i made cupcakes this past week. i had left over egg white from the cake i made for my grandparents anniversary. they were SO good! really! kim, the cafe manager, asked me for the recipe. that made me smile. it would have been even more awesome if i had made the recipe myself. haha. but unfortunately, it was from martha stewart DOT COM. not a fan of hers (her ideas -- yes) her -- no. i won't go into that opinon.
i made an amazing buttercream frosting. fluffy, and an awesome consistency. i let my hubby take a bunch to work and i brought a bunch to work and shared with my fellow dietetics students. it made me happy to know that they like my baking. boosts my self esteem a little.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
This weekend I am going to make cakes OR cupcakes. =) from scratch. Joy!! They will be decorated in a most gorgeous fashion, of course. I'm pumped. I made some cupcakes using a recipe I found online a few days ago, but they turned out like muffins rather than cupcakes, too dense. But I had a blast making them -- new recipe time! I plan on going to Barnes and Noble and buying the NY Times cookbook. I need something to do during spring break! My hubby will be eating good this week. Mmmhmmm. I'm excited, I want to perfect my baking and cooking skills (lets be honest, it may take a while) hah. But its fun regardless. If they turn out well, I will take some pictures. =)
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I think I want to do a Julie and Julia type thing. The desire comes from my extreme lack of cooking. I fail to make meals at home, which makes me slow and less efficient at work. If I practice more (and make tastey foods for my family) I will be more effective. I have yet to decide what I should cook, or more specifically, where the recipes should come from. (Ideally, I'd make all the recipes in the cafe!) I do have a small baking book from the cafe, there are few savory recipes in it - so that doesn't make it a great choice, as I want to cook foods we can eat for meals. Ruminating...