Flour Child Bakery opens in Virginia Beach!

My mom and I just opened a bakery in Virginia Beach!! "Like" us to stay updated! If you care to read our blog, it's flourchildbakery.blogspot.com.



Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Not Goodbye!

Dear loyal readers, lurkers, fellow bloggers, that one girl who recognized me on the street at Greek fest, and everyone else who has ever had a part in making this blog what it is...

With great regret, I am writing this entry to admit that my plate is full. As much as I enjoy this blog (a.k.a. my outlet for making up excuses to bake and posting my successes and failures for your reading and recreating pleasures), it seems I am unable to make time for anything on the computer other than looking for wedding planners, shopping for retro lighting, multiplying all my recipes by 3, and organizing the gazillion resumes I received after posting an ad for Flour Child Bakery on craiglist. Who knew it would be so time consuming to start a business and plan a wedding at the same time? Hah! (Oh, did I mention Josh proposed to me on my birthday??) ;D

All I can say is thank you times infinity for all of the wonderful support, help when I was looking for a certain recipe, comments saying how much you wished I would start baking cupcakes again, and letting me know when I typed 2 tablespoons of baking powder instead of 2 teaspoons. I know I wouldn't be the baker I am today without this blog and all of you! I hope that you will continue to support me by following my other blog, http://flourchildbakery.blogspot.com. There, I will try my best to keep everyone updated on the progress of the bakery, as well as try to reassure other aspiring entrepreneurs that opening a bakery isn't the gauntlet some lead me to believe. It's been fun and fulfilling so far, especially because I'm doing it all with my mom by my side. :)

I'm not saying goodbye because I feel like this won't be my absolute last post on How To Eat A Cupcake. Think of it as more of a TTFN (or "ta ta for now" in case my mom ever reads this and doesn't understand internet acronyms)! :D I've enjoyed every minute of it!!

<3 Cassie Baker

44 comments:

Linders said...

Congrats on both the bakery and engagement!

Sweet Sins said...

Congrats on the Wedding and the shop! I hope it is not good bye too but I am so happy for you!! Good luck!

Dawn C. said...

I don't even know you, but have been reading your blog from the beginning and am so happy for you and proud of you! You are an inspiration to us amateur bakers out there who would like to have their own bakery some day. YOU DID IT! I have used your blog as a baking resource countless times, even emailing you for help. I hope I can make it out there some day and taste some of those wonderful creations! From the bottom of my heart, good luck to you (and congrats on the wedding!!).

Eliana said...

Best of luck babes!!! I know you will continue to rock on with everything you do :)

IQphantom said...

OMG!!!
God bless ya girl, you surely are on the ride of a lifetime.

Congrats cannot begin to cover what I would like to wish ya.

May you see the " Flour Child" grow to be a brand.

Bless ya and Josh , many happy married years together.

God bless you all the step of the way.

Anonymous said...

congrats cassie! how we will miss you! but you are moving upward and onward. on to bigger and better things. good luck to you. :)
Kim W.

Karen said...

Congratulations on all fronts! I've enjoyed your blog for...jeez, a really, really long time now. Good luck with your bakery, wedding and everything else that comes your way!

Anonymous said...

Omg congratulations on the engagement!! And the absolute best of luck with the bakery! :)

Anonymous said...

I guess you could call me one of those secret stockers because I have been following your blog for over two years but have never sent an email or commented on any of your recipes. Every time I think about baking anything I have always gone to your blog first. My recreations of your recipes have earned me many a compliment and I have always responded with a humble smile and a quickly blurted out “just go to howtoeatacupcake.net”. I can’t even begin to thank you enough for your ideas, your inspiration, your quirky sense of humor and your excellent recipes! Although I have lived in NH for 30 of my 31 years, I was born in VA and I’m going to add visiting your shop to my bucket list! Congratulations on your shop and your upcoming married! Best of luck chica!

Fátima said...

Congratulations e and good luck!! :))

Stella said...

You have done great for your generation if i were you mother i would be so proud of you! And i am sure she is, but please come back at times when your a bit free. Show us some pics of your bakery ,and your wedding, We as followers feel close to you even if we have never met in person take care dear child. God bless you and your family and future husband and may he love you as much as your fans forever! :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Thank you to all!

Stella, you almost made me cry. I read your comment aloud to my family. My dad got up and gave me a big hug! :D

slightlyawkward said...

Aww! You will be greatly missed, Cassie! You're the one that inspired me to start my own baking blog, and I've truly enjoyed reading yours! I'm glad that you won't be gone forever.
Congrats on your engagement and I know your business will ROCK! :D

alwaysarac said...

Best of luck to you! And I can't wait to keep reading about the new bakery.

This is still my #1 baking site that I go to for recipes and info, so I'm glad it will remain up.

Larie said...

Congratulations on the engagement! :)

Ginny said...

Wow, Cassie, I will miss you so much. I realize that you don't know me, but I feel like you, Josh, and your Mom and Dad are like family. I have followed along with you for such a long time and your recipes are truly the best. Your video on baking artisan bread got me started on making my own again after years of not doing it. My family thanks you for that! I wish you the best with your business and with your upcoming marriage. You have given us all so much happiness - now it's your turn (o:
Ginny

Future Grown-Up said...

Congratulations on the engagement and the shop. I wish you all the best...and you will be missed between postings!

Lynnetta said...

Congratulations and good luck with all of your exciting new endeavors!!

Ariel said...

Congratulations on your engagement and bakery! I will follow your new blog. :)

Aliya said...

