Sunday, August 29, 2010

A New Leaf

     Maybe this is why people start blogs.  To catalogue all the things they are doing or making.  I have started this new and fun hobby and I want to make sure I record by progress and all the little things I am learning along the way.  There are so many tips and new recipes that I am trying and failing at and trying again so it is fun and I just need to remember it all so here it goes. 
   I would have to say this (my semi-pro cake career that is) really started when I volunteered to make about 300 cupcakes for a Relay for Life fundraiser.  There were a lot of cupcakes and we made them with store bought cake mixes and just butter cream.  I just made it off the skin of my teeth, with about a pound of butter, 2 pounds of powdered sugar, vanilla, and some milk.  Here are the cupcakes…

SO yeah, there were a lot of them, but they were not that cute and pretty tasty, but not amazing.  It ended up raining ALL that night, so that was fun and we ended up with A LOT of left over cupcakes on our hands. 

I have dabbled in other cupcake making adventures and they usually turned out good.  But it was always the same old thing.  Sometimes I put marshmallow filling in them which was always a hit, but just not quite amazing… yet...

So from here on out the world will know all my cake triumphs and cake failures.  


  1. Oh man those dessert night ding-dong impersonators were a NOTABLE success! ALSO a success= this blog. I am SO EXCITED to see all the cool things you do! ALSO I want to buy you every cake decorating thing that Williams-Sonoma has to offer so GET READY.

  2. I still can't get over the way you wrote Eliza's name in ICING! Crazy! Those cupcakes were beautiful.

    Also, welcome to blogging!