Since college, I've been working in finance for almost 2 years now. I ended up where I am by chance - I had no idea what I wanted to do after school and decided working in a bank would be a safe and stable place to start. After a year, I realized that as much as I enjoy the things I've learnt and the friends I've met at my current job, my passion lies elsewhere. It took me a while to figure out exactly what my next step should be, but I've finally managed to plan it out. Plans are being actioned and changes are yet to come. Exciting!
But until I turn the next exciting page (it'll come soon... I'm working hard on that!), I am fully focused on doing my best at where I am. My day-to-day work may not be my first choice of career, but I do enjoy immersing myself in a fast paced environment where things are ever changing. What I love most about my job is the emphasis on teamwork - everyone works in a team, and it's all about overcoming problems and achieving milestones together. The friends I've made at work are truly what make my days worthwhile.
Now to address the salivating pictures of brownie cupcakes. What could my job possibly have to do with cupcakes you might ask? One of the senior managers at my department is relocating back to the US tomorrow, and as part of our farewell shenanigans (a giant card, a surprise lunch, farewell drinks to name a few), a colleague and I decided to surprise our manager with cupcakes.
I love that people who work in a bank can be so diverse - race, background, personalities, and most importantly, interests. Case in point - my fellow colleague who loves baking just as much as I do. And it's a HE! How cool is that ladies? A boyfriend/hubby who bakes you the best desserts? (unfortunately this good friend of mine is taken... sorry girls)
Back to the cupcakes. Because we literally could not find time for the two of us to meet up and bake the actual product, we agreed on doing what we each do best - he was responsible for the baking, and I would come up with garnishing. Since we had to do the actual "collaboration" at work, I decided to come up with a design that was simple but went with the farewell theme of this whole collab.
Strolling around the candy store, I found these adorable multi-colored gummies in the shape of airlines. Peeeeerfect for the jetsetter manager we know - who's flying off to New York! With a simple blob of cream cheese frosting as adhesive, we placed tiny airplane gummies (and some gummy bears and berry gummies... you can never go wrong with those!) on the freshly made brownie cupcakes. And look how cute they look all laid out together! These were a huge hit - cute AND yummy. Hope this gives you all some ideas next time you want a quick but cute way to decorate your cupcakes/brownies - colorful candies go far!