Cassie, many congrats to you, and to your family! I thought I was the only anonymous stalker who read your blog religiously and modeled my baking pictures after yours! You're an inspiration to so many, and I hope you always remember your loyal readers. If I'm ever in your neighborhood, I will definitely visit your shop and introduce myself :). I hope you and Josh take good care of each other and love each other as much as you love SMBC frosting!

Lucie said...

Congratulations! And best of luck in your endeavors :)

Ingrid said...

Congrats on your engagement! Best of luck with both the wedding and new bakery!
~ingrid

mom2ross said...

Your post made me all teary! Congratulations times a thousand. Josh is a lucky man and Virginia Beach is a lucky town. Good luck. :)

Tracy said...

Congratulations on your engagement!! I already follow your other blog and look forward to reading all about your fantastic new bakery! :-)

Kathrin said...

Well, well ...

I didn't follow the blog from the beginning. All I can say is that this blog has been my only source of cupcakes recipes so far. I live in Germany and cupcakes are not yet so popular but I made them very popular among my family and friends. All the weight we gained is thanks to your wonderful recipes (cookie dough and cream cheese frosting top of the list).

I wish you all the luck in the world and if I get the chance to get close to your bakery some day, you can be sure I'll drop by.

Greetings from Germany
- Kathrin

Kita said...

Congrats on owning your own bakery! Thanks for all the great posts! Best wishes.

Sydney Hell said...

Congratulations on both life changing events! How exciting! Post pictures of the bakery and the wedding when you get the chance. I would love to see both!

Fatima said...

Hi Cassie!

I follow your blog all the way from South Africa and have also used many of your recipes successfully. Thank you for that!

I wish you all the best with your bakery and with your wedding! Will be keeping an eye on your other blog to see how you're doing.

Liesl said...

*tear* *sniffle* :o) CONGRATS ON THE ENGAGEMENT GIRL!!! What an exciting time in your life! You have so much to be proud of, and I have really enjoyed following your journeys. I look forward to hearing all about the success of your bakery! Go get 'em!

Tracy said...

God speed to you!!

Stef said...

So sad to see a fellow cupcake blog come to an end. :( But.. I am SO happy for all the exciting things going on in your life! Best of luck with everything and I hope that I will one day get a chance to visit your bakery!

scrappysue said...

i've been getting your rss for a while and i wish u all the best! i'll be following your new blog

vanesa said...

aww i wish the best for you!
every time i want to bake something i just see your blog for some ideas.. i have to say is the best blog ever!
thank u for all the recipes and tips (:

Vane (from Mexico)

Judeee said...

I'm a long time reader...first time commenter. First of all, congrats on the bakery and engagement! I'm so happy for you. It's amazing reading your blog all these years and seeing now that your bakery dream came true! Good luck on everything! Please, be sure to keep your blog up! I still come back to look up your recipes. You've converted me to SMBC! I'm in San Diego, but if I ever happen to be up in your area, I'll be sure to stop by! =)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

You're engaged?? Wow!! And I thought that opening a bakery was all that was keeping you busy. COngratulations :) Do post pictures of both!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You're 20 years younger than me and living my dream...it's fun to see it come to fruition. Before you leave for good, could you at least share how your levain chocolate chip cookies compared to the real thing in NYC????
I've been waiting to find out if you decided to tweak the recipe at all. Well, Congrats, and I'll stop in the bakery when we come to the east coast!

katy said...

Ditto on the "I don't know you from Adam, but I stalk your blog religiously" comments... LOL... Congratulations on the bakery and on the engagement!! As a newlywed myself, I can tell you it's a bit of work to get the wedding together, but it's worth every minute and every compromise you and Josh will have to make along the planning journey. :-) We may be moving to VA Beach in the next couple of years, and if we do, I'll be sure to come check out Flour Child Bakery!! Yum! Best of luck with everything :-)

meg said...

WHAAAAAAAAAT :( I'm so happy for you and the upcoming wedding, but aww shucks for the stop of this blog :( Although you won't be updating anymore, will you still keep this website? You have a gazillion recipes I've yet to try and I somehow feel it'd be such a waste if all these would be erased from the internet altogether. Damn :<

I've also been following your blog for more than a year now and I can honestly say that YOU are one of the reasons why I just love cupcakes and especially SMBC!!! I remember emailing you the firs time I made my SMBC and found it a little soupy. From then on, with your tips in tow, I was able to make SMBC flawlessly.

I'll make sure to drop by Flour Child Bakery when i'm in the states! Or perhaps you'll open one here in Toronto/Vancouver in the future :> Haha. I hope everything turns out well!! Goodluck & congratulations!!

Nmaitha said...

HELLO cassie
this is namitha from bangalore,india,started following your blog only a couple days ago.bad to know u r leaving,for i just tried the choco chip cookies this morning.hope u do post on your othet blog.the pics on ur blog are tempting enough to really go and try the recipes:)
cya soon!!will visit ur bakery when in virginia...n will let my frens in the us know about it too.good luck!!!
Namitha

Giulia said...

Good luck with the bakery and ... I'll follow you on the other blog!

Dandy said...

PLEASE, PLEASE do not close this blog! I refer to it like a recipe book! Your baking genius is light years ahead of others, so there is not even a close alternative! Good luck and congratulations on everything. What a motivational and inspiring lady you are! Three cheers for you...!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making one of the top food blogs!

Rita
Gluten Free

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Congratulations on all your amazingly exciting life changes!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Congratulations on the fabulous change! Good luck with the bakery!!!

xo