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First Cake February 12, 2010

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My chocolate peanut butter cake came out wonderfully!  We sang to Josh, and he cut up the double layer fudge cake, complete with peanut butter cream cheese frosting and a chocolate glaze.  I’ll admit, the glaze was a little sketchy, it was a little too drippy…but still delicious.  His sister insisted it looked great-I beg to differ-but she said it looked, “artistic,” which made me feel better about it. I guess I should have taken a picture of it to post here, but if you look at my first blog, you can see a generic picture of the cake.

Sunday, in time for Valentines Day, Josh and I will be making red velvet cupcakes.  I’ve never even tried them before, so it should be interesting.  I’ll write more when they are done!

Oh, happy birthday Josh!



First Batch February 7, 2010

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So, I made my first set of cupcakes this afternoon.  They were just ordinary vanilla cake batter with a butter-cream frosting.  Since it’s close to Valentines day, I dyed the frosting pink, yes, dyed, and decorated the tops with little red sprinkles.  They look yummy, and I am sure they are, but I have to wait until after dinner to try one.  : )

Some people might be like, “OMG NOT FOOD DYE,” and I am just going to say, “OMG GET OVER IT.”  I guess some people seem to think  that synthetic food dye is bad for you suddenly.  I know some kids are allergic to it, but severe health problems from ingesting it?  Nahh.  If you think about anything you eat, I am sure you could come up with some reason not to eat it.  What about a burrito?  It has a whole grain wrap, lots of veggies, lean meat….well, that whole thing is probably more than half of your daily intake of fat.  Canned soup has TONS of sodium.  For every positive, there’s a negative…that’s life.

I just chose the route that doesn’t make me think about what could be wring with my food.  I kinda check to make sure it’s not poisonous or anything that could immediately harm me, but I don’t dissect the sandwich I have for lunch, or the dressing I put on my salad.

I’m here on a couch, drinking juice that probably has red #40 in it, and enjoying Josh’s company.  It’s our one year anniversary today-although I’ve been in love with him for much longer than that.  : )

I can’t wait to make his chocolate cake this week!



First Post February 5, 2010

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I am guessing that the first post is always the most awkward for most people.  However, I can almost guarantee that there will be worse ones from me.  : ]  Originally, I wanted to make a blog about my cat, Atticus…but, I decided against that.  So, this is going to be about my cat Atticus, and food.  Cats and food you ask?  The answer is no, I am not Chinese.

Anyways, I want this to be mainly about baking.  I LOVE to bake, more than a lot of things.  I live in a small apartment with my boyfriend, Josh, and he can only eat so many cupcakes before he gets sick, and I really don’t need any cupcakes at all…so it’s hard to keep baking without waste.  I hate waste.  : [  So I have decided I want to bake and experiment as much as I can, and give what’s left to whoever will take it, AKA the people I work with.  😀

The next thing I’m going to bake is a “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake” for Josh’s 21st birthday next Wednesday.

More to come!