I immediately started following her facebook business page, where she is good about keeping her followers abreast of her current work. She regularly posts updates about the wedding cakes and birthday cakes she is working on, along with yummy photos so her creative cake and cupcake projects can live on in photos long after the goodies themselves are eaten.
Then, I tasted my first cupcake! And, a second. Can you say “Chocolate stout cake filled with cinnamon ganache and cinnamon chipotle caramel, topped with cinnamon ganache and cinnamon sugar buttercream cupcakes”? Yeh, it’s a mouthful. A very luscious mouthful. Oh my!
A navy wife and mother of three, Carrie moved with her family to the Naval Air Station Brunswick in 2006. She began baking cakes and cupcakes professionally after the move to Maine, and as the word got out, she picked up customers from Boston to Bar Harbor. Recently the word has spread way beyond Maine, and even beyond New England.
In April of this year Carrie traveled to Denver for the taping of a Food Network Food Challenge show which will air on September 26th at 7 p.m. On one of the four baker teams competing, Carrie helped bake and decorate a giant “Beauty & the Beast” themed cake. For the challenge the cake had to be at least three feet tall and feed at least 100. A non-discloure agreement keeps her from saying much about the show, so to learn more we’ll all have to tune in on September 26th.
I’ve not yet had the honor of photographing one of Carrie’s wedding cakes on the job–but I hope to soon. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone getting married, having a birthday, or celebrating any other special occasion in the greater Brunswick area. (I recently had a very small dinner party for old friends and I ordered two dozen cupcakes for our desert. The cupcakes were the hit of the party.)
In the meantime, I learned that Carrie would be making a Toad Stool and Fairy Cake birthday cake for a party of five year olds, so I dropped by her kitchen to get a few shots. And, I got to accompany her on the delivery to get photos of birthday girl Maggie, who couldn’t be more pleased with her incredible birthday cake!