I worked a ton of doubles over 4th of July & I'm afraid I've STILL yet to catch up on sleep! Working that much in 90 degree heat & humidity is one thing. I don't sleep well when it's hot and end up being 1,000,000% exhausted. On top of that, however, I also had a couple of cool opportunities come up that have left me an even busier busy bee! Here's the scoop... :)
I brought a Salted Caramel Creme Brulee Cupcake to the pub one night for Chef but he was unable to make it in. I heard the co-owner's wife saying she was about to leave so I asked if she wanted the cupcake to take home. She said yes but rather than take it home, she shared it with her table. At her table are a group of regulars, her friends, that I've waited on repeatedly. They're friends from the dock & they all boat together.
Needless to say, they FLIPPED OUT about this cupcake. (They were drunk).
Long story short, at this same table is the owner of a high end grocery store chain in Chicago. (Who knew!? I always called him 'Diet Coke & Chicken Tenders Guy!?'). He gives me his card and I follow up the next day. I set up a meeting with one of his managers to bring in some samples.
So! This is the part of the show were I get to tell you what I brought in. YAY!! I LOVE mini desserts. In fact I booked a wedding in Feb or March of next year. The couple wants a small triple layer cake for them but then a bunch of mini desserts for friends & family. SO EXCITED!!! :)
Mini desserts are just so stinkin' cute & because they're small-er-ish, you get to try more. :)
Per Chicken Tender's request, I made pies.
This is a mixed berry. :)
Then I made a blueberry.
And here's an apple! :)
He also mentioned cupcakes so I made a Brownie Cheesecake Cupcake: A layer of brownie, chocolate cake, a cream cheese filling and cream cheese frosting. YUM!!! :)
I also did some Salted Caramel Creme Brulee. I should have retorched this one before I took a picture. She looks a little tired. :)
Then I made some Grasshoppah Mint Brownies.
And a couple of fruit tarts...