house of cake, day 5?

Well, clearly, this post will have no pictures of cakes or baking tips. My apologies. My intent was to write once a week about the fun times I am having while we set up shop.
And fun times indeed! (as sarcasm doesn't translate well thru reading, I want to note that was sarcasm).

I'd like to dedicate this post to our building inspector, or whoever it really is that prints off a building permit. One of which I still do not have, so the bakery sits. Cold. Alone. Wishing it was full of love and vanilla and happy little cupcakes. And I would also like to point out, for the record, that that little ms. above did not obtain a valid building permit for that fort.
(Just sayin, not reporting)
....hey, she's four. Let the kid build a fort.

I'd like to point out, as well, the importance of fort decor. While it's critical to ensure all snow used is only white (not sure how many times I've said those words in the past week), the whiteness certainly lacks that je ne sais quois.
So we've embellished.
Prettiest fort on the block.
Well, the only one, but with this lovely weather our street has many passer by's, and I was delighted that each one commented on our fort. Very Wolseley of them :)

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So, off I go, to help with the triple sink delivery. Keeping on doing all the background stuff. Lots of paperwork, incorporating (!), licenses and purchasing. That part is fun. Hit up some antique stores and flea markets last week. My shop is in a building that's over 100 years old, so a lot of care and thought is going into the decorating. But that's a whole other post....off to the sink!


Carly said...


May be helpful for future posts.

Emm n Noah said...

We are on our way over to play in that cool fort!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice toque, Claire- where ever did you find such a stylish chapeau???
Keep me posted as to when I can get into the shop and hardline that Starbucks in like I promised...

Pamela Kirkpatrick said...

thanks carly! I heard about that on the radio last week! very good idea for this day in age when most written word seems casual.

Pamela Kirkpatrick said...

Emm and Noah, she's open 24hrs, come on in when you're done for a hot cocoa warm up!

Pamela Kirkpatrick said...

thanks chrissie...I am so holding you to it...we just need to convert Andrea...

and I get constant compliments on the toque!