Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's been too long...

Sorry for the lack of posts lately!
It has been a crazy month! But a great one. 
First few weeks of business were awesome! It is the best feeling in the world when you have someone comes in one day and try one cupcake and then the next day come back and buy a dozen. 

Here are some pictures from the block party...
the fabulous Raechal and Jess out at the front table!


My cousin Kerry is a nut!!!
but I love her!

A big thanks for all the help for block party from my family and friends.

Also here is a cake we recently did for a plane lover!

Next week is Memorial Day!!!
And so the Summer Season begins!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2 new additions...

this is Humphrey Bogart the Hobart.
(I can't take credit for the name... that one was all husband)
I can't wait to start using my new mixer

and this is Marilyn!
(because she's hot... get it... she's an oven??)
another fun thing for me to work with!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

They are up!

all my girls are up in their place!
feels so good having them up!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A little preview

just a little sneak peak...
imagination going yet?

more to come

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Cakes

Baby Shower

1957 Porsche Roadster Cake

More to come!! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

We would like to introduce....

yes I name my equipment!
I want them to know that they are loved.

Our new refrigerated display case is wonderful...
can't want to fill it with my cupcakes and cakes
more to come!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Our recent St. Patty's Day Theme Birthday Cake

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Color change!

Look at our new front counter! 
The new colors are amazing!!! It looks just like the logo!
More to come soon.



Sunday, February 27, 2011

new cake!

A cake we just did for a 50th Birthday Party!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Out with the old in with the new...

So finally all of the equipment and furniture we had has sold...
such a relief and now we have so much more space to get done what we want

We bought all of our new furniture and with alittle help from "Lucy and Ethel" (my Mom and Aunt Angela) put it all together. :)

The counters are almost finished, signage and decorations are being printed, and many loose ends are being tied up which feels great!
Hopefully all the equipment will be purchased and brought home next week.

A few shots of our new furniture

more to come soon!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Yay!! The wonderful Brett Wiegand is working hard on our website!
its still in its early stage.... but check it out!

thanks Brett!

Monday, January 31, 2011


We are finally done painting!!!

It was the longest painting job ever!! The 13 to 15 foot ceilings did not make it easy.
The space went from "prison cell grey" to a beautiful happy pale yellow.
A big thank you to my mom and Uncle Eric for their help!

Now that the painting is done we can start actually setting up the space the way we want it. 

Tomorrow we are meeting with the company for our signage.
VERY excited about it! The biggest decorative element that I have been dreaming of will soon be here!
More to come on that!

The Hubby was VERY happy to be finished!
Catching some air!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When it rains in pours... literally

As you can see we have been cleaning and organizing.
it doesn't look like much of a change but believe me it is!

last week we walked into this....
see that ceiling hanging down where it is not suppose to be...
we walked into water everywhere and two holes in our roof and ceiling...
So exciting 2 WEEKS IN !!!!
very annoying but as of today the holes are fixed...
now I have to get my landlord to fix the damage the water caused...

Today Jason was working on increasing the size on the door to the kitchen and I continued painting and painting and painting...
At least we love the color we used!

more to come!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Very Sour, Sour Cream

We are officially in our shop! Jason and I were so excited to get in and get started...
until we were actually in...
When the previous tenant read the part in the lease agreement saying the space must be left "broom clean" it must have been opposite day!
Now you are probably thinking
Oh it was just a little dirt... no..
Ok maybe a bag or two of trash to take out.... nope
Now you are starting to think... ok Katie how bad could it have been??????


Not only had the previous tenant not removed any of their stuff... there was trash and filth and gunk and funk everywhere...
I know that Jason and I are the only people that will ever know the truth of the filth we discovered I will still leave you with this last mental picture...

Sour Cream in a warm refrigerator.... for....... a............YEAR!!!!
the smell and the look may have changed my life..
Ok I'm done... moving on.

Soooooooooooooooo.... after 2 days of cleaning up after someone else we could finally start working on making the shop our own...

I leave you with a picture that does not even close to show the mess...

but now we have a before picture to later compare with an after picture!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A dream is born!!

I can't believe I get to say this but.... I am a business owner!!!
So crazy to be able to say!
To explain the craziness of the last month lets go back to the beginning...

In November Jason (My Husband) and I decided to head down to Ocean City to walk the avenue that I have always wanted a shop on. We started by talking to a realtor and we were quickly told that a spot like we were hoping for rarely comes available.
Feeling disappointed we were about to leave but decided to continue our walk.
Like an oasis in the desert we spot a for lease sign! The space is in the dead center of the downtown business district. Really could not ask for a better location.
Later that day we called about it. Later that week we went to see the space. Later that month (after a bit of craziness!) that space was ours!!

And with the sign of my name on many dotted lines Sandcastle Cupcakes was born!!!

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