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"I AM" Movie Premiere in NYC
Stand out and stand strong.
How to make a Cornet (cor-nay)
If the Shoe fits


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I taught my first class today, and I think it was very successful.  I had 5 girls and they each decorated their own cake to take home and they had a blast. 
I have a few options for classes - cakes, cupcakes, or cookies - and can range in time.
This is something I will be offering in the future, so ask for details and pricing!
Great for birthday parties!

"I AM" Movie Premiere in NYC

   Tom Shadyac, producer and director of such films as Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Patch Adams, Liar Liar, and many more funny films, has created a documentary titled "I Am".   The movie explores what could be wrong with the world, and Tom's journey from fame and money to realizing the more important things in life.  Philosophers, writers, and scientists such as Noam Chomsky and Desmond Tutu are interviewed.  Proceeds from the movie go to charity. 
   My cousin, Jackie Zampella,  has had the opportunity to work with him on the film.  We had the pleasure of dining with the crew, and I was asked to make cookies for the audience at one of their opening screenings in NYC.  Having seen the film twice, it is definitely worth checking out. Go to www.iamthedoc.com to learn more about the film and how you can do your part.  It's a great movie to have in your DVD collection, so reserve yours today! 

Me and Tom Shadyac, along with the "Argon" cookies I made

You'll have to watch the movie to find out why Argon is so important :)

My cousin Jackie (Co-Producer),
My husband Eric, and I at the NYC premiere.

Stand out and stand strong.

Don't be afraid to stand out!
Follow what you believe in, and be strong.

How to make a Cornet (cor-nay)

A cornet is a disposable pastry bag great for projects when you have multiple colors, or only need a small amount of an icing.  I use them for writing on cakes and decorating cookies.  Here are a few easy steps to make a cornet for your next pastry project!  

Start out with a half sheet of parchment paper (12X18). Cut on the diagonal from 
the bottom right corner to the top left so you are left with two triangles. 

 Place the paper in front of you like this to get started.

Curl the right corner around like so.

Hold the top of the cone as you start to roll the parchment paper up.

Keep going!  :)

Once rolled, fold the top into the cone so it holds its shape.

Now fill your cornet with frosting.

Pinch the top...

... fold in the corners...

... and then roll the top down to compress the frosting.
Snip the tip of the cornet with your trusty pair of scissors.

And viola!  It's that easy!!

If the Shoe fits

My first attempt at a gumpaste shoe.  I realized after that I should have documented the process and used it as a teaching guide... In the future I will try to do that :) 

Identity Crisis

      You may notice some changes to the website... I just figured out how to change the domain name, so from now on it will be www.cinderelliessweets.com.  So make sure to bookmark it! 
      It's taken me a while to come up with the right name to convey what I want with my business.  Cinderellie was a nickname of mine growing up (maybe having to do with all the chores we had to do, thanks mom) or my love of princesses and Disney movies.  Either way, it was the first time I heard my name used outside of my family in the form of a song in Cinderella so it was kind of a big deal to me.

       It's official now, the name and all! I'm glad it's all coming together. Still working on the logo and such.  This one will be temporary until I work on the final.


stay sweet.

Is it Spring yet???

I am so sick of winter! As I'm sure everyone else is already.  It was so cold in the kitchen today, I lost feeling in my hands.  It takes about an hour for the place to warm up.  I had to stand in front of the oven to warm up!  My icing kept getting too cold to deal with.  Blah!  I can't wait for the weather to warm up.  As soon as it does, I will also be having a Grand Opening party complete with lots of treats for all :)

I'm also glad things are starting to pick up again.  January is always a slow month.  It's  too cold to do anything, and everyone is too depressed to throw parties, or still on their NYE resolution diets (which usually expire around February).

I've been thinking of different names as well... check back for updates :)

Business Name

     UGH! Coming up with a business name has to be the worst aspect of starting a business.  I've almost just given up and say just keep it as it is.  But I really want something to put on my product.  Not just my name. 
     What I've come up with is - "Miss Ellie's Country Kitchen".  It encompasses everything that I am.  I am not a bakery, it's just a kitchen.  And it happens to be on a farm, where I grew up.  Miss Ellie was my grandmother, whom I was named after.  Everyone called her Miss Ellie and although no one really knows it, it is my way of honoring her memory and her name.
    I am still working on trying to figure out how to transition into fully encompassing the name and branding it.  For those who have been with me from the beginning, I thank your for your continuing support and services! 

Kitchen is done!!!

After about a year from concept to building, my kitchen is finished.  My wonderful husband and father, along with help from many friends, did all the work. (I helped a little :) There is still some organizing to do, but almost everything is put away.  Hopefully I will be working in it this week for the first time.  :)

It will be certified commercially, pending on the board of health to come in this week and inspect.

Hopefully the space will lead to many more great things!

Look forward to classes, birthday parties, and bigger, better cakes! Check back soon for changes to be made.

Beginning stages:

All Finished!

Logo Ideas

One of my logo ideas - or just a cool idea in general to be used for something at a later date.

Pink Elephant Pastries didn't make the cut - but still like the idea