We don’t normally like to brag, but last week was a big week for us. After a week full of awards and honors, we just wanted to share them with you all, our loyal customers, because it is you who make these moments so much sweeter!

We’re thrilled to have received the Jeffery Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year Award at the Small Business Administration/SCORE Awards last Thursday. The awards from the Small Business Administration recognize small businesses making an impact on their community. This award in particular honors a family-owned and operated business, which has been passed on from one generation to the next.

SBA Jeffery Butland Family Owned Business of the Year Award Presented to the Jucker Family and Three Brothers Bakery.

And as if getting the award was not enough, it was presented by non other than Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker. It was an incredible day and will probably be one of the most important days in the history of Three Brothers Bakery

Bobby Jucker, Renee Jucker Helfman, Janice Jucker, Mayor Annise Parker, Yolanda Garcia Olivarez– SBA Regional Director & Manuel Gonzalez- SBA District Director (Photo credit: Sandra Louvier)

Bobby & I with Mayor Annise Parker and Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Small Business Alumni Director, Ximena Murillo (who nominated us)

Congratulations to all the award winners!

To top off an already amazing week, Friday we participated in the Cancer Survivor Celebration at Memorial Hermann’s Memorial City Medical Center for the second year in a row. We were competing against other Houston bakeries for overall presentation and taste in the event’s “Tiered-Cake Challenge.” After winning 1st Place in last year’s “Cupcake Wars” challenge, we were given first choice of which cancer survivors we wanted to honor with our cake.

This year we knew we needed to step up our game. We honored breast cancer survivors with a beautiful cake, entitle “Embracing the Dance.” I was touched because our team chose breast cancer because of my journey with it.

Why “Embracing the Dance?” I always say to those who find out they have cancer to “embrace it.” You have cancer- that fact won’t change, so attack it with a positive attitude. Tell people about it, let them help you and ask for their help. Let people love you. And you’ll be shocked at how many people do love you, care and want to help. It is the dance of a lifetime- embrace it and others will embrace you.

Embracing the Dance- 1st Place Tiered Cake American Cancer Society/Memorial Hermann Survivor’s Celebration (Checkout our Photo Album on Facebook for more pics- the back of the cake definitely deserves a peak from you.)

A Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake Presented to the Judges

Okay, enough heavy talk- let’s get back to my bragging.

This year we are happy to report that we are still the reigning champions! Our Strawberry Lemonade cake (look for it at the bakery soon) won the judges over and once again we won 1st Place Tiered Cake in the American Cancer Society/Memorial Hermann Tiered Cake Challenge.

Bobby, Jael (representing our decorators) and me accepting our 1st Place prize

Remember if you want to see more from our fantastic week, head over to our Facebook page!

How was your week? Did you do anything sweet? Tell us about it on Twitter!

PS – Check out Bobby in his Decorating Challenge on the Cake Show – the Search for America’s Best Decorator.