Despite an almost complete disappearance from the wordpress community over the last couple of months, I have not actually died. I have just been very busy finishing up my undergrad and pretending to go on about my adult life. Unfortunately, my current unemployment status begs to argue with the fact that I am actually an adult and not one hopeless bum.
But alas, my recent unemployed status has given me nothing better to do than mess around with fondant, cupcakes, and other delicious treats. And the primary beneficiaries have been the boyfriend’s coworkers. It seems like at least once a week now I load up the cupcake carrier with things I made to test out a recipe and have no interest in eating (at least, that I should have no interest in eating…) and send him on his way.
And, surprisingly enough, it has resulted in a limited amount of business and cupcake requests. Over the last couple of months, both of his bosses contacted me to ask me to make cupcakes for events they were hosting or going to. Which resulted in me making some cupcakes based on the kids movie Cars and some barnyard cupcakes (I’ll include some pictures).
Recently, I’ve been fiddling around with cake pops because…I mean, what else do I have to do? Spoiler Alert: they’re time consuming and a total pain in the ass. I’ll make a separate post about them with some step by step instructions if any of you are actually silly enough to decide that you’re going to make them. Don’t worry: I’ll be sure to include the frustrations you are sure to encounter so that nothing will catch you by surprise.
Before I finally post my recipes from my Peanut Butter, Jelly Time! post, I want to take a minute to speak really quickly about something that doesn’t relate to cookies, cupcakes, or anything fun and delicious.
As you all know, Hurricane Sandy recently rocked the East Coast of the United States, leaving many broken, powerless, and without many options. As someone originally from the East Coast, my heart goes out to all of these people and families who have lost more than many of us can even fathom.
To show support and to help where every dollar and prayer can do more than you can imagine, please take a moment of your time to peek at an online shop for relief. There are a lot of cool designs on these shirts – cause who doesn’t love tees? Especially when the designs are so sweet! – and 100% of the profit from these tshirt sales goes directly to aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
If you can spare the time, please look. If you can spare the change, please buy. But most important, keep those whose lives were forever changed by this storm in your mind, hearts, and prayers.
Well, I just couldn’t take that anymore. I know I’m brand new to wordpress and all, but I’m not sure I can handle seeing the welcome everytime I try to edit something on this page!
But thanks wordpress. I appreciate your gracious and welcoming attitude. Even if there isn’t much world to say hello to, at least right now.
Well, I suppose it’d be smartest to outline exactly what it is I’d like to do with this blog, at least for the benefit of any poor sap who happens to click on this page on accident. For which I apologize ahead of time. Unfortunately, my thoughts and ramblings are unlikely to interest most people.
Ideally, I’d like to use this space to show off my cake decorating. I’m no pro, just a college student with way too much time on her hands and a wonderful stand mixer that my amazing parents gave me last Christmas (where all of the baking began!). I have not taken any official classes or anything like that, but have been trying to teach myself from blogs, pins, etc. that I happened to have found during my time wandering the internet like a pro.
Anyway, I’d ideally like to post recipes, tips, tricks, and occasionally a photo or two to show if I’m making any progress (likely not!).
We’ll just have to cross our fingers and see how long my motivation lasts for.