Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This is a cake I did a few years ago for a co-worker that was retiring. He loved the beach. It was my first attempt at decorating and the only thing that didn't work out was the gum on the top of the cake to simulate tiles. Since then I've used fondant. Better choice. But the cake was a big hit anyway. And to see people enjoy what I bake is a pleasure.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I finished the new Janet Evanovich book. Its really funny and a quick read. Too bad she only writes one a

and more

My sister is also a freelance florist. We do weddings etc., balloons, favors, I do chocolates. We love this creative outlet but unfortunately we don't get steady business. I have been doing some balloons for parties on my job. This morning I did about 120 balloons for a party. My sister and I have it down to a science and it only took me about 2 hours (by myself). I also saw one of my co-workers and he asked me if I baked this weekend? I can't do both I told Maybe tomorrow.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cupcake Sweetie (and more)

Hi, I'm the other half - my name is Adele and Barbara and I are actually identical twins.

Barbara is the cupcake queen and the "and more" is my side - which I love to knit and crochet.

We welcome and comments or anything you would like to share regarding cupcakes and knitting and crocheting - what a combination!!!
I love to bake. It relaxes me. Last week I made some dark chocolate cupcakes (with black cocoa I bought in King Arthur Flour in Vermont) with strawberry merinque frosting. I brought them into work and they were gone in an hour. I told my co-workers that when I experiment (which is often) they will let me know if the recipe is good. I think I'm going to try different flavors in this merinque recipe. Anyone have any ideas on what other flavors to use?
I'm now reading Janet Evanovich's "Fearless Fourteen". I love her books. They are a quick read and very funny. This is one series I would love to see as a movie or even on TV. Anyone else reading her books? let me know. Barbara