Friday, January 25, 2008

birth of a blog.

well, here i am. i've come out from under my rock and joined the computerized world. i now have my own blog. maybe some background information would be helpful. my name is lindsey, and i own a little vegan bakery called "la dolce lulu" (it means "the sweet lulu" in italian - lulu is me) here in atlanta, georgia. you can find out all about it at http://www.ladolcelulu.com/ - and by the way, my girlfriend and i designed and launched that site all on our own! if you knew how non-computerly i am, you'd be extra impressed.

2008 is proving to be an exciting year for la dolce lulu. i'm a nominee for dailycandy.com's sweetest things 2007, i catered 2 events at the sundance film festival in park city, and i'm giving two baking demonstrations at the atlanta home show in march.

it feels funny to get so much recognition for something i've done as a hobby my whole life. i can't remember a time that i wasn't in my kitchen cooking something up, usually to the sounds of, "i don't care what you cook, but i want that kitchen left exactly as clean as you found it," from my mother. now here i am, baking for movie stars and teaching other people how to cook! it's downright surreal.

what keeps me grounded, you ask? the fact that my business is still just part time and the other hours of the week i am a nanny. yes, when not baking cakes and icing cookies, i'm changing diapers and singing "they might be giants" songs to toddlers. yesterday i pulled a booger off a baby's foot. it's hard to get ahead of oneself with such a down-to-earth job. a baby will tell you that your hair looks funny, that you have a zit on your face, and (most helpful of all) that your cookies could use some work. so for now, i balance baking exhibitions with nap schedules and movie stars with boogers.

4 comments:

Vegan_Noodle said...

Welcome to blog land Lulu! I read about you over on Cakespy's blog and I think it is awesome what you are doing (I aspire to someday have a vegan cafe...). I hope everything works out and you open up your vegan bakery and take over the world (and please open one up in Houston,TX)! Looking forward to your posts... over to check out your flickr pics now...

Yumi said...

Hi Lindsey!!! It's your lovable lil' sister!!! by the way, how could you call my b-day month cookie "back to school cookie"? There's something I need to be reminded of...why not "Little Angel cookies"? anyways...I love you and I reeaally hope to see you soon!!!!(Tell evryone we say "HI!")

nemo said...

Welcome to blogging Lindsey!
You have only written 2 posts but i enjoyed reading them and you made me laugh!
Are you going to share some tips for us non-vegans, recipes or substitutes we could use. I'm all for using less animal products and would love to know where to start.
Love your photos on Flickr! They look yummy!!
I look forward to reading more on your blog.
Take care,
nemo

lulu said...

yeah, i'll start adding easy vegan substitutes for animal products. every little bit helps!