Wednesday, May 16, 2012
So Much Baking Going On...
So, I continue to bake "for the love of it" though sometimes the demands exceed my energy reserves. Tonight I have two cakes in the oven. One is for my friend Kim's sister who's expecting a baby in July. The other is for a friend of mine who works in an academic department at Skidmore, where I also work. She wanted to surprise her graduating seniors with a special cake, and I am very happy to do that.
May and June are always busy cake months. In addition, there are always coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and scones (some pictured above) on the to-do list. When I am not baking, I think about what I will be baking when I am baking again (how grammatically incorrect is all of that sentence?). It must be some kind of obsession. I can't stay away long. It reminds me of when I was younger, and I was a painter. I loved painting, and I'd finish one and think, "I'm going to take a break for a while" and then the next painting started to take shape in my mind. I gave them all away!!! It's the same with cakes. I always think of what I can do to make it better, next time.
I think it's time to buy a canvas and dust off the oils and acrylics.... Now, if I can just find that beach-house studio loft with morning light. Time to go to bed and dream some more!