Monday, December 29, 2008

Santa made an appearance at Sheri's Edible Designs!!

It was the middle of the night... twas the night before Christmas and all through the store, not a cake was baking, no batter to pour.....

Santa was very kind to Sheri's Edible Designs this year! Rumor has it he brought tons of shiny new equipment! Not only did he have his elves create a new hood system, but he had them install it as well! Underneath the hood system he left a big shiny toy called an oven. Its the biggest greatest new toy ever! It holds TONS of pans and will surely increase my production time so I have plenty more time to devote to the details of decorating!!!

It didn't end there! He brought new prep tables and a new walk-in cooler too! I thought my old equipment was great, but this...this is the icing on the cake! :)

So, thank you Santa, I know it wasn't easy to carry, deliver and install such heavy equipment and machinery!

We have had a very nice break. There were 4 days that my family had days off together. We spent the time relaxing, playing lots of Sorry and Trouble and doing fun family things.

I have attached a few photos of our holiday break! Happy New Year to everyone!!

Nathan with his cousins, Dustin, Andrew, Katie, Dylan, Nicole, Kelsey

Nathan with his cousin Katie. They are 5 months apart and best buddies!

Combined birthday/anniversary cake for the Allhusens

Christmas Eve wedding cake for small reception. Congratulations Courtney and Nathan! (great name)

Nathan with his cousins Emma, Abby and Kylie (his sisters as he calls them!)

Nathan giving his best approval pose of mommy's new toy

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Latest Cakes and Merry Christmas

9 days until Christmas!! Wishing everyone a very safe and merry Christmas. I'm excited to be with the ones I love on the holidays!

I've included some photos of whats been keeping me busy these days! Lots more to come!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Reflections on a blessed year!

I have truly been blessed this year. It's hard to believe 2008 will soon be coming to an end. As the craziness that is wedding season winds down, I have had time to reflect on a genuinely amazing year.

Sheri's Edible Designs had grown full force. While every business owner aspires to do well and grow, I never really grasped the speed at which I would do so. I have had the opportunity to build so many great professional relationships that have become, well, friendships.

I honestly love, respect and care for everyone I work with and every client I work for. I humbly believe it is this dedication which has helped me not only realize my dream, but live it. This is what I have always and still aspire to do, build relationships that transcend the boundaries of the business.

Sheri's Edible Designs started the year as a small business tucked away in a little store on Hilton Head with many loyal clients rooting for me to take off running with all that is success. I am now, and very honored to say, an established cake art studio which has expanded into a very personalized "big" business. Without sounding too ahead of myself here, I am doing well just being me. A little lady with big big dreams and a heart made of cake!

2008 has also been an amazing year personally. I have reached self set goals and have accomplished what I feel is more than could ever have been expected. My little man Nathan turned 5, I reached the big 2-4 (24) and have celebrated another wonderful year with my husband and best friend Gary, the best 6 years of my life!
Not to forget the new friends that have been made, the challenges that were met and the awe inspiring opportunities that have been had.

With big hopes and sincere wishes, 2009 will be even better. I thank each and every individual who takes the time to say thank you or reaches out to let me know they appreciate my art. It keeps me wanting to be better, wanting to grow and gain more knowledge of my craft.

A combination of the best family, greatest friends, happiest most dedicated clients and the passion to keep living the dream is absolutely going to be my recipe for success.

Thank you.

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's Been Awhile...

Well, not THAT long, but long enough since I have blogged. It's hard to believe it's been a month since we've moved! There has been LOTS to keep us busy, throw in a holiday and forget it!

This past weekend I was so very excited to have my sister Beth and brother Keith in town from Myrtle Beach for a visit. My brother Keith is a talented carpenter and so graciously created BEAUTIFUL display cases for my cakes. They were big, heavy, massive, complicated (lots of angles), intricate and detailed in every way. I appreciate his gift of these beautiful cases...they really make my storefront complete.

My sister Beth and I went shopping for some "New Store Decor" and found some really neat things (including a pair of pears). It was a great weekend.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!