Baking, decorating, & teaching the sweeter things in life.
HI! I'm Laura, owner on Laura's Baking Delights in Holmen WI. I am a fully licensed and insured retail baker and I bake out of an incubator kitchen in La Crosse WI.
I specialize in Custom Design cakes, cake pops and cupcakes. I work in both fondant and buttercream.
I hope you will let me make your Wedding cake, birthday cake, cake pops or cupcakes. By the way, I also make cheesecakes, cookies, muffins, bars, chocolate dipped strawberries, moulded chocolates, & gourmet popcorn. There's probably more, but that is all I can think of.
We had a sensational time at the 2018 La Crosse Bridal expo on January 14th. It was a pleasure to meet so many couples and their entourage. Still, we know not everyone was able to make it, and that we missed a few of those who did attend. So, we are extending our Bridal Expo Special to everyone through the end of January.
BRIDAL EXPO SPECIAL: Book by January 31st For only $100 deposit and receive a Free 6” Anniversary Cake.
Click here to request a quote. Click here to order a tasting box.
I’m organizing a CustomInk order for LBD shirts. Why would you want one? Because all the cool kids will be wearing them!!!! AND, if I spot you wearing one, you will get a FREE TREAT! Ordering closes on June 19th. They should arrive on July 3rd. You’ll be able to pick them up at my house, or at the Cameron Park farmers market on July 7th. ORDER HERE
The other day I received an oddly shaped package in the mail. I didn’t recognize the company name and couldn’t think of anything I had ordered that would come in a package that shape and size. So naturally I was curious and ripped the package open right there in the driveway.
When I opened it, there was some paperwork in it but of course I went straight for the “thing” inside. I pulled out this strange plastic tray with bumps and nobs. “Oh!” I thought. “Someone has sent me a sample chocolate mold! Cool!” But it was very flimsy and had gotten kind of crushed in the mail. So I started popping out the indents and thought “Ugh. I would not order this”.
About this time my eldest son came by and asked “What’s that?” So I told him. “Someone sent me a sample mold, but it’s pretty chintzy.” He picked up the package that I had discarded and told me there was something else inside. Yea! More free stuff! When I asked what was, he held up a very nice pen. Huh. That’s odd. Then he read the paper… “Oh, it’s a free pen sample with your business info on it. There is an order form to order more.” “Then what the heck is this?” I asked, holding up the chintzy mold. “It must just be their version of bubble wrap” he replied. Oh my gosh. Did I feel like a tool!!
We laughed a bit about how I was more excited about the packaging then the pen. And I reminisced about how he used to do that as a child too. “I could have just bought you the box for Christmas!” was a common phrase when he was young.
Inside, my youngest son was opening his newest fidget spinners. (Ugh, these things are driving me nuts). Being a typical 8 year old, he just left all the packaging laying on the table. So I went over to clean that up, and low-and-behold, there was another chintzy chocolate mold!! For fidget spinners!! So I spent an afternoon making chocolate fidget spinners for the boys and their friends. And I used the other chintzy tray to make nobs for the spinners so that they could actually spin, kind of.
Do you ever look at packaging and see potential uses for it? I bet you will now. 🙂
Everything started out well. My eldest son helped me get everything down there and set up. I found the proper person and checked in. All was good. And then the customers came. And came. And came. Holy cow! This is great!
And then… everything started to melt. Almost everything I brought was chocolate coated. I was in full sun, and the temperature ended up being 79 degrees instead of the forecasted 65. My brilliant son said “No problem, we’ll rotate things in and out of the cooler and we’ll put the ice packs under the items on the table”. That worked… for about half an hour. <sigh>. So we moved everything to the cooler and put out my photo albums. But that didn’t seem to be drawing people in, so at 6:30 we decided to pack up and head home.
I will not be defeated though! I found a tent to borrow ans came up with the brilliant idea to make fake items to display, that won’t melt! Which means I got to go SHOPPING! I can home with bags of Plaster of Paris, paint, Mod Podge, styrofoam balls & Super Glue. Let the crafting begin!
I have recently become OBSESSED with decorated Oreos! Have you heard of or seen these? Basically, you take a delicious Oreo cookie, drench it in chocolate, and then decorate them! What’s not to love? AND, I finally have a use for all of my chocolate molds!! If these sound AMAZING to you, click here to request a quote.