May 6th, 2011

Haute Mamas: Happy Mother’s Day!

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older, but grown?  What’s that suppose to mean?  In my heart it don’t mean a thing. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved, 1987

Morrison had it right. When I think of my children and the idea that they could one day consider themselves grown and no longer consider themselves my babies, the impossibility of it borders on hilarity. I hope, at the very least, when they think they’re grown that I’ve provided with a good amount of whatever imspiration got them to “grown”–like my mom and her mother did.

I believe that my most divine designs and appreciation for well presented and delicious confections  are rooted in the spectacular birthday parties of my youth. They’re  cultivated by hours spent in the kitchen with my  well-heeled Grandma and  pruned by lessons in grace, glamour and hospitality  from the perfect pout of my own red-lipped mama.

Here’s a few photos from my first baby shower . It was a carnival theme designed and hosted by my very own Mom.

I get it honest.

(Custom cake and cookies by Sabrina- handmade custom invites by my Mommy.)

This Mother’s Day is extra special for us because Haute Sugar will be featured as Entrepreneur of the Month on WEAA‘s  Briefcase Radio. Be sure to tune in this Sunday  at 9PM EST for a great discussions on how successful business owners have been inspired by their mothers, William Mapp’s take on the best tablets and of course a great segment featuring us!

Check us out on FM 88.9 in the Baltimore/Washington Metro area or listen online

Thanks again Mommy.

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February 21st, 2011

Summer hues for Winter blues

It looks like Winter has returned to the mid atlantic and Friday’s highs in the 70s have left me longing for spring and anxious for summer. To ease the frigid blow of  Tuesday’s high of  34, I’ve started thinking about sunny summer Saturday barbecues! ( say that 3 times fast!) Here’s an inspiration board for one of our big summer barbeque to ward off  the effects of a cold and dreary Monday.

Sources: Pinwheels Tablescape Melamine Plates Beverage Server Margarita Cupcakes with tequila lime buttercream

Let us know what you have planned for summer and be sure to check back for our latest party feature! It’s a photo themed 1st birthday inspired by this incredible party designed by Stacey of Elle Belle Creative. Here’s a sneak peak:

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