From the time that this girl was born, she has given me a run for my money. She has always known her own mind, always been so sure of her direction. She has a distinct and certain goal in her life. I am so very proud of her. I watch her sometimes from a distance and I am just floored by what I see. I see a beautiful, strong young lady that loves the Lord. She is kind and good and strong. She isn’t afraid of a challenge. So, when Momazine announced that they would be hosting Cupcake Wars for the 2nd year, she was totally psyched! I was a little concerned, I mean she would be competing against adults and what if she didn’t win. What if she didn’t succeed. She was so quick to repeat to me the very thing that I have said to her so many times… “What if I don’t try?”
So, we tried. She came up with a theme and a recipe. She loves the 50′s so she created a 50′s Pop Shop for her table, featuring Coke & p-nut cupcakes with a peanut butter frosting and Mountain Dew cupcakes with an amazing Mountain Dew & Buttercream frosting. She had a few fails on the Coke recipe but finally perfected it. I was so proud of her persistence. She learned so much from this, she learned to organize and implement ideas, she learned to work with a crew as the leader. I learned to take orders from my daughter. (that was fun) All I can say is that I am so very proud of my girl. I wanted to share some of her awesomeness with ya’ll!
When it came time for the awards, it was like biting nails, but YES!!!! She won BEST THEME in the amateur division, how cool is that!!!!!
She was also featured at Ocala Magazine even mentioned her win along with all the other awesome winners! Here are some photos of my Emily’s and some of our favorite competitors.
Family & friends ROCK – they mean the world to us! An amazing young lady that is also a homeschooler made the fun table clothe for us and the adorable apron was a gift from an amazing friend of ours. Oh! the fun little sign was made by my niece!
It got seriously busy! Like completely crazy, but she stayed so calm and friendly the entire time!
We spent our time waiting for the results eating cupcakes and dancing to some beautiful music, it makes me so happy that the entire family came out to support her.
So there it is, another amazing moment in my ever changing, ever amazing daughters life! I praise God every day for her.