I’m not going to pretend that every cupcake I have made has been perfect. I have had my share of failures… I can remember one morning so vividly. I was working really hard on my lemon blueberry cupcake recipe. I had already thrown a couple of dozen failures in the garbage. I was pulling two dozen out of the oven that I thought looked PRIMO… did I mention it was 6:30 in the morning? All of the sudden from around the corner comes my sweet Charley and startled me. Alas I dropped the full two dozen perfect cupcakes that I had worked all morning to get. At the time I think I cried a little, but now I look back with a little smile at the memory of my early riser and the look on her face that was priceless.
I have also had a few e-mails that very kindly pointed out something that could be better with my cupcakes. When I received them (especially the first one) I wanted to quit. I worked so hard on my recipes, I couldn’t figure out what I could do differently. I experimented and practiced. My family and sweet friends have been my guinea pigs and I think I am getting better! I truly appreciate those e-mails now, even though they were hard to swallow in the beginning. I don’t know anyone who is perfect right out of the shoot (except for Him).
I have had plenty of success, too. I have regulars and I have donated more dozens than I can count. I raised more than $600 dollars for our school. I love the invention of new flavors. I have 967 people who like Sweet Charley B's on Facebook! The smell of baking makes me feel like Charley is right here. That is all the success I need to keep going. I am so grateful for this opportunity. Thank you!