anne-gel [like hair gel]). I live here on Maui, and I'm married to an awesome husband of 11 years and we have a wonderful 6 year old son.
Ka'ala and I became close friends a couple of years ago. We spent the day together with her 3 kids and my 1, and from that day on we literally have not gone more than a day or two without being in contact with each other.
She and I have a history with sweets. We've always been drawn to some sort of baking projects. For me it really started this last year, which was a difficult one. Unfortunately, we lost a son when I was 6 months pregnant. And needless to say we were heartbroken. It really took it's toll. Everyday was an enormous struggle to be a wife and mom without just staying in bed and hiding, hoping the hurt would just go away. We had so much love and support from family and friends. I went away for the weekend to visit my family. While I was there my mom, of Dana's Creations (she has a link on our blog), was getting so into cupcakes. It got me HOOKED. I mean REALLY, a beautiful, fluffy, and pretty ball of deliciousness! Who can resist? And for the first time in a long, long time, I had excitement, inspiration, and motivation! It was a great feeling.
So needless to say I came home bursting with ideas I couldn't wait to share with Ka'ala, who, without us even talking, was also wanting to do cupcakes. (great minds think alike) Not for a business, but for the fun and the yum of it! So that's where we started, and then.... one day, I came across cake pops and couldn't sleep for days because my brain was swarming with ideas that I couldn't wait to put into action.
Then shortly after that, Ka'ala showed me some pics of royal icing cookies. I was speechless, really! Could we? Should we? attempt to make such a thing, and and would it be worth sharing/eating? Oh yes we should!!! From then on it's all happened really fast. With lots of research, and trial and error (still).... we are learning, and LOVING every minute of it! I work full time and it's difficult to stay balanced with all my priorities, but for the first time I actually have a hobby that I'm willing to sleep for only 2hrs, then stay up all night, go to work, and then do it all over again! I've had chronic pain since I was a child, and that has interfered with most activities that I've wanted to do over the years. I've had to understand my physical limitations and find other outlets. And I finally feel like I've found my niche!
So, if you'd like keep in touch with us and watch as we continue on our journey, just know, when you enjoy your "sugar high" from one of our sweet creations, remember, each one was made with lots of love and enjoyment!
Thanks so much for checking us out!