I was writing my business plan tonight.
I was on the first page where I had to state my mission. One of the my missions in my journey to start a bakery is to share joy and love with the world through my cupcakes. Another vision of mine is to bring community together to just forget about everything on the outside world, and perhaps for even a moment there would be "peace" in the realm of cupcakes.
Think of the time when you were young, and looked forward to that grand cake entering the room, your friends centered around you. The cake glowing with candles. Sprinkles, sparkles, crumbs, wishes for the future.
Then I knew that I had to share something I had planned for over a year here on my blog..
and when I was the cupcake sponsor for the Fox Valley Technical College's scholarship benefit, I made this "vision" a reality.
To share an edible message inside of cupcakes. A love note, really. In this case, a "Lemon" Love Note.
I cut up little pieces of fondant into small rectangles, used my edible marker, and wrote inspiring messages for the future on each piece. This is for you! Daydreamers, starving artists, future business owners. This is for you! The ones who build starting from the bottom and climb your way to the top. The believers, the idealists, the optimists.
Extra credit: Mini raspberry pies inside of the Lemon Love Note cupcakes.
All that inspiration topped with a cloud of light, fluffy, lemon zested frosting!
When I displayed the cupcakes at the event, I made a sign to tell people to expect a special "note" on the inside of their cupcake. Adding the note was a bonus perk for the people who ate the cupcakes! Instead of stuffing your face, you had to take your time...enjoy the flavor...and....discover....your lovely edible note.
Thank you to my lovely assistants Cassie & Lonnie who are the joys in my kitchen with me. They helped me write out all these messages while we laughed, danced, and sang to bad music while decorating these cupcakes.
Now that I have started, I can't seem to stop passing love notes.
I made some "girls night out" Lemon Love Notes.
Instead of hiding the message inside, I found the best possible valentine heart messages for a girls night out and displayed them as the love notes on top of the cupcakes!
On a deeper "note".....
I even added some inspirational tags to some mail order cookies for someone who really deserved a surprise uplift of joy in the mail.
"We can do no great things....only small things with great love."~Mother Teresa