I was given the great pleasure of participating in Rhodes Jr. High School's fundraiser for the second time. This year’s comic con was fantastic! The event was organized into different universes ranging from Star Wars to Harry Potter. I was lucky enough to be in the Harry Potter themed section of the grounds, where all the food and beverages were held.
Naturally, my stand was a little part of Honeydukes from the world of Harry Potter. I created Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Wands, Chocolate Frogs and Golden Snitch Cake Pops. I used dark chocolate to make the Chocolate Frogs using a frog shaped candy mold. Each frog was filled with caramel before being filled with more chocolate. The Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Wands were simple enough, but I knew I had to make them! And for the Golden Snitch Cake Pops I made red velvet cake and mixed it with cream cheese frosting - just enough to get it to stick together. Once the cake was on a stick, I dipped them in white chocolate. The wings are made out of Gum Paste using a mold to get the perfect wings. I used white chocolate to stick them onto the almost finished pops. Once the wings were set, I used a food safe air brush to paint them with gold.
Clearly all my hard work paid off because as soon as I arrived, I was ambushed and was barely able to change into costume! Everything was sold out within the first hour, clearly people love catching Golden Snitches! I can’t wait to see what their next event holds for me!
I am currently in the process of creating an open book cake. This will be my first cake book and I couldn't be more excited! I mean yeah, I am nervous but I can't let that stop me! I have carved cakes before and they come out great, just look at this cute Kirby!
It's just proving to be more of a challenge to get my processes onto pages. This project has also introduced me to a new subject matter, Disney's Descendants. The cake is a spell book form the movie that I recently discovered and I love the challenge of something new and foreign to me! I am a huge Disney nerd and am so excited for this cake!
In case you're wondering what Disney Descendants is, it's about the kids of all the princesses, heroes, and villains of all those classic bed time stories. This movie is a bit too "High School Musical" for me but it's still an interesting subject.
Since this is a job, I had to do all the research I could, including watching the movie four times so far... It is great to have such an in-depth project again. I always have to do a lot of research on the subject matter before I even come up with a cake design so the customer can get exactly what they want and I know what it is that I am making.
It's the mark of a big day, my very first bake sale as Evil Delight! It was a cute school event that motivated kids’ interest in artistic jobs of the world. This career fair was themed after the ever-popular, Comic-Con. Everyone dressed up as different characters, including the staff and myself. Phoenix Comic-con was even involved and had artists and Cosplayers to attend. In case you don’t know what a Cosplayer is, they are individuals that dress up from head to toe as a character from a popular media in our pop-culture.
I was given my own table with the other food options; pizza and Jamba Juice. It was nice not having too much competition, it gave me some breathing room. Pricing was my main struggle. For them everything was a dollar, and I had to make a tough decision of changing my pricing to match them. Next time, I'll do my regular pricing now that they have a taste. But I saw this more as a marketing opportunity to get my brand out there. Some of the students helped me set up my table, which turned out super cute. Although as a note to myself, a shorter table would be much easier to maintain for one person. As I finished setting up, I was bombarded by people! I sold half of my products in the first 45 minutes!!! By the time I packed up, there were only two crème brule left.
All in all, it was a great experience and I hope to be invited next year. I look forward to my next Bake Sale Extravaganza!
I'm so excited to be preparing for a middle school's career night that is a comic con themed event! I'm such a nerd, but aren't we all?
I'm going to have my own table selling cupcakes, cookies and perhaps something special… Crème Brule anyone!?
Sometimes you don’t realize how much work you have to put into something like this until the date really sneaks up on you. Just when you think you have everything ready to go, you forget something obvious like napkins or smaller bills to be able to make change.
I tend to keep a physical checklist of everything I will need from decorations to the actual product people are going to be enjoying.
Let’s hope I baked enough goods for all the families and kids that will be attending!