Two weeks to go…

Two more weeks until my knee surgery.  Eep!  I am both excited and anxious about this.  I am nervous about the pain and recovery, but very happy to finally put the surgery behind me and get on with life.  I feel like things have been on hold long enough.  

In the meantime, I have been testing recipes.  Mostly cupcakes and marshmallows.  So in love with homemade marshmallows, I could cry!  Who knew they were so easy to make?!?  My stand mixer does all the work, really, and it has been working hard the last month.  Thank you Kitchenaid for making such a sturdy beast.  🙂  So far I have made traditional vanilla, maple bourbon, raspberry, and Bailey’s.  On my to do list are strawberry, lemon, honey, chocolate, and mint chocolate chip.  Drooling just thinking about them.   And they are easily shipped, which makes me happy.  I can finally provide friends and family some goodies even though they live far away . 

Thanks for all your patience.   I should be up and running full time by the end of February. 

 

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Holiday baking menu

I have been delayed on trying new recipes and adding photos.  Boo.   But I do have some seriously delicious desserts available for Christmas.  These are customer favorites!

Chocolate whoopie pies with marshmallow buttercream – $.75 each – minimum of 20 – Silky smooth filling inside a rich chocolate cake

Chocolate whoopie pies with peppermint marshmallow buttercream – $.75 each – minimum of 20 – Crushed candy canes give this a minty twist

Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream – $18 for either 12 regular sized or 24 mini – Sweet and classic cupcake

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache filling and rich chocolate buttercream – $24 for 12 regular sized – Very rich and decadent

Mini peanut butter cheesecakes with chocolate ganache topping – $18 for 24 cheesecakes – Divine little bites

Cinnamon sugar roasted almonds – $10 a pound or $5 for half a pound – So good you can’t stop eating them!

Please give me 48 hours notice.  Thanks!

And she’s back…

First, a big thank you to my customers.  I am so grateful to have you. 

Second, I apologize for the delay in updating my blog.  I injured my knee over Labor Day weekend, torn ACL to be exact.  The injury wasn’t too bad, but it made my knee wobbly and unstable so too much walking or standing was a little rough.  Some physical therapy and time made things much better.  Almost too much better because I would occassionally forget that I was injured and do things I wasn’t supposed.  Things like walking around without my knee brace for support and trying to jump up to knock down a curtain rod.  The latter resulted in my knee giving out upon landing, which resulted in a severe sprain and an emergency room visit.  This time the injury kept me on bed rest for almost two weeks.  It has now been six weeks since the second injury and I am finally able to get around enough to bake again.  Yay!  While the baking itself isn’t hard on the knee, the visits to the grocery store for supplies and standing for long periods of time while mixing and preparing were a bit too much. 

So, Sweet Mia’s is back in business.  🙂  Please let me know if I can whip up some goodies for you.

Kate

Welcome to Sweet Mia’s Desserts

Ah, the first blog post is always the hardest.  Let me start by saying thanks for stopping by and welcome to Sweet Mia’s Desserts.  Sweet Mia’s is inspired by the success of the cupcake craze.  Cupcakes are such beautiful little vessels of deliciousness and creativity!  Their individual serving size makes you  feel special because you know that sweet treat is all yours.  But what about all the other wonderful desserts out there?  Who says a pie or tart can’t be as fun and tasty as a cupcake?  Or tiramisu can’t be made and served in a stemless wine glass?  And don’t get me started on the versatility of the whoopie pie! 

Sweet Mia’s is dedicated to bringing you only the best desserts in individual or bite-size portions.  This business will always be a work in progress as new recipes are tested and added to the menu.  Testing is part of the fun, right?  And I am open to your ideas, too.  I know I’m not the only one inspired by these miniature desserts.  And I am quite certain there are other blogs with the same dessert philosophy.  So many great ideas out there it makes my head spin. 

I hope that I can inspire you and bring the yummiest little desserts to your table.  If you are in the western suburbs of Cleveland, OH I can definitely bring you the real thing and even set up a dessert table for your event.  Fun!!! 

Stay sweet!

Kate