Strawberry Cake: homemade strawberry compote cake layered with fresh strawberry buttercream and strawberry jam 🍓🎂 The strawberry buttercream was giving me attitude so I gave up on creating smooth sides and edges 😋
Sam and I catered a dinner party last night on Mercer Island, and lucky for me they picked cake for the dessert course. We really liked the almond cake combined with chocolate and caramel buttercream. I made the roses and greenery from gumpaste. Loved how this all came together and what a great natural photo backdrop!
Our little man has turned 7 today! He had an awesome party with his friends :) Thank you everyone for coming and for all the wishes on Facebook from his friends overseas.
He also had a super tasty cake made my @sweet_garden_by_nat and everyone loves it!
We managed to save the bottom layer for us lol
I mean now that IG is back up and running, I can live again 😂🤪 A lot of businesses rely on this platform for marketing (mine does too!) but if not being able to post for several hours on IG for one day is causing that much anxiety/disruption to your day, well....
If you don’t know what I’m referencing- seems like everyone freaked a little too much when IG wasn’t working for a single day.
As much as I’m grateful for the community and people I’ve met on this platform, there has to be boundaries. I recall the days I would stress about not posting daily or having content because that was the ‘only way’ for your content to be seen thus reaching my ideal client. I felt like my business was falling behind. I don’t want to be a mamma that is always on my phone for the sake of my business, which is why I’ve been pretty MIA since Landen was born and it’s freeing, let me tell you!
My business doesn’t thrive because of IG or other social media marketing strategies. It thrives and grows because of genuine connections we make with each other (outside of a screen!) and the service or product that we offer to our clients. You’re success isn’t defined by the likes or comments- in case anyone needed a little reminder. Anyone else have a love hate with this platform or am I crazy!?
Black Out Cake for you St Pattys lovers. Black Cocoa, Stout Beer Cake (think Oreo) with Salted Caramel Buttercream. Ill cheers to that! Happy Friday 🍻 ☘️ photo by: @bluerosepictures