Gray Hair

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

So, the other day, I said something on FB about shaving my legs and coloring my hair for Easter Sunday since I'd be wearing a dress and all... well, I came through... the legs are still smooth, and the hair is all now a nice auburn again. It's sad, I know. I'm 35 and graying and have been since I was about 27!

All that to say: Today I completed a birthday cake for a man turning 50.
I can only hope that his hair is grayer than mine.

Happy Caking!


Sweet Pink Ruffled Baby Shower Cake

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I am so thankful for family and friends that have supported me in my endeavor of learning how to do some caking. I have many family and friends that have been my guinea pigs on new cake recipes, learning to stack tiers, trying out marshmallow fondant, doing new buttercream icings, new icing techniques... and the list goes on. You may be thinking, "I don't think being a cake tasting guinea pig would be that bad!", but let's face it. Some concoctions are just BAAAAAD. So, for their willingness and their brave taste buds, I am thankful!

BUT, every now and then a cake comes out just the way you had envisioned it... both in sight and taste!
So, here's my last cake job: The Ultra Feminine Sweet-as-Can-Be Pink Ruffled Baby Shower Cake
(and a shout-out and BIG thank you to my very special and ENORMOUSLY talented friend Kara Guffey with Kara Guffey Photography (on FB too!) for her help with taking the pictures!
I had the honor of making this for a set of good friends; one hosting the shower and the other whom the shower was for. They're both such a blessing in my life. I'm so glad the cake turned out well for the special day.


Benefits of Raw Milk

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I've started getting some raw milk from a local around here, and you know what I've discovered? This stuff is really good!

Now, I know there are some people that get a little freaked out by unpasteurized milk, but I think that may be due to simply not knowing all the facts.

Did you know that they used to use grass-fed cow milk as a medicine in the last century? You might call it a stem cell kind of food concept. Well, it was regularly used to heal many serious illnesses. It's loaded with vitamins and minerals!

And enzymes... whoa nelly! There are tons of good ones in there... but you can say goodbye to those if you pasteurize your milk. There are also good bacteria in there that also get the boot when the milk is pasteurized.

Now, I know some of you are concerned about the fat and calories, but before we hydrogenated our fats and pasteurized everything, heart disease wasn't as common. I'm not an expert in this by any means, and this isn't meant to fully inform anyone on all the facts of raw milk, but I do hope that if you've never considered it, I hope you will... at least look into it!

P.S. It made up the best waffles I've ever had in my life the other night too!!

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