We officially signed the lease for our new house this past weekend, and not only am I excited, but I am so relieved that the house hunt is over and settled. Generally, it was pretty quick and painless: it took us one week to find and sign a lease from the day we began house hunting. I’ll begin moving in within the next week and a half (even though I just moved 3 months ago!). Thankfully, I didn’t unpack all of my kitchen boxes after my last move, so hopefully the move will be a little easier. The house is just down the street from where I live now, so car trips back and forth won’t be too distressing either. Anyway, I am looking forward to using my new kitchen with all of its extra counter space. Hopefully this summer I can finally get back to baking more! Can you believe it has been almost six months since I baked a cake? And that wasn’t even homemade. I scrounged up some photos I took the past couple of years of cakes I have baked. You can see how I’ve progressed (or digressed), and much thanks goes to my good friend, Barbara, who taught me the cake decorating tricks I used for the last four cakes. I still have miles to go before I’m as good as her, but practice makes perfect, right? It’s a very time consuming process (especially for me), so I hope I’ll start making time for it. And cookies. And cupcakes. And more and more and more.
Cake decorating is a very time consuming, diligent process. There are a lot of things that can go wrong and a lot of things that seem almost impossible to fix. I’m hoping to sharpen my skill at cake decorating (because of course someday I’d like to make all of my kids’ birthday cakes!). I’m hoping to learn how to blend icing and dye to get the exact colors I want, what size tips work best, how to keep the icing at just the right temperature, etc. etc. But again, a big thank you to Barbara for allowing me in on her secrets 😉 .