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Academy Awards

February 22nd, 2010

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Two Parts Sugar is headed to the Academy Awards. Okay, Monica, breathe. It’s still amazing to me how this even happened.

So, back in November I received a call from a man that literally changed my outlook on life. My family and I were dealing with some personal issues that made me feel like my world was falling apart. I don’t think I can even begin to tell you about the intensity of running a start-up business, not to mention balancing it with a husband, a household, and three children. Needless to say it can be overwhelming. This particular day (keep in mind I had a 4 day old baby at the time…so emotions/hormones were all over the place) I had a breakdown. I didn’t know if this business was what was right for me or our family…I was having second thoughts.  I gotta tell you, I think that way a lot…no, really, A LOT. But, at the end of the day, I think about the smiles our creations bring to peoples faces, the opportunity to give back, and really, I just LOVE doing what I do. Also, it seams as though when ever I am super swamped with work, or having a “moment” of doubt, something fantastic happens. Well this time, it was a phone call.

A few hours after my “meltdown” I get a phone call. I answer the phone…the man on the other end asks for me. I say hi and he starts in with a proposal for a booth at the Academy Awards. I just kinda brush it off and explain we are still somewhat of a start up business and do not generate the capital to fund an event like  this. He then puts me on hold to speak with his business partner. He gets back on the phone and says he may be able to “work” something out. Long story short…WE ARE GOING TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS!

We will be participating in the Academy Awards Gifting Suite and supplying our yummy goodies to the “stars”. We will also be putting together some “sweet” swag bags which will include some goodies from Kitchen Couture, Sugar Cat Studio, and Dazzle and Chunk…we will share with you soon! We are so grateful for this opportunity and cannot wait for the event!

For all of you out there…bakers or not, please realize the lesson here. When you feel like your world is falling apart, realize good things can still happen. If you are doing something you absolutely love, don’t give up on your dreams. My dad always said “if it were easy, everybody would be doing it.”

8 Responses to “Academy Awards”

  1. Fazy Says:

    Congratulations!!!!!! Yor dad is right…..

  2. doreen Says:

    Your dad is right! Congratulations and good luck!

  3. Melissa Says:

    SO excited for you guys! What a blessing! Have fun!!!

  4. Cupcake Activist Says:

    Congrats! That’s super exciting! If you need anyone to greet celebrities, I can do that :)

  5. Sugar Cat Studio Says:

    Fabulous!!! I’m so excited to be a part of it!!! =)

  6. Mia Natsume Says:

    congratulations! my daughter and i really enjoyed your cupcakes at last year’s challenge.
    i’m sure everyone will be raving about them at the awards. : )

  7. Tina Marlissa Says:

    I’m also happy to participate! Everyone loves cupcakes, so I’m sure even the celebs will be hungry for a temping cupcake after a long show. Great idea!

  8. Norma Stewart Says:

    Monica,

    I know I am writing this e-mail to you long after the fact, however, the spirit really led me to respond to it. As an aspring baker myself, I can surely relate to what you are saying, although our situations are somewhat different.

    I own a dessert catering business called Morika’s Southern Delights Dessert Company, a business which specializes in southern desserts such as sweet potato pies, cobblers, pecan pies, etc. I also have a very demanding full time as a legal secretary. Trying to find the energy to build a business after having worked all day is difficult to say the least. My daughter is grown, however, when I started this business, she was young. I have often put this business down to pursue other interests, however, I keep returning because baking is what I love to do. I therefore made up my mind that I would stick with this pursuit and make it happen! Reading your story is such an inspiration to me and has given me the courage to continue trying, as I cannot see myself doing anything else.

    I am currently working on a website, attending business workshops, and my friend has given me the use of his kitchen. I hope to one day meet you, maybe I will stop by your bakery. However, if we never meet, I sincerely wish you and your family the best of luck.

    Norma Stewart

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