It's Been Quite a Year, Hasn't it?

Well, it has, hasn't it? You guys haven't heard from me in A LONG TIME. So what gives? Well, this year was CRAZY busy for me! During the summer, my time was taken up with tons of wedding and graduation cakes, and then as soon as fall hit it was basically holiday season! Where does the time go?! I have no idea, but I promise, you will be hearing much more from me in 2018!

So what have I been up to since you heard from me last? Below are a few highlights from this past year!

In September, I won "Best in Show" at the Oneida Big Apple Fest in Wisconsin! (I know, I know, what the heck was I doing in Wisconsin?! Long story short, my parents bought a house there and I was supposed to be "on vacation". Yes, my vacations usually include baking and competing!)

It was a last minute decision to compete, and I am so glad I did! It competed against over 20 other pies and came out victorious!

2017

Best In Show Pie

In October, I competed in St. Louis at the first ever Show Me Sweets Show and my cupcakes took 2nd in the "Semi-Pro" Division! While my sculpted showpiece did not place, I had such a good time competing and finally meeting some of my cake friends in real life! I can not wait to attend next year to compete again and hopefully take classes!

This fall I also created some baking themed paintings- which I turned into awesome die cut vinyl stickers! The first 3 are up now in the Cakes by Kristi Etsy shop, with more designs coming soon! Prints will be available early next year too!

And last, but certainly not least, I have been uploading a few time lapse and full length cake topper tutorials to the Cakes by Kristi YouTube Channel! This past year my channel has racked up over 700 subscribers and my Sleeping Baby Mermaid Tutorial has almost HALF A MILLION views!!! If you haven't had a chance to check it out, what are you waiting for?!

So that's a wrap, guys! I can't wait until next year because it's going to be full of amazing cakes and awesome tutorials! Stay tuned!!

Much Love and Cake,

-Kristi

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