A Paris Themed Birthday and Trading Services with Kimberly K Carter

I recently had the pleasure of baking macarons, chocolate croissants, and french baguettes for Kimberly K Carter‘s daughter’s birthday party.

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I have known Kim for the past two years. Our daughters began playing together after we moved into our neighborhood two years ago. I had seen the amazing work Kim does putting together parties for her daughter and designing the invitations, party favors, and decorations.

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I thought Kim just enjoyed doing these kinds of things for her kids, and it was more of a hobby. However, when I mentioned I was trying to put together a blog about baking for others and that I was having a hard time figuring out how to set it up and what kind of logo to use, she said, “I can do that for you.” She then told me she is a graphic designer. I had seen her website before which includes some awesome designs that can be made into fabric, tea towels, cell phone cases, etc. But I never quite put it together that she was a graphic designer. MY BAD!!! She is amazing! Kim had told me a few weeks prior to our conversation about my blog that she was planning a French Market Paris themed birthday for her daughter. She told me she was going to try to make macarons since they are so costly to purchase. I had just taken a class on how to make macarons, and they can be tricky. So when she offered to help me with my blog,  I offered to make her macarons, croissants, and French baguettes for her daughter’s party in return for her designing my logo.

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Everything you see on this blog was designed by Kim. She not only designed the graphics, but she set up the website as well. I am eternally grateful for this. She went above and beyond my expectations in her designs and execution of setting up the site. I thought I was fairly tech savvy until I tried to set up my blog. Kim was so wonderful to work with. I am very thankful to have had this opportunity to work with Kim and get to know her better. Here are a few more photos of her amazing work from her daughter’s birthday party.

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The girls got money to shop from these carts

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They got to buy journals and buttons designed by Kim. They also bought Eiffel Tower key chains, macaron erasers,  rosebud pens, and, of course, the food from the bakery!

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I love these posters Kim designed. I told her I need them for my kitchen!

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THANK YOU KIMBERLY K CARTER FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK ON MY BLOG! If you click on Kim’s name that is highlighted in blue, it will take you to her website. Check out how talented this girl is!

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Also, many thanks to Kim for allowing me to bake for this party. I had so much fun baking! I had even more fun seeing all the girls enjoy the baked goodies! I feel blessed beyond measure to have been a part of this party and to have had Kim design my blog.

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I will be featuring the recipes for the vanilla bean macarons, raspberry macarons, lemon macarons, chocolate croissants, and French baguettes at a later date.

 

 

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