Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I have a hobby

I like to bake. I mean really, really like to bake. Cookies, cakes, breads, muffins, it all just brings me joy. Joy and large hips, but I try to overlook that. Actually, I like to bake even if I don't get to eat it. There is something almost therapeutic about throwing all of the ingredients into my mixer and it coming out of the oven as a treat.

One of my favorite things to bake are cupcakes. I think I like to make cupcakes so much because I can make them look cute a lot easier than I can a full cake (but I'm working on that).

Sarah (who is showing up in the blog a lot recently) asked me to make cupcakes for a wedding shower.

I was really excited because it gave me an excuse to use the toy my mom and dad gave me for Christmas. They still spoil me!

It helps me to make a sheet of gumpaste or fondant into this.

And therefore make plain cupcakes look like this.

And here is what the little girl did while I was decorating.

And a close up so that you can admire her cuteness.


Heather Ray said...

Cute cupcakes! Awesome machine!!

LeighAnne Wilson said...

Wow...I didn't even know there was such a thing as a cricut for fondant! But I relate totally to the cupcake thing, even though I'm not as creative as you. Something about making something yummy to share is very satisfying. And sometimes if I have a picture to copy, I can make them look cute, lol! (like the cherry limeade ones we had recently). I think it has to do with actually being able to start and finish a project in one day!!! :)