Close to a month ago; there was terror plastered over everyone's face at the mention of August 15th. *laughs*
When the weekend finally closed in; we prepared for it, rationed ingredients... stocked up on equipment, called for back up and all sorts of 'war-like' strategic preparations. I asked both my beloved production elves: Are we ready? How should we attack?! Haha
They laugh; with a sense of hidden uncertainty but definitely a tone of confidence that we'll be alright. They make this little boss Elf feel much better with their dedication to completing each job.We had called in reinforcement Delectable Elves (mostly consisting of my kind aunts; their friends and dear cousins hehe) and I had scheduled the shop to function well without my frequent presence. 1800 was our lucky number. We were going to make 1800 cupcakes in one weekend. .... !!!!!..To be completely honest; i've never done such quantity in a short span of time in the past; but I was quite certain we'd pull through. There were cakes to be baked; frosted and iced. Flowers to be cut and arranged in sugar, boxes to be cleaned and filled, ribbons to be tied and trimmed.. and all that to be done in 1800 repetitions! *laughs*
Despite my worries and extra addition of a 4 tier cake into the order; we tied our last ribbon close to 1/2 a day earlier than scheduled! I'm so very proud of us; and very grateful for every bit of help we received from everyone! My girls from production man-ed the store and came by to help out where they could. The ladies back in production worked extra long hours to accomplish what we had promised.
To top off the finale of such a feat; my Da and I were invited to the grand wedding! I was pretty exhausted but excited to attend none the less. The dashingly handsome Ben and his beautiful bride Shaheen were the sweetest couple who I've come to adore. It was a night to remember... and I couldn't be more proud looking at the guests admiring our cupcakes and my 4 tier masterpiece to match!I felt as though I had every 'elf' there with me at the wedding; smiling in satisfaction of having contributed to such a beautiful evening. It was like a fairytale. Ben had personally looked into all the details of the wedding; and it showed in so many ways the dedication he had for the love of his life. Friends and family of theirs all gathered to celebrate their happy matrimony and everything about the wedding was just so .. so right! Haha I had fun; and I was inspired in many ways about love and marriage.
I'm definitely looking forward to the next challenge my team of elves and I are going to be faced with! Kinda exciting and scary at the same time! It's that adrenaline rush I have in 'push' periods and that screaming satisfaction of success we achieve after! I hope it had been as much fun for them as it has for me! Haha; judging from the excitement we had that night; I'm pretty sure everyone was pleased and proud of themselves! *grin*