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Heather
11 January 2011 @ 07:01 pm
I've finally got my baking/food blog up and running. Not only will it include any baked goods I make but also anything else that I dabble in foodwise. A new post is already up!

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Heather
19 November 2009 @ 11:07 am
The baking post I promised so many posts ago. Lol.



Crappy cellphone pictures FTW. Although not really. I was highly upset at the fact that my camera decided to not work when I was ready to take pictures. Stupid sensitive device. Anyway, up above is a Caterpillar Cake I made for my Mom's recent birthday. It was not an easy cake to make by any means.

First this is a half white, half chocolate cake, that started off as two white cake mixes. Let's also add the fact that I only had enough eggs for one cake mix. Quick run to the store for more eggs? Check. Ended up buying decorations and another thing of icing because I just knew I was going to need it? Check.

Changing the white cake mix into chocolate? *sighs* Not easy. I had 24 or so chocolate hershey kisses left from a previous baking adventure. So, I took those, unwrapped them one by one, threw them into a microwave safe bowl, covered it with saran wrap, and microwaved until they were just about melted. Not going too far otherwise they would burn. I took them out, mixed them up, added some milk to it to make it more liquidy, and added it to the cake mix. But I wasn't done was it? Nope because that didn't make it look like chocolate, so I could only imagine it wasn't going to taste like it either. So, what else chocolate did I have on hand? Chocolate syrup. So, I added that to it too. A couple squirts later and I got a chocolate cake. My sister claims it tasted like german chocolate, but eh I dunno. It was just chocolate to me.

So, after all that, I baked it, and then cut the shapes out with a cookie cutter and a plain old cup. 4 cup shapes for the body and 1 cookie cutter shape for the head. Times two of course because it was half white and half chocolate. I froze them for about 10 minutes and then proceeded to carve them. I mixed up the white icing with green coloring and refrigerated that so it would harden a bit, because for some reason my icing likes to run, no matter how cold it is in my apartment or not. Then I stacked the pieces with icing in between and did a very annoying crumb coat. Mostly because it literally was crumbling. *sighs* And I almost ran out of icing. Back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes and then the final coat. Colored some leftover icing orange for the spots/eyebrows and such. Added spiced dots for the feet, eyes, nose, and atennas. I didn't have a board big enough for the cake, so I foil covered a cookie sheet and placed it on there. I wrote happy birthday in plain old white and there you have it!

She was happy. I was happy. It was done thank god. It was different from the inspiration picture, but I like mine better. :D I sent off the cake, as well as the leftover cake pieces, because I know my self all too well :D. All in all it wasn't bad, but next time? Hopefully I'll be more prepared with a better way of doing it.
 
 
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Heather
07 August 2009 @ 08:29 pm
Yet another installment of my baking adventures. This one is not a sweet though, it's a meal. A very delicious meal that I enjoyed, the boyfriend....not so much. He's a very picky eater and deemed it "messy." Not to mention he doesn't like tomatoes, so the chucks in the sauce were not a hit. Oh well. Like I said I enjoyed it, as did my friend who I brought some down to.

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Heather
03 August 2009 @ 07:56 pm
Another installment of my baking adventures. Today's installment includes the current popular Hamburger Cupcakes. My take is a bit different then the normal recipe called for.
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Heather
09 July 2009 @ 05:21 pm
Well, food picture post. A few of my latest cooking adventures, including 4th Of July's Macaroni & Cheese.

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Heather
02 July 2009 @ 10:24 am
Yesterday I decided to change up my desktop on my laptop and this is what I came up with. I'm quite happy with it.


 
 
 
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Heather
26 June 2009 @ 01:24 pm
This entry is about exactly what the subject says; Farrah Fawcett died yesterday too dammit. If fact not only did she die yesterday, she died hours before Michael Jackson did. Now, don't get me wrong, I liked Michael Jackson. Actually let me rephrase that, I liked Michael Jackson's music. As for the man himself? Eh. It is sad to see him go, as I grew up listening to his music. In many of my music classes in school the video about him and his life was almost guaranteed to be shown at least once a semester. I liked his music but why should his death overshadow Farrah Fawcett's? The world lost two very talented entertainer's yesterday. I guess it's just her dumb luck that she happened to die on the same day Michael Jackson did.
 
 
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Heather
15 January 2008 @ 01:55 am
I made my nephews birthday cake. Finished at 12:30pm. Ugh. Never again. LOL. I like the decorating part, somewhat, but yeah it was a lot to do and I have zero patience. Plus everytime I screwed up or had icing somewhere, I ate it. And now even thinking about it makes my teeth hurt. Will have photos tomorrow hopefully.

On the work front, I got a call today, and have an orientation set up for Saturday, from 8 to 6. And yes that's 8 in the morning UNTIL 6 at night. Shesh. I have to call them back tomorrow though because I was shopping when they called and missed a few important things that I should know. Like what to wear, what to bring, oh and where to go.

I'm still eh about it but hopefully after the orientation it will be better. *sighs* I hope.
 
 
Heather
11 January 2008 @ 12:51 am
FYI  
For anyone who reads, all work related posts will be f'locked. I'm not going to go to the trouble of coming up with funny little "nicknames" for anyone I work with or using intials. I'm not looking to get dooced.

And for the slow kids who haven't yet figured it out, I got the job! Well after the drug test and background checks, but I all but got the job! *parties*
 
 
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Heather
02 January 2008 @ 10:27 pm
I went to apply for that job today, finally. So, fingers, toes, and all that crossed. To take my mind off of that, I come with pie!



The BEST apple pie I have ever made/had. It was gone within a day. So yummy. And that's my first time trying that kind of crust, the lattice top. I was pleasantly surprised and very pleased with how it came out. I've since made it again, plus in a smaller version. The smaller version, for my aunt, was devoured within minutes. Heh.

I'm going to be making my nephews birthday cake. I already have an idea sketched out and all the colors/likes, etc, so I can't wait! The only issue I'm having is finding a "face" I can draw to make it look like him on the cake. Google is no help at all. *sighs*
 
 
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Heather
24 December 2007 @ 04:11 am
I had such plans for today but then I slept until 5pm. It wasn't all bad though because today was coldy, windy, and over all depressing. But because of that, I'm stuck up now so I figured why not turn on my slow as a turtle computer and transfer over my baking pictures and post? So, as promised, the pictures from my Christmas baking. Normally I'm all, "Show me the goodies!", when i read entries with the in the process of baking picture as the first image but mine turned out so good I just couldn't help doing that. LOL. Anyway....




Since doing all of that and browsing some communities, I now have this insane urge to bake/cook more and work on my decorating skills. I have so many ideas. Heh. I have more cooking/baking pictures that I've done that I'm really proud of to post too, but later as I'm finally getting tired.
 
 
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Heather
08 March 2007 @ 05:02 pm
I'm so in love with this show. LOL.

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Heather
27 January 2007 @ 06:15 pm

For my own purposes really. Just a list of all the movies and dvd's I own. 

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