Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This sounds weird to me, even. But yes, i'm going to be catering macarons for a friend's wedding. I'm quite dazzled by the whole prospect because i'm really just a novice baker and all i've done is to give macs away for fun. And yes, i still do get downright ugly macarons no matter how many times i've pursued making the perfect ones.

And true, i've ever toyed with the idea of setting up an online store for my baked stuff but even then, they were just dreams... Dreams encouraged by those around me to bring to fruition but gained no real ground because i'm not confident of my ability to commit since i'm suppose to be getting a "proper" job after i graduate. (Friends see the potential but i'm not sure if my family would balk at me becoming a stay home baker. Hmm.)

So yes, to my surprise, a request from an old classmate came around on FB and i readily said yes. It's a great honour. Being able to provide something for a friend on her special day is a great privilege i don't take lightly.

And it's certainly a wonderful opportunity! I'm not sure if you can call it a big break, but we'll see how it goes... I guess i'll only know how good my stuff are when i get feedback from a wide range of people. 500 people at the wedding. No small number, yo. I'm glad i'm just starting off with an order of 200. I cannot fathom making 500 macs at the moment. D-8

Gem and i have had a few conversations on what happens if it really takes off. Not in a large scale way, but what if people begin to write in asking for orders for various events like birthdays and baby showers. Would i be able to manage it all? I don't know. I count myself really blessed that Gem is a designer! He not only designs environmental sets for events, he also has had a hand in designing wedding invitations, namecards and the like. Heehee. So, no mystery as to who will be helping me with my namecard if i even decide on making one. Haha.

So, yes. Although this is going to be my first time doing something like this, i'm going to have to pray hard... That the macs don't mess up on me and my friend on her special day. I hope that everyone will enjoy my handiwork as much as i enjoy making them for their eating pleasure. :)

13 comments:

zenn said...

WOW, post some pics ok!!! wat favor are u baking for her special day?

joline said...

zenn:

Hee i will! I'm quite anxious about how they will turn out cos they can either be soggy or to hard! (depending on the filling)

i'll be making chocolate, lemon, ispahan (rose, lychee, raspberry), green tea and earl grey with lemon. Very exciting! :DD

zzen said...

WOAH.....Jo, this is a business opportunity. go for it man. Give ur best shoot. actually u n gem can start a wedding business. he designs the cards, u play band cum mc cum bakes mac.jed can be flower boy.Great idea?possibilities are endless

joline said...

zzen:

you're right! i didn't realize how involved i was in weddings until you recapped all that. hahaha..

Anonymous said...

For my wedding too please! hahaha.

can i order now? you have about a year!

v

joline said...

v:

haha, V... of COURSE!

Lucille♥Love said...

perhaps just see where God leads you bah...

joline said...

lucille:

yup. God's plan more important lah. :)

Anonymous said...

yayness! eh, you can make namecards ley!!!! omg. can i also be your marketing manager? haha.

v

joline said...

v:

yeah man V, we are talking about namecards but only half seriously. hahah... when i need your marketing expertise, i'll come a-knocking. :D

i realize catering macs are no easy task. you have to know if the location of the cocktail is indoors or outdoors, have to see if dry ice is available, how to structure the display, etc. woah seh. cos they WILL melt in heat and humidity. gahh... my friend's cocktail is 1hour long so i am wondering if i should sacrifice nice texture for stronger macarons to withstand being out of the fridge. not sure how it's all going to be so i have to experiment.

Anonymous said...

huh, so much effort to go into catering macs. hmmm.

v

zeeen said...

why dun u store them in some ice cooler, like those u store ice cubes. display half. then half keep in cooler, when it is time to eat, take out all.if not, will the taste be affected if u bake them to resist heat?

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