Oh, please don't be upset about the title!
I haven't started Christmas shopping yet. . . ha! But I honestly can't wait for the Fall season to start.
That being said, I decided to announce a permanent price reduction for all one-pound caramels, formerly $28/pound, now $25!! I can tell you that one of my main ingredients, vanilla extract in all its forms, has skyrocketed in price over the past few years. I do not want to alter my flavor profiles in the least; however, I believe I can comfortably lower the pound price and still continue to provide pure vanilla flavors in my caramels. (Well, except for the Espresso Chocolate, which, let's face it, needs to be just espresso and chocolate!)
And, as sorta promised, here is a photo of the dessert table at our daughter's Texas baby shower last month.
Did you catch the flamingo theme? The two-tiered cake was a two-team effort! I baked and Natalie decorated. It was a pink ombre vanilla layer cake (top tier was all vanilla), strawberry puree and whipped cream/mascarpone cream filling, beautifully iced with Natalie's awesome buttercream and decorated with a fondant flamingo and candy wings. (whew) She also made amazing cake pops and I brought a ton of lavender, chai and salted vanilla caramels. It was a fabulous shower and I do not believe our granddaughter will lack for anything!
Thank you for checking out my weblog! I am Patrice, owner and chef at PATRICE'S CAKES AND CONFECTIONS. Several years ago I retired as a state auditor, having worked as well in the mortgage lending business. In addition, I served this great nation as a Naval Supply officer, long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. So now, I bake and create! Look for more info as I carve out time to share stories, food goofs and successes along the way, and, perhaps, divulge the occasional recipe or baking tip. Thanks for checking in!