BUSINESS Q&A: Home bakery has led to party planning, more
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Photos by Justin Zamudio/San Angelo Standard-Times Suzanna Aguirre instructs Araceli Meza, 5, on how to properly apply icing to a cake at a cake decorating party last week. Aguirre provides materials and guidance for cake decorating parties as part of her cake decorating business, Eat My Cake.TOP: Christen Sanchez, 11, puts purple icing around a butterfly outline on a cake she decorated at a party hosted by Aguirre last week.

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Photo by Justin Zamudio/San Angelo Standard-Times Christen Sanchez, 11, puts purple icing around a butterfly outline on a cake she was decorating at a cake decorating party last week. Suzanna Aguirre hosted the party as part of her business Eat My Cake. shot and archived 9.6.12

What: Cake designs, classes and cake-decorating parties

When: By appointment

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Home Style: Three important areas to decorate this fall
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Even if you are pressed for time this year when you decorate for autumn, be sure to add a touch or two to these three important areas.

Front walkway

Before guests even get to your door, let them know you’re excited about fall. Find a spot on your front walkway to tuck in a fall display. My favorite trick is to select two large lanterns, then fill each with an attractive seasonal display.

It might be a battery-operated pillar candle surrounded by fall foliage inside and a cute fall ribbon tied onto the lantern handle. Lantern displays take just minutes to pull together, but look fetching. If you don’t have a natural spot to place a fall display up close to the road, put a lantern on your front stoop.

I also like to do a little something near the entry to the walled courtyard behind my home. The wall is large and open and just ripe for a lantern. My favorite picks are flat-back wall lanterns because they hug the wall and don’t flap in the wind. If you don’t have a wall, dress up your garden gate.

Let your creativity run wild when coming up with a display to put inside the lanterns. How about a figurine of a bird? A bird’s nest? Maybe a piece of artwork that features fall images? Or, just take some fall picks and intertwine them with strands of bittersweet…………… continues on East Valley Tribune

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