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Durham, NC, United States
My name is Veronica and I own Southern Gold Leaf Cakes. I opened my home-based business in 2008. I am a licensed and inspected home bakery specializing in custom cakes. Since all cakes are made to order there are no frozen cakes here, only fresh and only home made. I am a self-taught baker but I have a strong art background with years of baking experience. It is the most rewarding feeling in the world when you can apply your skills to do something you love. To see my cake creations and view our yummy menu visit us at www.southerngoldleafcakes.com!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ooops, I missed the beginning of January

Obviously we're well into the middle of January.  This is my first posting of the new year.  What can I say?  Things have been busy and schedules have been chaotic and over all it's been a slight period of adjustment to which I am, quite honestly, still adjusting.  Let me see if I can sum up what's been going on the last couple of weeks. 
  Traditionally the beginning of the year is slow from wedding cake stand point.  There are still birthday parties, cupcakes and events to bake for but it is still one of the slowest times of the year.  That being said, after going through the incredible rushes at the end of December to a sudden drop off, it was a real head spin to adjust to the use of my time. 
  I have cakes that are scheduled starting in February and moving into the spring so there is detail work to be done.  I am working on dairy-free and vegan recipes and new items to add to my menu.  I am putting together an Etsy store front so watch for that too.  I have lots of ideas for the up coming calendar dates  like Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras and I'm even putting together my ideas for my displays at this year's bridal show in the fall. 

I have been busy.   I am very excited about what this year will hold.  Happy baking everybody!


  1. I thought that the slow period this year would be a good time to get ahead of the game with gumpaste, etc., but that never happens. I've been very unproductive...

  2. I find it hard to believe that you are unproductive! Let's see, I've read your blog entries, seen your FB postings, just started the Etsy shop...but I completely understand about trying to get ahead with the gumpaste. I haven't gotten there yet either!