Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wilton Cake Class Wrap

I'm happy to report that I finally finished my cake class!! It was a lot more prep work than I originally anticipated, but it was fun, therapeutic, and worth it.
Today we had to bake, ice, and decorate a cake...although the cake had to be pre-baked and pre-iced before class. Without further ado, here's my piece of art (pun intended)
My cake! :) Single layer, chocolate (my dad's pick), heart-shaped
FYI, choclate cake's really hard to ice well! *disclaimer*

Disclamer: I just learned how to do roses TODAY.
I'm in much need of some practice--I know. 

Close-up of the border and detail...just ignore the cracks. :)

Tia's cake

Her detail's different, yet similar.
Her roses are bigger, more detailed, stars instead of dots
and a piped border instead of a star border.
Close-up of her roses. They look a lot better than mine! 

Final products. =)   =)

Interestingly enough, our cakes turned out a lot like us. My sister and I are very similar in some ways. Sometimes we're mistaken as twins in our looks. Oftentimes we're on the same wave-length and  have 'surround sound' reactions, comments, and questions. (which is awesomely entertaining)  At the same time we are both distinctly different in interests and personalities. Kinda cool. :)

So now you're probably wanting a slice, and for that I'm truly sorry. I'd actually give you a huuuuuge piece if you were here, because I'm sick of cake. BUT you can go take a Wilton Cake Decorating Class, and soon  your kitchen will be overflowing with baked goodies for FOUR whole weeks!! So go sign up! =)

Happy Sunday y'all!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

the (un)joy of living

Because I am sooooo peeved at life right now, I am going to act out my little form of rebellion right now by posting instead of being productive for the following reasons:
-The house is a pit
-I haven't had 'me' time in what seems like AGES
-The icing (I LOOOOOOVE icing) that we have to use for the decorating class I'm taking tastes sucky, and is full of nasty stuff for you (besides the fact it's horribly nutritional devoid of everything but fat and calories)
-the decorating class takes LOADS more time, energy, planning and MONEY than should be legal, and I kinda figured out that I suck at decorating. So much for my dreams of working at a bakery...
-Homework has been screaming at me for the last month and I can't focus on it to save my life
-My room is now a pit because I just spent the last half-hour turning it upside down, searching for receipts from MONTHS ago (the story of my life...)
-the more time I spend trying to be productive the more crap and lists continue to pile up. I'm suffocating in my own self-created world of lists
-WHY oh WHY does humanity have to do every single freaking thing on a COMPUTER!?!?!?!?! Why can't we do things the simple, old-fashioned way? We are NOT evolving for crying out loud, we should NOT act as if we have to make our lives as efficient as a computer hard drive!!!!!!!!!!
-Fall break seems to be arriving as quickly as cold molasses, but never mind that because I don't have classes on the days of the break!
-Christmas break will n.e.v.e.r. come fast enough
-Can we please not start talking about the holidays already? Or the new year? I need a break, not more stress of festivities piled upon my back!
-I'd really, really, really like to be able to put time on pause and just sit for a while. Just having a week that isn't chock-full of urgency would be a miracle.

Thank you very much for the gripe/dump/peeve session.
Procrastinating Peeved Polly

I really
cannot leave being such a grump pot. Much as I would like to.
 And, as the old song declares
Count your blessings, name them one by one
count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings! 

Name them one by one, count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
So here's a blessing or two...although they're gonna be hard to think of!

-Three of my favorite songs have played in the last half-hour
-I couldn't do this before today:

-And it is filled with yummy pudding. Although my decorating skills still suck.
-The weather has been gorgeous this month. Unusual for October.
-I live in a free country
-I live with people who love me 
-The Lord does exceedingly abundantly more than I could ask or think
-Jesus lives inside my heart and is my closest friend
-Jesus is coming back soon! 

Yeah... that kinda puts things in perspective. =)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Joy of Icing

Man, I am making up for lost time!! Funny how I do that... when I journal I tend to go through dry-spells and then I'll write like four times in a week.

So... what happened today?
It rained. All. Day.

And you know what, it was kinda wonderful! Even though while running errands I got soaked. And driving was much more tedious. It's been a very, very long time since the last good rain and it was so refreshing! I'm one of those people who enjoy rainy cloudy days--so the inconvenience wasn't too bad, in my opinion.

On another note, I am hoping to extend my joy of cookies :) to other realms, such as... cake decorating! I think it'd be totally awesome to get a job at a bakery, so in order to make myself more hire-able, (is that a word?) I started a cake decorating class today with my sista!  It's pretty fun, and not terribly challenging. I love icing so this should be right up my alley. :) So long as my hand muscles get used to squeezing a piping bag for several hours on end...
Who knows.. maybe my joy of cookies blog will become the joy of baking blog. = )

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Here, again

I'm baaaaaack!!
For the moment, anyway. Life is just too darn crazy to try to blog about it all the time.
As you can see, I updated my look. I don't know WHY in the world I chose a beach with purple/gray skies--I have no interest in decorating with the color purple, much less paint my personal blog in it. Furthermore, I found the template under "Travel", and I am most certainly no traveler. Emotionally, yes. Physically, no. Spiritually, hopefully yes. So we may be changing the color/template quite soon... but for now I am happy with it. Beaches, and purple are, actually, both calming things. That may be quite good for me.
Just checking in to the blogging realm to see if all was well, and surviving without my help. ; ) Apparently it is, and I'm needing to give my homework some attention, so... tally-ho!