Goodness me, how can it be 2022 already?! But at the same time, I am more than happy to put 2021 to rest. What a year it was.
After being in lockdown for three months towards the end of last year, we emerged part way through October and boy did I hit the ground running. Everybody was bursting to celebrate after not seeing loved ones and friends for so long. I was completely overbooked from the moment we came out of lockdown right up until Christmas Eve. It was exhausting but a great feeling to be back doing what I love.
I took time off between Christmas and New Year and right now I'm in that weird time of not quite knowing what day it is, trying to get personal things organised for the year and trying to catch up on all the bits and pieces of running a business that you have to do behind the scenes before my kitchen officially opens again next week.
2022 will bring its own challenges I know, we're already in a bit of a state of flux with Covid numbers growing each day and so many people having to isolate, so I went from being super busy last quarter, to a quieter start to the year. There's not so many inquiries coming in because people are so uncertain about gatherings which is completely understandable but I'm hoping that things will go back to normal within a month or two, whatever "normal" is these days.
I've been reflecting on my wins from last year and busily writing down my goals for the new year, the most exciting being putting together my online painted cake classes. This was planned for last year, however home schooling put an end to that endeavour!
If there's one thing I've learned from the last two years, it's to expect the unexpected and roll with the punches. Whatever happens I'll be here with a smile on my face (albeit sometimes through gritted teeth!) and ready to celebrate love and good times with cake.
I hope you'll follow along and wish you all the best for the new year also.
Here's a collection of some of my favourite cakes from 2021...
We're currently in lockdown in Sydney thanks to COVID so while I'm not decorating as much as I usually would be since no events are taking place, I've been taking the time to work on some other exciting projects for my business and getting this blog up and running is one of them!
I was lucky enough to be involved in a beautiful styled wedding shoot last year that I'd love to share with you now. Make sure you check out all the amazing vendors who are credited below.
I hope you'll get some inspiration from these beautiful images if you're currently planning your wedding.
Planning,styling and florals - Cloud 9 Events // Venue - Elouera Weddings // Photos - Jason Corroto Photo // Video - Rose Photos // Glassware, chairs, linen - Event Hire Services // Cocktail furniture and bar - Ava Party hire and Cloud 9 Events // Bridal Gowns - Diane Lewis Couture // Grooms Suit - Mr Fierze // Catering - Gallivant // Cake - Cake From The Heart // Gelato Bike - The Gelato Bike // Celebrant - Georgia Fletcher // Hair - Deelush Hair // Makeup - Joanne Bentley Makeup // Transport - Kombi Weddings // Jumping Castle - Bounce O-Rama // Balloons - Born to Party // Music - White Clover Music and Rebecca Chandler // Lighting - Lights to Party // Jewellery - Nique Jewellery //
Confetti - Blue Mountains Eco Confetti // Accommodation - Beach Stays // Boat - Sydney Classic Boat Charters // Crockery, cutlery and napkins - The Pretty Table and Event Hire Services // Table Numbers - Invites by Vensna Chea // Stationery - There You Are // Neon - Sketch and Etch // Signage - Stone and Co Designs // Tan - Tanzola // Models - Holly and Jake
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