Our New Bakery: The Final Results & Our Opening Party

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It has taken me awhile to get this last blog up, because I simply don’t know how to express how happy I am with the final results of our bakery! This project was a year in the planning, and to finally see it all come together was almost unreal.

Sugarlips Cakes Bakery

We had our opening party on April 10th, but it didn’t all come together for me until that morning. We had been working on the last little details for weeks, trying to make everything look finished, but for some reason, it wasn’t until all of the decorations (plants, pillows, dummy cakes) were in place that morning and the counter top was full of sweets, that it really looked finished. I had been incredibly sick the night before the party, but as I was watching everything come together that morning, I couldn’t stop myself from running around to help get it all done!

Sugarlips Cakes Bakery

Cake Shop

Cake Shop

I don’t even know how to put into words how the final results of our bakery made me feel. I had been staring at a sketch from Domestic Identity for months, trying to visualize how it would look in real life, and the final results were better than I could have ever imagined! It was exactly what I wanted but better. We now have a cozy tasting table to make our couples feel special and to give them a “chef’s table” experience with a window looking right into our kitchen, our decoration is modern yet chic, and our countertop was created custom just for us. It was such a proud moment and also a moment of such relief that everything we had worked for came together so well, and that we could now just enjoy the place and use it for what we had been envisioning for so long!

Chef's Table Bakery Window

Wedding Cake Shop

It was so great to have the opening party that same day that our bakery finally felt complete, because all of our months of stress and hard work were instantly put behind us. I was so happy when our guests walked through our doors and just had their mouths hanging open. It was truly incredible to see and hear people’s reactions to our new space. Working in the wedding industry, we work with a lot of people who have an eye for detail, and to be able to impress them with our new bakery, made me feel like all of the hard work was worth it!

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

We were so grateful to everyone who came to celebrate with us, the turnout was more than we were expecting! We had such a wonderful time showing our new bakery to everyone and we couldn’t believe how many people came out to support us. I say it all the time, but I am so amazed and so grateful for all of the friends we have made since we’ve opened our company and for all of the encouragement and support that we constantly get. It has been an incredible journey and I am so curious what we will be able to accomplish with our new space!

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

Sugarlips Cakes Opening Party

 

Thank You!

There have been so many people who have helped us out along this journey that we cannot go without thanking them!

 

Best Day Ever Events
Nailia, from the second we told you about our plans for our new bakery, you were so supportive and were so sweet to immediately offer us your help. We have enjoyed our relationship with you so much over the past years and having you be a part of this new project was really special. You work so damn hard, not only for your couples, but also us. You were able to make our shop come to life and we cannot thank you enough!

Domestic Identity
Asiya, we are so thankful Nailia introduced us to you. I had a vision in mind for what I wanted for our shop, but you knew what I wanted more than I did! You made something so modern and so clean, exactly how we envision our company. We are so grateful that you got so many pieces together for us and helped us create something amazing!

Alexandra Vonk
Alex, since we met, you have pretty much been there to capture all of our big life events. You have been there for so many of our special moments and we couldn’t have imagined our opening party without you. You are always so sweet and encouraging, and we are just grateful to have you in our lives!

The Wedding Department
Claimy, where to begin… You’ve literally been there since day one and you’ve continued to support us ever since. You were so sweet to help organize our opening party for us and I was so happy you took charge on the day so I could finally de-stress and enjoy!

Love Sound
Floor, thank you so much for coming with such a beautiful arrangement for our opening party. We have seen and heard you at so many weddings/wedding events and were so thrilled you wanted to be a part of our celebration. We got so many compliments about your music during our party and it made the whole event so much more “gezellig!”

BarBlog
Dyan, your passion for making cocktails is inspiring. I’ve never seen someone talk so passionately before about flavors and you can see your love in your cocktails.   I am generally never one to choose a cocktail because the virgin ones are usually so plain, but I couldn’t get enough of yours! I’ve never had a cocktail with so many layers of flavor; it was absolutely delicious.

Bloom Your Life
Marte, we are so happy every time we get to work with you. We know when one of our couples has you as their florist, we can expect gorgeous flowers for our cakes! Each of our collaboration we have had together has created something beautiful and we hope for many more in the future!

Grphx
Ilona, thank you so much for creating our beautiful new logo! You were so easy to work with and you knew exactly what we wanted within just a few emails. The whole process was so quick and easy. We’ve gotten so many compliments about our new logo and we are so happy with how versatile it is!

Anna’s Illustrations
Anna, thank you for the beautiful illustration of our cake! I’ve been following your work for so long and was so excited to see one of our cakes brought to life in your illustration!  You were able to get it done in such short notice and I cannot thank you enough!

Marieke & Miriam
We don’t know where we would be without the two of you. Marieke, you held down the fort for us while we were taking care of the new space. You work so incredibly hard and we are grateful for your “get it done” attitude in times like these. Together with Miriam you were able to keep our company running as usual so that Luc and I could spend all of our time on the new shop. You guys have been so wonderful during all of the chaos of building our new bakery and we are so thankful your dedication to the company!

Reichert Family
You all have been so amazing and you guys were all there when we needed you! Ronald and Stef, you both spent countless hours (in between your already busy schedules) helping us put together our bakery from the ground up. You worked so many late nights and did a lot of heavy labor to help us get our shop ready in time! We are so thankful for your hard work, and know we wouldn’t have been able to get it all finished without you. Ireen & Lynn, we were so grateful to have you both there whenever we needed someone to watch our little guy. Luc and I were so busy with all of the new construction and every time we asked, you both were there for us!

 

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