Hi! I’ll have new content for you any day now, but considering the date, and the fact that I got home early from my internship, I figured I’d jump on the round-up bandwagon, especially considering how drastically this blog and my life have changed over the last year!
There were cupcakes…LOTS of cupcakes…
Damn, cupcakes are great. I’m hoping I’ll have the time to get back into Cupcake Hero in the new year, and I’m eagerly awaiting the return of Iron Cupcake: Earth. I’d love for the theme of ICE to stay a little abstract, like it was in October with the music theme – I had SO MUCH FUN making both of my entries into successful, adorable, delicious realities.
Moving on…if you’re familiar with my blog at all, then you already know all about my slight addiction to making ice creams and other awesome frozen desserts. Let’s see some of the best inventions I came up with…
Ahhh…ice cream. I actually have to make some more soon, since Z and I just polished off my last batch last night. It got significantly easier to make after I got an ice cream maker for my birthday (thanks Mom and Dad!) but I’m still ok with making it by hand.
I also tried my hand at making macarons, several times over. Sometimes they come out great, sometimes not so much…but they’re generally delicious no matter what (and if they do fail, I can usually figure out what I did wrong).
As I type this I currently have some egg whites aging on the windowsill behind me (I don’t have a lot of counter space) so watch for another flavor coming up soon!
It wasn’t all sweet, sugary concoctions, though – I’ve done quite a few savory original recipe here as well.
Just looking at those makes me hungry. I definitely need to take an afternoon and make homemade pasta again soon. Yum yum! Maybe ravioli next time?
I know you’re probably getting tired of this but I’ve got a few more to go! There were a lot of other tasty treats coming out of my kitchen (both in Maine and New York) in 2009. Here are my other non-cupcake, ice cream, macaron or savory favorites…
I can’t agree with those of you who are saying good riddance to 2009 – it has been one of the best years of my life. One of the hardest in many ways, but overall I am probably the happiest I have ever been. I am in a place I have always wanted to be, learning about something that I am obviously VERY interested in, interning at an excellent restaurant and loving every minute of it (even the tedious, hand-cramping piping and messy dishwashing!) and best of all? Z moved down just a few weeks ago so now we don’t even have to miss each other anymore.
What will 2010 bring? For me, a frantic final month of school, filled with projects and exams. Some I’m looking forward to (I’ll be finishing my plated dessert menu project this weekend), others I dread (ugh, WEDDING CAKE). After that, I hope to find a good job fairly quickly and continue learning, practicing and having a great time. As for this blog, I am still very interested in posting some how-to videos, which will hopefully become reality soon since I now have someone here to hold the camera for me! But first up will be some posts about the goodies I made for, uh, Christmas…which I STILL haven’t mailed because half of them didn’t work out the first time. They’ll be accompanied by a note that reads “screw your resolution – eat more sweets.”