I have an announcement to make.
This lady here.. She calls herself my fairy godmother.
Her real name is Jane Mulroy.
And she's holding up a sign telling me something she thinks I need to remember (I'm a cupcake workaholic, what can I say. I love what I do).
I met her here, at the WDUX Home Show of Waupaca in all my cupcake tutu glory:
She lives in a log cabin, and also owns a circa 1848 farmhouse on her bio-dynamic farm in New London, Wisconsin ♥ Only generations of her family have lived in the farmhouse. Jane tells me that she had this vision of filling up the farmhouse with warm life & "meaning." Her vision was to teach classes on her farmland, make it warm and inviting to the community. Maybe host events like wedding showers, teach floral design classes, wreath making courses, cooking classes perhaps.
But there was one thing missing, until she found what she'd been praying for standing in a glittery tutu behind cadbury egg filled cupcakes at the Waupaca WDUX Home Show ♥.
She was so delighted with the whole presentation of my cupcakes, she knew that the farmhouse would come alive in the way that she always envisioned if I glitterized a cupcake shop there.
I call the 1848 farmhouse my "cupcake mansion."
At first, I was hesitant.
My vision has always been this busy shoppe in the middle of a city with lots of foot traffic...♥ Maybe this was life telling me that dreams come true, but not everything happens the way you think it might.
Jane offered to build me a brand new commercial kitchen here.
Just as long as I paid a set amount of rent every month, and as long as we could both host really fun classes for the public in the farmhouse.
You see..I've been baking hundreds and hundreds of cupcakes out of a one rack oven in a kitchen that I rent out of Cronie's in Waupaca while everyone else is asleep. I leave the kitchen around 7am most of the time. The Cronie's early morning kitchen staff usually giggles at me because I am full of glitter, frosting, half asleep..sometimes to wake up an hour later to make a delivery or meet a client (and yes..with frosting still in my hair!)
Proof right here..this was me after an all nighter. What a mess I make ♥
I've outgrown my space at Cronie's and it's time to take a second step. I need more space to grow as Amanda Cupcake, to be able to provide the continuous love and creativity I put into my work.
I'm moving in....to my cupcake mansion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I visited the cupcake mansion today and this tiffany blue room will soon be glitterized, stocked with cupcakes for sale, coffee and tea.
This is the classroom where I will teach cupcake classes and host events. Another one of my dreams is to host ahmazingly fun and fabulous themed dinner parties here too ♥
I call this mixer my trophy, and I really want someone to "bling" it out.
This "cupcake mansion" in New London is allowing me to expand.
I will still be selling my cupcakes in Waupaca at select stores (Cronies Coffee House & Lucky Tree - both located on Main Street). But I also plan on expanding to Appleton & Green Bay! Maybe even Oshkosh. ♥
I'd love to host some Cupcake TV Segments in my new cupcake mansion too!
And maybe even start a cupcake mail-order system!
Cupcakes in a Jar, I call them Cupcake Kaleidoscopes ♥
(because they look so pretty & yummy with never ending deliciousness from the outside of the jar)!
I have even bigger dreams after this that I've got planned..
This is only my second step. :)
Yes, huge dreams in a crazy world.
but I believe that your thoughts become you ♥
So why not believe in the power of your dreams?
Fall Themed Open House /Grand Opening Celebration for Amanda Cupcake's Cupcake Mansion:
Saturday October 20th
Address: N2841 US Hwy 45
South of New London ♥
More details to come ♥