Friday, October 3, 2008

Something bit me!

And I have no idea what it was! But recently I have been such a busy bee in my head. Ive never been really creative, but then again, Ive never wanted to be. Ive never had the desire to branch out and figure out if there is anything Im good at. I just figured, if I wasnt good at Drawing, then what else is there. But in January I started something that has taken a life of its own. I had a bake sale to raise money to send my daughter to the Hannah Montana Concert when it came to town. I made cakes and sold them to family members. And you know what. I enjoyed it. Ive always loved baking. Even in middle school and high school. I loved to bake cookies. Chocolate Chip and Peanut butter were my favorite. But it was only something I liked to do. And then life got in the way. And now, with 4 beautiful children and a very supportive husband, Ive discovered that I really enjoy baking. So I started selling cakes again. Mostly for the side money, but also I sell them so cheap, its more fun for me than anything else. This Baking Monster is taking on a life of its own. And It has really motivated me to do more. A few weeks ago, I made Cheese cakes, and a pumpkin roll. And I loved it!! They came out great. And I have been trolling the net looking for more recipes that I can make. Its become obbsessive. But very satisfiying. Just last week I made a Black Forrest Cake. It is my favorite. And I said to myself. I can make this. And it came out fantastic. Now, Im no professional. Just a person who enjoys baking.

And now, its branched out into other things. Im going to try to make my first pair of baby legwarmers. They seem easy enough, so Im going to give it a try. But I already have plans for more projects. Oh and Im looking into dinner recipes as well, and scrapbooking, Although Ive been trying to get that going for a while. I just havent had the space. But I may try and figure something out soon. Here are some of the cakes Ive made.. Ill post more as I make them!!

Here is the black forrest cake. Next time, I think Im going to add some crumbled cake to give more color and texture.

Oh here is my Upside Down Pineapple cake. Its wonderful!!

This one is the Strawberry with Cream Cheese Frosting and Fresh Strawberries. Im thinking of turning this into a cupcake next!

Ahh, this one is my Upside Down Banana Cake. This one surprised me, and My family loves this cake. My mouth waters just thinking about it!!

This one is the German Chocolate with Coconut and Pecan Frosting!

This is a Chocolate with Fudge Frosting and walnuts

This is the Carot cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Nuts, Yummy!

These are the cakes Ive made so far. My only regret is that I didnt take a picture of that Pumpkin Roll. It was awesome. And I was so proud of it. I will have to make that one again, just for the picture ;-)

1 comment:

Sandi said...

Oh, your cakes look delicious. I could really find time to enjoy a good slice of cake. Wish I could come over! :-) Thanks for posting a comment on my blog for the Fall into Fall Giveaway. Only a couple more days and someone will win my basket of woolfelt!