Monday, February 28, 2011

farewell frenzy

This week has been a week of good-byes. I left job A to start job B. I had a dream that we packed everything up and moved to a new apartment! And my friend Rachael is moving to Forth Worth to be a nurse...and hopefully soon a finace' (but don't tell the boyfriend I said that).

Rachael is an ex-roommate, bridesmaid in my wedding, and the recipient of my very first cake kind of friend, so I made a little something special for the "we're going to miss you" BBQ.

But you heard "my very first cake" and haven't been able to get that out of your head. So fine, I'll post a picture. This is Rachael's 2007 birthday cake...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Baby cakes and one tight space

Baking is an adventure. If this is news to you, please, stop here and start reading earlier posts. Making cakes are especially an adventure in my spatially challenged apartment, the 15 inch wide oven being ropes course #1. A typical project requires a furniture rearrange, a trip to the mini storage for the necessary tools, and a new rule...close the laptop.

The laptop lives on the dining table/Husband's desk. The table, while not far away, is not in the kitchen. While I can understand not bringing the laptop INTO the kitchen when cooking or baking anything, I was a little confused when this rule was first mentioned by my husband.

From husband, via text message: "new rule. close the laptop when baking."

Me: "what? LOL"

Husband: "long story. i droolled on the laptop. i wiped it off and blew on it and a CLOUD of flour flew out!!

Me: "you drooled on the laptop?! were you sleeping on the laptop?"

Husband: "no. like i said, long story."

This week, laptop closed and a safe distance from the kitchen, I made a baby shower cake for a friend!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

1 2 3 honesty.

It's something a friend of mine used to do when she wanted a truthful answer to a particular question, sometimes serious, sometimes funny. Things like this tend to rub off, and before long, everyone you know does it. "1 2 3 honesty."

It goes like this...
Once you preface ANY question with "1 2 3 honesty" the recipient of the question has to not only answer honestly, but quickly. No thinking, just respond. Can't you see how much fun this is!!

1 2 3 honesty. Did you know that today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday?!
I did....and I might have gotten a little carried away. President cupcakes anyone?