Sunday, June 27, 2010

Slice of My Life

Sorry that I've been away for so long, and yay for readers. As much as I want to deny it, having people read my blog really does make me happy and encourage me to blog.

So my pics for my other half of reviews are stuck on my laptop which has internet issues, my apologies. Therefore, I thought it might be kind of interesting to do a random gathering of stuff happening in my life.

For instance, CUPCAKES!!! I absolutely suck at baking, to the point where my parents have banned me from their kitchen (my family has a thing about not wasting, so even if it comes out inedible tasting you still have to eat it, and they're sick of eating my strange creations). But apparently I do ok with box mixes. Not sure what it is, but I guess the makers of boxed cake mix have figured out some super secret formula that allows you to succeed no matter what. Or at least that's my theory. I actually am not a big fan of boxed mixes though because I always find the cakes to be too sweet. I hate things that are too sweet- I don't eat the icing on cupcakes. Salt all the way, yay yay! BUT as they're about the only thing I can make (along with boxed brownies, can we have applause for Ghiradelli?), I've become obsessed with making cupcakes.

I haven't actually made any yet in a while, but I watched so many youtube vids (It started from wanting to make fondant cakes- then I remembered how bad they taste, then the related vids led me to cupcakes) that I've practically brainwashed myself.

I started from wanting to decorate cupcakes really pretty, which sent me to oogle at books like Hello, Cupcake! to wanting them to taste good and look pretty. After about two days, I've finally narrowed down my cupcake book wants to 7 of them. They came out to be about $100 (little less) so I decided to see if my library has them, and they have like 3 of them! but the only thing is that 2 of them are already checked out. I wanted to scan them so I can have recipes for when I get back to school.

The book I'm MOST interested in right now is 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 minutes. They always use a cake mix box as a base, so I should be able to pull it off. And it seems like they have a lot of yummy recipes, like the Pink Lemonade cupcakes, which I know you can find online, but I figure it'd be easier just to get the book and have the whole lot, it's like $10.

And exciting! the book Cakes to Celebrate Love and Life went down $3 since I put it in my shopping cart! It's supposed to be really good, but annoying with the units. We'll see.

I'm planning on making some about September..worlds away, but I'll definitely post on how it goes. If you have any of the below books, let me know how you like them!

I was going to put more in this post, but then...I've forgotten them all X_X got too excited about cupcakes.

These are the books I'm interested in: on the hello cupcake cover, I'd prolly go ahead and peel the small cupcake so that people can just eat it without having to take it off and peel it. That's just me though

Enjoy your day!