Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010. Hard to believe. I hope everyone had lots of fun over the holidays...! I always find it hard to go back to work, yes even if work is something like making cakes and cupcakes... the new year always makes me question "what am I doing with my life??, what could I do better!? What changes will I make?" so I will share with you something my hubby RT and I have developed: instead of exact resolutions, per se, we have come up with more of like a "mantra" for the coming year. For instance, my mantra for 2009 was... believe it or not..."RELAX 2009." To me, this meant trying not to take on too many commitments, concentrating on doing a few things well as opposed to many things fairly well. Let's just say RLX409(which it got shortened to-- "for 2009) will be making an appearance as RLX410 this year...

This year's fresh mantra (I stole this one from Rich): EXCELLENCE 2010. To me, it's going to mean to create to the best of my ability and craftswomanship, and to maintain a degree of excellence (hopefully) in most things-- eating habits, mind and body health, relationships... and to focus on doing things I really love and find... excellent. NERD. It's perhaps a daunting mantra, isn't it?? What is in store for old Coco Cake and sole proprietor L.K.Sung? We'll see how 2010 plays out!!

Also, here is a link to my wonderful blog friend and inspiration Jan at Poppytalk, it's her resolutions list. I think it can apply to everyone!

For now, here is a selection of things I made in December... with more to come of course...

(more to come from December as well...)

This was me pretty much all of December. Cupcake orders galore, and extras which I would eat throughout the day. Not cool, says my body. But sometimes I would be so busy that I would just eat cupcakes! Terrible for trying to maintain any semblance of a figure!!

The futomaki cake I made for my beloved Dad's birthday!! It was dark chocolate with salted caramel buttercream, decorated with fondant "seaweed", rice, and futomaki fillings...

A hamburger cake, which was a Christmas present!

I made oodles of these chai cupcakes with creamcheese frosting. So yummy.

Cutie pie Hello Kitty cupcakes for Shona's daughter's birthday!

Lookit them all lined up. So cute!

EMOTICON cupcakes I made for Engine Digital. They wanted nerd themed cupcakes so I went with emoticons modeled after the ones on my hotmail email account...!

"Rap" themed cupcakes for Engine Digital... records, a ghetto blaster, a mini microphone...

Some more posts to come as I catch up on more of December's Coco Cake orders... All the best to everyone in this new decade, 2010!!

xo Lyndsay


Sam Made said...

Wow what a busy baker. Good luck with Coco Cake in the new year! Can't wait to stop by Blim for some treats in February.

Jennywenny said...

Wow, you've been up to lots! I'll look forward to hearing more about your excellence in 2010! I'm sure there will be amazing stuff going on!

lyndsay said...

thanks sam!! yes, see you in feb if not before! xo

happy 2010 jenny! great to know you (via blogworld!) :)

lyndsay :)

Snooky doodle said...

wow lots of work! these look awesome !

Brandy L said...

Wow gorgeous cupcakes! I love the two toned icing on the cupcakes. :-D

lyndsay said...

thanks so much natalie

and brandy too!! :)

Nishant said...

I'll look forward to hearing more about your excellence in 2010! I'm sure there will be amazing stuff going on!

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