Saturday, February 11, 2012

New news!

So readers as you know God has helped me create a beautiful path that is turning a corner to New Jersey. And in 16 days I will be done with my job at Nothing Bundt Cakes, packed up, celebrating with my friends in Houston then in College Station and finally spending my last day in Texas with my dad. I will be driving up there so I'm leaving a week early to make some stops to see family and very dear old friends.

Because my life is starting a new chapter we all know there comes plenty of packing. Today I packed up majority of my wonderful kitchen, and that took SIX boxes and no I'm not finished yet. Other things were packed as well and now my one bedroom apartment feels so large. Won't be too much longer before I'm living out of one box, a suitcase and my fire engine red mixer.

When life gives you lemons; make the freshest lemonade you can.

Well I was just handed more lemon worthy news. After the boxes were loaded and my dad drove away I got a call from Incredible Edible Desserts, another bakery I applied to - this one in Virginia Beach, Va. They offered me a job but she said it would only be 20 hours a week. When I told her about the internship she said to take it, finish it and one weekend to come there and visit, show her some of my talents and I would most likely have something waiting for me. And with more hours and did I mention getting paid!!!

I can't wait to tell you all about my journey!

'we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams'
So on that note I'm going to fall asleep to the old Charlie & The Chocolate Factory <3

Goodnight Readers.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Brownies/cake/& football!

So since my East state side adventure there has been much going on. It's been up and down, I keep looking forward to packing which is keeping my spirits up.

How did everyone enjoy the SuperBowl? Ohh boy was it a good game, I love when the scores are close but its scary being the team that just took the lead and almost losing it. Yes, I the Cowboys fan went for the Giants but I like the Mannings' so all well it happens. And with the SuperBowl come delicious desserts and that's hat you get to look forward to.

I made a two layer vanilla cake (Duncan Hines - substitute milk) with a raspberry buttercream. Covered it in chocolate buttercream, then sprinkled chopped chocolate pieces around the top. As well I had a patriots logo with shaves chocolate. Second dessert was Shiner Black Lager brownies, again using the Duncan Hines. There are two options go with the chewy and gooey center. Instead of 1/4 cup of water (or milk) substitute it with 1/2 cup Shiner Black YUM! I baked those off covered them with powdered sugar leaving a NY giants logo on the top.

The SuperBowl was a lot of fun. I spent it with Keith's family in New Braunfels. His mom made a wonderful dinner then the whole family ate the desserts like they had a second stomach. Made me feel like my career choice was spot on (:

So recipes are Duncan Hines ALWAYS substitute the water with milk. It makes the cake more moist and delicious. When making brownies try the Shiner mix by adding 1/2 cup of the black lager.

Enjoy the photos & treats.
17 days till my last day at work!

Airplanes; last day till March

So life has begun to change, my next chapter is starting and I can't wait for you to start reading! So as you know I received the internship in New Jersey at The Pink Cake Box! I wish I could have woke up this morning and gone to join the girls. I enjoyed my short number of hours and only wanted more. Unfortunately I still have my apartment, cat & job back in Houston and I know two of the three miss me.

Soon shall the packing/moving/storing begin. What I'm terrible at is waiting! I know the second I get home I'm gonna want to start packing and don't need to just yet.

This morning I took the trains back to New York. I was so worried I was on the wrong one each time or not in the right car to get off (some don't hit certain platforms). The first hour long train I slept, then got off and ventured New York, bought my friends a gift, my mom something and my self a shirt. It's always hard looking for my boys so that'll have to wait for a weekend I'm living here. (ahhh fun to say) I tried going to Chelsea Market where the Food Network shows are recorded but as I started walking it got shady for being alone. So I decided to just head to the airport, I was hungry anyways.

Very nice people on the train. The lady I sat with had the most beautiful dog and the guy next to me was a sketch artist and had some very nice work. I love that atmosphere. At the airport I stopped in a sports bar to watch the soccer game (dang Keith) Manchester was playing and I had a lovely conversation with an American-Italian. He was a fire-fighter trainer and we talked about Italy and their desserts. Needless to say I need to go, he told me so too. Then I talked to the sweetest old man (love for old people). Boarded my plane and can't wait to get back Soxxs and my bed (I'll try to not start packing). Ohh and this plane... well it's the size of a small tampon (HA!) and we loaded in from the ground.

I'll have a new recipe out for you this week my loves! Enjoy the quote for the day - it's kind of the mood I'm in.

"I'm no beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me"