I hardly ever get to sit down and add to my blog posts. I've been keeping busy and doing things to tell you about. But other things seem to always pop up. I am a living poster child for "Life is what happens when you're making other plans." The main thing that's making life a tad "impossible" (see posting title) is that I apparently have some issues with tendons in both feet. Yes. Both feet. Kinda makes my baking job "impossible" and makes life in general a little more difficult. I don't know exactly what's going on with these tendons but I find out July 6. Or at least the doctor will let me know by then if he's figured out my MRI.
So, ANYWAYS, impossible things 1 & 2. I did a very cute little cake for a little girl's second birthday. And another cake for an office birthday party. It was my take on Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes. I've been hearing a lot about them here and there but really got inspired by Cupcake Rehab's post. I didn't do her exact recipe and method. Especially since I did it in cake form. But I saw her cupcakes and just had to do it.
#3 I tried to do some sugar cookies for my daughter's dance class. They're dancing to "Red Red Robin" and they all look like cute little flapper girls. IT'S SO DANG CUTE!!!!!! So I made sugar cookies that look like their costume and some that are ballerina cut outs.Only problem is is that I ran out of time before the recital, but I did do some anyways. I was determined to at least get my idea out of my head and onto the cookie!!! When it comes to doing things for myself I always come last.
#4 This Sunday I did a wedding cake that I thought would be stunning. Not tooting my own horn here but the colors are amazing and the mock-up I did lookied very promising. There was a little bit of back and forth about the original design but in the end he trusts me and my taste. It was a very beautiful cae but because of the heat the top stack started drooping!!! As you can probably see in the pic. I was not a happy camper. There was a huge blob on one side that all I could do was turn it away from the front and cover any other "melt-downs" with roses.
#5 I also did a birthday cake for a very good customer. She requested stargazer lilies on top and she got them, I just wish I had had time to practice them so I could've make them myself. She gave me more than enough notice for the cake but I don't think I could have mastered stargazer lilies for this cake. And I won't give someone something I did in practice or training. Personal memo: start working on sugar flowers!!!! On top of that she asked for a strawberry cake which I still haven't mastered. It tastes great but not very strawberry-ish. So I just tried to bring the flavors out as much as I could with a strawberry liqueur sugar wash and strawberry buttercream filling.
#6 I've also been working on sketches of potential sugar cookies inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Don't think I'm going the easy route here. I'm not just doing little cookies that say eat me, although they will be included, I'm actually planning on some pretty artsy stuff here. And they will definitely be posted here when I make them.
If you are wondering: why Alice in Wonderland cookies??? I will tell you. I'm a tad bit into Alice stuff. My mom married into a Cheshire family and therefore we have Cheshire cats here there and everywhere. And I kind of got attached to the story and characters because of it. I was super excited when the recent movie was released and owned a copy the day it was released on DVD. And this also explains my "six impossible things", if you've read the book or seen the recent movie you already knew.
movie quote: I try to believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Count them, Alice. One, there are drinks that make you shrink. Two, there are foods that make you grow. Three, animals can talk. Four, cats can disappear. Five, there is a place called Underland. Six, I can slay the Jabberwocky.--Alice
novel quote:"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."