Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ok so those of you who now me best knows I'm a stay at home mom that's always on a budget. But today I had the most pleasant surprise. My aunt Martha called me this morning and said, "Jen get dressed I'm going to take you to the store.... (pause) to buy you a Kitchen Aid mixer!" I was absolutely shocked! I was thrilled! No words could describe what I was thinking. So the entire drive to the store I could not take my smile off. We would start talking about something and I would still be smiling. I think even the sales clerk was thinking, "What's up with this chick?" He didn't say it, but I' sure he was thinking it. After spending around thirty minutes standing around the mixers and asking the clerk a ton of questions we decide on the Kitchen Aid Pro mixer.

This thing looks and works amazing! The second we got home I washed it and got straight to work on red velvet cupcakes (recipe @ I Am Baker By Amanda). They came out delicious! On a side note: My sister is 7 months pregnant and she got upset when I threw out a spoon full of the cream cheese frosting, hehehe. I know what your thinking waist not, but by this time of night I was on my _ # of red velvet cupcake. (P.s. better pic's coming soon. I can't seem to find the cord to download, so the camera on my computer will have to do for now.)

So again, a BIG THANK YOU to my Aunt Martha. She rocks!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Trying Something New

Like many people today I'm always on the go! But I finally convinced myself to slow down and learn how to bake from scratch. Don't get me wrong I love boxed cake, but I wanted to challenge myself to go beyond to normal day to day. I didn't go crazy, but instead I wanted to start off with classic white. You could find the recipe I used at I am Baker @ blogspot. For those of you who don't know Amanda is wonderful. She shares all her wonderful finds and responds to your questions and comments in a timely manner.

I was so please on how it came out. My daughter, Bella, even got in on the action. I decided to share my cake with my neighbor. She ate that cake up in about a minute. I swear we were talking and then it was gone! That would have been fine, but she was supposed to share with her husband. Ooops I owe him a slice. For those of you who don't think you could do it just believe in yourself. it really was not that much different from the box. Besides you get bragging rights to tell everyone, "I made this cake from scratch!" I think I'll try chocolate cake next. Wish me luck!