SUE - Funnily enough Im not that tempted by the lolly bar I go past each day lol .. Im in trouble with the fridge tho cos I have a few cheeses which HAVE to be used lol .. but if I nibble a little each day quickly hopefully it wont be too bad lol. Yay about your folks coming back .. and can I just say I envy you the beach walk .. LOVE walking on the beach, but they are all a drive away from me which just makes it seem like an actual destination rather than just going outside and round the corner .. my dad lives opposite the beach too and I love to go visit so I can just go out and watch the water for hours. Im sure you will find a way to cope with your friend so far away .. you dont have some other friends nearby you could go for walks with?
WATCH - heheh .. grumpy face already?? I gather the 198 is giving you grief .. you reckon 199 had a word with it to play with you for a bit? Dont stress .. remember you skipped the annoying number completely lol .. and you are still in Onederland
VORTEX - Im shocked I have gotten this close to maintain time .. but its definitely an incentive to keep pushing
Im sure you will be there sooner than you think
Well had a nice day off today .. managed to get a bit of baking done to take to work tomorrow.
Cupcakes first - Dark Chocolate Kahlua cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream and then I turned Gingerbread Men into cupcakes with a Cinnamon Buttercream frosting.
Then I made a lemon slice .. making my own Lemon Curd! Was so happy it worked lol .. I have decided Im going to make this for friends and family as part of my Cmas gift baskets this year .. so much simpler than I thought it would be! So that will be Lemon Curd as well as Butterscotch or Caramel sauce .. starting to build up the basket in my mind lol .. anyway .. so made a slice, but its not set the way I was hoping it would .. so back to the drawing board for that one ... will test it for taste when hunny gets home though
Lastly I made my 3rd attempted at my 2-tone pink raspberry cake ... 3rd because I had 2 flops already today trying to make it egg free .. so thought I would go back to the start to get the basic mix right before I start playing with it lol .. .but only used the whites ... its 2 layers one lighter pink than the other, then made a raspberry buttercream (which was slightly pink toned) to go in the middle (with some raspberry jam) and then covered the cake with it ... looks alright lol .. will see what the customers think anyway
Love my customers .. they are fantastic at letting me know the pros and cons of the cakes etc that I take in which helps me play with the recipes. Scoot has taken some of the cupcakes to dinner tonight with the boys to see what they think of them .. I bet the Kahlua one will be the more popular lol. Will find out how they went down when he gets home (I didnt take one for him which he wasnt happy about lol .. but considering he keeps nicking the lollies he is lucky I have saved him one for his supper lol)
Anyway .. time to relax for the night now .. hope all are well