Friday, August 27, 2010

The Baked From Scratch List

Wahoo! Roxiecakes Creations has been added to The Baked From Scratch List

A bit about Baked From Scratch:

Do you realise how many bakeries in your area, including those super expensive specialty cake stores, use prepackaged mixes to create their products?
You might be on this page because you clicked on the BFS logo. So here's what it's about.
Below is a list of bakers, both professionals and enthusiasts, who take pride in letting you know that all their items are baked from scratch. That means we don't take any shortcuts or use any mixes.
We do it for the taste, the skill, the quality and to preserve the traditions. And we want you to know it.

Its mostly run on the honor system for those bakers that truly do bake from scratch.
No offense to Betty Crocker, or Duncan Hines, etc... but for me there is nothing better than a scratch recipe.
Rather than including a laundry list of ingredients, preservatives, color, etc.. I much prefer to use real butter, pure vanilla, free range eggs, fresh cream, real chopped chocolate...and all of those good old fashioned ingredients. Its nice to be able to tell my clients exactly what's in their baked goodies, with nothing hidden in the fine print.

I can't say I've NEVER used a cake mix to make last minute treats for family, because they sure are convenient, but when it comes to my Roxiecakes Creations it is always home made from scratch.

This is also where you see the difference in price; rather than have a machine mix up a batch of prepared cake mix for me, like your commercially prepared cupcakes/cakes, I bake it from scratch, and create your custom goodies, with only the help of me, myself and I, while I could sure use a workshop full of elves...

So I am happy to join a long list of BFS'ers that are baking up only the best!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Love, Love, Love Feedback!

I just love checking my email each day because there are always great emails from cake customers with new challenges for me, and positive feedback from their most recent cake/cupcake/cookie experience.
It's always so bittersweet once the desserts have been delivered- there is so much stress and worrying over whether the client will like your creations. And I am sometimes sad to see the cake/cupcakes go- you start to get attached (almost) since there is so much time and detail poured into everything.
I would love to see some hidden camera footage on the reactions at the party!
So anyway, here is some recent feedback from my customers, and it is so nice to have and keeps me inspired :)

Hi Jen,

I just had to tell you that I was at a wedding last weekend & they had cupcakes from someone locally here in ********** & there was NO COMPARISON either in looks or taste to yours. Yours ROCK.....

Hi Jennifer,

I just wanted to thank you again for such an amazing cake! It was definately a big hit and was gone in no time. ----------Thought I'd enclose a couple pictures. I love checking out your blog from time to time to look at all the cool creations you've done Thank you again for the perfect cake and you'll be hearing from me in the future.  

Hey Jen,
I just wanted to let you know our experience with your desserts.
We went through the cake pops so fast every kid that was there went nuts over them, especially when they realized they could bite into them. The sugar cookies were also a hit, I wish we had a picture of one adorable little boy that wanted nothing but the sugar cookies, he was double fisting them all night. The second he would eat one he would come get another one, he could not just have one in his hands he always needed two. It was so adorable.

Hi Jen!
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful cake & cupcakes! They were very surprised and everyone was shocked by how adorable it all was! Very impressive! And the cupcakes were incredibly delicious, as well as the cake.

Hi Jen
Just a short note to let you know my sincere appreciation.
I didn't want you to think that after bugging, nagging and reminding you, I'd gone quiet after it was delivered!

Hi Jen,

Just sat down at the computer after a hectic weekend - and I want to say thank you SO much for the fabulous cake. You did such a great job on it and so delicious too. It was the center of attention and I really do appreciate all the effort you put into it.
Thanks again, and take care.

Hi Jen, thanks for the wonderful chocolate cake last Saturday, it was perfect.

Hi Jen, 
Thank you so much for the cakes!!! The girls has a GREAT time. Many said it was the best birthday ever, and all the parents absolutely loved the idea and asked for your contact info. Good thing it was on the boxes!!