Straight MAC’n…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I be, I be, I be, I be on my MAC’n ish…. <— Yup that’s how I’m feeling fresh out of my #IdolcidoesNYC French Macaron Class, and yes to the beat of Childish Gambino’s “I Be On That”! So let me first give you a bit of background info about my quest to start MAC’n. I have been (via IG) absolutely stakling the hell out of Andi’s (@idolci’s) macaron making for months on end. Literally for 3/4 of 2014 I have been wanting to try to make macs and Google searching like a mad woman, hoping to find a recipe that made sense. Yeah well all of that went straight shit when I stumbled upon this picture… 10363860_636733746409812_6981929682295493529_n-2 At that moment I knew that I was gonna have to find a way to get schooled by this MAC making genius!! It was then that a stalker was born… cue the Single White Female soundtrack!! Hi my name is Kiyonna and I stalked my way into a coveted spot in the “iDolcidoesNYC Double Decker French Macaron Class.”

Coming off of the high of CPC I didn’t really think that anything would come along and get me as fired up and giddy for quite some time, boy was I wrong. I had an absolute BLAST last night and the only thing that would be better would have/could have been offered at CPC. Although that would have probably sent me of the edge…Fred Sanford Style. Since I am a TRUE believer of you get back, what you give out, I knew getting into this class would be the pure generosity of the universe! Considering that prior to going to CPC all of her NYC classes were completely sold out I didn’t even give it a second thought, but I know better than to count anything that I set my mind/heart on out! Continue reading

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The Best Weekend Ever a.k.a. Cake Pop Con 2014

Guess who had the BEST weekend ever… that’d be me!!

Cake Pop Con 2014

Me at Cake Pop Con 2014

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the FIRST ever International Cake Pop Convention aka Cake Pop Con!!

Cake Pop Con consisted of 200+ bakers/ cake poppers from around the globe, uniting to strengthen our skills, knowledge and cake pop community bond. We took over Philadelphia, PA, and left a trail of candy melts and disco dust along the way.

While I cannot speak for every one in attendance I can assure you that I left Philadelphia a different baking professional.

So where do I start…at the beginning of course. LOL!

I had arrived...

I had arrived…

I arrived in Philly just a little before check in time, and was greeted with smiles from all of the wonderful staff at the Courtyard Marriot.

I knew right then that it was gonna be a great weekend. That and the fact that the very first people I met, where the wonderful parents of  Kim Celano. They were so super sweet and greeted me with big hugs and jokes! Kim your parents are the BOMB. They even let me call them Mom & Pops all weekend. How awesome is that? LOL!

With the tone set, I was ready to let my hair and guard down and just have a good time. Continue reading