Monday, May 9, 2011

Baking in my life

I've always been talented at making ridiculous excuses for not baking:  the oven is not clean enough, I don’t own the right recipe book, and I don’t know how to make that…and so on and so on. The list is endless.  Lately, I’m on a quest to stop doing that and to start immersing myself in everything I love doing. I’m allowing myself to just follow my interests and passions. I’m really good at working with my hands and I'm pretty good at seeing something done once, and then being able to replicate it.

I made scones again (but this time with white flour).  B. argues that I should have browned the scones a little bit more but, this is how I remembered being taught to brown them in Food and Nutrition at school. Now that I'm getting the hang of including baking in my life, I am going shopping for a cake stand. Will blog about it if I find something I love.

Mixing by hand...I'm not at the KitchenAid mixer level yet

Buttering my tray the old fashioned way...using unsalted butter

Ready for the oven


Piping hot

Oh so golden brown

Hills of deliciousness

All lined up

Huddled all you need is tea!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Something Gray

I make headpieces in all colors because brides want variety and options. Here is something lovely for a bride getting married at the end of the month.  It's ready for shipment tomorrow. I love the different gray tones!  I dyed the feather and the fabric to make a gray fabric flower.  The tulle is in white for contrast (per bride's request).

What do you think?