Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Food Porn

Krisanne has this adorable addiction...she probably doesn't want me sharing...but she lives in Korea...what can she do about it? She calls it Food Porn. Let's picture cute little Kriface, sitting in a dark room, late at night, by the light of the computer. She has a hankering for creme brulee...so she goes to Google, clicks on images, and types in "creme brulee". ...Then she starts the drooling. Ogling picture after picture of creme brulee, saliva forming in her mouth, looking over her shoulder so no one knows her dark secret. Food Porn.

Ladies and Gentlemen...I present to you Cake Porn. (And remember - they make us do these cakes just like this...they were NOT my design...and if any of you ever take a Wilton cake decorating class, you'll do the exact same cakes)


My first cake:





My second cake:

And my final cake (there was some issues traveling home so I had to do some clean-up...please don't notice those little mistakes!):



And finally, my forte - cupcakes. Here is a picture of the cookies and cream cupcakes I made. Mushed up Oreos in the icing AND the cake. Seriously folks...they rocked me.

And they can rock you, too...for a fee...




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Stop your judging...

I know...I KNOW! Sheesh....

I'm fully going to steal from Teresa and give you a Top 10 List as to why I've been so absent. Mmkay? Just be warned...at my new job I don't have much to do right now...so expect a long and babblelisicous post.

10. Moving in to a new house. We officially moved in May 16th. I LOVE our house. Instantly, it felt like home. We've painted some walls (red downstairs, light ice blue in our room), bought some new living room furniture, hung fans and blinds, bought workout machines and created a little gym, watered and fertilized and watered our new grass and tree...and basically have had a ball being homeowners. Pictures coming soon...

9. Cupcakes. I have fallen head over heels in LOVE with cupcakes. I've known people who love cupcakes, I've eaten many in my life, and I've even been to the famed Magnolia bakery in Manhattan for a 30th birthday cupcake! But it wasn't until I threw a baby shower for my sister-in-law, where at I made the most amazing cupcakes that I actually fell in love. I mean real love. I have bought 3 cupcake cookbooks and experimented with a few - my favorites being cookies n' cream and chocolate peanut butter. Mmmm...

8. Cake decorating. I have been a cake decorating FOOL for the past month. With this new cupcake obsession, and the idea of making a little tiny career of them, I thought I might as well learn how to decorate them. Those who really know me, know that I'm not crafty. I can pretend I'm artsy...but there's no faking the craftiness. But...I'm actually not horrible at this cake decorating stuff. And what's more - I enjoy it! Like, I really have fun doing it. Today is my final class...I'll post a picture soon.

7. Missing my best friend, Krisanne. She's already done this over-seas livin' before...so I don't know why this is harder. But she's only 4 months into a year long stay (with a possible Swiss extension) and it's killing me.

6. My husband. He is still the cutest person in the world...and let me tell you, it is VERY hard to step away from that in order to blog. I could not be MORE in love with my perfect husband.

5. Unpacking boxes. Vacuuming a huge house. Mowing our lawn.

4. Getting a new job. I know! It's just a temp job...and it's REALLY far away...and I don't really get the people...and it's less money than I was making...........

3. Quitting that job.

2. Getting a new job! (Those of you out there who don't TOTALLY know me, this isn't me - I don't just quit jobs all the time...but....you know...) I LOVE this new job. I actually interviewed here before getting that other job but they didn't really have anything. Then a few weeks ago they called and said, we're ready for you! Bonus' include - a 15 minute drive from my house; being an actual (not temp) employee; having benefits!!; really liking the people with whom I work. The only downside is that right now I don't have a ton of work (hence the wicked long blog). But that should change soon.....hopefully.

1. Wii. I love our Wii. For a while there I was playing Star Wars Lego with a kind of sick obsession (especially considering I'd already played it all the way through twice). Then we got Indiana Jones Legos, which we're still playing through and enjoy, though not near as much as Star Wars. And last night...we got Rock Band. We have been sooo excited for this. And we're not disappointed. The drums are surprising the hardest thing ever - I doubt I'll ever master it. And there's not a lot of girl songs to sing (though I wailed last night on Bon Jovi's "Wanted (Dead or Alive)...). But we love it. I was being a cake baking fool last night so I didn't get to play as much as I wanted. But you better believe that we will be having lots of concerts in our living room. Feel free to join us!

In conclusion, I've been busy...but not so busy that I couldn't have popped in to say hi. I will be posting more regularly now, I promise. With pictures of our house, of cakes and cupcakes, and our upcoming trip to Utah.