Hey guys, how has everyone been?! I know I have been away for awhile, but now I am back and I hope to never lose touch with this blogamy (blog + family)…it that a thing or did I make that up? Anyway, if you all forgot, that is proof of just how weird I truly am. Admittedly, I hope my “weirdness” comes across in the most sincere and endearing fashion. Did I mention I have missed this…just sitting down, committing and connecting through my blog. Setting loose whatever new inspirations, FOOD and personal pieces I have to share, out into the blogesphere to each and everyone of my supporters! I could not be more grateful for this space to be my most authenic self, especially after the trials I have been through in the last 3mons. But, with conscience effort to play on the positive side, I just wanted to take this time to share a little more of silly and WAY oversharing tidbits about myself.
So, I guess here I go…
Hey guys, happy
Wednesday! Yes, I know…it’s Thursday, Thursday evening at that.
Sorry to get this post up so late, things are really happening at WinniE’s Bakery. It’s “wedding season” and graduation time, so that means lots of orders=lots of work…yay! I love being busy, I thrive on the balancing act that is work and life. I am learning and enjoying the journey! Anyway, I wanted to show you guys a special order I did for one of my favorite customers. It was an out of season order, but for her, I will always make this exception. Her favorite item on the WinniE’s menu is my “Winter Special” ‘Peppermint Mocha’ cupcake. I was more than happy to accommodate, she had loved the cupcakes so much she wanted have them as apart of her sister’s birthday celebration.
Here’s what’s been happening in WinniE’s Bakery…
Just a sprinkle…
Now to box!
I hope you guys like this weeks post. I know that this weeks post was short, but hopefully sweet! Until next week!
P E A C E + L O V E + B A K I N G !
Hey everybody, happy
Yes, I do realize it’s Friday. I have unfortunately, for one reason or another, been unable to get a WinniE’s post up on time for the past few weeks. Which, really, really eerks me! I love my blog, I love the support of you all and I try really hard to share interesting, personal, authentic, positive, genunie, deliciously different and utterly delectable post. Anyway, things have been CRAZY at WinniE’s Bakery, for those of you who don’t already know, this week is “National Nurse’s Week”. This is a very special week for me because, not only is my mother a nurse, and my sister-in-law soon to attend nursing school (her mother is nurse as well), but I spent a great deal of my life growing up in the hospital. I suffer from a couple significant medical conditions, but that has never stop me! You want to know why, (aside from the love and support of my family and friends) I have a secret weapon…my MOM!!! In my eyes, I believe there is no great advocate, voice of reason and beacon of insight than to have a nurse on your side…but I am so obviously bias. So, this week WinniE’s Bakery was comissioned for an order for some of the nurses at Children’s National Medical Center, in Washington DC.
I fought through tehnical difficulty, after technical difficulty, after another, to share this post with you guys. Here is a small glimps into what went on in the bakery…
My lovely Aunt Nette bought this delicate and stunning tea cup/coffee mug, as my birthday present! It’s so pretty it took me about 2 weeks to decide if I wanted to drink from it or just keep it as a novelty piece.
A good place to start.
The start of a little caramel…just bubbling away!
The order consisted of the flavors, “Lemon Coconut Creme”, “Red Velvet w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Buttercream” and “Triple Chocolate w/ Salted Caramel Buttercream”
All packaged up and ready for delivery!
I hope you all liked this
Wednesday’s with WinniE’s post! Until next time…
Hey guys, happy Wednesday!
This weekend I wanted to keep things simple, but always looking for a little fun. I’m 24 years old, which means no matter how fortunate may or may not be, money is always something I am conscience of. I’ve always been told I was 3 going on 30, an old soul, wise before my time, etc. I have a deeply nostalgic spirit, as grateful as I am for the modern conveniences of today (hint…the iPhone I am using to write this post) I love learning and seeing how things were before, getting a sense of where it all comes from. Now, to tell you about my weekend without getting too sidetracked…I do that sometimes, get lost in my head, take a walkabout in my thoughts. Anyway, this weekend I decided to take a trip to Georgetown, and the result was utterly lovely.
