Creative outlet

Several weeks ago, I was wandering around Michael's while Jeff was picking up paint supplies.

I thought, "Hey! I want to do something creative, too."

Jewelry making? No.
Painting? Uhn-Uhn.
Floral Arranging? Nope.

Hmm... what's a girl to do?

I was wandering around aimlessly trying to think of something that would appeal to me--that I could have some fun with.

And then...it hit me...CAKES!

I'd researched fondant cakes before, and now I decided that it would be a fun creative outlet for me. I bought a few new cake pans, a cake leveler, and a fondant cutter (none of these are technical names). I was excited to give it a shot!

I made my own marshmallow fondant last week. I had intended on making some fancy cakes or cupcakes for our YW Garage/Bake Sale but couldn't ever find the energy. Instead my first attempt at a fondant cake was for my niece's birthdays. We were celebrating both Selena's 13th birthday and Susie's 7th birthdays. The cake turned out to be more for Selena, as it was decorated in her favorite colors--orange and pink!
There were definitely some flaws, but I thought it turned out really well for my first attempt. Everyone else thought so, too.

Selena wanted her picture taken with the cake. When she was posing, she said, "I want you to make my wedding cake." I was honored! I figure I have at least 6 years to perfect my cake decorating!


Journal Topic: Describe your cooking skills and your favorite thing to cook

I’d say I’m a moderately good cook, but I generally consider myself more of a baker. When my family gathers on Sundays, I’m usually the one to bring dessert.

I do cook dinner for me and my husband. I love to try new recipes. They don’t always turn out, but it’s fun to give it a try.

My husband’s favorite thing for me to make is grilled chicken (on our Griddler®). It’s so easy and simple; it’s probably our most frequent dinner. I usually serve it with potatoes and corn or green beans. So easy, so simple, so delicious!

Click here for a link to all the recipes that I've tried (and blogged about).


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