For any celebration this summer, add some sprinkles, chocolate and a lot of ice cream with Brownie Funfetti Ice Cream Cake.
Four years ago today I hit publish on my first blog post. It was absolutely horrible and done on a whim after talking about starting a food blog just a few days earlier with a friend. The idea had both been running in through our minds and with nothing else to do, I just went for it.
Did I know that day it that my fun hobby then would lead to what I have now?
No way but let me tell you, I’m grateful in more ways than I can say for picking up the camera, writing a few silly words and taking the plunge to hit the publish button.
I went from something I did a few times a month, to a real hobby to my full time job to opening a business. Talk about a life change!
There are days that I wake up and think is it a dream? Has this become my life? Cliche, perhaps but it’s true. I had reached a point in my professional life that was stagnant and unhappy. There was no growth and my skills were so specialized it was impossible to leave the profession I was in. So I did the only thing I could think of, I made a job for myself.
It took a lot of planning and a lot of guts to make the leap. I love the fact that I can tell people my job is to bake cookies, take pretty pictures and develop recipes.
I’m so excited to see what the future holds, what the next four years brings. The biggest thrill now is growing the Bake Shop. We’ve been quiet with it for the last few months but I’ve moved into a great new incubator space and I’m ready to rock. New cookies are coming to the shop (like later today, you should really take a peak) and who can really resist coming home to cookies in the mail?
For right now though, I celebrate with cake. In my house that’s ice cream cake – it’s the way it’s always been. My birthday cakes, despite being in December, have been ice cream. Our wedding cake was ice cream. Ice cream cakes will always reign supreme in my book.
Loaded with a brownie bottom and then topped off with a thick layer of hot fudge, this cake won’t last long. It didn’t here, I’ll tell you that!