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ARCHIVE FOR February, 2006

Valentine’s Recap

Kathryn and I spent the last few weeks analyzing our Champagne Wishes Valentine’s Day sale and the final numbers are in. We did well, but like every new business we’re struggling with startup issues that eat away at the bottom line. We received wonderful feedback from our online customers and the wholesale customers came back [...]

by on February 28th, 2006
Rough Days

I spend most of my days baking brownies and cookies, but I might as well be shucking corn by the way my hands look after it’s all said and done. When I decided to bake professionally, I had no idea about the consequences it would have on many areas of my life — and body. [...]

by on February 27th, 2006
Orange Pekoe Tea Cake

A few months ago I began reading TeaChef.com, a site sponsored by Adagio Teas to promote the appreciation of tea. I was drawn to the site because it talks about cooking with tea, not just drinking it. They even have a monthly feature where they ship free samples of tea to chefs around the world, [...]

by on February 22nd, 2006
Give and You Shall Receive

In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share an interesting story I read about how gifts are done in Japan. On February 14th women are supposed to give men dark chocolate. Exactly one month later, on March 14th, men are supposed to return the favor by giving women white chocolate. This day has become [...]

by on February 14th, 2006

Bye to Polka Dot Cake Studio.

by on February 11th, 2006
Now Available in Stores!

Champagne Wishes at New York City stores.

by on February 6th, 2006
They’re back…

The Champagne Wishes Valentine’s Day sale is on!

by on February 1st, 2006

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An interest, that turned into a blog, that turned into a career. Kelli Bernard is now the owner and baker of Amai Tea & Bake House.

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