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At that dinner, a friend Doris asked if I could make a cake for her family to take on their trip to Cape Cod this weekend. I said sure. Then yesterday, another friend, Pat, called and asked if I could make a cake for his wife's birthday - today! - and I did it. There's another cake on order for Sunday. (I could almost stop working my day job and bake all the time, but there are those things like benefits and a regular paycheck that keep me tied to the nine-to-five!) I was up late last night and up again very early this morning before I went to work, and still hadn't finished. I had to rush home from work to finish Beth's birthday cake, but I don't think it shows any signs of rushing. I played with fondant and tried my hand at calla lilies again. I think they came out nice. Henry came up later and I gave him some remnants of fondant and he played for a long time. It's just like play-dough and it kept him creatively engaged for quite a while, so much so that he never asked for a popsicle and the TV stayed off.
|Beth's birthday cake|
It sounds strange, but I have to clean up my kitchen so I can start baking again. I can't just dig in after a project. I have to start with everything in order and start the process all over again, which is what I am about to do right now. I was ready to start making a coffee cake and realized I had NO sugar! My son-in-law Bill was heading to Stewart's and offered to bring back sugar. He has, and here I go again!