If they gave out awards for most increasingly neglected blog, mine would take the prize, or rather, the cake. HO ho ho…. (In my world, I am funny so, shh). I have newfound respect for website developers. Anyhoo, where to begin? So, recently I embarked on my first fondant-covered cake (all homemade, bien sûr). A childhood friend had requested a cake – any cake – for her baby shower, and I decided to go all out to challenge myself and to make it really special for her and her husband since it’s their first kid (girl). It took quite a lot of patience, time, and arm strength but it was completely worth it! However, I admit I had to use gelatin for the fondant which is unacceptable in our animal-friendly kitchen, so I need to find a way to create it w/o. Some pictures:
As you can see, it’s bumpy here and there, definitely room for improvement, but overall I was pretty happy with it. Pearlin and Steven were pleasantly surprised and it was a hit so that’s all that mattered. Congrats, Pearlin and Steven! I’m so happy for you guys 🙂 (By the way, please check out Steven’s product for young students, MathScore.com®. He, along with a few other fellow MIT graduates, worked tirelessly on creating such a great and useful supplement to math education. Even better, right now they’re providing all K-12 summer school programs with free usage to help offset the budget cuts on education, so teachers, sign up now!)
Letsee, what else….also perfected checkerboard cookies in 3 flavors: cocoa, green tea, and coffee. Rich, tender shortbread cookies that aren’t too sweet and are particularly delightful with some tea like English Breakfast or Viennese coffee. MmmMMmmm. A box of these make a great gift as they are visually pleasing, especially in a mixed set. I want to create more flavors, like strawberry or pineapple, but I’ll probably need to invest in a dehydrator. S’more picturas:
Hmmm…I guess that’s it for now. Probably not particularly exciting but fear not, updates will be added later tonight. I sleep like an insomniac.
In the meantime, because everyone loves food porn, here are pics of my fave choco chip cookie variety, dark & chunky: