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A young and slightly ignorant woman who has always loved baking and cooking, I want to make people happy with food as often as I can. I'm here to whisk away and explore!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Live and Learn

Friday afternoon last week I set out to enter the big wild world of catering. I had gotten a request to make a meal for not just a normal graduation party, but a double one! It was going to be themed after the Brazilian style of a Churrasco mixed with traditional American Barbeque. I was pretty excited...until I started stringing the last leg of the veggie kabobs, my chocolate cake fell, and the raspberry mousse wouldn't form stiff peaks. My feet hurt, I was sleep deprived and my emotional state was in shreds since I had never had a cake fall on me before. Not once in my whole life. Needless, in the end I did have a lot of fun and people liked it more than I thought they would. It was incredibly satisfying to see everyone having a great time and the graduates happy to relax. To heap on the good news: I have another catered event! Next Saturday I'm going to be making some baked goods for my church's garden party.

Menu for Double Graduation Party:
Romaine Caesar Salad
Bacon Water Chestnut Appetizers
Homemade Baked Beans
Creamed Corn
Colorful Kabobs with Peppers and Onions
Cheesy Grilled Potatoes
Brazilian Vinegrette
Churrasco-Style Grilled Steaks
2 Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cakes (one with more fudge than it's fruity sister)
Carrot Cake


  1. The food was amazing! People have been raving about it for weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Kyle and I fought over the last piece of carrot cake. He stole it in the middle of the night. The thief . . . said my name wasn't on it. How cheap is that! It was MY cake! You are a gifted cook, Candice and you will do well in this business. I would recommend you to anyone.

  2. Thank you so much, Karin! I had such a great time. And let Kyle know that I will happily make him carrot cake anytime he wants; that way your goodies are safe. :)