Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Like It

Cake decorating- now this is more like it.  My style.  Italian Meringue Buttercream (recipe here) and 3 layers of 6 inch rounds, plus a few cupcakes.  The frosting is a little labor intensive but oh so worth it- light and fluffy with a hint of sweet and no Crisco! It piped like a dream and spread so easy.  And it's delicious.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wilton Away

I am one class away from "graduating" from Course 1 of the "Wilton Way" of cake decorating.  The Wilton Way is not my way.  I just can't get past all the Crisco in the frosting.  It's awful. My kitchen seems coated in this slimy film that no amount of boiling water will clean. And the decorating style? Ugh. Scary clowns mocking me and refusing to sit up straight, fake colors that end up looking like blobs of Aquafresh toothpaste and that cloying sweet beyond belief greasy frosting. 

Now THIS is the kind of cake I want to make (Nikole at Forty Sixth at Grace):

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today's the Day

We find out if grand#2 is boy or girl today-if he/she isn't too shy!
It's a Boy!  Arriving in early August!

Today's the day they give babies away with a half a pound of tea.
You open the lid and examine the kid and see if it's a he or a she!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Best

The best Sunday.  Breezy. Lazy. Untidy.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

To the Market

There are many open air markets popping up all over town these days. Lots of produce, hand crafted foods such as olives (saw chocolate olives today!), honey, pastas, specialty sauces and sweets.  Today's beauties were huge bunches of fresh radishes.  Today's lunch?  Whole grain bread spread with sweet butter and razor-thin slices of big fat red radishes, topped with a pinch of sea salt.

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