Wax Seal Inspiration
We're on the last leg of this holiday rush, and we're trucking along! There's hot apple cider around, and orders are still flying out the door. We're bringing packages down to the post office on Saturday and Sunday as well, as Canada Post is shipping orders through the weekend, but we don't get a pick-up from the shop.
We celebrated Danielle's birthday today, as well! It was a disaster, but there was chocolate cake at the end of it so I guess it all worked out for the best.
It was all planned out and we had the cake and the card and the gift, but the actual execution turned out to be a complete fiasco - Danielle headed out for lunch, and we planned to have everyone come in from the front of the shop for just a few seconds to surprise her as she entered the back of the shop, with the candles and the "happy birthday!"
Bogdan was with Danielle, and texted us that it would be three minutes before they arrived back at the shop. Before I knew it, Danielle burst through the door, with Micah holding a cake with all of the candles unlit, and everyone else standing around looking dazed (and surprised...). A few of us were still out front with customers, as it happened to be busy just at the moment that Danielle came back.
We lit all the candles and pulled everyone back for the picture, so at least it looks like a good surprise happened.Danielle looks a bit like she's holding a cake that's on fire, because I firmly believe in cakes having as many candles as they can hold, as opposed to the number of years old a person is turning. It makes for a very warm cake, but it's very exciting to behold.