Friday, April 15, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

My old copies of my favourite books..stacked beneath "How to be a Domestic Goddess" by Nigella Lawson

April is my favourite month of the year because of the following:

a) It is my Birthday month :)

b) I am constantly reminded of the Teenage Workbook: the passing of April showers by Adrian Tan. As much as it was a book of the 1980s, I fondly recalled a particular scene where the two main protagonists danced to a 1950 Al Jonson’s classic song called ”April Showers”.

"Here's a thought that we should never miss: Though April showers May come your way, They bring the flowers That bloom in May; And if it's raining, Have no regrets; Because, it isn't raining rain, you know, It's raining violets" - Al Jonson

April showers bring May flowers” is a reminder that even the most unpleasant of things, in this case the heavy rains of April, can bring about very enjoyable things indeed – in this case, an abundance of flowers in May. It is a lesson about patience an endurance. Qualities that remains valid to this day...

I got thinking about how our small business has prospered into something beautifully tangible. Despite our initial success, maintaining a constant patronage and brand awareness have been a challenge due to our cul-de-sac location. Such quote only strengthened me as a business owner, that at even the most difficult setback, one has to persevere for things that you truly believe in. We seek to improve ourselves, when difficulties arise, innovate and renovate.

This month of April, our Easter rendition of the Easter Rabbit include pastel coloured macaroons, flowered cupcakes, rabbit & egg sugar cookies. We continue to participate in Potato Head Easter Sunday Food Market Edition on the 17th April and possibly another "big but undisclosed" curated market event (details will follow) at the end of the month.

Our head pastry chef, Elaine Marlene is also holding "Cupcake & Cookies Workshop" at the following times:

Days: *Thursdays and Fridays 1:30-3:00pmor 5:00-6:30pm; Saturdays* 10:00-11:30am Fee: Rp.115,000 nett (Includes- Equipment, ingredients, cookies, cupcakes, and packaging.)

As always, our Easter sweet packages are also available for catering orders. Menu is attached below.

Have a wonderful Easter celebration and a Happy Birthday to me!

Love, R