On Sunday: I started my morning with a little reading, then it was off to my standing morning coffee date with the old “Padre”. Then, I reviewed inventory and discovered I was short some basics. Although, I usually receive my boxes and such via an online company, this weekend my shipment wouldn’t be here for a large order I have, for “Nurse’s Week”!
Here’s a look…
That clothing was made of 100% Alpaca
This is Alex and he worked the “Dress It Up Dressing” booth. He was a charismatic and pleasant individual. I had a chance to sample the product and it was delightful and unique. You can find Dress It Up Dressing at MOM (My Organic Food Market) or www.dressitupdressing.com
This is Maria and her mother Andrea. Andrea is the owner and designer of Andrea’s Beau and Maria is her inspiration. They sell handcrafted, beautifully designed and original head ornaments. My dad bought my niece a head band, which was decorated with crocheted floral accents and delicate little butterflies. It was the perfect choice for her and she LOVED IT! Check out, http://www.andreasbeau.com!
Lastly, this is Michael. He owns Booda Boutique and they make handmade soaps, which smell EVEN better than Lush! He was so nice and told us all about the Eastern Market, where they also have a booth. You can find out more at their website www.boodasoapbox.com.
This duck was something else, it was ducking (LOL), shimmying and full on twirling.
A cute pathway of steps…it’s the little things!
I thought this restuarant what too adorable, quaint and really well decorated!
Who doesn’t like a reminder of a some-what contrived, yet lovey “Romantic Comedy”. I mean, honestly who cares…it’s Kate Beckinasle!!!
We stopped by Sprinkles..didn’t get anything, but it looked nice. Do you see what I see…?
Dean + Deluca, I bid you farewell. You were fabulous and I shall see you soon!
And then there was Georgetown Cupcakes, aka…DC Cupcakes. Also, take a look at that line.
As the sun went down we headed over to Labyrith Park.
Cady’s Alley: This little gem was hidden away.
The most delightful little SweetGreen you will ever come across. It was a certified “green restaurant”! There is Padre…again (LOL)
Goodnight and goodbye, Georgetown! Let’s do this again soon and next time, maybe a drink at one of your several pubs!
And this is Jermaine. He was honestly one of the coolest people I have ever encountered, so laid-back, so chill!
I got the “Spicy Sabzi” salad…DELISH! I substituted garbanzo beans for the Tofu.
Michael’s always brings back memories of my nana, Winnie, clear as day. Now off to JoAnn’s!
One of my many “happy places”!
I hope you guys like the post, I know I like sharing things with you!
P.S.: So sorry this took so long to post, it was meant for Monday. You would not believe the technical difficulties I dealt with. Anyway, see you tomorrow for a look at how things were today here at WinniE’s Bakery.
Hey guys, happy Thursday, again!
Here is quick post for you guys, of what happened in WinniE’s Bakery yesterday. I have been so busy lately, with finals coming up, my birthday, my brother’s birthday and running the bakery; which is even more of a ask, seeing as it is our busiest season. To celebrate Spring and the on coming of Summer, I thought I would do a Key Lime Pie inspired recipe. After, many concept I decided on what I call my “Key Lime Kisses” cookie! They are velvety, zesty and divine! By the way, sorry this post is late!
Here is a look at how they turned out…
A little white chocolate.
Scooped out and ready to BAKE!
Delicious coconut lime magic.
And topped them with ground Graham Crackers!
I decided to take them in and shared them with my ASL class. They LOVED them!!! That’s Taj savoring his cookie!
Until next time you guys.
P E A C E + L O V E + B A K I N G !
Hey guys, happy Thursday!
They also carry infused honey!
They carry pasta as well.
Bottling up my chosen olive oil
And this is Erin! She was so interesting, engaging and welcoming! It was lovely to meet and chat with her.
Here is Erin with one of the owners, Bart. He was friendly and said he would check out my blog! Thank you for a great experience in your shop. I will be back…SOON!
This is what I got, Black Truffle Sea Salt, ‘GLUTEN-FREE’ Garlic Chive pasta, Champagne Mimosa Vinegar and Blood Orange Olive Oil…GLORIOUS!