Tuesday, March 28, 2017

12 Dozen Brownies, 3 types, but my favorite...Chocolate Chunk with Ganache Frosting and Salted Caramel


When we are kids we start to get asked the question, ”What do you want to do when you grow up?” The funny thing about that is we “adults” act like we all know what we want to do when we grow up.  I know there are those of us that do.  I have two guy friends who are doing what (at least I think) they knew they sort-of wanted to do since high school.  Which I think is pretty freaking awesome!  I hope to one day be doing my "dream" job; well hope I figure out what that is one day.  Maybe for me it’s opening a bakery where people want to come and eat yummy desserts, while getting to hang out with friends.  Or maybe its being wedding planner (which I do LOVE doing).  Or maybe it is something else entirely...who knows?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

"Apple Pie" Cake


So it has been a while...I know.  But a lot has happen...after 8 1/2 years in D.C. my husband and I made the decision to move to Richmond for his job!  Which for me means...trying out this whole working from home thing (I am still up in the air on how I feel about it.); a much larger kitchen (OMG I finally have natural light streaming in through huge windows); and we are still working out how we feel about Richmond, but we are truly loving exploring it!  For now though, the baking continues, and I head to Alexandria every two weeks for sometime in the office.  Which means sometimes, like Monday, I end up with about three dozen cupcakes traveling via a two hour train ride. Change is good though right?  In all seriousness though, I was very excited for our new adventure.  I had been praying for direction and change, and clearly it was the right time.  Plus, the new adventure has provided a little inspiration I have been missing here.  I honestly had just gotten tired of baking and blogging in my old kitchen it was tiny, (see below) and I was just over it.  Don't get me wrong, I was still baking but not inspired to put anything down here.



Old Kitchen vs. 


New Kitchen here...can you see why I am happy?

So now with a new kitchen filled with light, a reason to bake and a little inspiration I broke in the oven with two new cakes and one old cake.  You may ask, why so many cakes at once, well it was for a wedding cake tasting...I didn't just need three cakes in the house for me to eat while I am at home all day working.  That would just be dangerous.