Thanks so much for dropping by! My name is Alana and I’m the girl behind Sweets Occasions. I love desserts, especially if they are cute! When a dessert is cute or associated with a special memory, I remember them and the occasion even more. I truly believe that a cutely decorated dessert can make a special occasion sweeter and any occasion a special one. Making cute desserts is my passion. One day in November of 2010, I thought to myself, “I think it’d be fun to try and make a cake that’s as cute as it is tasty.” Ever since, I have been experimenting with baking and decorating, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop! Living in Hawaii, the humidity and a limited access to supplies forced me to be creative and make things work with whatever I could get my hands on.
A Journey of Sweets Discovery
In order to learn new skills or improve my abilities I’d volunteer to bake and make desserts and treats for anything and everything that I could afford. Baby Showers, Church activities, dinner parties, holiday events, birthdays, bridal showers, weddings, or even "just because" goodies for a neighbor or friend. Over time people started requesting my desserts and were insisting on paying me for my efforts!
I wanted to make sure my sweets were worth it. I’d spend hours and hours searching the internet and attending what I like to call PinU (Pinterest University) and the University of Youtube to make sure I’d be able to execute something that would make their special occasions extra special. The more I learned, the more I needed excuses to try out new techniques or ideas. So I volunteered for even more events. Very quickly I started to get multiple requests for business cards, recipes, or tips. I even had a couple of people asking me to teach a class or mentor them! Me, who is self-taught and continuing to make things up as I go! It was then that I realized my sweets were actually having a positive effect on people. They really were making special occasions sweeter and turning ordinary occasions into special ones!
Taking a new Whisk...I mean risk
With so much support and encouragement from the people I love, I’ve decided to start taking the steps to turning my passion into a business. Join me on this journey from hobby to business owner! I hope that this blog will help inspire and teach those who may be like I once was.
Tired of making the same desserts over and over again? Get some inspiration from the recipes I share. Maybe you’ll be inspired to becoming a dessert artist like me. I'll teach you some of the tricks I've learned and developed along the way. If you like adventure stories you'll enjoy following me as I bake, eat, decorate, travel, and play with sweets as I go through my Baking Bucket List. Maybe you are wanting to start a business and don’t know where to start, or maybe you just like to read blogs about desserts. Whatever your reasons, I’m happy you stopped by. I invite you to stay a while and keep coming back for more!