On January 29 our great state of Kansas turned 150 so the Legends had a "lets Celebrate Kansas" weekend. Our contribution was a free slice of birthday cake for every customer cut from a fabulous cake creation honoring Kansas with sunflowers and even a windmill. The cake was, of course, one of Cassie's designs.
We had the local news here at 4:30am that day for an interview about the cake and the Kansas Celebration. Sloan Heller, channel 41, was the reporter. We just love Sloan and she has been a great friend to our bakery. We visited about what questions she would be asking me and I mentioned to her that it was also MeMa's 86th birthday.
Sloan got so excited and asked if I would mind if she interviewed MeMa instead. I thought it was great! I couldn't think of a better birthday gift than to have Mom
honored in such a way and if you happened to catch the interview, she did an awesome job. When asked what is so special about the people in Kansas she replied, "they are genuine people". So true. To be 86 years old and handle herself so eloquently is amazing.
The promotion was a huge success, we gave out over 500 pieces of birthday cake. The customers were so appreciative and it brought in a lot of people.
Valentines Day is upon us. So far it seems to be a cupcake holiday, people are cupcake crazy! We are also providing our "Valentine Dinner for Two" again this year. We will most likely make about 60 dinners of McGonigles steaks, twice baked potatoes, green beans, salads, rolls, desserts & 2 chocolate dipped strawberries from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
With the weather finally breaking things are looking up!
I'll leave you with this quick tip: try making your own hot chocolate mix, it's so easy. 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup non-dairy creamer, 1/2 cup powdered milk, 1/4 cup cocoa and a pinch of salt. It takes 1/3 cup of mix to a cup of hot water or to your taste. It stores great in the cabinet and has a lot less chemicals than the store-bought kind.
Happy Valentines Day!
Oven and Out!