The Studio is OPEN!
Posted March 30, 2010on:
Although it feels like I have fallen off the earth, I am happy to say that I am still here on earth in my lil’ rainy corner of NJ. It’s been a CRAZY busy month, and I am proud to report that my studio is FINALLY OPEN!!!! It’s amazing how many little things there are to get done after all the big issues (oh ya know, like construction) have been taken care of. Luckily, I didn’t have any big orders scheduled for March … but I do have a slew for April, so the studio will definitely be put to use soon!
Cake display rack (seen when you enter the front door). The blue wall in back is the back of the studio.
The work area! I *LOVE* my two 6′ stainless tables. Finally I have enough space to roll fondant for those HUGE cakes!
In the rear of the photo you’ll see the oven on the left, a mixing table next to that & a pantry shelf with rolling dry bin storage underneath.
Another view of the work area. I’m all about not having things on the floor – so the storage shelf under those 6′ tables is all being used!
The rack on the right is filled with decorating equipment & cake pans. The chocolate tempering machine is also currently there, but will be finding it’s own home soon on a separate table (yet another thing I still need to buy!)
I envision spending a lot of time here in the beginning as I ramp up & get the word out there about the studio. Desk/coffee area = command central. Oh yes, and a magnetic whiteboard too. I CANNOT live without that. The lil’ white thing next to the desk that the coffeemaker and hot water kettle is on is a fridge. Sometimes it decides it wants to work, and other times not. Luckily, I’m only storing bottled water in it.
I also took a little video with my camera (please forgive the horrid quality) to give a quick tour of the new studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myQsWH-ugaQ