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A wedding to remember...

One of my best friends, Sarah, got married this past December.  I was lucky enough to get to do all of her cakes and desserts for the reception and gift bags. It was the biggest order I've ever done, and it was so amazing and wonderful to get to be a part of Sarah and Jeffs' special day.
My frIend, Ashley Rutland, who owns Ashley Rutland Photography, did the photos for the wedding.  She is an amazing photographer in the DFW area and if you're around here you should really check her out!
www.ashleyrutlandphotography.com
Ashley had a friend of hers, a blogger named Kim, do a write up of the wedding.  Kim's an amazing mom, wife, and blogger, and you can read her blog here at:
http://adventuresinimperfectparenting.blogspot.com
I wanted to share her write up with you.  It really encompasses the atmosphere and feeling of the wedding, and Sarah and Jeff as well!!
Winter weddings always seem to capture a certain type of elegance that can only be enhanced by the magic of the season. …
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Recipes and tips

I get asked all the time, like what's the best way to cook a chicken breast, or how do I make pie crust?  So I thought that I might try posting a recipe or a tip once a week to start answering some of those questions.

So my question to you all is, what do you want me to post about first?  Are there any recipes, tips, or tricks you need help with?  Or just any subject you'd like me to write about?  Just let me know in the comments below!

Happy Baking,
Jen


Easter weekend

This past Easter was a really special one in my family.  My youngest nephew, the baby of the family, received his First Communion and Confirmation.  It was an amazing time and it went by way too fast.


His parents are my husband's brother and his wife.  They are very special to my family and I.  My sister-in-law's family, her sister, brothers, and parents are very special to us too.  I am very blessed.  Some people are lucky enough to have in-laws that they are close to, but I get 2 sets for the price of 1.  Sometimes my sis- in- law jokes that I was a member of her family before I was even a member of my hubby's...  There are not enough words for how much I love them....


Getting to be a part of our nephew's special day, and spending Easter with them, was so amazing and special.  I loved getting to do his cake and some cookies for him, and I also got the opportunity to make some cookies for his CCD teachers.  I think that making religious cookies and cakes is my favorit…

Favorite Cakes of 2014

2014 was a crazy year for me over here at Sugar Cubed Bakery.  I technically "started" the bakery in 2013, so I had a registered bakery name and got my food handler's license, but I didn't start getting the home bakery out to the public until early 2014.  I needed that year to sort of get my bearings, get comfortable with my work and techniques, figure out what to charge, and how to manage my time etc.  I didn't want to rush into taking a bunch of orders and get overwhelmed. So after a year of "growing", I started the website, along with social media, and never looked back.

So when I decided to do a "Favorites of 2014", I was surprised that all of these cakes were in 2014. It feels like ALOT longer than a year ago or less that I made them.  So much has happened since then.

And yes I know it is almost April and everyone else's BEST of 2014s were put out in January...  I'm still catching up people! lol  Just be happy I'm blogging aga…

Why are there not more hours in the day?

How do people do it?  I see all of these amazing women on instagram every day and they look perfect, their kids look perfect, their houses look perfect, their businesses are bigger than mine, and they do it all with a huge smile on their face.  Sometimes I can't get out the front door without the kids having WWIII, dropping my purse, dropping my phone, and at least someone (usually me) crying in the process.

Maybe it's easy to look perfect when all people are seeing is a photo glimpse into our lives once or twice a day.  But sometimes it just seems that I am hanging on by a thread.  I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, I remember when my kids were small and everyone constantly asked me, "How do you do it???"

I have 4 kids.  My oldest, he is 17.  I have twin boys who are 12, and the baby girl is just about to turn 11.  Yes, I had 3 in diapers at one time.  Yes, I know what causes babies lol.  I remember constantly being asked, "How do you do it?…

Lots of New Stuff!!

Hello All!

I know it has been a L-O-N-G time since I have blogged.  The last year has just been such an amazing experience!  The bakery has grown so much, and the love and support that I feel from everyone is just completely overwhelming and I just can't say thank you enough!  I love all of you!  I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know that there have been updates to all of the pictures, CAKES, COOKIES, CUPCAKES (which is now CUPCAKES &CAKE POPS), and OTHER GOODIES.  I have also added a flavor list of all of our cake, cupcake, cake pop, icing/fillings, and cookie flavors.

I also wanted to let you all know that I WILL be blogging more from now on.  It is something that although brief, was something that I loved to do and I miss it all of the time.  So be looking out for new blog posts and again thank you all for all of your support and love over the last year!!

Jen

These are a few of my favorite things....

My cousin Tiffany is a very special cousin to me...  Don't get me wrong, I love all of my cousins with all of my heart, but with Tiffany, we have always had a special bond.  I have always looked up to her, from her gorgeousness, to her dimples, to her magnetic personality, ever since I can remember.  She says I even called her mama when I was a baby, which she loved...


So when she called me, asking to make a cake for her daughter Callie's graduation cake, I jumped on it before I even knew what type of cake she wanted.  I still remember when Tiffany graduated High School, and I remember thinking, "I can't wait to grow up and be just like my Cousin!!!"


 I asked Tiffany what kind of cake she wanted, and she just knew that she wanted all of Callie's favorite things on it.  Tiffany told me that Callie loves Paris, Marilyn Monroe, Pink, Makeup, Shoes, Her crosses on her bedroom wall, etc...

At first I was so excited!!!  I love all of these things, and the color sc…