side of the highway? I bet you hate that. I bet it drives you crazy that everyone has to slow down to look. But I also bet that when your turn comes, and you're directly across from that accident, you're slowing down to look too. Amazing that we can't help but be curious about and intrigued by disasters. Where do you think the saying "It's like a train wreck, you can't look away." came from?
That leads me to the following question that we are often asked. Have you ever had any disasters? We wish we could just answer that question with a simple "nope." But, we are human and making these cakes is hard work. And as if creating these delicious works of art wasn't hard enough, then we have to deliver them! Some of these cakes are very heavy and sometimes our deliveries require carrying them up or down stairs. Eeek. ;) How about driving with them? Sometimes we'll take a longer route because we know it's a smoother ride. Well. Before this winter hit! Trying to navigate around all of these pot holes is an adventure all on it's own!
Since we are often asked, I thought you might enjoy reading about a recent cake delivery. It did not go as smoothly as we had hoped. Read on....
Adventures in Delivering a Casino Cake
Last Saturday, our second stop of the day was to deliver casino cupcakes and a small casino cake for a 40th birthday party. This birthday cake was being delivered to a private home in Monroe, NY. This home was not right off the highway. It was deep into the town which required driving down many twisting, turning, mountain back roads. After a brief stop in Harriman, the snow started falling harder. It was coming down fast. The roads were slick and visibility was poor. I set the GPS and it said it would take 18 minutes. We had plenty of time to get there and figured we would be early. Well... not so much. The roads were icing over and very snow covered. We were taking it slow, barely getting over 15mph. We got to one road in Monroe (which shall remain nameless) and knew it was going to be bad. It was twisting, turning, and all down hill. We took it even slower, but I could feel that the tires were not gripping the road. We slid a bit and could not stop, but we regained control rather quickly. Then it happened again. The car would not stop, it slid, it spun, and went sideways. Yes, we slid down a hill sideways in slow motion. We thought we were going to crash. We both knew that we would not get hurt, as we were moving so slow and would most likely hit a snow bank, but we also both were worried that the cake would go flying!
Well, somehow (my guardian angel, I believe) I got the car straight and we came to a stop. We did not hit anything. We were fine. The cake was fine. But our hearts were pounding and our stomachs were doing flip flops. We sat there for a minute. Just stopped in the road. Debating what to do. Turning back was not an option because it meant going back down that road. Not delivering that cake was not an option either. So we forged on. Slooowwwllly. Eventually we arrived at the house and the cake and cupcakes were well received. We sent everything up, said our thank yous and headed back to the snow and ice covered car. We both knew that we could not go back the way we came. No way. No how. So I looked at the map and chose a better route on the GPS. Better, but not good. We managed to get back without any incidents. However that 18 minute GPS time turned into a 2 hour round trip ride.
So there you have it. Our recent cake disaster. ;) And now we present you with the small casino cake and casino cupcakes for the 40th birthday party on one snowy evening.