Today was our two year anniversary!
And what better way to celebrate than with a gluten-free picnic in the park.
We started off the fiesta with gluten-free hot dogs and chicken apple sausages. And nestled them in our house-made gluten-free sesame buns.
Also on the menu were watermelon and strawberry fruit salad, cauliflower cheese salad, grilled salad full of corn, potatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and asparagus, merlot chicken bacon chili, chips and mango salsa, and of course cake.
For whatever reason, I've been craving strawberry shortcake and thought it would make the perfect summer celebration cake. Cynthia made two vanilla cakes with a layer of tangy cream cheese frosting and strawberries sandwiched in between. I topped it with super cute flags that read happy 2nd birthday (it was a little windy and the letters wouldn't fully cooperate in the photos :-p).
We had so much fun reminiscing about how far we have come and even got the chance to spend time with some of our customers. One of our good friends even showed up with a vintage Zest Bakery pin from the grand opening! So rad!
It's been so fulfilling to turn this seed of an idea into a full fledged business and have you all there encouraging us right along. There have been many people who have been with us since the beginning and so many more that have remained loyal customers since finding out about us. I'm looking at you Anne, Tracie, Isabel, Barak, and countless others we've enjoyed getting to know by name. It's because of you that we enjoy what we do!
Thank you all for sharing the journey with us!
And remember: "Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake!"