Sunday, July 18, 2010

And so it begins...

It hasn’t even been a week since I decided to start this blogging adventure, and I’ve become slightly obsessed (it’s my personality I suppose)! Originally I wanted to bake only out of the Martha Stewart book, but since they I’ve bought 2 more books AND signed up for a cake decorating class. Yesterday my hubby and I went to Michaels so I could pick up a few supplies to make my first batch of cupcakes. I was like a kid in a candy store. I picked out the cutest paper liners that actually match my blog background (at least for the time being), and pastry bags and tips! I didn’t want to get too ahead of myself, but I could have spent a LOT of money on cake decorating supplies.

Today I will be baking my first batch of cupcakes. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve baked cupcakes before, mostly from a blue box with a doughboy on it! But on this adventure, I will make everything from starch. This afternoon I will be making yellow cupcakes with white frosting. This recipe is from the Martha Stewart book, you can find more at Yellow Cupcakes and more delicious recipes, smart cooking tips, and video demonstrations on

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Attempting to enter the blogging world!

It seems that everyone I know has a blog, I feel left out not having one! However, at the same time, I feel my life isn't exciting enough, or that I don't have talents awesome enough to blog about. Nevertheless, here I go! I'm setting a goal to bake through a recipe book, Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treats. I LOVE to bake and cook. My best friend of 5 years and husband of one month can vouch for my love of baking and cooking. I recently thumbed through this book while visiting family in Sacramento. There we so many recipes I wanted to try, leading me to the decision to try them ALL! I have also purchased A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes by Dede Wilson. I can't wait to start baking! Along with blogging about baking and cooking, I'm a newlywed, so I'm sure there are going to be plenty of things to blog about!